Youth Program

The SCWA youth program caters to youth age 6-18. Young archers that participate in the youth program range in ability from being very good, to never picking up a bow before starting the program. The youth shoot the yardage that is approximate for their aptitude and not based on their age. It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to shoot a full round.

The SCWA Indoor Range is located in the basement at
1724 10th. St. Monroe, Wisconsin.

Youth participants will shoot league on the following Thursdays and Sundays in 2021:
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25

Sunday—3:30pm & 5:00pm
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28

$30.00 Includes: shooting, targets, t-shirt

Click here for the 2021 youth league letter and registration form.
2021 Youth League Form
Click here for the waiver form.

The archers have several distances to choose from 10 or 20 yards and will shoot a total of 70 arrows, 10 practice and 60 for score . Each youth will need 6 scores to be eligible for year end awards. The first week will be used as a bank score and will only be used if they do not have enough scores in by the end of the league. This is a handicap system league and all the standings are figured at the end of the league.  If your family is a member of SCWA, with parental supervision, youth participants can make up scores at their convenience as long as it doesn’t interfere with other club functions such as other leagues or tournaments.

You’ve come to the right place with your question about how best to get your children and possibly yourself started in archery. I am chairman of the youth program at South Central Wisconsin Archers, but my goal is to promote archery first and encourage membership in the SCWA second, and only when appropriate for an individual or family. The truth is that once someone in this area becomes and archer — by any means — they soon discover that the SCWA is such an amazing place to shoot, that they seek membership.

How to get started in the sport of archery and how much will it cost are the most common questions asked by people that are not archers already. Archery can be as inexpensive or as expensive as you wish.

The club has some a limited range of equipment (learner level) available for young beginners to use while they decide if archery is for them. If archery is a good fit then there is no substitute for owning your own equipment. Please, don’t spend money to buy equipment until you understand what you need to be successful in the form of archery you prefer. Since you are a beginner, it is important for you to know that it is not a good idea to buy a bow via mail order or from a mass merchandiser. Do that, and chances are it will be the wrong bow for you.

Bows are very personal items that have to be fitted to you and your needs. Length, mass weight, draw weight, and the intended purpose of your bow need to be considered, as well as your own size, strength and preferences. There is nothing wrong with getting used equipment as long as it is in good condition and fits you and your needs, but to know what fits you and your needs is the tricky part. The place to start is at a professional archery shop. There are many in our region, and we urge you to do the research needed to find the one that “feels right” to you. Contact one of these archery shops, tell them you are a beginner who wants to experience what it is like to shoot a bow before buying one. Ask if you can try several different compound and traditional bows. Once you have tried several bows and have shot enough arrows at the shop range to realize how wonderful archery is, you will have learned enough to help you decide if you want to commit to being an archer, if the answer is yes, then its time to buy the appropriate equipment.

Help find and retain sponsors of the youth program, if you know any company that may be willing to sponsor the youth program let us know (sponsors that get printed on the shirts give $100 a year and are due in December 1st of each year), Also when dealing with any of the sponsors listed on the shirts let them know that their sponsorship is valued.

If costs continue to rise and sponsorship is harder to find, we may need to have some sort of fundraising activity preformed by the participants and their families. If anyone has something in mind let us know.

Scorers are needed weekly to assist.

Donations of time and food are needed for the concession stand for the youth tournament each year.

If your child has their own equipment, have it in safe working order and sized for your child. Have arrows that are made to use in the poundage of bow your child uses and having the correct arrow tips (Please remember, we do not fix archery equipment but will have a list of places that do on the youth board.)

Help remind the kids, we need to stay safe but we do archery for fun.

If you as a parent have archery knowledge, please help coach the youth when needed.

Keep an eye out for dangerous conditions and stepping in when needed.

Let me know of any questions or concerns. You can talk to me at the range or contact me by e-mail at

You may also phone or text Bryan Doyle at 312-882-7853 or Ritch Miller at 608-293-1229.

Nothing shows your support better than participating with your kids. Learn to shoot and join the club, participating in archery as a family is an enormous joy, that we are sure you will enjoy.

The South Central Wisconsin Youth Archers would like to THANK all
of our sponsors for their gracious contributions to the sport of archery.