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May
13
Mon
Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This basic USA Archery class is open to students who are new to JOAD or who are still working to advance to Archery 2. Explore Archery is a recommended prerequisite but not required.

Our Center Shot Archery Academy course includes achievement awards, skill training, and games with a focus on guiding each student in improvement at their own pace. Each session includes a short lesson and coaching while students are on the line. Archery 1 students have the opportunity to shoot for their green and purple pins during select class sessions. Over the course of the quarter, students will advance their scoring skills, learn about competition etiquette, and work to achieve the pins and techniques needed to advance to the next level.

No equipment is required, but personal equipment is allowed for some portions of the class.

If seats are listed as available, students may register and join the class at any time except the last 4 weeks of the quarter. Allowances may be made at the discretion of the instructor. Full price still applies.

Ages 8 and over.

May
14
Tue
Archery 2 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Our Center Shot Archery Academy intermediate level class is open to students who have previously been enrolled at the intermediate level OR have achieved the listed prerequisites.

Lessons will focus on the form, equipment, and attitude needed to shoot a bow in recreational and competitive settings. Each session includes a short lesson and coaching while students are on the line. Students will receive their own copy of the National Training System (NTS) shot cycle, a stretch band, a string bow, and a finger sling.

No personal equipment is required, but should start to be considered.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites:
– Name at least four steps of the NTS Shot Cycle
– Earn at least 4 pins (white pin) in any discipline

May
15
Wed
Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Archery Series @ Platte River State Park
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Whether for target, hunting or recreation, these archery classes will take your skills to the next level. Handle different archery equipment, learn how to hit the target and enjoy the evening in a small group of like-minded ladies. A specific topic will be featured each week:

May 1 – Intro to Archery

May 8 – Shopping for Women’s Bows

May 15 – Fun With Archery

Age Requirement: 12 and up.

May
16
Thu
Archery 3 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The advanced level class is open to students that have previously been enrolled at the team level OR have achieved the listed prerequisites.

This additional Center Shot Archery Academy class section offers high level coaching with educational opportunities outside of class, such as personalized equipment advice and individual coaching sessions. Students have the opportunity to continue to hone the skills needed to earn pins and work at an advanced competency level for either competition or recreation.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites:
– Name at least seven steps of the NTS Shot Cycle
– Earn at least 5 pins (black pin) in any discipline
– Personal equipment

Archery Team – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The team is open to students that have previously been enrolled at the team level OR have achieved the listed prerequisites.

Center Shot Archery Academy team members are focused on competing in their chosen sport and taking their abilities to the next level ? locally and nationally. Team members have amazing opportunities as they travel, meet archers from other teams, and test their skills with various styles of tournaments. Parents/students must fill out an understanding of commitment form. Personal coaching and additional educational opportunities mean that students keep growing in proportion to the work they put in.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites:
– Archery 3
– Name at least seven steps of the NTS Shot Cycle
– Earn at least 5 pins (black pin) in any discipline
– Personal equipment
– Committed to compete
– 8 Local tournaments
– 1 regional or national tournament

Explore Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Explore Archery is a fun and perfect fit for beginners of any ability wanting to get started in the sport of archery.

If a student is fairly new to archery and looking for a full introductory program, Explore Archery has everything you need – bows, arrows, and enthusiastic instructors! You’ll learn range safety, fundamentals of archery shooting, and parts of a bow and arrow – plus receive skill-building coaching and play exciting games.

Ages 8 and over.

May
17
Fri
Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Experience Fort Robinson State Park @ Fort Robinson State Park
May 17 @ 8:00 am – May 19 @ 8:00 pm

Enjoy Nebraska’s beautiful pine ridge by hiking, horseback riding, and kayaking. Stay at one of Nebraska’s most important historic sites–Fort Robinson State Park. We will be hiking the challenging buttes and enjoying some great views. Enjoy spending time at the pond for a fun afternoon of kayaking, and take a horseback ride through the scenic park trails. Come and enjoy a weekend of fun activities and breathtaking views!

This event is for women only.

Archery 2 Compound – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Our Center Shot Archery Academy intermediate level class is open to students who have previously been enrolled at the intermediate level OR have achieved the listed prerequisites.

Lessons will focus on the form, equipment, and attitude needed to shoot a compound bow in hunting, recreational, and competitive settings. Each session includes a short lesson and coaching while students are on the line. Students will receive their own copy of the National Training System (NTS) shot cycle, a stretch band, a string bow, and a finger sling.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites:
– Name at least four steps of the NTS Shot Cycle
– Earn at least 4 pins (white pin) in any discipline
– Personal compound equipment is required (equipment should be fitted to the individual in terms of draw weight and length before the first class)

May
18
Sat
Bill Morris Memorial Fishing Derby @ Ponca State Park
May 18 all-day

It’s a day full of fishing related activities. Anglers of all ages can participate in the fishing derby; prizes will be awarded for the longest bass, bluegill, and trout caught in Ponca State Park’s fishing pond. See flyer for competition rules. There with also be a casting competition and other hands on activities to include a fish touch tank, fish cleaning and cooking demonstration, a bass fishing demo and more!

Download event flyer: Bill Morris Memorial Fishing Derby

Park entry permit not required on this day.

Free Park Entry/Fishing Day @ All Nebraska State Parks, State Recreation Areas, and State Historical Parks
May 18 all-day

Enjoy a Saturday of fishing or state park activities without the need to purchase a fishing or park entry permit for the day!

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