What We Do
We pursue our mission through four key areas:
Every year, after evaluating change to the programs, events, organizations, and members, we design an annual project to continue pushing forward towards our mission in different ways. These projects bring new experiences and unique challenges which aim to promote personal growth, self reflection, and a way to give back to the community and make an impact.
In the workplace, at home, and in our communities, education plays a key role in how effective we are at performing our duties and making changes. Through our experiences in sport and in archery, we have the greatest opportunity to make those impacts as coaches. Our education programs are designed to not only develop and educate competence in coaching for archery, but also for coaching our employees, coworkers, family, friends, and community through the challenges that we face throughout life.
Our quarterly events intent to serve as opportunities for our community to reconnect, to share experiences of the past few months, discuss our challenges and look for solutions, and ultimately to learn from each other. In our classic SGA style, these events aren't formal meetings in business attire-they are also occasions to relax, have fun, and meet up with old friends and make new ones.
Leadership through Sport
One of our biggest events of the year, Leadership Through Sport is a speaker series conceived by Assiduity designed to illustrate the impact that sports can make and how we can take the lessons used in sport to apply them to different aspects of the rest of our lives. It is through sport that we are taught determination, hard work, perseverance, teamwork, dedication, mindfulness, self reflection, and many more values which can in turn be applied to make positive changes elsewhere in our communities.
"You have the opportunity to create a better world, a happier world."
Dalai Lama | UCSD Graduation 2017
One of the lessons we learn as athletes is setting SMARTER Goals. Goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely, exciting, and recorded. Combining our knowledge as athletes in archery and sports with our experience as leaders, we strive to challenge ourselves and our community with projects that we believe will create new opportunities to learn and grow while helping make definitive improvements to our community. Our annual projects are the embodiment of that challenge and how we are rising up to tackle that challenge head on.
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
Instructor and Coach Development
In 2018, the SGA Instructor and Coach Certifications were launched through the following 3 Tiers:
1. SGA Tier 1-Instructor
Our Tier 1-Instructors have the knowledge and experience to safely supervise the range, ensure that we continue maintaining safety as one of our highest priorities, teach recreation and beginner classes, and help create an environment around learning while having fun. Instructors are one of our key components to supporting the growth and positive culture of the community and are typically responsible for guiding new archers through their first shot.
2. SGA Tier 2-Coach
Tier 2-Coaches are responsible for training and developing team members, transitioning beginning archers to athletes who can compete and perform at a highly competitive level. These coaches have extensive knowledge of the National Training System (NTS) and have the experience to use that knowledge to prevent injury, solve complex technique and mental process issues, and support athletes towards achieving their goals.
3. SGA Tier 3-High Performance Coach
The Tier 3-High Performance Coaches have extensive knowledge of NTS, athlete development and training, the mental components of competition and training, and are capable of supporting the growth of instructors and coaches by sharing their knowledge and expertise. High Performance Coaches are directly responsible for the outcomes and performance of athletes and the team at competition.
These Instructor and Coach Certifications are open to everyone, not just SGA Instructors and Coaches, or Alumni. For more information regarding our Instructor and Coach Certifications, please contact one of our Executive Officers or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
As a key part of our SGA history, we have been archery judges from our first year all the way through the present. With opportunities like judging OAS and other local tournaments, we want to take the lessons we learned from those experiences and the information gleaned from seeing judges at competition and meeting continental and international judges to encourage the development of high quality judges.
The Association creates many opportunities to judge by hosting tournaments like the Collegiate Indoor series, West Regionals, USNOCC, etc. and through those events we can partner with judges to provide hands on coaching and experience.
If you are interested in being a judge for one of our tournaments or joining our team of judges, please fill out the volunteer form.
"Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better."
Bill Bradley | U.S. Senator
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."
Martin Luther King Jr.
Leadership Through Sport
Our speaker and workshop series, known collectively as Leadership Through Sport provides opportunities to learn from people who utilize their experiences in sport to help them be successful in their life and work every day.