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Dec. 21, 2009  

Reminder: USA Archery JOAD National Mail-in tournament thru Dec. 31, 2009. Compete nationally while never leaving your home range.  Information at USAA JOAD Mail-In Tournament Invitation

Dec. 21, 2009  

Town of Buckeye Recreation Division is offering

new Archery Programs

Free Archery Clinic!

The Town of Buckeye Recreation Division will be hosting a free archery clinic from 9am to 10:30am, Saturday, January 9th, at Earl Edgar Recreational Facility on Miller Road and Beloat.

The clinic is designed to teach fundamental archery skills such as equipment review, basic shooting techniques and safety and is open to participants’ ages 8 to 17 years.  All archery equipment will be provided for the clinic and no experience is necessary.  The clinic will be led by a Level 2 National Field Archery Association Instructor.

Space is limited to the first 24 participants completing registration by January 6th at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center, 1003 E. Eason Ave.

Youth Archery Program!

Looking to take your skills to the next level, registrations are also being accepted for the upcoming Youth Archery Program starting every Saturday on January 30th and running through March 6th.

Two sessions are offered and space is limited to the first 24 participants per session completing the registration by January 22nd at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center.  Registration fee for the program is $50.00 for Residents and $60.00 for Non-Residents and includes all equipment, t-shirt, and participation award.

For more information, contact Brian Guinn, Recreation Programmer, at 623-349-6354 or at bguinn@buckeyeaz.gov .


Dec. 14, 2009


NEW DATE:  The dates for the Intermediate Instructor Course has changed to January 16-17, 2010.  More info at


Dec. 7, 2009   A New Archery Club has been formed.

The new Paseo Vista Archery Club, Inc. is a non-profit Adult/JOAD Target Archery Club which will be practicing and hosting events at the new Paseo Vista Recreation Area in Chandler, AZ. The park and Archery range are located on the northwest corner of McQueen Rd and Ocotillo Rd in Chandler.

The Park and archery range will be open around the last week of December. The club will hold beginners and intermediate archery lessons through the City of Chandler and will be forming a high performance archery team led by USAA Regional Coach Gary Yamaguchi and USAA Community Coach Mike Cullumber.

The Paseo Vista Archery Club is now accepting membership applications. For more information on the archery range and the club go to http://www.paseoarchery.org  or contact Mike Cullumber at mcullumber@cox.net


Nov. 29, 2009  

Judges Seminars scheduled for January 10 and 11, 2010


Two separate seminars are planned:

  • Judge's Seminar: Sunday January 10

    Seminar is for all judges and officials including those that would like to become judges and those that would like a procedures and rules update. Flyer

  • Rules Update: Monday evening January 11

    Presentation focuses on the new 2010 FITA procedures and rules. Flyer

Sign up early, space is limited, a must for anyone that would like to host or support tournament target archers.


Nov. 28, 2009


2010 ASAA Indoor Championship

Entries List

The tournament will be held on January 23-24, 2010 at the Indoor Archery Range at Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

The 2010 ASAA Indoor Championship information and schedule is available at http://www.azjoad.com/2010/2010_ASAA_Indoor_Championship-Registration.pdf

Contact azjoad@cox.net for more information.

You may also register and pay online at https://event-manager.compete-at.com/Manager/event/home.do?eid=2021

Nov. 22, 2009


Iron Archer Nov. 22 -  Results, Pics and Summary

Nov. 21, 2009  

*********New Archery Club********

Desert Sky Archers


JOAD and Adult Programs

Friday Evenings starting Jan. 8, 2010

Ben Avery Shooting Facility

Indoor Archery Range and more!

Phoenix, Arizona




Iron Archer Nov. 21 results and pics

Nov. 3, 2009


Remember to sign-up for the Iron Archer Series   Details

Oct. 13, 2009  

2009 ASAA Field Championship - Story and Results

Oct. 13, 2009  

**********DATE CHANGE************

Intermediate Instructors Certification Course

will be held on January 16 & 17at Precision High School.

