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Archery Classes

The Maryland Archery Association (MAA) is an organization comprised of many great archery organizations throughout Maryland.

These organizations could not be without the wonderful members who make up each club.

Several our archery organizations offer classes to novices or those completely new to the sport. Additionally, several Youth Classes are available to help establish a solid foundation of archery basic.

MAA invites you to contact us or one of the local organizations for more information.


Archery Class

Archery Clubs Offering

Anne Arundel Archers (AAA)

Holds outdoor archery classes every spring and fall through the Anne Arundel County Dept. of Parks and Rec.

Pre-registration through the county is required. Equipment is furnished.

Please follow this link for information regarding archery classes.

Eutaw Forest Archers (EFA)

Provides on an as-needed basis, camping accommodations and demonstrations for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts who want to earn their badges.

EFA also holds a 3-D Animal Bowhunter shoot for all ages every Thursday evening starting at 4 pm from June through September (18 weeks), with on-site assistance to those shooters who need it.

The Heart of MD Bowhunters (HMB)

Will have two sessions of archery classes for youth age 7 – 15 this spring, one in May and one in June. For information about days and times visit The cost will be $40.00 for the four-class sessions. All equipment is supplied.

The classes will be taught by USA Archery, NFAA or 4-H certified instructors. This is a beginner’s class and will cover range safety, basic form, and the fun of archery. Minimum age is 7. Parents must remain at the range, with their children during the classes.

If you have questions, or for more information contact Bob DeBolt at or 410- 465-4820.

Mayberry Archers (MA)

Holds indoor archery classes every year for Beginners.

Beginners Classes are held 2 times a year in the fall and winter. We provide all the equipment needed. If you have your own, you are welcome to bring it to the class.

For more info, please visit the club website

Oriole Archers (OA)

Freestate Archers is located in Timonium, Maryland just North of Baltimore. Practices are held at Ridgely Middle School. They are organized through USA Archery, and are governed by WAF (formally, FITA) rules, which also governs Olympic competition.

The club is a Junior Olympic Archery Development Program (JOAD). As students progress in their skills, they can earn a variety of awards. Participants may enter competitions to further test their skills, their motivation, and judge their progress.

Dues are $50 per year. Equipment costs an additional $55. The club provides the bows and other props for practices. They practice outdoors on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 to 5:30 pm from April 1st - October 30th. Then they practice indoors on Fridays, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm from November 1st - March 30th. Contact Ted Light 410-252-8292,

Southern Maryland Archers (SMA) Club

Southern Maryland Archers (SMA) Club is located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Our club has been servicing our community for close to 30 years. We offer various opportunities for both adults and youth to enjoy the sport of archery i.e. Try Archery Safety Classes, Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), Adult Archery Program (AAP), and/or Lessons.

Overview of Annual Shoots
Annual Anniversary Coal Train Field Shoot (Held in May)
Annual World Archery Field Shoot (Held in August)
Virtual Tournaments
Team Building Archery Activities

Our dues are both Annually and Bi-Annually.  Our motto is “Safety & Fun!” 

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions:

Phone:(240) 257-2621

Tuscarora Archers (TA)

Has a Youth Archery Program. Archery instruction for beginners and youth (ages 5-15) are offered in two 4 week sessions beginning in January and February of each year.

Classes are held on Friday evenings from 7-9pm, for $30 per student. Classes are limited to 24 students; archery equipment is available.

Check the TA website at for specific dates and more information. Sign up at or at the Tuscarora clubhouse in Frederick, MD

Twelfth Precinct Archery and Pistol Club (TPA)

Twelfth Precinct Archery and Pistol Club runs a Youth program every summer for ages 5 to 16 years that teaches young people archery and riflery in an environment that stresses safety and ethics.

The program begins the fourth Sunday in June and runs through October from 2 pm to 5 pm.

At the archery range and air rifle range various reactive targets are used (balloons, spinners, silhouettes, or even animal crackers) to keep interest high.

For those interested in earning archery or marksmanship awards, they offer an additional program where youngsters can progress at their own pace. Contact: Chuck Steetenhelm at or 410-353-2420

Vingt-Neuf Bowmen (VNB)

VNB has archery instruction geared toward beginner's during our indoor season. It is priced to keep it affordable for families to participate. We use Genesis Compound Bows but we will discuss the various styles of archery. Archers are welcome to use their own equipment.

The classes are on select Saturdays, 8:30AM and 10:30AM.
Fall session - November and December.
Winter session - January and February.
Spring session - February and March.

Contact the Archery Chairman for info: