Release Your Inner Archer
Ocean State Archery is your new home for target archery in Rhode Island
Brand new to archery?
Our 5-week sessions are for both beginner and experienced archers. We coach modern barebow target, Olympic-style recurve target, and compound target archery.
Archery Lessons for Targeted Growth
General Archery Classes
5-week sessions for both beginner and experienced archers. We coach modern barebow target, Olympic-style recurve target, and compound target archery.
Dedicated, focused coaching time allows for individualized feedback, development and pursuit of goals, and concentrated practice.
Advanced programs for USA Archery members. Advance at your own pace, participate in pin shoots, and achieve your personal best.
Bring the whole family
We offer lessons for parent-child pairs, small and large family goups, work and friend groups, birthday parties, scout groups, and more.
About Ocean State Archery
Ocean State Archery owner and head coach Cerji Colvin first became involved in archery as a volunteer counselor at Circle of Tapawingo, a one-week camp in Maine for girls who’ve experienced the death of a parent. Circle’s director of landsports approached Cerji about becoming a certified instructor so that archery could be offered to Circle campers. After taking lessons, purchasing equipment, becoming a certified instructor, and creating the archery program at camp, Cerji was hooked on the sport. Cerji began to compete, and started to coach outside of camp. Cerji became a USA Archery certified coach in 2014, and spent nine years coaching in Western Massachusetts before relocating to the ocean state in December 2022 to teach in Rhode Island. Coach Cerji looks forward to encouraging archers of all skill levels to try archery, or to improve their existing practice of the sport.
What It's Like to Learn with Coach Cerji
“I shoot barebow because I like the basic simplicity of shooting without lots of accessories. I see archery as a sport at which I can compete against myself, and I’m always working toward my next personal best. I encourage archers to succeed by supporting their goals, and understanding their challenges. I am empathetic to the needs of the archers I coach, and help them be empathetic toward themselves. I want archers to learn new skills in a fun, safe, respectful environment, where everyone is considerate of our community.”
What Our Clients are Saying
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Curious about JOAD/AAAP, private coaching, or group lessons? Want to know more about our General Archery experience?
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