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Dec. 19, 2013

USA Archery 2013 44th Indoor National and 2013 JOAD National registration materials have been posted.

USA Archery Indoor Nationals - Rio Rancho NM venue:

February 22 - 24, 2013

Below are four downloads from USA Archery:

2013 Tournament Information Packet from USA Archery   12/18/2012)

(12 page pdf explaining the rules and formats for the tournaments.)

Note that there are 2 separate tournaments for JOADs.


FORMS (as of 12/19/2012):

  1. 2013 44th Indoor Nationals fillable form (for Adults and JOADs)

  2. 2013 JOAD Nationals fillable form (for JOADs) (JOAD rules)

  3. 2013 Indoor Nationals Date and Time fillable form (for Adults and JOADs to select their shooting times)

The deadlines are confusing so don't wait until the last minute. AZ JOAD recommends that you get your registration in the mail no later than the end of January or earlier to reserve your spot and to avoid a hefty late fee.  First come first served for shooting time selection.

The Arizona contingent seems to be staying at the Days Inn.

New Mexico Roadrunners website:

New Mexico Roadrunners Facebook group:

Dec. 17, 2012


If you have a public photo gallery that you would like to share, please email admin@azjoad.com with the link.

Dec. 11, 2012

2012 Year in Review by Bob Pian

Dec. 8, 2012

2012 Iron Archer Preliminary Target Assignments (subject to change)

posted here.

Please email admin@azjoad.com , if you need to cancel. We have a waiting list.

Dec. 4, 2012

Hearn Copper Classic Report:

What a great Tournament on Saturday and Sunday; Saturday was completely full with 40 archers and had several one arrow shoot offs during the Olympic style rounds in the afternoon. Congratulations to Cinder for winning the JOAD Copper Flight and an extremely close shoot off between Danii from Hearn (compound) and  Ardie from Paseo Vista, a recurve archer to decide the Turquoise flight winner. Congratulations Ardie who won by 1.5 mms,

Great Job to everyone. A lot of good sportsmanship and hand shaking between everyone. While on Sunday we had the Adults play with few brave youth archers that really gave them a run for their money. Congratulations to Austin (16) who ranked first with a perfect 300 score in the ranking rounds and claimed the Copper flight trophy. While the Turquoise flight was also a hard fought battle where Caytie Belzner took each Match to win that trophy.

Complete results can be found http://www.hearnacademy.org/pages/HA/Archery

Nov. 30, 2012

48 archers have signed up so the venue is now at capacity for 2012 Iron Archer. Info here 

Please email us if you would like to shoot and we will put you on a waiting list.

Please check your details at ENTRY LIST.       Wait List

If you have signed up, but cannot attend or need to change your target face,  please let us know at: admin@azjoad.com

Nov. 25, 2012

Would you like to participate in a Junior Dream Team (JDT) camp? 

January 13-19, 2013 in Colorado Springs.  http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Archery/Features/2012/November/18/Join-the-Fun-and-Excitement-of-a-Junior-Dream-Team-Camp.aspx

Nov. 19, 2012

2013 USAA-Arizona Indoor Championship shall be held on Jan. 19 -20, 2013 at the Indoor Range at Ben Avery Shooting Facility, Phoenix, AZ.

Now is a good time to get your USA Archery membership in order.  Please check out the membership page to sign up or check the status of your existing membership.   http://www2.teamusa.org/USA-Archery/Membership.aspx 

Tournament registration information and forms may be found here


Contact Rick Bachman at july396@cox.net for questions.

Nov. 16, 2012

2012 Board of Governors Report and Election Results

Nov. 12, 2012

2013 AAE Arizona Cup Registration is now open here

Nov. 12, 2012

ASAA membership elect 3 members to the Board at the Duel in the Desert meeting:


  • Rich Bachman, serving until 1214

  • Mike Cullumber, serving until 1214

  • Sandra Reynolds, serving until 1214

Nov. 12, 2012


California Wins!














