Joy Lee Archery Academy was founded by Joy Lee, USA Level 3 NTS certified archery coach. She is married to Team USA Head Coach, Kisik Lee and has devoted the past two decades to bring success in archery internationally.
With 5 academy locations throughout California, along with many affiliated archery development centers, JLAA is leading the way providing premier education in competitive Olympic style archery.
JLAA has produced many youth state and national champions. JLAA takes pride in having its archers in the youth Team USA as well as the J.D.T. (Junior Dream Team) rosters. Joy Lee Archery Academy is paving the way in providing optimum competitive environment that result in developing elite youth archers.
Each academy has at least one NTS certified Lead coach (Level 3 or higher) and highly qualified and experienced assistant coaches. They have all been rigorously trained and selected by the U.S. National Head coach, Kisik Lee to lead the academy. All archers, from beginners to intermediates to elites, are welcome to join and experience archery. JLAA’s ultimate goal is to produce not only State and National youth champions but also to mold, transform, and fill the lives of individual archers with the love and passion for the sport.
How can I get started?
A great way to begin archery is by attending the free Beginners Class offered by the Joy Lee Archery Academy. Beginner Classes are every Saturday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Woodley Archery Range. Arrive at least an hour early to get into class. More complete information can be found on our Classes & Activities page.
When are archery classes held?
Joy Lee Archery Academy offers free 1st time trial instruction to the community. Beginner Classes are every Saturday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Woodley Archery range. Arrive at least an hour early to get into class. More complete information can be found on our Classes & Activities page.
I have never shot before! How difficult are your classes?
Our instructional program is designed for brand new students who have never shot archery before. Safety rules and procedures and shooting fundamentals are explained and demonstrated and each student gets brief one on one instruction and supervision with a JLAA Coach.
Can children take these classes?
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?
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?
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?
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 free beginner class?
No, advanced registration is not required at this time all though it is extremely popular and classes regularly fill up. Arrive at least an hour early to get into class. Simply bring your completed registration form or fill one out at the range and get in line to check out equipment and get into class.
Is advanced registration or reservations available?
No, not at this time.
Does everyone who comes to the classes have to register?
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 free Beginners Classes held when it rains?
Joy Lee Archery Academy Free Beginning Archery Class is held every Saturday afternoon year round, unless it is raining.
Are the free Beginners Classes crowded?
Yes, archery is very popular and large crowds often show up for our free classes. Arrive at least an hour early!
How early must one arrive to get into class?
It is advisable to arrive at least an hour before class time, to ensure a spot, although we cannot guarantee everyone will make it in to class; this depends on the number of our volunteer instructors who are able to come and assist with our classes on any given day and whether we run out of equipment.
Who teaches your classes?
All our instructors are members of Joy Lee Archery Academy, and certified by USA Archery and/or National Field Archery Association who volunteer their time to teach in our free instructional program.
If I already know how to shoot, do I have to attend class first?
Experienced archers do not need to take our free beginner course to shoot at the range during open recreational shooting times, however all archers who wish to shoot during our beginner classes must have gone through our safety course, and all shooters must follow all range rules and safety procedures at all times.
What hours is the range open?
Woodley Park Archery Range is open from sunrise to sundown, seven days a week. Archers with their own equipment are free to shoot during these times subject to following all range safety rules and procedures.
How much is the monthly fee ?
Membership fee in Joy Lee Archery Academy is very based on location. Please feel free to contact the close location for the detail information.
Is archery equipment available to borrow or rent?
Yes, Joy Lee Archery Academy archery equipment is available for first time user.
Is private instruction available?
Yes, private instruction is available. See instructors at the range for details or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Is there a good place for me to learn about the basics of archery?
Absolutely! www.discoverarchery.org is a great resource for finding out the basics of archery. Have fun exploring the many topics!
How can I become a member of the Joy Lee Archery Academy?
Go to our Contact Us! page. Once there, click on the link for the JLAA Membership Application. This will open a PDF of the application in a new window. Print and complete the form, and mail it, along with your check, to:
Joy Lee Archery Academy
2362 Deerhorn Spring Lane
Jamulity, CA 91935
You will receive a confirmation email once your membership as been processed.