Woodley Park Archers

Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I get started?

Categories: Getting Started, Info, Programs

A great way to begin archery is by attending the Beginners Class offered by the Woodley Park Archers. Beginner Classes are every Saturday from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. All equipment is provided. Registration is required; see the Class Description page for more information.


When are archery classes held?

Categories: Getting Started, Info, Programs

Woodley Park Archers offers free introductory archery instruction to the community. Beginner Classes are every Saturday from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Returning Student Classes are every Saturday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and every Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Registration is required; more complete information can be found on our Classes page.


I have never shot before! How difficult are your classes?

Categories: Getting Started, Info, Programs

Our instructional program is designed for brand new students who have never done archery before. In our classes, safety rules and procedures and shooting fundamentals are explained and demonstrated. Each student receives one-on-one instruction from a WPA Coach along with supervised shooting as a group during the class.


Can children take these classes?

Categories: Range Rules, Info

Children are welcome, but they must be at least 9 years old and accompanied by an adult. The adult must sign a registration form on behalf of the minor child, and must remain present on the range at all times while the minor child is shooting.


Is archery difficult?

Categories: Getting Started, Info

Archery can be challenging for all, especially children. Adequate levels of mental attention, strength and physical coordination are required to shoot safely and successfully. Since archery is a shooting sport, all students regardless of age, must be capable in the opinion of the instructor staff, of safely and comfortably handling all archery equipment, listening to instructions and following all range safety rules and procedures.


Can children shoot on the range during non-class open shooting times?

Categories: Range Rules, Info

Yes, children may shoot as long as they have their own equipment and are accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian at all times, and follow all range safety rules and procedures.


May I drop my child off at the range to practice archery?

Categories: Range Rules, Info, JOAD, Programs

No, minor children may not be dropped off at the range or be present anywhere on the range without the presence and supervision of their parent or guardian.


Is advanced registration required to take the beginner class?

Categories: Getting Started, Info, Programs

Yes. Please check out our Classes page for more information.


Does everyone who comes to the classes have to register?

Categories: Getting Started, Info, Programs

Our insurance requires all participants who intend to go through our instruction and shoot to complete a registration form and sign a waiver. Those who are only observing are not required to complete a registration form unless they are accompanying and supervising a minor child. Then the parent or guardian must complete and sign the registration form on behalf of the minor child.


Are the Beginners Classes held when it rains?

Categories: Getting Started, Info, Programs

Woodley Park Archers classes are held year round, unless it is raining.