Final Scores       Final Team Points        DUEL Story

Based on a 4 distance FITA:

Each Duel Match computes points by winning:

36 ends x 1 pt / end = 36 available end points

4 distances x 1 pt / distance = 4 available distance points

FITA win = 1 available overall point

Total  points per match = 41 available points

This makes each end a "mini-match"

Nov. 7, 2012

Please share with your club, group, area, family and friends.

ASAA Board of Governors Election 2012

The Arizona State Archery Association is conducting the annual Board of Governor Election. Election information is provide on the ballot see attached.

Ballot and information may be found

Nov. 7, 2012

It's Back!! Help us celebrate the 9th edition of the IRON ARCHER!

Information and Entry form for the 2012 Iron Archer is available CLICK HERE

Limit 48 archers

ENTRY LIST - (auto generated) (refresh to see the latest)

Nov. 5, 2012

Harold Rush Bare Bow Field archery Workshop


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World Target (1987) and Field Team (2002 and 2006) member Harold Rush presented the ins and out of bare bow, field and international competition insight at the Ben Avery Indoor Range on Saturday November 3, 2012. 

Thirteen attended the presentation where Rush spoke regarding

·         Goals and determination

·         Equipment

·         Tuning

·         String walking

·         Preparation

·         Estimating distances

·         Competition

·         People and places

Photo examples of top bare bow competition were shown.  After the 2 ½ hour presentation,  Rush demonstrated bare bow and string walking technique and worked one on one with the archers and their bare bow equipment.   Both Rush and the archers enjoyed the exchange and look forward to conducting another bare bow workshop in the near future.

A big AZJOAD thank you to;

·         Hearn Academy JOAD for providing bottled water.

·         Papago FITA Archers  who brought Muffins snacks.

·         And Harmony Assets for funding the range rental!

·         Harold Rush who prepared and then dedicated a full day in his busy schedule.

Arizona is lucky to have solid bare bow and field archery knowledge with Harold Rush.  The bare bow archers of all ages had a great time taking it all in as a group and learning one on one.   AZ JOAD presented Dr. Rush with a 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic commemorative pin and postage stamp from Great Britain to thank and express appreciation for free workshop. 

Harold Rush can be reached at:

·         ERA Young Realty and Investment

·         424 S Beeline Hwy

·         (Po Box 1600)

·         Payson AZ 85547

·         (928) 472-3525 Harold.Rush@erayoung.net

Oct. 31, 2012 Please share with your club, group, area, family and friends.

ASAA Board of Governors Election 2012

The Arizona State Archery Association is conducting the annual Board of Governor Election. Election information is provide on the ballot see attached.

Ballot and information may be found

Oct. 31, 2012

ASAA State Field Results may be found here

Oct. 30, 2012

Hearn  Copper Classic scheduled for Dec. 1 - 2  Click Here for Info

Oct. 27, 2012

It's Back!! Help us celebrate the 9th edition of the IRON ARCHER!

Information and Entry form for the 2012 Iron Archer is available CLICK HERE

Limit 48 archers

ENTRY LIST - (auto generated) (refresh to see the latest)

Oct. 26, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS to all the Arizonans making 2013 USAT Teams:

  • Andrew Mateo, Cadet USAT

  • Karissa Yamaguchi, Cadet USAT

  • Danielle Reynolds, Cadet USAT

  • Nathan Yamaguchi, Junior USAT

  • Eric Bennett Para USAT-Elite

  • Brady Ellison, USAT

Read more about this honor at USA Archery

Oct. 12, 2012

2012 Duel in the Desert FITA format: 

Please note that to comply with the 2005 Duel Rules:

  • Distances 1 and 2, long distances, will be: 4 minute - 6 arrow ends

  • Distances 3 and 4, short distances, will be: 2 minute - 3 arrow ends

Oct. 9, 2012

2012 Duel in the Desert and Open Tournament

Registration Information and Open Registration Form

On time Open registrations should be received by Nov. 5th

Team members will be registered by their Team Leader and do not need to submit a form.  A signed waiver is required and should be given to your team leader.

