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Take aim!

“It concerns us to know the purposes we seek in life, for then, like archers aiming at a definite mark, we shall be more likely to attain what we want.”

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WAY Academy is proud to be partners with the Wilton [YMCA] Archery Club

Archery services are available for both youth and adults from recreational beginners to advanced JOAD training and competition.  

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Indoor Archery

The Wilton Archery Club is led by Certified Level 3 Archery Coaches, Zack Block & Mike Kazlauskas.  The club is designed for students and adults, beginners to advanced Archers.

Classes are held at both the Y facility, 404 Danbury Road in Wilton and Way of the Sword, 21 Governor Street in Ridgefield.

Introduction to Archery Safety

Ages 8 and up

*     New to the sport of Archery
*     Little to no experience with Archery equipment
*     Little to no experience on an Archery Range
*     Interested in learning basic form and shooting technique

Adult Archery

Ages 18 and up

*     For adult archers of all skill levels
*     Individually paced instruction
*     Possibly interested in purchasing equipment or competing

Recreational Archery

Ages 8 and up

*     Must have taken Introduction to Archery Safety or have coach’s approval
*     Familiar with range safety and proper equipment care
*     Looking to improve form and shooting technique
*     Looking to shoot in a fun environment
*     Possibly interested in purchasing equipment or competing

Introduction to Competitive Archery – A JOAD Program

Ages 8 and up

*     Experienced Archers
*     Must have taken Introduction to Archery Safety or have coach’s approval
*     Interested in JOAD Achievement Program
*     Looking for a competitive level and/or tournaments
*     Must have current USA Archery Membership –
Click here to learn about USA Archery Memberships 


Wilton Archery Club Team – A JOAD Program

*     Must Have Coaches Approval for Participation
*     Comfortable shooting at 18 meters.
*     Must have current USA Archery Membership –
Click here to learn about USA Archery Memberships 

Beginner Archery/ Fencing Combo

Ages 8 and up

  • Learn two Olympic sports in one class!
  • Possibly interested in advancing in either discipline?
  • 45 minutes of Archery lessons and 45 minutes of fencing practice
  • Learn safety, conditioning and technique
  • Held at Way of the Sword in Ridgefield

For more information on USA Archery Memberships please contact the Archery Office.

Participants may bring their own equipment.  Please refrain from bringing any “broadhead” arrows.  Bows and arrows will be available at the Y for use.