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