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Jan. 21, 2014


2014 Arizona Indoor Championship


Jan. 2, 2014  

Happy New Year!

2014 AAE Arizona Cup information and online registration is now available at:    http://www.arizonacup.com/2014

Para Archery World Ranking is now available as an additional event.  A Para archery classification hub takes place before the competition.

A judges seminar takes place on April 1-3, 2014 at the AZ Cup tourney hotel  http://www.arizonacup.com/2014-Judge-Seminar-PHX/2014-Judge-Seminar-Information.pdf

"2014 has an unprecedented number of activities and participants.  The event sells out early each year.  Sign up on line as soon as possible!"

2014 AAE Arizona Cup on behalf of USA Archery Arizona, USA Archery, World Archery Americas and World Archery.

Dec. 29, 2013


Registration for the 2014 USA Archery-Arizona JOAD State Indoor Championships is now open. The tournament will be held at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility on February 1 & 2, 2014. The Host club is Arizona Archery Club.

Tournament Director is Carmen Gunn at joad@azarcheryclub.com.

Tournament Information may be found at this link:  Information 

and also on the club website at: https://www.azarcheryclub.com/tournaments/view/arizona-state-joad-championships-ben-avery-shooting-facility-phoenix

Membership Requirements may be found at this link: Membership

Entries list may be found here

Dec. 29, 2013


National Indoor Registration is Open!  REGISTER EARLY

2014 USA Archery National Indoor Championships Feb. 28 - Mar. 1

2014 USA Archery JOAD National Indoor Championships Mar. 1 - Mar. 2

Rio Rancho, NM



Iron Archer Round Robin Results

Iron Archer Qualification Results   -  Flights


10th edition of the Iron Archer is this weekend.  Roster is set. Preliminary target assignments posted. Shooting schedule and other tournament information may be found on the Iron Archer page here

We wish to thank Susan and Dennis Swarzfager, Brent Harmon and Desert Sky Archers for sponsoring the matches.

See you this weekend at the BASF Indoor Range!  Spectators welcome.



Level 2 Instructor Course Offered

Are you interested in helping a JOAD program or any other archery program?

Level 2 course content: Basic shooting steps, introduce intermediate shooting steps, safety, range set-up, equipment setup and repair, fitting equipment to an archer, how to teach archery and how to teach a Level 1 Instructor Course.

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18, USA Archery membership, Successful background screening, Safe Sport certified. Certification good for three years.

Dates: Jan 11, 2014 6pm - 9am Jan 12, 2014 9am - 7pm

Location: Corner Archery 5008 W Northern Ave #8 Glendale Az 85301

Pre registration and $150 fee is required by Dec 30, 2013. Fee covers class materials, Sundays lunch and Instructors.

Questions, please feel free to Contact: Rhonda Crabtree 623-842-3337 cornerarch@aol.com



2014 USA Archery Arizona State Indoor Championship January 18-19, 2014 at Ben Avery Shooting Facility Indoor Range, Phoenix Tournament and Registration information: http://desertskyarchers.com/events/2014-arizona-state-indoor-championships/

Hosted by Desert Sky Archers.  Space is limited, register promptly.



2013 Iron Archer - Registration announced.  

The 10th Edition of the Iron Archer will be held on Dec. 14 and 15 at the Indoor Archery Range at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility.

Remember to register early as we are limited by the venue to 48 archers.

More tournament information and the online registration link may be found here


USA Archery, Andrew Mateo, USA Archery 2014 World Archery Youth Championship Team, Wuxi, China

"Competing in the World Archery Youth Championships was a blast. I definitely had a lot of fun. I’ve gotten closer to the team and made a lot of friends, teammates and fellow competitors. I’ve learned a lot while on my trip in China and created memories that will always be remembered.

I gradually shot better as the tournament progressed, shaking off the pressure and time change. I didn’t finish as well as I expected but there is always next time. As a team, we shot really well even though we didn’t make it to the medal matches. My favorite match that we shot was our match against South Korea. They were our first match as we started in the 1/8 round. It was a really tight match and we came out victorious by one point. It was very emotional for us and we were proud of our performance. We shot really well our next match against Turkey. We were just 3 points shy of the world record but we still loss in the shoot off. Even though we were eliminated, we were very satisfied of how we shot as a team.

