Mission. Vision. Values.

A Note from the Founder

As X10 Archery Academy moves toward non-profit status as a 501(c)3, it is important for us to ensure that our mission is clear for the road ahead. We have operated as a for-profit business under the name of X10 Archery since 2014, recently becoming X10 Archery, LLC.  Our main model of being an academy for archery education is the driving force of what we do, and that is where our focus will continue, with a refined mission.

I, personally, entered archery as a bow hunter, quickly became a competitor with a period of state and national podiums, but ultimately became a coach. That has always been my passion, which, over the years has been eaten up with the administration of running a business, trying to make ends meet, and keeping the doors open for our archery community. It has not been without struggle. A hurricane, personal challenges, a global pandemic, and tumbling economy have all been part of this journey. However, for some reason... our doors are still open. 

I believe that the reason is because there is a much bigger cause that we should be collectively addressing. I have cast a vision for the future of X10 Archery Academy, and I am ready to share it with the world. We will need all the help, all the people, donations, passion, energy, and a belief in the goal of... "Finding potential, with the art of archery"

This speaks to my heart of giving everyone an opportunity to find a purpose, by first of all giving them the tools to find clarity, embrace self-reflection, dream big, and make their own mark on the world. Every arrow is like a dream taking flight! 

Coach Lynda Whitehead,
President & Founder


Finding potential with the art of archery and life skills, to develop critical thinkers and future leaders. 


We envision a world where learning the art of archery is the foundation for developing well-rounded individuals. Add in essential life skills, and we create a powerful combination of critically thinking, capable leaders who can build strong communities. Our academy is committed to being the cornerstone for personal growth through our development programs, starting with our coaches and educators, so we are able to invest in our archery athletes and broader community. 

Educator Development

Personal Development

Community Outreach


Core Values

Excellence in Coaching

We commit to upholding the highest standards in coaching, constantly evolving to include the most current USA Archery techniques and methodologies.

Holistic Athlete Development

Beyond technical skills, we focus on the complete well-being of our athletes, including their mental, emotional, and physical growth.

Community Building

We strive to create a nurturing environment that extends beyond our academy, aiming to enrich our local communities through outreach and partnerships.

Accessibility and Inclusivity

We believe that archery and its benefits should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their physical ability, financial situation, or level of experience.

Continuous Improvement

Both organizationally and individually, we value a culture of ongoing learning, feedback, and improvement.

Integrity and Authenticity

We act with honesty, uphold our commitments, and are true to the core principles that define us.


We aim to empower individuals to take control of their own development, equipping them with the skills and confidence to achieve their goals.

Mindfulness and Well-Being

We value the importance of mental health and well-being, promoting practices like stress management and resilience both within and outside the archery range.