Competitive Advantage

competitive advantage


Maximum 32 members.


17 weeks outdoor/ 20 weeks indoor


2+ Hrs Wk


Athletes must own their own equipment



The course fee for Outdoor and Indoors are billed in monthly increments during the course of each season. Both segments include 4 one hour private lessons with assigned coach.


Outdoor 2023 (May – September) – $600

Indoor 2023/24 (October – March) – $600

We take 4 weeks off between each season to minimize burnout.

Competitive Advantage is for aspiring competitive advanced and elite compound, recurve and barebow archers who will train and compete as a team. Members include both local archers and archers from out of state who wish to receive advanced coaching, training plans and analytics to develop their skills more efficiently.

Previous and current members of this team include State and National champions, MICA recipients, and members of USAT.

The weekly portion of this program is open to selected archers willing to compete and travel to our Troy location for each session. The program is also open to archers who are unable to make that weekly journey and will receive independent training plans, virtual sessions and access to advanced development camps.




Weekly members of the team will planned scheduled training session led by the coaching staff and then work to apply their new skills in weekly team practice sessions available on Tuesday and Thursday Nights.

Training sessions include form and process lectures, how to build and maintaining a strong mental program, advanced shooting techniques, advanced tuning tips, and competive pressure scenarios.

In addition, each “season”, every member of CA will have a multiple 1hr personal training session with their assigned coach.

Virtual members, will receive access to curriculum, our analytics platform which includes wellness surveys, training plans, exercise portfolio, nutrition tracker and progress analytics. Additionally, Virtual members will have virtual sessions via an online platform.


Commitment requirements include:

  • Mandatory participation in team/assigned selected tournaments. Some of which require travel.
    • Outdoor
      • Double 900 – May 20 & 21 – Ohio
      • CA Showdown – June 24 & 25 – Oxford, MI
      • MAA Outdoor Target – August  5th & 6th – Clarkston, MI
    • Indoor
      • Winter Classic – November 25 & 26 (1 Day only) – Troy MI
      • TCAA FITA – January27th & 28th (1 Day Only)
      • Illinois Indoor Championships – Feb. 2024 – 2 Days – Chicago
  • Minimum of 300 arrows of practice each week.
  • Annual performance improvement standards to retain position on the team.
    • 4% Goal – May not be score based.


Members are selected based on:

  1. Performance history at Local, State and National events.
  2. Expressed desire to excel and compete at the highest levels.
  3. Receptiveness to coaching and feedback.
  4. Minimum Qualifying Score (MQS)
    1. Compound 250
    2. Recurve 225
    3. Barebow 200
    4. Scores based on current competitive distance. Archers under age 12 based on 9m.
  5. How the overall demographics complete the team across disciplines (Compound, Recurve, Barebow), age groups (Bowman, Cub, Cadet, Junior, Senior, Master), and gender. Example, we will have a max of 4 Female Bowman Recurve archers so that we can have diversity in other groups.

For Outdoor, the teams meet as follows:

All teams meet – Monday’s 6pm to 8pm

Group Practice on Tuesday and Thursday.


For Indoor, the different teams meet as follows:

All teams meet – Monday’s 6pm or 7:30pm session as assigned. 

Group Practice on Tuesday and Thursday


Application window February 15th 2023 – March 15th 2024

To apply, submit completed CA Application 2023 in person or by email.

Coaching Staff:

Brandon Wright – Head Coach

Level 4 NTS, International Coach for Team USA, RED Team assistant coach, Member of 2020 United States Archery Team, Personal coach to multiple National Champions.

Bryan Young – Assitant Head Coach

Level 4 NTS – Personal coach to multiple State Champions

Steven Oakley – Barebow Specialist

Finished on the podium at 2021 Outdoor Target Championships, Finished in the top 10 at the Vegas shoot in 2022, top 15 in 2023. 2022 Outdoor National Champion. NFAA Outdoor National Champion.