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Two Years of Beginner Lesson Reviews (.pdf)

Ohlone Archery recognized in "Built by Groupon" case study!

AHS grad coaches archery students of all ages, skill levels
Source: Alameda Journal /Inside Bay Area article | Date: February 2014

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Range Hours, Calendar, Registration

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Hours of Operation

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – 3:00 – 9:00 (Open Shooting 3-7, Advanced League Night 7-9)

Wednesday – 3:00 – 9:00 (Open Shooting 3-7, Reservations for Practice 7-9)

Thursday – 3:00 – 9:00 (Open Shooting 3-7, Reservations for Practice 7-9)

Friday – 12:00 – 6:00 (Open Shooting All Day)

Saturday – Morning Lessons, Open Shooting 12:00 - 6:00

Sunday - Closed

We are closed on all major holidays, and occasionally to attend tournaments – our hours of Operation are dynamically updated on Yelp and Google to accurately reflect holidays and closures. Also be sure to download our free App from the App Store or Googleplay for push notifications; announcements are also made on our Facebook page and Twitter.

Open Shooting is first come, first served. Reservations are available during peak hours and are the best way to ensure you’ll never have to wait or waste a trip to the range – click the BOOK NOW button above. Purchase a prepay Shooting Pass or pay at the door (what you see on the calendar is what is available) – reserve as many of the published available spots as you like. PLEASE NOTIFY ME IF YOU MAKE A RESERVATION AND THEN NEED TO CANCEL. The range is available by appointment weekdays Tue. - Thurs. until 3:00 for Private Events, Lessons, and Coaching - please contact me by email for information:

Please bring a signed copy of our Participant Waiver (.pdf) with you to your first visit to our range. We need one for each person who will be shooting.

Please review our Range Rules and Etiquette (.pdf) before visiting our range.

Mature young adults 14 or older are welcome, however we do not have a spectator area, and the waiting area for parents or people who are not shooting is minimal.

Lane Rental

  • $15 per hour with our equipment, $10 per hour with your own equipment.
  • Reserve a lane by clicking the "Book Now" link above and reserve as many one-hour time slots as you want – the registration form will let you know if we are full.
  • Shoot for score in our Perpetual Novice League – no extra cost, just let us know when you come in and we’ll log your score – ribbons to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in two age groups every month!
  • Join the fun and shoot our Exotic Target Indoor 3D Shoot twice per month – check our calendar for dates!

Group Beginner Lessons

  • $35 per hour per person all equipment provided. Minimum age 14.
  • We schedule group beginner lessons on Saturdays; check the “Book Now” page to see what’s happening each month.
  • We are also available for private group lessons and events on or offsite – contact us for information.
  • Lessons are not available during “Open Shooting” or evening “Lane Reservation” times.

Private Lessons & Coaching

  • $75 per hour

Sometimes you just want a little one-on-one time with a coach; you want some quiet, some elbow room, and want the place all to yourself. Maybe you want a beginner lesson but don’t want to do it in a group setting. Maybe you’ve developed a bad habit or two, or you don’t feel you are shooting to your potential, or you need an objective assessment of what you are doing. Owner and Head Coach Nico Gallegos will help you analyze what you are doing well and what you need to work on. Together you’ll take the time to do the things you don’t normally do on your own: blank bale form and shot sequence work, video analysis, chronograph analysis, goal setting, and setting up/maintaining a training log to name a few. You can get a lot out of one session, or set up regular sessions.

Bow Purchase Program

Ohlone Archery offers you the opportunity to try out a number of different Traditional Recurve and Longbow demo bows if you are considering buying a bow. Nico will personally advise and fit you and help you make an informed choice. If you decide to buy your bow from Ohlone Archery all quality check and set up services come free of charge. Your bow will be ordered with expedited shipping and be ready for you to shoot within 7-10 days. Ohlone Archery is a small low-volume retailer and cannot offer package deals or discounts, but our prices match those of the major online distributors. Your custom arrow purchase will not only be expertly fit to you and your bow, but you will also choose from a wide variety of feather and nock colors.

If you would rather purchase your bow online yourself, your pre-purchase consultation and post purchase setup is free of charge if you buy a $50 “Shooting Pass.” The Shooting Pass will give you enough prepaid shooting hours to perform your pre-purchase fitting and consultation, and post purchase arrow testing/tuning session with a few extra shooting hours to spare. Buying a bow and arrows online without expert consultation and fitting will more often than not cost you more money in the long run and potentially lead to bad form and injury. If you bring a bow purchased elsewhere for setup and tuning without consultation, the minimum shop rate is $50. A $50 shooting pass gives you a discounted rate on shooting hours, and all the benefits of expert pre and post purchase consultation.

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of archery! Gift Certificates are available in any amount you want – we can even personalize them! Ask for details in person or send us an email!