The Class will be taught by Ed Votruba and Mike Cullumber. This class is for individuals who have little or no Archery experience and are looking to start a new Archery Club or will be working in a more established Archery Program. For more information on the class go to be https://event-manager.compete-at.com/paseovistaarchery

All are encouraged to take part in this class. Those in need of financial support are invited to submit a funding request to the Arizona State Archery Association (ASAA). Grants are available to those who can volunteer at a JOAD/Collegiate/Family Archery Club in Arizona at least twice a month. Grants are also available for those who wish to start and run a new JOAD/Collegiate/Family Archery Club in Arizona. All individuals that are interested in participating in an ASAA grant program will be required to contact the ASAA in writing with personal information and write a brief statement on how the Target Archery Community in Arizona will benefit from the grant.

Each applicant will be required to pay for the class in advance and return to the ASAA proof of completion from the class instructors. Each application will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the ASAA Grant Review Committee. You may apply for the grant up to two weeks after the class has ended.

Contact Mike Cullumber at mcullumber@cox.net for more information on this grant program.



Oct. 9, 2009


Arizona Duel Team Announced

Congratulations to these JOADs who made the team and will be traveling to California to represent Arizona!

James Rutherford - Compound

Jenna Nelson - Compound

Talia McCurry - Compound

Nathan Yamaguchi - Recurve

Zach Hamman - Recurve

Karissa Yamaguchi - Recurve

Wuteh McCurry - Recurve


2009 Duel Trial Results (pdf)

2009 Complete Team Roster (pdf)


Duel in the Desert Resource Page




Oct. 7, 2009

The 2009 Iron Archer has a new home at the remodeled

Multi-Purpose Indoor Shooting Range at BASF.

Nov. 21 - 22, 2009

Dec. 5 - 6, 2009


Sign-up now! See Registration Information.

Oct. 7, 2009


Hey JOADS, Have you tried 3-D yet?  (See BASF Flyer at this link)


Ben Avery is hosting a series of fun 3-D events that are a perfect opportunity to give it a try, and maybe even learn a little about field archery at the same time.

Sept. 16, 2009


Arizona archers helping Arizona archers. Update

Sept. 12, 2009


BASF Indoor Range - Sept. 11 - Sneak Peek   -  Meeting Notes

Aug. 28, 2009


Congratulations to Arizonans, Mackenzie Kieborz (Junior USAT),

Kari Granville (USAT) and Brady Ellison (USAT) for making the 2010 United States Archery Teams.  

See USAT listing at http://usarchery.org/news/article/15500

See Brady (1st) and Mackenzie (4th) in the US Open video on USA Archery

Video Link: http://usarchery.org/news/article/15435

Congratulations to Brady and Kari for winning the USA Archery Shenk Awards.  Link to Story: http://usarchery.org/news/article/15037

Aug. 28, 2009  

ASU announces their annual "Shut and Shoot" and "Fall Fling" tournaments.  Link to more information: www.sundevilarchery.com

Aug. 25, 2009  

BASF Multi-Purpose Indoor Range “Sneak Peek” and

JOAD Club Organizational Meeting


Friday, September 11, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


All that are interested in the Ben Avery Indoor Archery Range and all that are interested in establishing a JOAD program and/or JOAD/Adult club at Ben Avery.


BASF Multi Purpose Indoor Range improvement tour and JOAD Club Organizational Meeting


4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, AZ  85086. 

Enter via the main entrance drive, just west of the I-17 Freeway.  The range is a part of the Airgun/Airpistol range to the east of the “Small Bore Range”.  It is the first large metal building on the right side of the main entrance drive.

Here is a map to the “Airgun Range” Building: http://www.basfaz.com/facility_map.htm


Come and have a look for free (Call 602-228-0465 for the gate code if the electric gate is closed.)  Take part in the discussion and ideas to start a JOAD program and Club.  Bring a chair and a note pad.  Email azjoad@cox.net  with any questions or comments or just to let us know if you can make it. 


