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ArcheryLinks
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Businesses
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4-H Archery
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Photographs
Records&Ranks
TableOfContents
Tourney Results
Training Ops
eScrip Fundraising
Venue Maps

Straight Arrow Archery school is a high quality range and uses the revolutionary method teachin' for South Texas in Victoria, Texas for teaching the National Training System (aka B.E.S.T. method) per Kisik Lee, and certifies people to be instructors for camps, schools, NASP, and much more. If you are within an hour's drive of this academy of archery excellence for kids AND adults, you are fortunate to be able to visit them and expose your children to one of the safest, most powerfully effective builders of self-esteem Olympic sports going.

YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT  http://www.joad.org!  
The JOAD RESOURCES PAGE of the TSAA
bookmark it now - this is a resource for youth target archery!
email the webmaster if you have specific questions that are not covered by the FAQ on this page nor by the other information.

In 2013 the TSAA started an outdoor target archery series of unique tournaments for our youth archers, called the Texas Outdoor Tournament Series, or TOTS. Designed to be a single day, low-cost event each time, the archers were ranked in the normal USAA manner by age and gender, and all shot the "TEXAS 1080" round - there were 3 distances shot (instead of the typical FITA 4-distance event) and only 108 arrows instead of 144, so the whole thing could be shot in one day. As organizer and Olympian John Magera noted, more than 18,000 arrows were fired during the 2013 TOTS event! A few adults were also allowed to play, to aid the youths in shooting well.

To read more about it, and to link into the results page for 2013, see this page.

There is also an official (sanctioned by the USA Archery) website for all things JOAD.  

Use this link to go to the OFFICIAL USA JOAD website for the latest official information. 

About USA Archery's JOAD Program from the TSAA webmaster's point of view:
Our most important asset in archery, just as in life, is our youth.  The NAA's JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) program promotes the sport of archery with young people.  It stresses qetting a bow in hand quickly (instead of boring the kid with lectures), yet doing so safely, and focuses on the positive aspects of the sport.  The USA's last Olympic Gold and Silver Medal archers started out as JOAD archers.    While the Olympic effort IS important, JOAD recognizes that it is far more important that archery be a fun and positive experience such that the young archer will continue to enjoy the sport throughout life.  The JOAD coach knows this and strives to promote success and a positive attitude.  Archery is a sport for a lifetime.

Summary notes from the 2007 JOAD National Target Meeting 

 
Find an archery shop near you (Hoyt's Dealer Locator, a good general possibility)
 

Information on specific Texas JOAD clubs

A List of JOADS in Texas Registered with NAA 

Subscribe to the NAA's 
 FREE JOAD E-Mail NEWSLETTER

There is no cost, you can opt out at any time, and your address will be used only for TSAA/NAA-related emails. 

View past  issues of the X FILES:
The X Files JOAD Newsletter

FAQ booklet!
Attention new parents - this FAQ holds a wealth of information for you and your new archer.

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and General Explanations
EVERYTHING
you, the parent of a new or prospective archer, want to know! By Tom Barker, Jim Krueger, Alex & Racae Meyer, Murray Elliott, and Ron Carmichael - this prints out at around 25 pages!  (and takes around 2 to 3 minutes to load at 28.8K speed)

JOAD Age Division Calculator  Just enter your DOB and find out what JOAD division you are in!

NEW: Rockford JOAD Archery JOAD Spreadsheet Calculator! Thanks to

Arn McIntyre
RSC Wolverine JOAD
Rockford MI
rockfordarchery.org
amcintyre@mcintyrehomes.com for permission to post this useful spreadsheet!

How FAR is that? A distance converter

WHAT ARE YOUR DISTANCES and TARGET SIZES?  
 A Chart

Lyle McIlhaney of the NAA (webmaster) created a comprehensive table of all distances and target sizes for all classes - rewritten by TexARC in Oct.2002

Printable Distance Chart - Acrobat Version

Scoring your arrows - tips and how-to by Jim Krueger, Tiger Sharks JOAD

FUN SHOOT IDEAS  Take a look - Send in your own to the webmaster for addition to this page!

SCORES of the winners of the NAA's JOAD National Tournaments - Alex & Racae Meyer put together a great comparison chart.

 B&W Distance Chart of JUST JOAD Divisions

What is a tournament like?  Indoors   Outdoors

Junior USAT Rules for 2004 team - a PDF

JOAD Olympian Explanation & Rankings The NAA has achievement levels for youth archers- this is how they work


Updated 7-24-2012

FITNESS Requirements for Jr. USAT Team

2009 JOAD Handbook

2007 JOAD Handbook

2003 NAA JOAD Handbook

OLYMPIAN FORM (use this to request an Olympian award from the USA Archery)
 

Texas Archery Clubs and Businesses

It is very important that all archery resources: clubs, 4H clubs, and businesses that are involved with archery in Texas be included on our website to maximize participation for anyone interested in getting into archery.  This may be the way that someone actually finds your club or business!

Please send information on YOUR Texas archery resource to us for inclusion on this page.  Listings may include location (street address/zip), times of meetings, scheduled events, pictures of facilities/persons, etc...

FOR ANY EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW, REPLACE THE "ATTT" WITH AN @ SYMBOL

JOADS
City Site/Name (click on link for club blurb) Address When Contact
South Austin Austin Archers JOAD

10203 Old Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78748
512 436 8813  (map)

Saturdays: 1:30-3:00 and Sundays Alex Meyer
North Austin Archery Country JOAD see website    
Cameron County Cameron County JOAD Club Los Fresnos CISD Stadium Sundays 3PM Reynaldo Ramirez
CLUBS
Area Website/name Location When Email contact
Austin University of Texas Archery Club Anna Hiss Gym Range  
Clifton(Waco) Clifton Archery Club Hwy 219, Clifton, Texas 76634   Secretary
College Station Texas A&M Archery Club Student Rec Center   Frank Thomas 
Williamson County W.C. Archery Club website just west of Georgetown, TX (512) 388-7232 email
         
Private Lessons
Columbus John Magera      
Northwest Austin Area Lindsey Carmichael
         
         
 

KNOWN BUSINESSES IN TEXAS - Contact us to add yours - it's free.

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Link to NAA-associated Clubs in Texas (including many summer camp JOADs)