Ohlone Archery in the News
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
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!
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.
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 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.
2301 Verna Court
San Leandro, CA 94577