Head Coach and Staff
Ruth Rowe is a coach and retired
competitor. She is a High Performance Regional Coach certified to
teach the Community Coach Course. She teaches/ coaches at the Bull Run
Shooting Center in Centreville, VA, a suburb of Washington, DC.
She has been training beginners to elite archers over the last 8
years. Two of her students have been selected for the Junior Dream
Team (youth the National Coach feels have potential to make an Olympic
She is also 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
National Championship in 1970, she continued to place in the top ten
nationally throughout her competition career until retiring in 2003.
She has been ranked as high as 7th in the world (1977) and more
recently 17th (1998).
Her instructional materials, sold through
-- Fundamentals of Recurve Target Archery, 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.
is certified as a Community 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 has
placed high in the USA Archery Indoor National several years. Involved with
The Archery Program since its inception, he as been teaching and coaching
Jim Belcher is a long-time martial
arts student, holding a black belt in almost all the disciplines.
(Archery is considered a martial art in the Asian cultures.) Shooting
for a number of years, he applies his knowledge of he marital arts to
his archery. Holding a Level 2 Coach Certification from USA Archery,
he teaches adults and runs the One-Time Introductions.
Alan Anderson is a long-time
archer and involved in education for many years. He taught
in The Archery Program over the past 5 years and holds a Level 3
Coach Certification from USA Archery.