WMAC is dedicated to teaching people about the sport of archery. We offer programs ranging from introductory classes for brand new archers to advanced training for hunting or competitive archery at the state and national level.
CLASSES and PROGRAMS
The West Michigan Archery Center (WMAC) offers a range of class-based learning opportunities for archers of all ages. Our classes are all led by USA Archery certified coaches, and are built upon tested curricula and programs for a wide range of archers.
Introduction to archery
This six-week course provides an introductory overview to the sport, and introduces basics of the bow and arrow, shooting technique, and appropriate safety practices. Courses are 60 minutes long for each session, taking place on Tuesday evenings (6-7pm or 7:30 - 8:30pm). Cost: $60 per archer. Open to individuals age 8 and up. Youth archers need to have parents on site (or in the class!) during the session.
Register here for our next class - Starting August 8, 2017
JUNIOR OLYMPIC ARCHERY DEVELOPMENT (JOAD)
Young archers who wish to develop their interest in archery to compete in target archery are encouraged to join the Top Nock JOAD program - an individualized, practice based learning program that addresses specific archery goals and shooting form of every archer. The program is open to those who have completed Introduction to Archery or to archers who can demonstrate basic shooting and safety skills to one of our coaches. Those who are new to archery and age 12 or older can join our "Bronze" JOAD program without previously taking Introduction to Archery.
JOAD currently takes place on Saturday mornings in Spring and Summer months from 8:30am to 11:30am, with our advanced archers shooting outdoors in the spring and summer, while newer archers shooting in our indoor range during that time. JOAD participants pay a seasonal membership ($130 for non-members, $100 for members; additional $20 for the season to cover equipment rental) covering 10+ weeks of individualized and group instruction, including coaching, information sessions, and participation in the JOAD pin recognition program. Additional information and registration on site. JOAD is a certified program with USA Archery, taught by our team of certified coaches.
3D Youth League
This league is designed for all youth archers who have an interest in 3D archery and 3D hunting. Each week the youth archers in this program will be challenged with realistic hunting scenarios on the WMAC Outdoor 3D range. Archers age 8+ are able to participate in this program and must have their own archery equipment.
Sundays from August 13 to September 17, 2017
1:00 - 3:00pm
Cost and Registration:
Cost is $40 per archer.
Register online HERE.
Indoor Leagues (Fall/Winter)
Mixed League (FITA)
WMAC is hosts a target archery league in the fall with mixed participants (men and women; compound, recurve, and traditional).
FITA target and scoring. No broad heads. All archers must follow safety regulations and range rules. Bows should be 60 lb or less draw weight.
Winter LEAGUE (spot targets)
WMAC hosts a weekly Winter League starting on Monday evenings. This is an informal league and open to all levels of shooters, with participation limited to 40 archers (2 shooting lines).
- 20 yard shooting distance.
- Compound bow shooters will use 5 spot NFAA targets.
- Traditional and junior shooters will use single bulls’ eye NFAA targets.
- There will be separate categories for unlimited and hunter compound bows, and traditional bows.
- Men, women and junior shooters are scored separately.
- Those wishing to participate in a cash league may choose to do so on the first night, with additional payment ($10) due at that time.