After this lifetime opportunity, I have learned so much.  One thing that I learned is how different international competitions are compared to national tournaments. The level of performance in the World Games to win a medal is much higher than a tournament in the United States. Competing in this tournament was the best way to finish up my last year as a Cadet.  With this, I plan to train even harder for my next international event, knowing what I’m up against as a junior.

I especially want to thank my sponsors Doinker, Easton, Hoyt, AAE, as well as USA Archery Arizona for helping me fund my trip to the 2013 Youth World Championships in Wuxi, China. 

Finally, thank you to USA Archery for the opportunity to compete in China." 

- Andrew Mateo


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USA Archer, Danielle Reynolds, at the World Archery Youth Championships,

Wuxi, China, 13-20, October, 2013.

Archery Arizona Scholar award winner Danielle Reynolds just returned from China where she competed on the 2013 World Archery Youth Championship USA Archery Team:

"The 2013 World Archery Youth Championships was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I received a gold medal for team rounds, and ranked 4th individually. During the trip I learned from my mistakes, learned from my achievements, and learned that I can't  wait to compete in another international tournament!

I went into the tournament being one of the more inexperienced and unknown archers on the trip. Now, after experiencing what it is like to shoot in the finals for both team and individual, I feel like I am on the same level as everyone else. Bonds were formed with teammates, coaches, and fellow archers that can never be broken, and we have stories that will never be forgotten. The USA team quickly got over a couple bumps in the road, and came together as a team to come home with a decent amount of medals and two world records.

I am so thankful for everyone who has supported me, and had faith in me, along the way. I may not have ranked as well as I was hoping for, but I shot strong and had the time of my life.

Special thanks to my sponsors; Easton, Doinker, AAE, Trophy Taker, BCY, Sure-Loc, SKB, Carter, Ross Outdoors and USA Archery Arizona.” - Danielle Reynolds

For USA Archery Arizona, “USAA AZ strives to support target archers and Arizonans reach for their archery dream ranging from the opportunity to learn, train and compete together, and have fun every step of the way!”

Oct. 30, 2013


Robin Hood Archery Classic - Nov 17th 2013

Oct. 25, 2013  

Arizona's Copper Classic is coming soon, Saturday November 16th for JOAD or youth archers and Adults on Sunday November 17th

All details and online registration can be found at https://www.azarcheryclub.com/

To go directly to registration go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3JW9X6N

Space is limited to 40 archers per day so register early. 

Oct. 8, 2013  

2013 USA Archery- Arizona Field Championship

October 19-20

Usery Mountain Park, Mesa     Information flyer:  http://www.userymountainarchers.com/2013Fitafieldflyer.pdf

Oct. 1, 2013  

2013 AZ Duel Trials - October 5 - 6.

SCHEDULE CHANGE for ALL participants. 

  • Saturday equipment inspection begin as at 7:30 AM

  • Practice on Saturday and Sunday begins at 8:00 AM

  • All start in the AM

Limited space is available, contact kjarchery@yahoo.com for more information.

Sept 30, 2013


2013 USAA-Arizona Outdoor Championships - Results


Sept 26, 2013  

TARGETEERS Youth and Family Archery will move as of Oct. 26, 2013

Please join them at:

Shoot Right Education and Training Center

2127 S. Priest Dr, Suite #404

Tempe, AZ 85282

When: Saturday mornings

9:00am -10:00am for the beginning class

10:00am -11:00am for the advanced class

Click for Flyer with more information


Contact: Mickey Richard

Cell: 480-495-6860

Email: Mesatargeteers@msn.com

Sept. 14, 2013


October 5-6, 2013 USAA AZ Duel in the Desert Trials!

The Arizona Duel Trials is hosted by Sun Devil Archery at Papago Park, for all, for fun!

2013 Duel Trials Information and Registration

AZ Duel team members receive entry fee for the Duel in CA and AZ Duel Team Shirt as part of the 24 archer team.

AZ Duel Team members travel to and compete on October 26-27, 2013 in Long Beach CA.