Ohlone Archery is an indoor range and pro shop that specializes in the needs of adult and teen Traditional Archers, Recreational Archers, and Beginners. The range has 6 lanes that are set up at distances from 10 to 15 yards for practice, league play, and fun tournaments. The pro shop carries an affordable line of beginner to intermediate traditional bows, gear, tackle, and other archery supplies. It would be my honor to help you select your first bow, set it up, and personally build you a set of custom arrows! I do not sell or service Compound bow equipment but know well those who do and am happy to put you in touch.

The range is located in a warehouse space - during nice weather months I open the 14 foot wide roll up door to make your shooting experience the next best thing to being outdoors. Ohlone Archery is an owner-operated business. Lessons, Practice Shooting and Open Shooting are offered throughout the week - see the Range Hours, Calendar & Registration page for the schedule.

I teach Beginner Archery Classes to over 1,000 people a year - my classes are very popular and fill up about 3-4 weeks in advance. The Calendar updates every Monday with the classes offered a month later; it is a "rolling" 30 day schedule. I offer classes one night per week and one one Saturday per month, usually but not always on the second Saturday. If you are eager to schedule a beginner lesson soon it's a good idea to check the schedule for cancellations - a full class today might have 2 openings tomorrow; the easiest way to check is to download my free App from the App Store or Googleplay - it has a direct link to the schedule from your mobile device.

The primary focus of Ohlone Archery is to provide an enjoyable shooting experience for the clientele I cater to; so I keep it fun and non-intimidating, but certainly offer plenty of opportunity for friendly competition and skill development. For most people it's most fun when you can shoot well - so I support that by providing ongoing coaching whenever you want it, and by helping you match and tune your Traditional equipment for optimum performance. Achievement and competition awards are available to those who shoot traditional bows without sights.

Ohlone Archery is named as a tribute to the indigenous people of the Central California Coast who roamed this area with the bow and arrow for thousands of years before us. The Ohlone Way by Malcolm Margolin is a good starting point reference to learn about their legacy. I make no claim to representing the Ohlone People or their culture, I am simply proud to create a place name in their honor in a geographic area where there is sadly minimal public reference to their history or existence. The website landing page photo was taken next to the monument dedicated to the Ohlone in Alameda’s Lincoln Park, the place where I learned of the Ohlone as a child.

Owner and Head Coach

I am certified by USA Archery as a Level 3 NTS Coach. “NTS” is the National Training System used to train the United States Olympic Archery Team. I enjoy outdoor Field Archery the most and compete in tournaments throughout the year – follow Ohlone Archery on Facebook for news and photos!

Archery Awards

  • 3rd place NFAA National 3D Championship, Senior Male Recurve Division 2015

  • 2nd place NFAA State 900 Round, Senior Male Barebow Division 2014

  • 2nd place NFAA State 900 Round, Senior Male Longbow Division 2013

  • 2nd place NFAA State 900 Round, Senior Male Barebow Division 2013

  • 2nd place NFAA National 3D Championship, Adult Male Longbow Division 2013

  • 3rd place NFAA State Indoor Championship, Adult Male Longbow Division 2013

  • 3rd place NFAA National 3D Championship, Adult Male Recurve Division 2012

  • 3rd place NFAA State Indoor Championship, Adult Male Recurve Division 2012

  • 2nd place NFAA State 900 Round, Adult Male Longbow Division 2012

  • 1st place NCFAA Regional Championship, Adult Male Recurve Division 2012

  • 3rd place NFAA State Indoor Championship, Adult Male Longbow Division 2011

  • 1st place NCFAA Regional Championship, Adult Male Recurve Division 2011

  • 2nd place NCFAA Regional Championship, Adult Male Freestyle Division 2009

  • 1st place NCFAA Regional Championship, Adult Male Freestyle Division 2008


Academic Credentials

  • BA Management, University of Phoenix

  • MA Psychology, JFK University

  • Vocational Education Teaching Credential, U.C. Berkeley Extension







Our range address is 2420 Teagarden Street, San Leandro, CA 94577, in the Best Marble & Granite Business Center. We are conveniently located off of the Marina Blvd. exit from highway 880 a half block from the Marina Square Shopping Center & across the street from the Pacific Sports Complex. We are less than 5 miles from Oakland International Airport.

If traveling South on Teagarden FROM Marina Blvd. turn left into the driveway in front of the Tom Duffy Company store.

If Traveling North on Teagarden TOWARD Marina Blvd. turn right into the first driveway when you see the Direct Stone Tool Supply sign – don’t turn into the second driveway, it is an exit driveway.

We are on the left hand side as you enter the parking lot, about half way down the center; at night we have the brightest light in the center above our doorway.





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Nico Gallegos

Contact me if you're interested in lessons, classes, or general information about getting started in archery - catch the spirit!


2420 Teagarden Street
San Leandro, CA 94577
(in the Best Marble & Granite Business Center)
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