Welcome to OTHS Archery Club Spring of 2023Archery has been placed in Outdoors Club as an activity.Please check Outdoors Club activity page for details.This club has existed since the fall of 2013.
Students have to be academically eligible to participate in extracurricular activities.
You will need to have your OTHS Archery club membership, Bluff City Archery Range permission and OTHS club parent permission forms completed and signed! Club dues must be paid before engaging in practice.
Limited snacks and drinks for consumption.
You are welcome to bring your bow and other archery related items. Our club does provide a limited number of bows, arrows and forearm guards if you do not have your own.
Competition and field trips are allowed and will be planned for the spring of 2023Please pay your $5 range fee as soon as you arrive!YOU ARE ON THE HONOR SYSTEM, to pay!!! If we are short, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. Karrigan and Mr. Pierce, must pay from our own pockets.Please understand that Mr. Karrigan, Mr. Pierce, Mr. Bartlett and all JOAD/OTHS adults are VOLUNTEERS! We do not get paid! And Bluff City Archery Range is a "family" business. They are charging a high school league fee, which is half the price of a regular public range fee!Please clean up after yourselves and use appropriate behavior/language.
If transportation is available, please RSVP asap. There is limited seating. The school vehicle leaves from Smiley Main Campus front doors! Look for the school, an all-white suburban vehicle or school colored minibus with the letter "O" on the rear window.
If you drive there yourselves... Please check the weather and online traffic reports when traveling to Archery Club meetings/sessions and tournaments. Please use caution, research and knowledge when deciding to attend. Our commute from OTHS to Bluff City Archery Range is 33 miles or 38 minutes away. Please allow yourself plenty of time. Take into account traffic and stops. Do not take risks and allow yourself to be in harms way.
Meetings/range practice are intermittent days of the school semester, depending on holidays, test finals, snow days and inclement WEATHER! If school is cancelled that day or that evening, archery meeting/range practice will also be cancelled for that evening!
The purpose of Archery Club - at O’Fallon Township High School is to promote student archers, the growth of the sport, introduction and participation within the sport, within the high school and throughout the community of O’Fallon. The club will have recreational and competitive sessions. This sport will teach the members more about the sport of archery both recreationally and competitively. Overall, this sport is meant for students to enjoy the sport of archery and represent the high school and community of O’Fallon throughout the state of Illinois.
Nearly everyone can succeed at archery, regardless of age, size, or physical ability.
The archery program encourages physical activity in a controlled indoor environment and outside range. Excellent after-school activity. Archery gives the opportunity for anyone to compete as an individual and as part of a team.
Archery increases self-confidence, camaraderie, personal satisfaction, self-esteem, focus, discipline, confidence, patience, competitive spirit and dedication. All are byproducts of teamwork and tenacity.
As we get comfortable and casual with our Archery Sessions, we need to keep in mind!
-SAFETY is first priority!!!
-Be considerate, patient and understanding of all fellow archers. ***What brings us together is the love of OUR sport, archery.***
-Arrows are to be pointed down range at all times and always check behind you when removing arrows from the target.
-DO NOT cross the designated starting line until (adult sponsors/coaches or experienced student club president) gives the all clear.
-Horseplay will not be tolerated. Walk at all times on the range. Discipline will be dealt with through the OTHS student handbook.
-Any infractions will not allow you to the next two club activites or events.
-Respect the use of OTHS Archery Club bows, arrows, arm guards and range facility.
-Snacks & drinks are sometimes provided as a prize or incentive. Please clean up after yourselves.
-Return borrowed OTHS Archery Club bows, arm guards and arrows.
-Transportation is premium. Please reserve your seat. Meets at Smiley Main Campus front doors.
-Please return all 3D animals, rolling targets if used. Discard balloon remnants.
-You may start before or continue after OTHS Archery Club's designated club range practice time, but you will be under the jurisdiction of Bluff City Archery Range.
-Please pay your range fee, it is half the cost to the public. You are on the honor system to pay. Shortfalls have to be paid for by adult volunteers.
Student President -
Archery Club Sponsor oths non-affiliated, school board approved Mr. Karrigan