AZ vs CA Team Rules

Duel Archives

Oct. 6, 2012

2012 ASAA Outdoor Championship / Duel Team Trials -



See this link for previous records

If you have a public photo gallery link that you would like displayed, please email the link to admin@azjoad.com

Oct. 3, 2012

updated Arizona JOAD  OUTDOOR RECORDS  may be found here

(current and historical 2003-partial 2012 for Arizona JOADs)

  • Please note that World Archery has made frequent changes in format since 2010 affecting rounds, distances and target faces creating difficulty in maintaining records.

  • Thank you to Gary Yamaguchi for reviewing the records to get them current.

  • 2011 Outdoor Championship did not record Recurve FITA distance scores, only Day totals, if you think you have set a Recurve distance record please send a copy of your 2011 ASAA Outdoor scorecard with the score circled to admin@azjoad.com

Oct. 3, 2012

News about Rules, Judging and Development

Bill Bradley and Rick Bachman took part in the rules update seminar on September 22, 2012, bringing the total to nine who have taken the AZ rules and judging seminar this year. 

Bob Pian, seminar presenter said, “This is a special year with the introduction of the new World Archery Rule Books.  Like instructors, club leaders, coaches and tournament organizers; judges are key to providing the target archers with essential support, while rules knowledge is important for all including the archers.

The next AZJOAD coordinated presentation is:

November 3, 2012 Bare bow presentation by Harold Rush

Sept 26, 2012

On time Registration for ASAA Outdoor Championship / Duel TT is Sept. 28.

Be sure to register on time to avoid potential late fee.  Faxed forms are acceptable.  More information may be found here

Sept. 25, 2012

DATE CHANGE:   SUNDAY, September 30th


TIME: 8am - 1pm

WHY: The ASAA State Outdoor Championship / AZ Duel in the Desert Trials and the Duel in the Desert are rapidly approaching in October/November.

WHO: All are invited to help prepare equipment and the field at the BASF FITA Range on SUNDAY September 30th, 2012 starting at 8 AM, ending after lunch.

HOW: Tasks include:

  • Pruning trees and vegetation

  • Leveling gravel

  • Tightening target stands and equipment

  • Cleaning and organizing storage containers

  • Taking equipment and supply inventory

  • Hauling trash to the dump

Bring gloves, tools and dress appropriately. Feel free to bring your archery equipment and practice, too.


Email azjoad@cox.net for more information.

Sept. 18, 2012

2012 Judging Fundamental and Rules Seminar - Sept. 22 (Noon Start)

  • For all who are interested in USA Archery judging and rules fundamentals.

  • Judges, Instructors, Club leaders and tournament hosts.

For More Information, Click here

Sept. 12, 2012

2012 ASAA FITA FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP Registration Information is now available here.  Tournament will be Oct. 20 - 21 at Usery Mountain Park.

Questions may be directed to Tournament Director, Richard Doria at rpdjr45@aol.com 

Sept. 6, 2012

World Archery Bare bow Shooting presentation by Harold Rush

Two time USA Archery World Championship Team member.

WHENSaturday November 3rd, 2012 at 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM. 

After the open discussion, Mr. Rush will visit one on one to share information with individuals and archers.

WHERE: Ben Avery Indoor Archery Shooting Range (aka: Air Pistol Range)

WHO:  Anyone interested in World Archery style bare bow shooting

WHAT:  Harold Rush will discuss his experience, tips, show equipment and demonstrate competition style World Archery Bare bow.

HOWNo preregistration required.  Have your questions ready.

WHY:  Learn about competition, equipment and technique from an experienced world team bare bow archer.

COST:  FREE courtesy of Harold Rush and the Arizona JOAD.


