The ABAM is proud to announce the launch of our Compound specific MYGOLD Program (Manitoba Youth Games & Olympic Long-term Development), geared toward compound athletes of the intermediate to advance levels. The program provides the tools and coaching to take archers from the advanced lessons and club competition stage to the level necessary to meet criteria for Manitoba Games, Canada Games and our Provincial Team Program.

The coaches leading the program are Brady Klassen and Kelly Taylor, both experienced archers trained at the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) level of “Competition Development”. Additionally, both coaches have recently trained under National Youth Team Coach Duncan Crawford at the ABAM Canada Winter Games Training Camp. In addition to coach training and experience under the eye of Canada’s top level coaches, both Kelly and Brady have traveled out of Province to train under U.S. Professional Coach George “griv” Ryals IV.

Kelly, father to a local Team Manitoba and Team Canada archer,  has competed at events around North America, in addition to having led athletes to the Manitoba Games in 2018. Brady Klassen is a current Provincial Team Member, National Champion and represented Canada at the 2017 World Archery Youth Championships in Argentina. Together Kelly and Brady bring a wide range of experience in Archery from coaching at the club level to travelling to international events.




Overview: The program mandate is to provide a platform to continue to implement material and coaching from our initial pilot program, based on the Archery Canada – ABAM 2019 Canada Winter Games Training Camp facilitated by National Coaches Shawn Riggs and Duncan Crawford. The Spring/Summer 2019 Session will be delivered outdoors, weather pending.

Goal: The goal of this program is to provide coaching to developing youth compound archers via structured and professional programming.

Focus:  Ensure participants have the tools to compete in indoor and outdoor events at increasingly higher levels, with goal of multi-sport games participation (Manitoba Games, Canada Games, Provincial Team)



Program details:

  • Location: Interlake Archers Range in Argyle, MB (see map below)
  • Length: Two (2) Hours per session
  • Day of the week: Wednesdays
  • Average Class Size – 10 athletes – 2 coaches
  • Cost: $350 per block of 10 sessions
  • Dates/Times: May 29 to July 31 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Participation in the program includes an archery t-shirt



MAP to Interlake Archers Range