When fully outfitted, the range will be the largest dedicated indoor archery range in AZ with space for 12 FITA targets for 24 spacious shooting positions.  The building can accommodate both 18 and 25 meter distances and will be ideal for Vegas style events, club shoots, and championships.  Certified Instructors and Coaches, archer and parent/family member participation is encouraged.   Club members are needed to help establish and run programs and shooting opportunities.  Note that youths shoot for free at BASF.

Sponsored by the Ben Avery Shooting Facility Archery Programs and the Arizona State Archery Association.  See you there.


Aug. 15, 2009


The 2009 Duel in the Desert Trials and the Duel in the Desert are right around the corner.

The AZ Duel Trials is scheduled to take place on October 3 - 4.  Location pending. The AZ Trials select the 24 archer AZ Duel Team that will compete against CA.

The Duel in the Desert is scheduled for October 31 - November 1 in Long Beach, CA.  This is a different date than the posted calendar.

Both tourneys are open tournaments for those not competing in the AZ Trials or Duel itself and are welcome to shoot. Updates to follow as they become available.

Aug. 15, 2009


National Target Championship - Arizona Story and pics

Aug. 15, 2009


Youth World Archery Championships - Arizona Story

Aug. 02, 2009


Meeting Minutes from Arizona JOAD Leadership Summit - July 26

July 27, 2009



THANKS to Diamondbacks pitcher #35 Clay Zavada, our JOAD Kidz have received 4 tickets to a Diamondbacks game followed by the Montgomery Gentry concert to use as a fund raising raffle.

Game is Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009 1pm, seats are in Section 124,

Row 39, Chairs 1-4. Value of these is $200

Raffle tickets are available only at Corner Archery or from one of our JOAD Kidz for $10 each or 3 @ $25. Drawing will be held Monday, Aug. 24, 2009 7:30pm.

All the money raised will be used for our JOAD Kidz to attend the Vegas shoot or other tournaments that we participate as a club.

So, get your tickets quickly!!!!

July 26, 2009


2009 Prescott Senior Olympics Story and Pics

July 25, 2009


2009 Youth World Championships - YouTube productions

USA team video  (Park City Television production)

Archery TV - Photo Montage (FITA)

July 23, 2009  

See Brady Ellison interview on FITA TV  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN4k4qQLJg8

July 21, 2009  

JOAD NATIONALS  Arizona Story and Photos

July 9, 2009  

Kiley Larrick and Nathan Yamaguchi prepare for the 2009 Youth World Championships to be held July 12 - 19 in Ogden Utah. 

Story and Photos

To follow the Team and view the tournament details:

FITA website: http://www.archery.org/default.asp?s_id=0&link_id=125

Organizer's website: http://www.ogdenywc.com

July 3, 2009  

An Intermediate Instructors Course (old Level II) will be held on

August 15 & 16 at Precision High School, Phoenix, AZ.

Ed Votruba and Mike Cullumber will be the Instructors. Class fee is $150.00. There is limited space available for this class. This class is for individuals with little or no archery experience who wish to work with or establish an archery program i.e. JOAD, ASAP, Parks/Recreation or College Archery Program (CAP).

Please contact Mike Cullumber at mcullumber@cox.net to register for this class.

