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Arizona Archers Helping Arizona Archers

page updated 10/08/2009

The Arizona target archery community helped Arizona archers in 2009. The Arizona State Archery Association's (ASAA) mission is to support and grow target archery in Arizona. To that end one of the ways the ASAA leadership works towards that goal is to provide grants to ASAA members and by conducting programs for a variety of efforts.

To help grow archery in Arizona, there is a need to certifying more coaches and instructors. The ASAA hosted a Community Coach Course in May. Arizonans who would like to help Arizona archery clubs, who did not receive a USAA grant to become community coach certified, can receive an ASAA grant. The ASAA did the same to encourage instructor certification.  Two Arizonans received grants to become USAA Intermediate Instructor Certified, Steve Yee and Mike Braunstein, in the amount of $125 each. Look for them at Arizona club volunteers.

The ASAA helps clubs with tournament expenses until entry fees are received and also helps clubs to become established by funding initial costs until the club is able to sustain themselves. Currently Paseo Vista in Chandler is actively establishing a club program with ASAA help. 

In 2009, the ASAA donated $250 to Kari Granville to help fund her USAA Indoor World Team membership to help represent Arizona Archery in Poland.

The ASAA will also be helping to support the 2009 Arizona Duel in the Desert Team by funding the Arizona Duel in the Desert entry fees of $30 each for the up to 24 person ASAA member team and funding the team shirt at a cost of approximately $30 each. If the 2009 AZ Duel Trials is able to provide any funding to the ASAA, the ASAA may be able to provide some funding for some of the travel and lodging expenses.

The ASAA and Arizona JOAD leadership also helped the two Arizona members of the USAA Youth World Championship Team by supporting Kiley Larrick's and Nathan Yamaguchi's training and preparation.

The ASAA's major effort is hosting the Arizona Cup with the help of dozens of volunteers. By hosting the Arizona Cup, Arizona archers can compete in a FITA World Ranking Tournament and a US Archery Team qualifier "in our own backyard". Encourage all to become USAA members. All current USAA members that list Arizona as their residence and mailing address are automatically ASAA members.