  • Bottle water courtesy of  Hearn Archery

  • Cookies courtesy of Targeteers JOAD

  • More sponsorship information to follow including by Harmony Asset Management LLC

Sept 2, 2012

Steve Yee Charity Target Event - Results may be found here

Aug. 31, 2012

Organizers have reported that the Steve Yee Charity Event is full. 

Aug. 15, 2012


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Summer Sizzle Report           Results        Steve Stringham Photos

Aug. 15, 2012

Hearn Archery is hosting two AZ Charity Indoor Events to benefit Steve Yee:

Sept 1 is an Indoor 600 Round Target Shoot.  More information may be found here. An Entries List may be found here.

Sept 2 is an Indoor 3D Shoot. More information may be found here.

Here is a list of  raffle donations that will be updated periodically. Let's show Steve our support!

Aug. 15, 2012

Desert Sky Archers are proud to announce the 2012 Arizona Outdoor Championship and Duel Team Trials will be held on Oct. 6-7 at Ben Avery.

Information and Registration Form may be found here

Aug. 13, 2012

2012 Judging Fundamental and Rules Seminar - Sept. 22

  • For all who are interested in USA Archery judging and rules fundamentals.

  • Judges, Instructors, Club leaders and tournament hosts.

For More Information, Click here

Aug. 13, 2012

Level 3 Coaches Certification Course shall be taught on

September 28 – 30, 2012 Click here for more information

Aug. 13, 2012

Ben Avery FITA clean up, fix up day - September 30th - Date change

The ASAA State Outdoor Championship / AZ Duel in the Desert Trials and the Duel in the Desert are rapidly approaching in October/November.

All are invited to help prepare equipment and the field at the BASF FITA Range on Sunday September 30th, 2012 starting at 8 AM, ending after lunch.

Tasks include:

  • Pruning trees and vegetation

  • Leveling gravel

  • Tightening target stands and equipment

  • Cleaning and organizing storage containers

  • Taking equipment and supply inventory

  • Hauling trash to the dump

Bring gloves, tools and dress appropriately. Feel free to bring your archery equipment and practice, too.

Email azjoad@cox.net for more information.

Aug. 4, 2012

From left to right: Sandra Reynolds, Rhonda Crabtree, Brad Kathrins, Charles Corridori, Paula Simpson, Carmen Gunn, David Gunn.

(Click on photo for larger view)

Seven took part in a rules and judging seminar on August 4, 2012 in Scottsdale led by judge Bob Pian. Interests varied from rules and judging to teaching, instructing, coaching and supporting archers and the archery family.

The seminar was the first of its kind in AZ after the inception or the all new World Archery rules books. The new rule book format was reviewed as well as new rules and web resources. The seminar included rules and judging basis and procedures.

Key topics included multi target face shooting error scoring, judging equipment and tools, scoring arrows, ranking/elimination/team rounds and shoot-offs.

After a pizza lunch, the class reviewed case studies, and some were able to complete the USAA judge program application and application questionnaire.

Link for future reference: http://www.azjoad.com/2012/2012_Judges_New_Rules_Seminar.pdf

A future ½ day judges rules seminar hosted by Desert Sky Archers is being planned.

July 30, 2012

To all leaders of Arizona Archery Programs.

USAA Junior Dream Team (JDT) Program Invitation:

The JDT is open to junior RECURVE archers between the ages of 12-13 and around 18 (ends at high school graduation). It is a high level archery training program led by US National Head Coach KiSik Lee.

Local archers who have in the past, or who continue to participate in this program include Kiley Larrick, Nathan Yamaguchi, Karissa Yamaguchi, and Andrew Mateo. Coach Mel Nichols and Gary Yamaguchi participate as coaches in the program.

All participants must agree to learn the National Training System (NTS), and to shoot at tournaments using the NTS system. Successful applicants will attend at least two week-long training camps at one of the Olympic Training Centers per year, as well as agree to document their training on a weekly basis, serve as representatives of USA Archery and the United States, and to compete in national ranking events.