Those that don’t make the team are encouraged to take part in the Duel in the Desert by registering directly with the tournament. Link to the  California Duel in the Desert Registration  

Quivers on, Surfs Up…


Sept. 13, 2013


2013 Warrior Shootout will be held on Oct. 19, 2013. See flyer for details.

Questions? contact Fray at berettag002000@hotmail.com

Sept. 13, 2013


Fall 2013 - Get Out…Doors at Ben Avery!

Thanks to USA Archery Arizona, and Desert Sky Archers, there is another Training opportunity at the BASF FITA Field.

Who:      All youth archers as well as adults interested in outdoor practice for Arizona Outdoor Championship, the Duel in the Desert Trials, and other events.

What:     Practice and training at all FITA distances.

Where:  Ben Avery Shooting Facility FITA range, Phoenix (NWC Carefree Hwy and I17)

When:    Saturday Mornings, September 14th and 21st, 2013. Field opens at 7:30 am, and ends around Noon.  Dates, additional dates and times are subject to change, based on interest, weather, etc. A link to the event can be found here; https://www.facebook.com/events/157140374489229/   

                Any changes to the event will posted on the event page.

How:      Archers are welcome borrow a USA Archery AZ target matt and stand for free. This is a self serve program. Each archer sets up and takes down and puts away the target matt, stand and equipment each session.

Why:      JOAD practice for USA Archery Arizona Outdoor Championship. This program enables archers to set up targets at any and all distances. Note that BASF FITA practice range is available if you are not able to attend.

How Much: Youth age 17 and under are free: Adults age 18 and older, pay BASF daily fee. Donations welcomed.


Sept. 9, 2013


The 2013 Arizona Duel In The Desert Team Trials will be held at the Papago Park Archery Range on October 5 & 6. The host club is the ASU Archery Club.

Information and registration information: 2013_Arizona_Duel_in_the_Desert_Trials__reg_and_fees.pdf 

Information is subject to change.

This year's Duel In The Desert will be held in California. 

The California Duel in the Desert dates have changed to OCTOBER 26-27

(Two weeks earlier than initially scheduled.

Aug. 14, 2013


2013 Summer Sizzle links:

Aug. 12, 2013


U.S.A. Indoor World Team Trials dates announced and will be held at Easton Newberry Sports Complex in Newberry, Florida on December 13-15, 2013. See link to story below:


Aug 11, 2013


2013 Summer Sizzle - FINAL RESULTS

July 31, 2013



Click here for Flyer

Who:    New archers, new parents, new judges, new instructors and new coaches

Presenter: Bob Pian, World Archery - USA Archery Judge

What:  Review of USAA AZ Rules and Procedures (1/2 hour)


Question and Answers (1/2 hour)

Where: Ben Avery Indoor Archery Range, Phoenix, Arizona

When: Friday, August 9, 2013, 6:30 PM

How: All are welcome, no pre-registration required

Cost: Free

Why:    Learn about:

  • Rules basics and how to apply them

  • Becoming a judge

  • Helping at tournaments


July 10, 2013


The 2013 USAA-Arizona Outdoor Championship is being hosted by Desert Sky Archers and Physicians Physical Therapy. It will be held at the Ben Avery FITA Event Range on September 28-29, 2013.

Tournament information may be found at: http://desertskyarchers.com/events/2013-arizona-state-outdoor-championships/

Please note that all participants must fill out the online registration form and pay online with PayPal or mail in a check. All participants will be required to show their USA Archery membership card and sign a waiver at check-in. Minors must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver.

July 10, 2013


REMINDER: SUMMER SIZZLE - 25m/18m Indoor Tournament:

August 10 - 11 , 2013

Archery/ Air Pistol Indoor Range-BASF

Phoenix, Arizona

Summer Sizzle Information and Registration is now available here.


April 20, 2013


2013 Arizona JOAD Outdoor Championship - Day 2 Official Results

April 16, 2013


An Intermediate Instructor Certification Course will be held on May 18 & 19, 2013 at the Paseo Vista Archery Range, Chandler, AZ. The course will be taught by Level III - NTS Instructor Mike Cullumber.

Cost of the course is $150.00 and includes all materials.

Level 2 Instructor (formerly Intermediate) - 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. Current Level 2 Instructors with a successful background screen are eligible for insurance benefits. 

