We are an all-volunteer club that teaches recreational archery to kids and adults in San Francisco. We are based at the Golden Gate Park Archery Range. We support our archers by offering coaching, club archery equipment on loan, regular scored shoots where archers can earn achievement pins, advanced instruction in recurve archery form using the National Training System, league competitions, 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 at a new archer lesson. These fill up quickly and there is often a waitlist. For the next lesson date, please see the calendar.

If you cannot wait for the next available new archer lesson, we recommend the SF Rec and Park archery program 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.

Do you offer private lessons?

We do not offer private lessons at this time. We are an all-volunteer club and as such our teaching capacity is limited to regularly scheduled beginner lessons as well as orientations for archers with prior experience.

Beginner lesson

Signups for the July 13th 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 it's raining.

2024 events calendar (Google Calendar, ical)