Typically, JDT archers place at or near the top of youth archery events in the USA, and many go on to become Resident Athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista CA, south of San Diego.

For 2012, the JDT Selection Camp will be held at the Chula Vista OTC from November 29th to December 2nd.

Anyone who can meet the qualifications for the camp and who is interested in trying out for the team, please ask them to submit their application as soon as possible. Anyone who has questions can address them to Gary Yamaguchi at gyflyfish@cox.net

The deadline for submissions is September 24th, 2012.

Here's the link to the application and process: http://www2.teamusa.org/USA-Archery/Programs/~/link.aspx?_id=B891CD6EAF7D497C9FB9F1C1CF0F8229&_z=z

July 27, 2012

From Mike Cullumber, USA Archery Arizona, Arizona State Archery Association President

"This is shaping up to be a great year for certification of Instructors and Coaches in Arizona. We have already had a couple of Level 2 classes, a level 3 class in late 2011 and more coming. We will be having a Level 3 class in late September. Information will be coming soon for this class. As a reminder the first step is to become a USA Archery member. Be sure to check out the family membership!

Below is information regarding several scheduled upcoming classes. Please spread the word to all of your Archers and Parents.

This is important. In order for your organization to succeed and for target archery to grow, Archery programs must have more than one certified Instructor or Coach on board.

The ideal situation is active club participation with a structure that includes; 1 - Level 3 coach, 2 to 4 - Level 2 Instructors and 3 to 5 - Level 1 Instructors. A goal that our Arizona clubs strive for.

August 4 - A Level 1 (beginning) Instructor Certification Class.

Level 2 Instructor Sandra Reynolds will be giving a Level 1 Instructors Certification Course on Sunday August 4, 8am-2pm at the Paseo Vista Archery Range. The Park is on the NW corner of Ocotillo and McQueen. Class fee is $75 includes book, test, certification.

A Level 1 Instructor is most closely associated with a "grassroots" program that is short-term in scope and focused on introducing basic archery skills to beginners. Such programs would include: camps, Scouting, 4-H, and Parks and Recreation. This class is great for JOAD Archers 15 years or older and Parents who want to help in club activities.

To register email Sandra at designedbydesign@gmail.com. Note: Must be 15 years old to be certified, if you will be 15 soon you can take class and wait to send it into USA Archery. Any Level 1 Instructor who wants individual insurance coverage will need to become a member of USA Archery and complete a background check (you must be 18 years old to be covered).

August 18 and 19 - Level 2 Instructor Certification Class

A Level 2 Instructor works with a more established archery program such as J.O.A.D, A.S.A.P., college clubs and local clubs with a strong beginner component. Level 2 Instructors are also certified to teach Level 1 courses.

Download Flyer http://www.azarchery.com/AZforms/Level_2_class_flyer_82012.pdf

For more information or to register; Space is limited

Call Coach Carmen at 602-320-5132 or Coach Dave at 602-320-3340 or email hearnarchery@gmail.com. "

Thank you,

Mike Cullumber

Arizona State Archery Association



July 25, 2012

Summer Sizzle Entries List posted here.

Space is filling up fast. Please register early. Registration information is posted here

July 20, 2012

Level 2 Instructor Course scheduled for Aug. 18-19 at AZ Archery Club.

Must register by Aug. 9

More information may be found at this link.

July 9, 2012

2012 EJN and NTC - the Arizona Story submitted by Gary Yamaguchi

may be found here

June 17, 2012

2012 New Rules and Rulebooks Seminar shall be held on August 4, 2012

Who should attend: All who are interested in World Archery rules including:

Judges, Coaches and tournament hosts.

Presented by the Arizona Cup & Arizona Junior Olympic Archery Development

More information and a registered list may be found here

June 5, 2012

DESERT SKY ARCHERS announce an indoor tournament to beat the heat.

