What coming up for
First, join the NAA
if you are not already a member. My I suggest a family membership
so that mom and dad can compete and take part in coaching and
judging activities. To join the NAA visit
www.usarchery.org and the
clik on the membership link.
is the newest JOAD club in the Phoenix metro area with regular
sessions on Friday evenings.
Straight N Arrow
features a veteran instructor corp.
Weather will be
cooling off soon for activities at Papago Park with the
for more information.
Targeteers, Precision Shooters JOAD
and the Desert Destroyers.
and the “Starting
page for information on JOAD clubs and how to get started in FITA
style target archery. There is also a listing of Arizona State
Archery Association/NAA clubs listed on
under the “Arizona
State Archery Association Championship/ Duel in the Desert Trials/
October 2-3, 2004
JOAD have a few
short weeks in August and September to prepare for the Arizona State
Archery Association Championship. The tournament will take place on
October 2nd and 3rd at the Ben Avery Shooting
Facility in Northwest Phoenix. All JOAD divisions are offered.
Note that competition as the State level can be small and
competitors can often win a medal by simply competing. The event is
a registered Star FITA tournament. Watch for practice tournament
The event is also
the Duel in the Desert Trials where Arizona selects a team with one
junior from each of the four junior divisions to compete against the
California’s best. This year the Duel will be held in Tucson,
Arizona. Depending on funds available, Arizona Team members usually
have their entry fee paid for and are given a custom team shirt.
This is your chance to make the “All State” team. Registration
information can be found
Duel in the
Desert/October 23-24, 2004
The Duel is an open
tournament and all are welcome to compete on the field with the
State teams. The Arizona team will be selected at the ASAA State
Championship, see above. The Duel is a long time “grudge match”
(Just kidding) between Arizona and California. Arizona and
California had lively competitions until ASU gave up its winning
archery program in the early 90s. In recent years California
dominated until Arizona broke thru with an overall team win in 2002
and a women's team win in 2003. Keep an eye on the
website for Duel in the Desert Tournament and Registration
International Round Tournament:
features field style shooting on a FITA type field. This event
usually takes place in November. Keep an eye on the
website for Tournament and Registration information.
The indoor season is
great for JOADs, especially first timers! The distance is only 20
yards (18 meters). Equipment wise, lightweight bows and inexpensive
aluminum arrows are all that is needed to compete well indoors.
Indoor tournaments are a great way to keep shooting interesting and
a good place to start before taking on outdoor tournaments.
often for indoor event and tournaments that will help with the
indoor season. Also check with your local archery shop range for
leagues that provide practice and valuable competition experience.
The 2005 Indoor
season for Arizonans is very busy and includes the world indoor
US World Indoor
Trials (Tentative Early January, 2005 at James Madison University)
Indoor Championship (Tentative January or Feburary, 2005, location
Archery Association Indoor Championship (Tentative January or
February, 2005, location TBA)
Festival (Las Vegas, February 24-27, 2005)
Indoor Championship (February, March, 2005, various locations)
Championship (Denmark, March 22-28, 2005)
The 2005 Outdoor
Tournament seasons returns in March.
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