Arizona State and the State JOAD Championship are in
the record books. They are just the tip of the tournament iceberg.
Many more tournaments including the national championships are
coming up for Arizona JOADs. Note that qualification scores are
typically not required to take part in a tournament.
Don't forget to become a member of the NAA.
To take part you should have your equipment in good
shape and tune. You should have confidence in your coaching and
training. And most importantly you must family support.
benefit in competing in tournaments are the lessons learned by
preparing, traveling and competing. You will learn something new
at each and tournament.
Note that the
NAA JOAD camps have been revamped to focus each camp on a specific
level of achievement.
that have been to camp before are good sources of information.
Don’t wait, dive
in, the water is fine.
May 8 and 14,
ASAA Field Archery Seminars at Papago Park, Phoenix
Take part in a seminar and then compete in the State
ASAA Field Championship, Ben Avery, Phoenix
JOAD are welcome and typically all juniors that
compete will win an award.
Did you know that Field Archery is one of the best
ways to make a world team!
Camps have been scheduled.
Arizona JOADs that have taken part in the NAA JOADs camps all
report that they had a great time at the week long camps. Chula
Vista is the location of choice.
facilities at the Olympic Training Center are great and air fare
also easy to drive over and drop them off and drive back a week
later to pick them up.
up early !
Southern Illinois Cup, Jr USAT Qualifier
Fly into St. Louis and then it’s a couple hour drive
to southern Illinois.
This tournament the least attended of the Jr USAT
qualifiers and as a result, offer the best chance to collect Jr USAT
Payson Shoot, Payson
This is an ideal first tournament, Harold Rush makes
shooting this tournament very easy. You can shoot on Saturday or
Sunday or both days. Best of all is the relaxed atmosphere and cool
temperatures of Payson.
National Field Championship, Spokane, Washington
If you do well at the State Championship, you might
contacting the tournament host to see if space is available, paying
the late fee and taking part.
JOAD National Championship, Orlando, Florida
This tournament selects the JOAD National Champion in
It is “the” national tournament for JOADs and will be
held at the Disney World Sports Complex.
Be on the look out just in case a training session or
tournament is organized for early July.
July 30 –
August 5, National Target Championship, Colorado Springs, Colorado
A large number of Arizona JOADs took part in the JOAD
Nationals in Denver in 2003. The National Target Championship will
be in Colorado Spring for several more years. Lets make this
tournament an Arizona JOAD tradition. Colorado Springs is a 13 hour
drive from central Arizona. The late summer date allows all JOAD
sufficient time to train and gain confidence.
Then its time to head back to school and prepare for
the Arizona Duel in the Desert Trials in early October.
Other USA Tournaments:
May 11-15, US World Target Championship Trials,
May 19-21, US Intercollegiate Archery Championship,
The US Collegiate Archers National Championship.
May 27-29, Gold Cup, USAT Qualifier, Bloomfield, New
This is the third USAT qualifying tournament for
Seniors. Next year the Voyager Cup in Minnesota will be added as a
Note that there are also tournaments in Mexico and
South America that are great opportunities also.
closing; there are many many tournaments to take part in if you have
the means and the time. The trick is learning how to travel and
compete effectively on a budget.