Next Step Archery

A Non Profit Archery Education Center
• Founded In 2005 •
Serving the Greater Seattle Area

About us

Next Step Archery is a non profit archery education center founded in 2005 by Bob Hickey. Our state of the art educational and training facility incorporates detailed technical video analysis combined with generations of archery experience from certified coaches and instructors.

Next Step Archery is an indoor training facility with 28 shooting (14 – 10 yard lanes and 14 – 20 yard lanes) and 2 private coaching rooms. We also have access to 26 additional 20 yard lanes and an outdoor shooting field. We offer several types of lessons to accommodate everyone from the first time archer to the professional archer. Once set up with proper fitting equipment, each archer will be given the basic safety instruction to start and will be introduced to various shooting techniques.

In 2010, Next Step Archery completed construction of a brand new, state of the art training facility which includes 14 well lit archery lanes, two private video analysis rooms with HD cameras and Dartfish Software for detailed analysis.


All Next Step Archery staff, instructors and coaches are SafeSport certified. Through SafeSport athletes can participate in sports that are free from bullying, hazing, sexual misconduct or any form of emotional or physical abuse.

At Next Step Archery, we cater to archers of all skill levels and ages, from novice to elite! Whether you’re exploring the sport for the first time or aiming for international competition, our comprehensive offerings have you covered. Choose from our Archery Series A101 – A103 group classes, private lessons, or even plan your special events like birthday parties or corporate events with us. We’re passionate about instilling valuable life skills through the art of archery.

Conveniently situated next to the Nock Point Archery range and retail pro shop, our education center provides access to the latest equipment and products on a stunning 20-yard indoor range. Whether you’re browsing for gear or fine-tuning your skills, our facility offers everything you need to excel in the sport.

Our certified level 1, level 2, and level 3 instructors, endorsed by USA Archery (USAA), provide top-notch training in a positive and supportive environment. From traditional long bows to compounds, we’ve got you covered with comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience. Whether you’re into recreational shooting, competitive events, or bow hunting, our instructors are here to guide you every step of the way.

At Next Step Archery, we value community and collaboration, maintaining strong partnerships with organizations such as the Washington State Archery Association (WSAA), USAA, and the National Field Archery Association (NFAA). These affiliations speak to our commitment to excellence and provide you with added confidence in our facility and staff.

With decades of collective experience, our dedicated team is passionate about sharing their expertise and addressing all your archery queries. Come join us at Next Step Archery, where your journey in archery begins!