About The Archery Program
Meet The Staff
Ruth Rowe is a coach and retired competitor and head of The Archery Program. She is a USA Archery Level 4 NTS coach, training beginners to elite archers since she retired from competition in 2003. She has developed the programs in The Archery Program since its inception.
Her instructional materials, sold through her company, Quintessential Corporation — Fundamentals of Compound Target Archery as well as videos Archery: The Basics and Archery: Refining Your Form — set the standard for recurve and compound archery training and are sold world-wide.
She is an Olympian and international champion who has represented the United States in 8 World Championships, 2 Pan American Games, the 1984 Olympic Games, and many other international competitions. Placing second in the National Championship in 1970, she continued to place in the top ten nationally (usually in the top 5) throughout her competition career. She has been ranked as high as 7th in the world (1977) and more recently 17th (1998).
Frank Kelley is a USA Archery Level 4 NTS Coach and is a competitive archer in the master (over 50 or 60) ranks. He learned all his archery through The Archery Program. Shooting since 2002, he has been VA State Master (over 50) champion several times and metaled in the 2012 USA Archery National Open Championship. Involved with The Archery Program since its inception, he has been teaching and coaching since 2003.
Ahnika Emery Archery Level 3 NTS Coach. She teaches the Short Course and leads Introductions. A teacher, she has contributed to the development of the more recent programs in The Archery Program. Also a competitive archer, she has been shooting since 2010.
Location: 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121
The Archery Program
7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121