This is the information page for the USA Archery Level 2 course (AKA Intermediate Certification) being conducted by Ron and Lindsey Carmichael. You will need to use the PayPal option to finalize your registration for this course.
To register for this course, please select the Level/Pay option below, and be sure to include the name of the student. You do NOT have to have a PayPal account in order to use it to pay for the course. NOTE: the USA Archery Level 2 course is formerly what was known as "Intermediate Certification" - Pass this course and you will be a Level 2 USA Archer Instructor. Payment is 100% refundable, but is the only way to guarantee a place in the class. Ron will write you to confirm that there is still room in the course. Questions? get answers by emailing him.
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Videos for examples of teaching fundamental aspects of the NTS :
BBIA _Best Beginnings In Archery - a great overview!
Ron will email you a final confirmation and request for some information that will help prepare for the course.
Course Date: November 3, Saturday 8a-6p and November 4, Sunday 9a-1p
Location: Dr. John's Sports Center, 1800 Clover Lane, Cedar Park, TX 78613 Phone: 512-259-7545 - share this number with anyone who might need to contact you during the day, cell phones will be turned off most of the time.
Link to Sports Center on Google Maps
Attire: wear comfortable casual, if you are prone to chills from AC bring a light jacket perhaps. You will need note-taking materials, pens or pencils. If voice recording helps you can use that as well. Lindsey especially recommends the Livescribe Pen which helped her for years of college lectures so if you have one be sure to bring it!
Be at the Sports Center by no later than 8am on Saturday, Nov. 3rd, ready to start. We will have a lunch break, and will finish by 6pm (the center closes at 6). You WILL have homework that night, and class will resume on Sunday at 9am, and go through 1pm.
Download this course study material and be as familiar as possible with the document, which should take you at least an hour if you are a speed-learner - it ALL is relevant information - the final written test is based on the content<hint>. It is also good to familiarize yourself with the Skills/Drills manual. These are techniques proven to work with new AND experienced athletes!
Level One REVIEW MATERIALS! Regardless of when you took your level 1 course, you should review the Level One course's materials in prep for the level 2. You will get much more out of the 2 if you are refreshed in the l course content!
Take this pre-test from the Easton Foundation (and feel free to work through the modules!) to figure out how much you already know, and to prepare for the course. You will need to be able to name ALL of the parts of the bows and arrow diagrammed in the book before the end of the day<hint>.
You will be given a printed copy of this material first thing Saturday.
You can bring your own lightweight training bow and 6 arrows if you have them - let me know if you plan to - I strive to increase the "hands-on" portion but the emphasis from the course designers is for knowledge more than ability to shoot the gold yourself. In other words the vast majority of this course does not require actual shooting by you in order to teach you how to teach your students how to hit the gold. We will have brief periods of shooting with basic gear as necessary, but the sports center is not a permanent archery range.
MEMBERSHIP IN USA ARCHERY? If you plan to take the level 2 instructor course on November 3rd/4th, you will have to have both USAA membership and pass their background check in order to receive USAA approval of your certification so plan accordingly. Need to join USA Archery? Click Here to Go Straight to USAA Membership Services System. Click here for information on background screening.
Bring a copy of your background check results to the course if you have one. It can be submitted after the class, but may slow the posting of the certification. And read the manual as thoroughly as you can - you will get far more out of the course!
If you need to contact Ron, send an email or text him, his mobile number is 512-797-4127.
Again: Dates for the Level II are
This is a very information-rich course, success comes with proper preparation (and helps prevent mental overload!) so the more time you invest before the class the more you will actually get out of the course.
Again MEMBERSHIP in USAA and the background check are both required. See links above to more information, and start the background check process at least 10 days prior to course to avoid delays in getting your certification approved by USAA.
Once you have used Paypal to pay for the course, you will be sent a confirmation email. The size of the class will be limited, your reservation is not assured until payment received. Full refunds will be made up until the day before class starts if you need to cancel.
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