Compete at the SUMMER SIZZLE on August 11 at the air conditioned Indoor Range at Ben Avery. Tournament format is 60 arrows at 25 meters and 60 arrows at 18 meters. Please note that the vertical target face has been added to the choices for the 18m round.

Information and Registration Form may be found here. Find Entries List here

June 3, 2012


  • CONGRATULATIONS to Brady Ellison for his nomination to Team USA for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Read more here from USA Archery.

  • CONGRATULATIONS to Eric Bennett for his nomination to Para Team USA for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Read more here from USA Archery.

  • CONGRATULATIONS to Mel Nichols for his nomination for Team USA coach for the 2012 Olympic Games. Read more here

  • Sheri Rhodes is assigned as WA Technical Delegate for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

  • Bob Pian is assigned as Director of Shooting for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

May 13, 2012

Intermediate Instructor Certification Course (level 2) on June 23 & 24, 2012


April 13, 2012

Ben Avery Update, April 2012

Many things are happening at Ben Avery http://www.azgfd.gov/outdoor_recreation/basf_facilities.shtml

Here is a summary:

  • The 23rd AAE Arizona Cup was a huge success. International team participation continues to rise.

  • The AZGFD Expo took place at the end of March. The JOAD outreach booth was staffed by Hearn, Corner, Targeteers and Desert Sky Archers JOADs. Inquiries ranged from bow hunting to Hunger games to target.

  • Archers may check in at any one of three convenient places, the BASF main range, the Clay target center, or the AZGFD headquarters front desk on weekdays.

  • Adult fee is $7 per day. Youth ages 5-17 is free. Note that youths are to check in and receive a $0 receipt. Keep the receipt with you and present to the rangers to verify daily check in.

  • Air guns of Arizona conduct events at the air gun outdoor field course located to west of the FITA event range parking lot in the cooler months. See the website for a the air gun event calendar http://www.airgunsofarizona.com/Airgunners/

  • Thanks to a donation from Kilauea Crushers/Arrowhead materials, ¼” minus rock has been delivered to level area for storage units and raise low areas under the central canopies. Volunteers with rock moving equipment are needed to help spread the rock.

  • The FITA practice range, across the street from the FITA event range receives steady use.

  • AZGFD/BASF host intro to archery classes regularly. Contact AZGFD/BASF for more information.

Desert Sky Archers at BASF news http://www.desertskyarchers.com/

  • The Desert Sky Archers will soon be operating from their own 40’ storage unit at the BASF FITA range. The space will allow DSA to expand club programs

  • DSA and BASF are collaborating to host the BASF 3D league.

  • As the summer approaches, DSA is planning indoor range use for club and class activities.

Archers of all ages are representative of sportsmanship, safety and integrity. Welcome others to join in target archery fun as a life time sport. Questions? or to volunteer: Contact azjoad@cox.net

March 27, 2012

Final chance. ASAA JOAD Clubs, we need your flyers to hand out at the AZGFD Expo. http://www.azgfd.gov/outdoor_recreation/showcase.shtml

We expect 100 to 500 very interested inquiries about where to find a place to shoot archery. These are your future club members and those that will take over your clubs when you retire.

Get your flyers to Rick Bachman july396@cox.net

ALSO, we have very few helpers at the Expo. We need volunteers to answer question about your club and what target archery at your club is like. Please email Rick and volunteer july396@cox.net

I have worked this event for several years. It is best to have a group of people work the booth and then rotate staffing the booth while others walk around and see all there is to see and do.

Bob Pian


March 26, 2012

AZ Cup Test Event March 17, 2012

hosted by the Desert Sky Archers

Ben Avery Shooting Facility

Phoenix, Arizona


Tournament Results


First off, I would like to thank the following people for their hard work. Without their help, events like this would not be possible.

