The Watertown Archers started a youth archery program in 2007 with a generous donation from Tom Theder, a long standing member with the Watertown Archers, who passed away after a battle with cancer. Toms’ wish was to provide the youth in our community a opportunity to learn the sport of archery, a past time which he enjoyed greatly. Upon this donation, the Watertown Archers created the “Tom Theder Memorial Fund”. This fund has been used to purchase a dozen Mathews Genisis youth bows, arrows and related archery accessories. The Tom Theder Memorial Fund also will pay for The Wisconsin Bowhunters Assoc. membership for any youth under 18 who also becomes a member of the Watertown Archers.

     Ten members of the Watertown archers have been certified to teach the NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) cirriculum. Nasp is a nation wide program that teaches the fundamentals of archery and holds competitive tournaments.

     Currently The Watertown Archers offer two separate six week courses, between January and April, for kids between the ages of 8 and 15. Registration form  and detailed information for these courses can be obtained from the Watertown Park and Recreation Department located at 515 South First Street.

Watertown Archers

Youth Archery Program

John Theder , son of Tom Theder, with the lucky winner of a youth bow from one of our classes.

Youngsters getting in some practice at the outdoor range

Group of NASP archers from one of our classes at the indoor range.

One of our class graduates competing at one of our 3-D shoots at the outdoor range.

Another one of our graduates hitting the 30 yd coyote off a treestand at one of our 3-D shoots.