Course Content:  Basic shooting steps, introduce intermediate shooting steps, safety, range set-up; equipment setup and repair, fitting equipment to an archer, how to teach archery and how to teach a Level 1 Instructor Course.

Length of Course: 8:00am to 4:00pm each Day

Prerequisites: Minimum age: 18, USA Archery or NFAA membership, Successful background screen.

Certification period: Three years.

Please note: No certification will be processed without membership and a successful background screen.

Register at: http://www.paseoarchery.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1183110&eventId=673689&EventViewMode=EventDetails

April 13, 2013


SUMMER SIZZLE - 25m/18m Indoor Tournament announced:

August 10 - 11 , 2013

Archery/ Air Pistol Indoor Range-BASF

Phoenix, Arizona

Summer Sizzle Information and Registration is now available here.


April 15, 2013




2013 Texas Shootout & Compound World Games Team Trials

April 25-28, 2013

College Station, Texas


2013 Easton Foundations Gator Cup

May 31-June 2, 2013

Team Trials for the World Archery Championship Team

June 3, 2013

Newberry, Florida


National Field Championships and World Games Team Trials

June 6-8, 2013

Eagle Lake, Texas


2013 SoCal Showdown and World Archery Youth Championships Team Trials

June 21-24, 2013

Chula Vista, California


129th U.S. National Target Championships 2013 and U.S. Open

July 10-13, 2013

Easton JOAD Nationals

July 11-14, 2013

Hamilton, Ohio


Visit USA Archery website and like them on Facebook for breaking information

March 23, 2013  

USA Archery JOAD Camp Paseo Vista Chandler, May 24-27, 2013

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Archery/Programs/Junior-Olympic-Archery-Development/JOAD-Camps.aspx Space is limited, sign up soon.

Paseo Vista has been hosting the USAA JOAD camp since 2010.  Each year the camp is better than the year before.  JOADs that are serious about their target archery will enjoy and learn a lot at the camp.  Many JOAD come back year after year just for the experience of it all.  Parents learn, too.  Instructors and coaches are welcome to observe and lend a helping hand.  The camps fill up quickly, sign up as soon as possible.

March 11, 2013


USA Archery Indoor National Preliminary Results as they come in are posted at:

Preliminary National Indoor Standings

March 1, 2013  

AZGFD Shooting Sports News: Archery in the Schools championships are

Saturday, March 2 at Ben Avery. See news story below:

Archery in the Schools Championship

Feb. 20, 2013


2013 Rio Rancho New Mexico Roadrunners JOAD Indoor Championship via Facebook, Shooting days and times and target face type.


Check it out

Feb. 15, 2013


2013 Arizona State JOAD Outdoor Archery Championship information is available. Information and Registration may be found here: http://www.azarchery.com/index.php?post=178

Feb. 2, 2013


2013 Arizona JOAD Indoor Championship - Results

Feb. 2, 2013


Outdoor Training opportunity at Ben Avery FITA Event Range, Sundays in March.  See Flyer for details

Jan. 26, 2013


Congratulations to those JOADs setting records at the 2013 Arizona Indoor Championship.  Records posted here

Jan. 25, 2013


Arizona JOAD congratulates MEL NICHOLS on being named "National Coach of the Year"  USA Archery Story here

Jan. 20, 2013


2013 USA Archery Arizona Indoor Championship (Jan 19-20, BASF Indoor Range)



Jan. 3, 2013  

Arizona Archery Club JOAD will be hosting the Arizona JOAD Indoor Championship to be held on Feb. 2, 2013.

Registration materials for the Arizona JOAD Indoor Championship may be found here.

AZ JOAD Indoor Championship Entries List may be found here.

Jan. 3, 2013  

Desert Sky Archers will be hosting the USA Archery-Arizona Indoor Championship to be held Jan. 19-20.

Registration materials for the USAA-Arizona Indoor Championship may be found here.

USAA-Arizona Indoor Championship Entries List may be found here.

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

There are four documents downloads that may be found at this link: USA Archery


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. 11, 2012


2012 Year in Review by Bob Pian

Beginning Archery Youth Brochure

Click on image





Feb. 1-2, 2014



Indoor Nationals

Rio Rancho, NM

Feb. 28 - Mar. 2


Judges Seminar

April 1-3, 2014



25th Arizona Cup

April 3-6, 2014