July 3, 2009  

Naty Jaime submits a story on the outstanding 2009 Junior Nationals in Mexico recently held in Tijuana, Mexico where 450 youth archers participated.  See the Story (pdf)

June 8, 2009


Ben Avery Shooting Faculty, FITA Archery Range Use and Arizona State Archery Association Support:

  1. The BASF has instituted a BASF FITA range user registration program See link

  2. As a reminder, BASF FITA range users, please move target stands to the back wall after use.  (Note that BASF will be staking down target stands for league use, and is an exception to the back wall storage policy)

  3. BASF FITA range is an ideal location for a JOAD club.  If you are interested in volunteering at a JOAD Club including becoming Intermediate Level Archery Instructor certified, contact the ASAA, Bob Pian at azjoad@cox.net

  4. Help wanted:  ASAA equipment requires maintenance (ie, target center replacement, wagon tire tube flat repair, inventory, stand repair, stand painting, etc.)  Contact the ASAA, Bob Pian at azjoad@cox.net to volunteer to help.

June 8, 2009


Series of Qualifiers to be hosted by Sun Devil Archery

May 28, 2009


On time registration postmark is May 30 for JOAD Nationals

Registration Information link

May 21, 2009


All Arizona JOAD Records have been updated  See Results

May 17, 2009


Photos added for 2009 USAA Indoor Nationals - Rio Rancho

May 12, 2009  

ABFAA has a new website - www.abfaa.info

May 11, 2009


2009 Southern Illinois Cup and Youth World Team Trials

Story and Photos

May 3, 2009  

"The 2009 Arizona State JOAD Outdoor Championship was help on Saturday and Sunday, April 18 & 19 at the Papago Park Archery Range.

The weather was great with 27 JOAD Archers shooting. Many Archers were participating in their first Archery Tournament. Many state records were broken at the tournament. Go to http://www.azjoad.com/main/azjoad_outdoor_records.pdf .

The tournament was hosted by the Papago FITA Archers club and had help from many of the archer's parents. Special thanks to Judges Gary Yamaguchi, Mike Cullumber, DOS Heather Collins-Brunnelle and check-in, registration and all around archer herder Angi Lopez, who without Angi, Tournament Director Mike Cullumber would be lost."

Link to Results

March 3, 2009


2009 AAE Arizona Cup - a FITA World Ranking Tournament and Senior USAT qualifying tournament

The AAE Arizona Cup, April 8 - 12, Ben Avery Shooting Facility, FITA Range, is the location of USA's one and only FITA World Ranking Tournament for 2009.  The AZ Cup is an open tournament, all are welcome.  This is a great opportunity for JOADs who can shoot the adult distances to compete side by side with World Champions, Olympians and archers from around the world.  The tournament includes a qualifying round (4 distance FITA round), Open and National Team rounds as well as Individual Elimination rounds for the championship.  For more information and to register, visit www.arizonacup.com

Feb. 24, 2009


2009 ASAA Outdoor Championship will be held on March 28 - 29

Information Document

Online Registration Link

Feb. 24, 2009


2009 USAA Indoor Championship - Photos (Rio Rancho)

Feb. 13, 2009


2009 AZ JOAD Team Vegas Showdown Photos

Feb.13, 2009


2009 JOAD National Mail-in Tournament Results

Jan 28, 2009


ASAA Newsletter Jan/Feb 2009

Jan. 26, 2009  

2009 ASAA Indoor Championship - Prescott, AZ   Results

Jan. 14, 2009


2009 Arizona JOAD Indoor Championship - Story and Results

More Photos added Jan. 26, 2009

Jan. 6, 2009  

Arizona JOADs on the Covers of ASAP's Discover Archery magazine

click on the image to go to the Magazine.


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Jan. 5, 2009  

AZ JOAD Newsletter - January 2009 issue

Jan. 5, 2009  

2009 NAA National Indoor Championship and 2009 JOAD National Indoor Championship information is now available:  USA Archery Link


Rio Rancho NM (February 20-22, 2009) is popular for AZ archers.


Forms are available at the bottom of the webpage.


JOADs take note:  Two separate tourneys are offered, most JOADs sign up for both tourneys.


Typically the NAA National Indoor Championship applies to the USAT and Junior USAT programs.

Dec. 28, 2008


2008 News has been moved to the Archive Page

Dec. 28, 2008


ASAA Newsletter - December  "Year in Review Issue"


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