LEARN ARCHERY

The Sylvan Archers range can only accommodate outdoors classes. Some of the instructors below teach year-round at indoor ranges in the area.
Sylvan's Instructor Coordinator and JOAD (Junior Olympic) Coordinator is Brandon Tenner: oregonyoutharchery@gmail.com
Coordinator of the community lessons is Laurie Robinson: robinsnest44@comcast.net

Level 1 Instructor Certification class

  • Saturday, April 30
  • 9 a.m. -  5 p.m.
  • Sylvan Archers Range
  • $80 ($70 for Sylvan club members)
  • Preregistration required
  • Contact Laurie Robinson at archer.laur@gmail.com or call/text at 503-928-2357

Successful completion of the class leads to certification as a basic instructor by NFAA and USA Archery. Minimum age for the course is 15. Equipment provided.


Summer Instruction Program 2016

Low cost lessons are available in a beautiful setting and are open to the public for both kids and adults. For more information or to preregister, call or text Laurie Robinson at 503-928-2357 or email her at robinsnest44@comcast.net.

This year we are requiring preregistration so we can prepare for the right number of students per session. If you are interested in improving your skills but can't make the class times, call anyway. We may be able to match you up with an instructor for times that are convenient for you, including weekends.

Mondays, June 13 through Aug. 15, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Beginning and intermediate archery lessons. Try one session, several or all. Sylvan's volunteer instructors, certified through USA Archery, will get you started in the sport or help you advance your form. Free for members with their own equipment, $5 for nonmembers or for members who use our equipment. Preregistration required. Call or text 503-928-2357 or email robinsnest44@comcast.net.


Sylvan certified Instructor Members

  1. Basic level, basic Olympic shooting, and level 1 instructor certification contact Matt Sowa at matthewjsowa@gmail.com
  2. Basic and basic traditional shooting contact John Dull at zoeynrafi@gmail.com
  3. Basic level, basic traditional, primitive shooting and level 1 instructor certification contact Jeff Gottfried at era@gottfried.net
  4. Basic level, basic traditional, primitive shooting and level 1 instructor certification contact Sam Vanderbeek at vanderbeek.sam@gmail.com
  5. Basic level, advanced barebow and bowhunter shooting, and level 1 instructor certification contact Rebecca Jackson at jacksonr341@earthlink.net
  6. Level 3 certified, modern traditional and tournament shooting with recurve and longbow, level 1 and 2 instructor certification classes, Scouts, women's
    classes, contact Laurie Robinson at robinsnest44@comcast.net or 503-928-2357
  7. Advanced Olympic, compound, JOAD shooting and level 1 instructor certification contact Brandon Tenner at oregonyoutharchery@gmail.com
  8. Intermediate level, intermediate traditional shooting, and level 1 and 2 instructor certification contact Marianne Itkin at mimo456@aol.com
  9. Advanced traditional, compound, barebow and bowhunter shooting, and level 1 and 2 instructor certification contact Mike Brown sgm.archer@gmail.com

Indoor Archery Lessons

Mount Scott Community Center Tuesday Nights Classes, 73rd and Harold, Portland Oregon. Contact Jesse Wiper, 503-477-3377, Intermediate

Archery Lessons are available at your local Pro-Shop

Contact one of these two shops for more information

Archers Afield
Tigard Plaza (Hall & 99W)
11945 SW Pacific Hwy Ste #121
Portland, OR 97223
(503) 639-3553 phone

Broken Arrow Archery
2044 S.E. Adams St
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Phone: 503-654-8012