Youth Archery

Mechanicsburg Sportsmen's Assocation has hosted a Youth Archery Program since 1992.  The program was started by Mike D. Rider.  The program is designed to allow youth to explore the aspects of indoor archery.  As a youth, I myself participated in the program and it launched me into my passion for the sport.  After college, I helped out with the program for a few years and I officially took over as the Youth Archery Director in 2006. The program has evolved through the years.  The program has students that participate in local shooting events, as well as PSAA State Championships throughout the year. 


Program Information: Youth Archery registration is now open


  2020/2021 Youth Archery Program Details

There will be two classes offered this year, a beginner and experienced class.  We are trying something a little different this year.  


Classes will run on Wednesday Evenings 6:00 – 7:15 pm.  Each class will run on different dates as listed within each class description.   


Cost is $50 per student (flat fee for program)**
Make Checks Payable to Mechanicsburg Sportsmen’s Association

** Classes may not be made up due to inclement weather and no refunds for inclement weather.  


Experienced Class – This class is for students that can shoot from 20 yards and consistently hit the target butt.  This group will have the opportunity to join the youth archery team and participate in local shooting events.  

DATES: Dec. 4, 11, & 18, & Jan 8.

** Youth that choose to participate on the team will have practice time available on Tuesdays beginning January 8th.     

Beginner Class – This class is for students that have want to try archery out, have limited experience,  or want gain more experience, but cannot hit the target consistently at beyond 10 yards.  The group shoots from 10 yards and focuses on the basic form of archery.   

DATES: Jan. 15, 22, & 29 & Feb. 5


Class size is limited so sign-up soon!




For more information about Youth Archery and to Register email 

 Julia Mentzer-Yarlett, Youth Archery Director.

** 2020/2021 Sessions will not be held at this time.  

If you want to sign up for the Winter Youth Archery Program, please select the appropriate link below.  Please be sure to read the descriptions carefully!

Experienced Class Link

**Those signed up for this class must be able to shoot consistently from 20 yards and this should not be the first attempt at shooting - there is a space required to explain the students experience.

Beginner Class Link

**This is for youth that want to try archery out , or have limited experience or want to gain more experience but cannot shoot consistently from 20 yards.  

**Closer to the start of each of the classes, those signed up will receive an email from the Youth Archery Director with further details.