Northern Illinois Archery Organization JOAD
Northern Illinois Archery Organization was incorporated on April 30, 2014 by six people who have received mental and physical benefits from the sport of archery for many years and decided to form an organization that can pass along those same benefits through classes and ongoing archery development programs.
NIAO's Head Coach is Level 3 NTS Coach Kevin Helwig who has over 15 years experience and has taught archery to over 6,000 people ages 8 through adult. Coach is also a Certified Archery Judge and a NASP BAI Trainer. Coach also has other certifications in technical bow repairs, shooting, instruction, and owns The Archery Place in Montgomery, IL Home to NIAO JOAD / AAP and Chicagoland JOAD / AAP.
It is our intention to involve everyone we can to show the positive physical and mental benefits that archery can do for them as it did for our founders and their families.