Compound JDT Turns up the heat

There is a USA Archery Compound JDT being held in Arizona this week.  Here is a what Local Arizona Coach Steve Yee had to say about the event, and a photo of the group.

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“……….USA Archery Compound Junior Dream Team camp is underway! 35 JDT members and invitees from all over the United States have converged to Phoenix, Arizona and the home of the AAE Arizona Cup for a training camp.

This training camp is set up to prepare archers for the rigors of World Youth Championships and the World Youth Trials. Rosario, Argentina will be hot and humid, and the weather in Phoenix is a perfect setting for preparing the kids for the potential weather issues.

Archers will shoot a Ranking Round then do head to head round robins in the format of the World Youth Trials. After that, elimination rounds will occur.

The elimination medal rounds (Gold medal matches) will be broadcast on Facebook Live if the WiFi cooperates.

Here, the campers are going through drills led by Coach James Larry Wise.

Many thanks to Arizona Archery Club for the last minute use of the 45 yard main range!  ……..”

2017 Regional Judge Seminars

USA Archery is holding several Judge Seminars in different parts of the Country through the rest of 2017.  Here is a brief description from the USA Archery Website.

“……As USA Archery events continue to grow, we are proud to offer several Regional Judge Seminars for 2017. These seminars are designed for both new and experienced judges of all levels; whether you are an experienced Certified or National Judge looking to further your knowledge, or if you are new to judging, this course has much to offer. International Judge, Mike Cullumber will lead these two-day seminars and certification courses. The curriculum will focus on educating and developing judges at all levels. Topics will include:

•       Philosophy of Judging
•       Communications with Organizers/Coaches/Archers
•       Judges Responsibilities before, during and after the tournament
•       Arrow Value Calling and Scoring procedures
•       Indoor Scoring
•       Equipment Inspection Procedures
•       Rules – Where to find them and how to read them…………”


For more details visit the USA Archery website, link is below.

Click Here for link to Info



2017 AZ State Outdoor Championships, Oct 21-22

Registration and information for the 2017 October State Outdoor Championships has been opened up.  This years event will be held at the Ben Avery Outdoor FITA range on October 21 – 22, 2017.

This year the event has changed from the typical format.  The Team Rounds have been removed, and a 90 meter Money Round has been added.

For information about the event and online registration, click the link below.

Click Here for link to Info and Online Registration


Archery Community Highlights

Arizona has an excellent pool of Coaches, Judges, and Volunteers.   Recently Papago Achery recognized one of their hard working Club members, Lester Chin.  Lester is a regular at many of the Valley archery events, always sporting a smiling face.  To learn more about Lester’s award, head over to the Papago Archery webpage for the story.

Link to the story – Click Here


2017 Summer Sizzle Aug 12-13

Desert Sky Archers has opened up registration for the 2017 Summer Sizzle.  The event will be held at the Ben Avery Indoor Archery Range on August 12-13, 2017.

Registration can be found at the Desert Sky Archers webpage, or by clicking this – Registration Link

 Star FITA 25M/18M Format

 Recurve Bow and Barebow – 2 – 600 rounds, one from 25 meters, one from 18 meters; 25 Meters will have a choice of 60cm single spot or vertical. 18 Meters will have a choice of 40cm single spot or vertical.  Must shoot same type of target at both distances.  Outer 10 scoring on both distances.

 Compound Bow- 2 – 600 rounds, one from 25 meters, one from 18 meters; 25 Meters will have a choice of 60cm single spot or vertical. 18 Meters will have a choice of 40cm single spot or vertical.  Must shoot same type of target at both distances.  Inner 10 scoring on both distances


MEMBERSHIP – USAA/NAA membership listing Arizona residence is required to compete for the State Championship recognition. If your USAA membership expires prior to the official start date of the tournament, a copy of your USAA membership renewal and payment must accompany your tournament Registration Form. Your application will not be considered complete until your current membership is on file with the USAA.  All archers must show USAA membership card at the tournament registration table. Link to USA Archery – NAA Membership You can sign up for a tournament membership on line prior to the day of the event.  No registrations available at the tournament

Desert Sky and Ben Avery FREE Archery Clinics

Desert Sky Archers JOAD and Ben Avery have worked together to offer some FREE archery clinics for beginner archers.  Below  is the information from their website.

For a link to the Desert Sky Archers website –  Click Here

“…… Hello!  It is wonderful you have an interest in Archery!  Desert Sky Archers is putting on these free archery clinics for Ben Avery Shooting Facility and Arizona Game and Fish!

The clinic is 1.5 hours long.  During that time you will be taught how to shoot a bow properly.  You will learn Range Safety, be taught drills to improve your skill.

We will supply the bows and arrows.  We ask you come in close toed shoes.  If you have long hair/bangs, please tie it back.  Shirts to be at least short sleeve, no straps or muscle shirts.

Dates for 2017 to be as follows:
April 15th Full
May 6th 8AM Full
June 10th 8AM start time
August 5th 8AM start time
September 9th 12:00PM start time
October 7 8AM start time
November 11 12:00PM start time
December 2 8AM start time

You must be present at the start time to participate in the class. When you register you will receive a notification and a couple days before the class a map to the indoor range.

You can bring your own equipment if you wish, we will inspect it for safety.  If you are bringing your own compound bow, it must be 60 pounds or less draw weight.  For range safety, minimum age is 7 years old.  Must be able to draw back a 10lb bow.

Class size is limited to 20 archers.


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