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Break the Barriers’ Archery is the largest inclusive archery program in the United States.

Students ages 8+ are taught by U.S.A. Certified Archery Instructors who have been trained by Olympic certified coaches and follow the National Training System. Our state-of-the-art indoor shooting range gives students of all abilities the opportunity to work with elite level equipment and learn from skilled instructors with a competitive background at the national and international level. All classes are recognized by U.S.A. Archery and the National Field Archery Association. These classes are designed to be fully integrated. Students who quickly master their skills, progress to the next level. Students who need more time or adaptive equipment receive the necessary attention required to master their skills and achieve their full potential. If you have questions about the Archery Program, please contact our Archery Director Roger Hermosilla at!

Program Details

Fees are due at the time of registration. All fees are non refundable and no credit can be given. Does not apply to classes through Yosemite/Monarch, Central Valley Regional Center or Self Determination.

  • June 1st-August 3rd
    • One class a week
      • Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday: $157.50 (9 weeks)
      • Thursday: $140 (8 weeks)
    • Private classes: $55/hour (Private with coach qualified as level 4NTS or level 3NTS)
    • Group events: BTB offers master classes for groups. (Contact BTB Archery Director at for pricing depending on the size of the group)

For class times and prices for classes through Yosemite/Monarch charter schools, please refer to our Yosemite/Monarch schedule.

To schedule a class for your student your service coordinator must first send a referral to Break the Barriers.

To participate in our programs, first check with our office staff for class availability by calling (559) 432-6292. If your student has never attended a class at Break the Barriers before, or if they have not attended a class within the last two years, then you will need to fill out the Child Liability Waiver (for students under 18yrs) or the Adult Liability Waiver (for students 18yrs+). All new students or students who have not participated in archery classes at Break the Barriers within the last 6 months, must take an Archery Introduction class.

To ensure a successful experience for all students at Break the Barriers, a student may be transferred to a class that is more beneficial to them at the discretion of the Director.

Doctor’s Releases

Sometimes a doctor’s release is required to participate if a student has specific physical or medical conditions such as (but not limited to) heart conditions, epilepsy, or bone and joint issues.  Please contact us if you have questions about specific medical conditions.

  • Must wear closed toe shoes
  • Absolutely NO tummies showing
  • No low-cut shirts (front or back)
  • No spaghetti straps (tank­-style shirts must have a minimum 1 inch shoulder strap)
  • All shorts must have at least a 6 inch inseam (no high cut bottoms or short shorts)

Do you want to compete and shoot at the state and national level? Break the Barriers offers the unique opportunity to be a part of an inclusive competitive team. Archers will work to excel and achieve their full potential shooting 3D, indoor, and outdoor events. Students wanting to be part of the competitive team must train twice a week with a BTB certified coach and instructor. For more information about the competitive team call our office at (559)-432-6292.

Break the Barriers experience with different abilities and skills levels offers the opportunity to enjoy archery no matter what. Coaches and instructors are experienced in coaching techniques for wheelchair, amputees, visual impaired, and individuals with various abilities, leading the field for inclusion in this sport. Our classes give both children and adults the chance to shoot without assistance, allowing them to completely experience the thrill of archery.

Program Schedule


I fell in love with archery and learned how to shoot again. I’ve hit some bullseyes. I didn’t believe I could do that.

-Archery Student, Vietnam War Veteran

Staff Training

We strive to prepare our staff to effectively work with and teach children of all abilities to be in a class with other students. All staff are required to attend workshops where they:

  • Trained in an ability awareness class with co-founder, Deby Hergenrader
  • Familiarized with ASD
  • Learn how to use PECs, a structured schedule, social stories, and the Timed Timer
  • Co-teach spectrum classes with a trained staff member

Thank you to our MAJOR sponsors