The Pittsburgh area boasts a number of archery clubs for youths. Most youth clubs are attached to ranges designed for all ages, and feature both indoor and outdoor ranges as well as three-dimensional (3-D) courses. Three-D archery involves shooting life-size models of game and other targets, simulating a hunting situation. The youth archery clubs in the Pittsburgh area offer classes, events and competitions for all members.
Falcon Archers - Canonsburg
Falcon Archers is a 23-acre archery club for youth and others in Canonsburg, which is in Cecil Township, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. The club has indoor and outdoor shooting ranges, and a clubhouse. Falcon Archers is 21 miles from Pittsburgh. The club has produced many "State and National" archery champions, according to its website. The club's hours are 5 a.m. to midnight, and junior members pay $30 per year. However, all regular memberships include spouses and children under the age of 18.
47 Papp Road
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Clairton Sportsmen Club - Clairton
The Clairton Sportsmen's club, 15 miles south of Pittsburgh, is a 196-acre facility with indoor and outdoor archery ranges, plus ranges for rifles, pistols and other shooting sports. The club is particularly involved in youth archery training, and is a Junior Olympic Archery Development Chapter. It is open Wednesdays and Sundays.
Clairton Sportsmen's Club
412 Coal Valley Road
Clairton, PA 15025
Trafford Sportsmen's Club - Trafford
Trafford Sportsmen's Club is about 19 miles from Pittsburgh just outside of the town of Trafford. It covers more than 72 acres and offers classes and competitions for youths through the Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission.
Trafford Sportsmen's Club
P.O. Box 3
Trafford, PA 15085
McDonald Sportsmen's Association -- McDonald
McDonald Sportsmen's Association is about 23 miles from Pittsburgh, in McDonald and features 3-D Archery. The club has courses and gear for youths. Its website says it is a "family-oriented group of professional shooting enthusiasts and dedicated conservationists."
McDonald Sportsmen's Association
86999 Cooks Road
McDonald, PA 15057
Possum Hollow Sportsman's Club - Wampum
Possum Hollow Sportsman's Club is an archery club with more than 50 acres of indoor and 3-D ranges for its members. Possum Hollow has a youth club which offers classes and events. Possum Hollow Sportsman's Club is about 40 miles from Pittsburgh.
Possum Hollow Sportsman's Club
352 Possum Hollow Road
Wampum, PA 16157
Charleroi Archery Club
Charleroi Archery Club in Charleroi, about 30 miles from Pittsburgh, features indoor, outdoor and 3-D courses. It is chartered by the National Field Archery Association and Pennsylvania Field and Target archers. It is a member of the Pennsylvania State Archery Association.
Charleroi Archery Club
194 Fremont Road
Charleroi, PA 15022
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