Archery Center Testimonials
"The US is the best in compound archery. Every archer back in India has a dream to come here and practice with the US coaches. We don’t have such facilities. The advanced training and equipment is here at the [Easton Yankton Archery] Center. So the tuning techniques and the advance coaches here they are benefiting me a lot so I had a few small mistakes in my shooting that couldn’t have been caught otherwise I was able to correct them and I’m practicing it so I can take these throughout my life and apply it, practice it. It has started showing results right now so I’m very sure if I practice it I’ll be very perfect and I really feel comfortable in my shooting now. Surely it has benefited me to be here and I hope to come back here again." -Sourav Dutta, Pune, India
Coach Josahan Jaime-SantaCruz, Level 4 NTS
Coach Jos is an NTS Level 4 Coach, Archery Programs Director at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center and Assistant Coach for the Mount Marty Archery Team as well as the USD Archery Club. Jos has been involved in archery for over 20 years as a competitive compound archer for the state of Baja California and earning spots on the Mexican national team. She was then recruited as a member of the women's varsity archery team at Texas A&M where she was a three time All-American athlete. After receiving her bachelors degree in Sociology she managed Robin Hood Archery in Indio, CA for 8 years and coached the local JOAD program. Additionally, she became the assistant programs director for archery to the Athletic Institute of Baja California, Mexico supervising interantional archery camps and then the archery coaching development coordinator for the organization. She later became a member of USA Archer's Junior Dream Team coaching staff before joining the team at NEYAC. Coach Jos is a certified Coach Trainer for the instructor and coach certification courses. She has been certifying Level 1-3 coach candidates for 8 years.
You can contact Coach Jos at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Jos Testimonials
"Coach Jos knows her stuff and better yet is very good at transference of the knowledge." -Jeff Sanchez, Mokena, IL
"Jos is a fantastic instructor and her knowledge is bountiful. One thing specifically that helped in my learning was Jos' openness to other kinds of thinking. This allowed for open communication between instrutors and the trainees who have had some experience and wanted to know if they were correct in their actions, or if they should change their tactics." -Carter Shank, Lincoln, NE
"Jos is very knowledgeable, has a lot of good experience, and can convey that information in a way that makes it easy for others to understand." -Rachel Carlson, Lincoln, NE
Coach William Hewes, Level 3 NTS
William "Bill" Hewes is a NTS Level 3 Coach of the NFAA Easton Archery Center. Besides archery, Bill has experience as both an instructor in various skills and a competitor in firearms competitions. Bill became certified in Law Enforcement in 2003 and worked for the Florida Department of Corrections. While in law enforcement, Bill attended multiple seminars on mental and physical skills needed to complete his duties. In 2009, Bill became a Certified Crisis/Hostage Negotiator, which has helped him with mental skills needed when developing communication between a student and instructor.
Shortly after the opening of the Easton Newberry Sports Complex in Newberry, Florida Bill started attending JOAD sessions with his son, that were being conducted by Elite Coach Robert “Bob” Romero who was the Head Coach at Easton Newberry at that time. Bob soon asked Bill to step out on the range and assist him with the class, which evolved into Bill volunteering to assist every chance he could then to him becoming first a Basic Instructor then an Intermediate Instructor. Bill continued to volunteer assisting Bob and Robert Turner who has become the new Head Coach at Easton Newberry when Bob took on another role with the Easton Foundations. In April 2011 Bill became a Contracted Instructor for Easton Newberry. Then in May of 2011 Bill was asked by Bob to consider a full time coaching position in Yankton, South Dakota at the NFAA Easton Archery Complex. After e-mailing his resume to NFAA President Bruce Cull, a few phone calls and a trip to Yankton Bill accepted the position of Community Coach and resigned his position with Florida Department of Corrections. In 2013, Bill moved back to Florida to assist his parents. He returned to NEYAC in the fall to take on the position of managing the archery ranges, warehouse and maintenance in addition to his Assistant Coaching.
You can contact Coach Bill at email@example.com
Britta True, Level 2
Britta True is a certified National Field Archery Association Level 2 Instructor, and the Assistant Archery Programs Director at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center as well as the Assitant coach for the Mount Marty Archery Team. Britta graduated from USD with a degree in Kinesiology and Sport Management. She is enthusiastic about health and fitness, and considers sports to be a big passion. True spent four years playing for the YHS Tennis Team, and continues keeping the sport a big part of her life. With many years of athletic experience under her belt, Britta is immensely excited about this new opportunity. True spent time in Colorado teaching Outdoor Education at the worlds largest YMCA, located in Rocky Mountains. That experience only further affirmed her love of working with students of all ages. Being apart of the recreational field is something Britta enjoys greatly. True spent many summers lifeguarding and managing the Yankton swim pool. Having worked in previous coaching capacities, True enjoys motivating athletes to identify, develop, and exceed their standard, and cannot wait to start crafting a climate of success for the Mount Marty Archery Team.
You can contact Britta at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Juffer, Level 2
Tom Juffer has been with us at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center for many years. He has been involved in archery for most of his life and has received his certification to become a level 2 NTS instructor.
You can contact Tom by calling the Archery Center at (605) 260-9282
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center offers multiple Level 1 & 2 NTS instructors. These instructors are available for individual and group lessons and archery parties. Have a scout group, local club or family outing? Call us today to schedule an archery lesson at 605-260-9282.