  • Scott and Tiffany Waldrop

  • Valerie and Brian Bullis

  • Lynn and Mike Van Patter

  • Tim Sexton

  • Janice Price

  • Bob Pian

  • Mike Cullumber

  • Danielle Reynolds

  • Sandra Reynolds

  • Christiane Murphy

  • Diana LeBeau

  • Terry LeBeau

If I have forgotten someone, I apologize.

Fifty eight archers participated. We had archers there from several countries; Canada, Ireland, Denmark, Mexico, Venezuela, and of course the USA.

As the day of the event approached we were a little worried about the weather. The wind did blow making the event more challenging, but the bad weather that made national news held off for a day.

The format was based on 72 arrows in the AM and 72 Arrows in the PM; this was done as not all archers shot in both AM and PM. The high of the two was used if the arch shot in both. While the scores were tallied we played an elimination round game. All archers that participated shot the distance in which they competed. 3 arrow ends with a progressive score being required to make the next end. Matt MacDonald won the inaugural event (we will do this again as everyone said they enjoyed it).

At the end of the day there were a lot of tired smiles and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves.

Thank you.

Rick Bachman

Desert Sky Archers

Tournament Director

March 1, 2012

The Arizona Cup may be full, but it is not too late to sign up for the TEST EVENT and get a jump on the outdoor season.

Desert Sky Archers to host the 2012 AZ Cup Test Event on Saturday March 17, 2012 at BASF.

Find more information and registration form here

Entries List here

Feb. 19, 2012

“Done” FREE! Tourney rules and procedures seminar PLUS BASF work party was held on February 18, 2012 at BASF http://www.azarchery.com/page13.php?post=133

Desert Sky Archers (DSA) at BASF, Saturday February 18, 2012 was full with a beginners glass, club session, clean up/fix up day and rule and procedures seminar.

Refuse was gathered and disposed of, 2 target stands were modified to be 24” taller than normal for 70 meter blank bale use, the parking lot and range was flagged for vendor plaza, 1M, media, waiting, equipment and spectator area lines.

At 11 AM, Paula Simpson of the Targeteers JOAD and DSA members visited with DSA leader Rick Bachman and Judge Bob Pian and discussed a wide variety of topics

Topics included:

  • Differences between NFAA youth and USAA JOAD age categories and bow shooting styles and names.

  • Preparation

  • Helping the tournament help the archers

  • Importance of official practice

  • 3 meter line

  • Completing score cards

  • Awards ceremony

  • Sportsmanship/Code of Conduct

“NFAA and USAA are different, each groups rules and procedures must be learned”

“Many feel powerless when they perceive a problem. The key is to act promptly by informing a tournament official and following up that the concern is being managed. Ideally problems are asked and answered before the arrow are removed.”

“The rules are there to facilitate a fair, effective, efficient and meaningful event. The rules are not in place to hinder or prevent.”

“When questions arise, ask yourself, how can we help and grow the sport”

“Archers, parents, family, friends, officials and judges all have different experience, skills and knowledge.’

“Experience a key to success. All experienced archer and family members can look back on how they initially conducted themselves and how they conduct themselves differently today.”

Referenced documents:

Example USAA entry form: http://usarchery.org/resources/2012-national-indoor-championships-joad-national-indoor-championships Photo, Code of Conduct, Liability Waiver

USAA Dress code: http://usarchery.org/resources/rules-regulations/usaa-dress-code

USA Archery Athletes and Code of Code: http://usarchery.org/resources/rules-regulations

ASAA Tournament Rules and Procedures – USAA – Pledge, Code of Conduct, Harassment, Sportsmanship, Substances – Seminar: Click this link

Bob Blogs:

Preparing for Your First Archery Tournament http://usarchery.org/blogs/blog-for-bob-pian/posts/2330-preparing-for-your-first-archery-tournament

Getting Ready for U.S. National Indoor Championships: Rules and Procedures http://usarchery.org/blogs/blog-for-bob-pian/posts/2629-getting-ready-for-u-s-national-indoor-championships-rules-and-procedures

After the seminar, the field was “dragged” in preparation for the 2012 Arizona Cup Test Event, AAE Arizona Cup and the State Championship. Thank you to Nichols family for trailer and quad use and to Tim Sexton and Scott Waldrop for their all morning long help. Thank you to Rich Bachman and the DSA for hosting the get together.

