Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) is a USA Archery program tailored to introducing, developing, and advancing young archers in the sport. Whether a casual hobbyist or Olympic hopeful, participants benefit from increased confidence and discipline while having fun. JOAD programs across the USA have been successful in having kids put down the iPads and video games. Gotham Archery will run multiple concurrent JOAD programs and is open to teenagers ages 8-20.
Parents of JOAD Students,
We wanted to bring your attention to our rescheduling/cancellation policies.. Your child is expected to be in attendance on his/her assigned day; each day has a limited amount of slots available and we are vigilant about maintaining a specific instructor-student ratio to ensure the best possible training for your child.
We do understand that situations arise in which your child must miss a day of JOAD class and/or cancel enrollment. We will do our best to accommodate by rescheduling the lesson to another weeknight. At this point, we cannot reschedule students to a Saturday or Sunday class. If your child attends JOAD on Saturday or Sunday, we can reschedule for any day during the week.
We are only able to reschedule up to 3 sessions in the course of a quarter and we require a minimum of a 24 hours notice to make this accommodation. If we are not given proper notice, we may not be able to accommodate your child’s reschedule and your child will lose out on a session.
Enrollment into the JOAD program is through AUTO-PAY system. Payment is received from the assigned method on the day of enrollment. You must cancel at least 14 days before the start of a given pay cycle. Please email us at JOAD@got-archery.com if you wish to cancel your child’s subscription. Note that after cancellation, your child’s spot will be opened up to anyone else on our waitlist and they will be placed back in the queue should they wish to re-register.
Holidays: We’ve received numerous questions regarding holidays. On days where JOAD falls on a holiday and there is no scheduled class, students will be provided with 3 hours of open practice during that same week (does not carry over to future weeks).
Suspensions may be made on a case-by-case basis, and if so valid for only one month. It will be the responsibility of the parent to notify us to re-activate, else the suspension will be treated as a cancellation.
We hope that this helps to outline the policies we have in place. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions/concerns.
Gotham Archery JOAD Administrator