Membership

  • Enrollment / 4-H
    • This is a 4-H club so enrollment and participation in 4-H is required
    • General 4-H enrollment is done on 4-H Connect:  https://texas.4honline.com
    • The Brazos County AgriLife Extension Office has helpful publications like the Family Handbook
    • During enrollment, you can join several clubs; be sure to select archery club
    • During enrollment, you may select several projects; be sure to select shooting sports
    • 4-H Calendar runs from September to August
    • There may be Brazos 4-H Archery club dues; talk to a manager
    • There is a BCAC membership fee; see BCAC section below
    • Find more 4-H and project info, see http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/
  • Requirements
    • Members are expected to attend monthly meetings
      • Meetings are mostly youth run—great for learning and building responsibility
      • Youth vote on club business—a quorum is needed
    • Members are expected to help raise funds through fundraisers, hosting shoots, and assists with county-wide fundraisers (like pecan sales, etc)
    • Members are expected to complete a record book or MAP; http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/recordbooks/
      • Don’t know about record books? The county 4-H has one or two yearly training sessions; once enrolled, watch county 4-H emails/newsletter for announcements.
    • Safety is priority—see http://www.brazos-4h-archery.org/safety-rules/
    • Parents/guardians are expected to stay with their children
      • 4-H youth members who can drive themselves to practice are exempt
  • Monthly Meetings—see www.brazos-4h-archery.org/monthly-meetings/
  • Practices—see www.brazos-4h-archery.org/saturday-practices/
  • News & Notifications
    • see www.brazos-4h-archery.org/email-list/
    • News and notifications are done via the email list and the website,
    • We have a Facebook group to share info; it’s a closed group and must request to be added
  • Equipment
    • No equipment is required to start; the club has all equipment needed to start practicing archery
    • If you have your own, great!  A coach will do a quick inspection to check for safety
    • Recurve, bare bow and compound equipment is what most of our club members shoot; no crossbows
    • If you are looking to purchase equipment, our coaches can help you make an informed decision
  • Adult Volunteers
    • This club is a volunteer organization; it all runs because of youth and adult volunteers.  If you are interested in helping, please talk to a club manager or a coach for information
    • For volunteering as a coach, see next section
  • Coaching
    • 4-H practice requires at least one 4-H certified coach present; club rules require three coaches present for Saturday practices
    • No one is allowed to coach unless they have been screened by 4-H to be adult volunteers and are a certified 4-H / USAA coach
    • At club practices, parent coaches are encouraged to seek another coach to coach their children
    • Please remember: club coaches are volunteers—we are not paid; we do this for enjoyment and the love of archery
    • If you feel your child needs attention, encourage your child to ask a coach for help; however, if your child is too shy, then please ask a coach for help on your child’s behalf
    • Coach training is available through state 4-H programs and local USAA classes; if you are interested in becoming a coach volunteer, contact a club manager for information
    • Our club does not provide private lessons, however, if private lessons are desired, contact a club manager for information
  • Brazos County Archery Club (BCAC)
    • A fantastic local archery club primarily focusing on 3D archery
    • An ASA and Texas ASA Federation club
    • Is a great supporter of 4-H Archery!!
    • Practices are held at their facility so BCAC membership is required
    • BCAC has provided a discounted membership for 4-H archers; see a club manager for information
  • Other optional memberships