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Arizona's State JOAD Coordinators


Info provided by Pat and Amy Monahan

Tel: (480) 917-1922
Cell: (480) 540-7900


2006 Outdoor Season Begins


It is time for outdoor archery!  Although some JOADs who have never shot outdoors may find the distances intimidating to think about, once they try shooting them they usually really enjoy shooting outdoors.  Target faces are larger than indoors and the distances vary by age (see below).


The archery competition for the Grand Canyon State Games is to be held on March 25 at Papago Park in Phoenix.  This is a good beginnerís outdoor tournament because it is 900 round (30 arrows at 3 distances shot on big targets) Info at this link.


The 2006 ASAA outdoor FITA season begins with the ASAA Outdoor Championship, to be held April 1-2, 2006 at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, Phoenix.

  • The tournament is an opportunity for JOADs to take part in a 2 day FITA (2 days of 72 arrows/day) before the 1 day Arizona JOAD Outdoor Championship FITA (144 arrows) that is scheduled for May 6.

  • Sign up early to avoid a late registration penalty.

  • Registration form is at http://www.azarchery.com/forms/2006ASAAOutdoorReg.pdf

Remember that all AZ JOADs are invited to practice with the ASU Sun Devil Archery Team.  They will begin practicing outdoors at Papago Park again in March.  Check their website www.asuarchery.com, for practice times and details.  These are great practices to attend to find out if outdoor competition is for you.


Arizona Youths are encouraged to join the NAA to be eligible for State Championship awards.   Membership forms are available at www.usarchery.org .


Summary of 2006 JOAD division ages and distances:


Divisions are based on the year of birth, not the age of the archer at the tournament.  The reason for this is that the archer can remain in the same category for an entire archery season.


2006 Bowman, born in 1994, 1995, 1996 or 1997

     Distances: 30, 25, 25 and 20 meters


2006 Cub, born in 1992 or 1993

     Distances: 50, 40, 30 and 20 meters


2006 Cadet, born in 1990 or 1991

     Male Distances: 70, 60, 50 and 30 meters

     Female Distances: 60, 50, 40, 30 meters


2006 Junior, born in 1988 or 1989

     Male Distances: 90, 70, 50 and 30 meters

     Female Distances: 70, 60, 50 and 30 meters


Note: If an archer cannot shoot the distances without missing excessively and delaying the tournament, contact the Tournament Director to seek a variance to shoot in an unofficial distance category.


Note an Optional Olympic Round (head to head elimination) will be conducted at the ASAA Outdoor which is a must for anyone interested in national competition.