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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: nico@ohlonearchery.com

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 (.pdf) and Etiquette (.pdf) before visiting our range.

Mature young adults 14 or older are welcome; parents or legal guardians must remain on premises with minors - no drop-offs allowed. Please review the Range Rules and Etiquette policies for a detailed list of behavior expectations.

Lane Rental

Minimum Age 14

  • Shooting Rates: $12 per hour with your own equipment, $17 per hour if you rent equipment.
  • Loyalty and Prepay “Shooting Pass” Discounts available – ask us for details!
  • Reserve an evening 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.
  • Lane Rentals and Reservations are for experienced archers or those who have had a recent lesson – Beginner Lessons are not available during these times; no lane sharing or partial hours.

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!

 

 

About

Ohlone Archery is an indoor range and pro shop with something for everyone. Our ten, 20-yard lanes feature ©Rinehart Brick Wall target butts for the advanced archer, and we can set up as many as eight, 10 to 15-yard lanes on portable target butts for those who want or need shorter distances. We can even set up 30-yard lanes for private sessions!

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.

Ohlone Archery is an owner-operated business. Lessons are available every Saturday morning. Open Shooting and Lane Reservations are offered throughout the week - see the Range Hours, Calendar & Registration page for the schedule.

The primary focus of Ohlone Archery is to provide an enjoyable shooting experience. The environment is fun and non-intimidating, but offers plenty of opportunity for friendly competition and skill development. For most people, shooting well is fun - so ongoing coaching is available whenever you want it. I also take pride in helping you match and tune your Traditional equipment for optimum performance. Achievement and competition awards are available to those who wish to track their progress.

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. I highly recommend The Ohlone Way by Malcolm Margolin if you want 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. The website landing page photo was taken in Alameda’s Lincoln Park next to a monument dedicated to one of the largest Ohlone burial mounds in the East Bay, 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!




 

 

 

 

Location

 

Our range address is 2301 Verna Court, San Leandro, CA 94577, on the corner of Marina Blvd and Verna Court. We are conveniently located off of the Marina Blvd. West exit from highway 880. We are one block past the intersection of Marina Blvd. and Merced Street on the left hand side if traveling West on Marina Blvd. We are less than 5 miles from Oakland International Airport.

There is plenty of convenient parking in the lot right in front of our door (under the big redwood trees) and street parking on Verna Court. Please be courteous to our neighbors and avoid parking in the spaces directly in front of their entrances during normal business hours. Look for the silver “Mobile Archery Camp” van with the Ohlone Archery cab top sign.

 

 

 

 

Archery Resources

Check out the National Field Archer Association (NFAA) website for information about outdoor field archery. The California Bowmen Hunters (CBH) website is the state level division of NFAA - go here for information about all the outdoor ranges & clubs in California and for a calendar of events! The USA Archery website is THE go to place for information about Olympic Style Archery. The Redwood Bowmen, Diablo Bowmen, and Briones Archers websites have information about the 3 outdoor ranges/clubs closest to Ohlone Archery. You should join CBH and one of the national organizations, and one of the local clubs to get the most out of your archery experience!


 

 

Contact

Nico Gallegos


Nico@OhloneArchery.com

Contact me by email if you're interested in lessons, classes, or general information about getting started in archery.

Sorry, I am not available by phone.


Location

2301 Verna Court
San Leandro, CA 94577

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