We are an all-volunteer club that teaches kids and adults in San Francisco recreational archery. We are based at the Golden Gate Park Archery range. We support our archers by offering coaching, club archery equipment on loan, regular tournaments where they can each achievement pins, advanced instruction in recurve archery form of the National Training System, league competition, and special events like our annual Halloween shoot.

How do I join if I'm a new archer?

If you are not a regularly practicing archer, you will need to wait for an open slot for new archer lessons.  These fill up quickly and there is often a waitlist. Additionally, because we are an all-volunteer club, we cannot meet the entire demand for archery lessons in SF. If you cannot wait please try the SF Rec and Park archery program, SF Archery on Balboa, or Pacifica Archery in Daly City.

How do I join if I'm an experienced archer?

Please contact head coach David Chan (dchan at goldengatejoad.com) to see if you can be brought into the club without taking a new archery lesson.

Beginner lesson

Signups for the June 22nd beginner lesson are available on Eventbrite.

Beginner lesson dates are listed on the calendar below and signups are usually posted about a week in advance.

Advanced Beginner lesson

These happen at least monthly. We provide special materials for NTS study and instruct you in the 11 steps of shooting. Check the calendar for "NTS Advanced Archery Lesson". This is only open to existing GGJOAD students.

Archery club practice

Every Saturday 9-11am (GGP Archery Field) unless its raining.

2024 events calendar (Google Calendar, ical)

Do you train new Level 1 coaches?

Yes, we do! We plan to train new L1 coaches this year. The biggest reason to become a new "L1" is that in exchange for helping support the club as a volunteer, we waive all your lesson fees, meaning you come for free every week. Here are the details below.  If you are interested in becoming a new L1, please talk to one of the existing coaches.


  • No lesson cost (Come for free)


  • Must maintain Active USA SAFE SPORT Youth Protection Training ($20/yr)
  • Must maintain USA Archery membership ($70 annually)
  • Must join the rotation for helping to setup and perform rangemaster duties at 815am (No more than once per month)
  • Must help with one new archer lesson per year (11am-1pm, pizza lunch provided)