Feb. 17, 2012

2012 USA Archery Indoor National Championship - Rio Rancho Pizza Party

An Arizona tradition is getting even better!

All Arizona archers, family members and supporters are invited to a pizza party (and possible JOAD awards ceremony) at the Inn at Rio Rancho Hotel & Conference Center on Saturday, February 25th at approximately 4pm.

To help with planning, please email Jenniffer Harvey at arrowchaser5@gmail.com with your name and the number of people in your group. Jenniffer is finalizing details and will get back to us with a cost per person.

Arizona archery families have been getting together on at the Indoor Nationals on Saturday night in Rio Rancho for years. Don’t miss out.

Jan. 28, 2012

2012 Arizona JOAD INDOOR Championships

Results     Story       Registration Information

January 28, 2012


2012 Vegas Showdown Information Packet

Online Registration for the WAF is available until Jan. 31st

WAF Homepage

January 24, 2012

Desert Sky Archers to host the 2012 AZ Cup Test Event on Saturday March 17, 2012 at BASF. Find more information and registration form here

January 24, 2012

2012 ASAA Indoor Championship - Results SEE 2012 JOAD STATE RECORDS

The Story PHOTO GALLERY Link to Steve Stringham photos

January 24, 2012

What's Next for Arizona competitors?

2012 Arizona JOAD Indoor, Jan. 28th, Phoenix, AZ, Registration Information

2012 Vegas WAF, Feb. 10-12, Las Vegas, NV, Registration Information

2012 USAA and JOAD Indoor Nationals, Feb. 24-26, Rio Rancho, NM Registration

2012 AZ Cup Test Event, March 17, 2012, BASF, Phoenix, AZ Registration

2012 AAE Arizona Cup, March 22-25, 2012, Phoenix, AZ www.arizonacup.com

January 18, 2012

From the Tournament Director...ASAA Indoor

Saturday AM line is closed. Only one spot left to shoot Sat PM and Sun AM.

Check the preliminary Target assignment list to see your shooting times as it may be different than your request. Click Here.

Once the venue is full, a waiting list will be maintained in order received. If you are unable to shoot, please let the tournament know by contacting Rich Bachman at july396@cox.net

January 6, 2012

Archery range at Oro Valley, Naranja Park (north of Tucson) - Update

AZ archery community reports that the Oro Valley Town Council passed:


Link to More Information

The link has a lot of good information including conceptual plans, community input and links to example safety documentation and rules. This semi urban park is a great example of providing assessable diverse public recreation and sport opportunities.

January 6, 2012

2012 ASAA Indoor Championship update

Desert Sky Archer announcement:

AAE will be donating prizes for the 2012 ASAA Indoor Championship!

AAE will also be at the range to show and sell the latest AAE products

as well as long time favorites.

Space limited, sign up for the tourney early. For more information here: http://www.azarchery.com/page13.php?post=119

January 5, 2012

The 2012 Arizona State JOAD Indoor Championship will be held

on Saturday, January 28th at:

Hearn Academy School Gym

17606 N 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85023

Tournament Director: Carmen Gunn - 602-896-9160 x 312

Registration Form: Click Here

There will be limited registration space so register early.

January 1, 2012

2012 ASAA Indoor Championship announced

January 21-22, 2012, Ben Avery Indoor Range, Phoenix AZ

hosted by Desert Sky Archers


Beginning Archery Youth Brochure

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2012 Iron Archer

Dec. 15-16




USAA-AZ Indoor Championship

Jan. 19-20



USA Archery

Indoor Nationals

Feb. 22-24, 2013

Rio Rancho, NM


2013 AAE

Arizona Cup