The Open World Learning archery team is comprised of students in grades 6 - 12, with a wide range of abilities and interests. Some students join to try something new while others return because of the positive experience and success they enjoyed while participating. Archery offers a challenge at every level - beginner, intermediate, and advanced - and appeals to both boys and girls.
Our team is unique because it is the only inner city archery team in Minnesota, our school is smaller than most of the schools that host our competing teams, and unlike suburban and rural teams, many of our archers have never held a bow before the first day of practice. Still, our dedicated and diverse team is highly competitive and boasts state champions in 2017, 2018, and 2019, including the 2018 first place state winner, Emily Yang.
The team follows National Archery in the Schools (NASP) curriculum and our coaches are Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) certified. Archers are instructed at practice three days each week and travel to tournaments on the weekends. Both the coaches and students agree that this is a sport everyone can excel in because it allows for individual improvement with every arrow shot.
And as one team member says, "Join archery and get 40 new friends."