What others are saying
"It's a great place, whether you're just looking for a new hobby, or have aspirations to compete in the Olympics someday."
I've been taking classes here for about seven months. The facility and equipment are well maintained, and if you don't own your own equipment yet, they have house bows you can use until you're ready to make the investment. Coach Racae is very knowledgeable and an excellent instructor. She's invested in your progress and is super motivating, without putting on a lot of pressure. It's a great place, whether you're just looking for a new hobby (like me), or have aspirations to compete in the Olympics someday.
"Austin is incredibly fortunate to have Coach Racae and her facilities available to any archer, at a very reasonable cost."
I highly recommend Archery Training Center to any aspiring archer, whether you are a rank beginner, competitor in advanced training, or somewhere in the middle. I am an adult male, retired, and had not lifted a bow for about 50 years when I registered and began classes about a year ago. Even though I am a recreational archer, Coach Racae gives me the same amount of individual attention as she does to her true competition-level archers. She is a high level USA Archery-certified coach, and she uses exactly the same methods and processes that develop the world's medaling national teams. The classes therefore are structured and rigorous, while at the same time engaging, rewarding, and very much fun.
Classes are in a bright, well-equipped, air-conditioned indoor range that meets all national competition standards. All equipment is provided at no additional cost, but Coach Racae will guide you through specifying and purchasing your own bow when you are ready. Ten lanes let you shoot shoulder to shoulder with fellow archers of very diverse backgrounds, ages, and skill levels.
Austin is incredibly fortunate to have Coach Racae and her facilities available to any archer, at a very reasonable cost. If you want the thrill of a bow and arrow in your hands, by all means sign up!
"They have everything you need for beginners & Coach Racae is amazing!"
My daughter started archery here in January & it has been a wonderful experience. They have everything you need for beginners & Coach Racae is amazing! So knowledgeable & she’s great at teaching people of all ages & levels. If you’re interested in archery or just want to try it out I I would definitely recommend you come here!
"My daughter has been training here for 2 years and it has been a wonderful combination of challenge, encouragement and fun."
My daughter has been training here for 2 years and it has been a wonderful combination of challenge, encouragement and fun, plus gaining an understanding that success (only) comes with practice and being open to feedback. Coach Racae is especially great with tween girls, and the "regulars" are all incredibly friendly.
"Coach Racae is a very knowledgeable and patient instructor and I enjoy attending her classes."
I took my first archery lesson over six month ago at Archery Training Center. It was an amazing experience and I decided to continue this sport.
Coach Racae is a very knowledgeable and patient instructor and I enjoy attending her classes.
Archery Training Center is a fantastic place for all age categories and I believe everybody is having a great time learning archery there.
"This is a unique training center, and we feel extremely fortunate to have found it."
"My husband and I first attended the introductory course at Archery Training Center with Coach Racae in 2009. We thoroughly enjoyed the large indoor range, her utmost attention to safety and detail, and above all the expertise offered with regard to Olympic recurve form. Since our initial lesson, we have always enjoyed visiting the range. When our daughter expressed interest at three years of age, we knew this is where she would train. Ten years later, we are very glad that Coach Racae is our daughter’s instructor as well. We attend lessons several hours per week, and at every lesson one will note that there are many archers and their families, spanning 2-3 generations, enjoying their time, learning with confidence, and steadily advancing in skill and poise. Racae’s gentle nature, experience with competitive archery, and her diligence in helping every single archer achieve perfect form is unmatched."
"When our family thinks about things we love about living in Austin, living close to a place where our daughter can pursue her interest so happily and productively always makes our list."
"My daughter has taken lessons with Archery Training Center for over two years, and her archery training is one of her favorite things. She comes to the range multiple times a week at this point, and her enthusiasm for the sport is as high as ever. The coach at Archery Training Center focuses on the form and shot cycle outlined by US Olympic Archery. She is firm in reminding the archers to practice these things deeply and consistently, but she is also patient and encouraging. She constantly urges my daughter to recognize what she does well rather than fixate on mistakes and to remember that archery is a long journey. Reflecting on my daughter’s experience since her beginner class, where she only hit the target once, I recognize that archery has so much to offer beyond the range: it helps my daughter learn to focus, shut out distraction, set goals, and persevere— and that is on top of the physical benefits of a strong core and upper body and the practical responsibilities of maintaining her equipment and following her training plan."
"My family loves the Archery Training Center and Coach Racae."
"We initially started taking archery lessons here ten months ago after my ten year old son discovered archery in the cub scouts. He and I had so much fun my 14 year old daughter decided to join us. It's great family activity.
Coach Racae is a great coach - very patient and thoughtful in how she provides individual direction. Besides just archery the kids have learned valuable life skill lessons on practice, patience, and mental toughness."
"If you're interested in archery in the long term, this is the place to go."
"Amazing place to learn the basics of archery. It has a great long term program to progress in your abilities with the sport. I've already been here for over a year. Coach Racae is very professional, can teach to both kids and adults, and keeps you motivated to get better. Equipment is provided for beginners and you get advice to buy your own once you progress.
If you're interested in trying something new to do in Austin, this is the place to go. If you're interested in archery in the long term, this is the place to go too."
"I have had such an amazing experience at the Archery Training Center."
"Coach Racae has a depth of knowledge that is nearly unmatched and attending her classes has become my favorite part of every week!"