JOAD Age Classifications and Rounds

For Recurve Archers

Name

Thru the year the archer turns:*

Indoor JOAD

Indoor NAA

Outdoor JOAD/NAA Male **

Outdoor JOAD/NAA Female **

Junior (Jr. USAT#)

20

60arrows @ 40cm

60 @ 40cm outer 10

90, 70, 50, 30 meters

70, 60, 50, 30 meters

NAA Archer (recreational class)

20

60 @ 40cm

60 @ 40cm outer 10

60, 50, 40, 30 meters

60, 50, 40, 30 meters

Cadet (Jr. USAT#)

17

60 @ 40cm

60 @ 40cm outer 10

70, 60, 50, 30 meters

60, 50, 40, 30 meters

Cub -

14

60@ 60 cm outer 10 ring

60 @ 40cm outer 10

50, 40, 30, 20 meters

50, 40, 30, 20 meters

Bowman

12

60@ 60 cm outer 10 ring

60 @ 40cm outer 10

30, 25, 25, 20 meters

30, 25, 25, 20 meters

NAA Yeoman (NO National Competition)

8

30 arrows at appropriate target, tournament directors discretion

60 @ 40cm outer 10

Tournament Directors discretion

Tournament Directors discretion

COMPOUND ARCHERS

Name

Thru the year archer turns: *

Indoor JOAD

Indoor NAA

Outdoor JOAD/NAA Male **

Outdoor JOAD/NAA Female **

Junior (Jr. USAT#)

20

60arrows @ 40cm inner 10

60 @ 40cm inner 10

90, 70, 50, 30 meters

70, 60, 50, 30 meters

NAA Archer (recreational class)

20

60 @ 40cm inner 10

60 @ 40cm inner 10

60, 50, 40, 30 meters

60, 50,40,30 meters

Cadet (Jr. USAT#)

17

60 @ 40cm inner 10

60 @ 40cm inner 10

70, 60, 50, 30 meters

60, 50, 40, 30 meters

Cub -

14

60 @ 40cm outer 10

60 @ 40cm inner 10

50, 40, 30, 20 meters

50, 40, 30, 20 meters

Bowman

12

60 @ 40cm outer 10

60 @ 40cm inner 10

30, 25, 25, 20 meters

30, 25, 25, 20 meters

NAA Yeoman (NO National Competition)

8

30 arrows at appropriate target, tournament directors discretion

60 @ 40cm inner 10

Tournament Directors discretion

Tournament Directors discretion

           
          copyright TSAA 2008

*Archers may choose to compete in an older division.  The NAA Archer and NAA Yeoman classes are for the recreational archer and for those who are unable to reach the adult distances.
#
Scores shot by a JOAD archer shooting in the NAA Archer/Yeoman divisions cannot be used to determine eligibility for the NAA Junior USAT (US Archery Team).

**All outdoor classes shoot the two longer distances (usually, but not required, starting with the longer distance) at the 122cm target face (outer 10 ring), and the shorter two distances at the 80cm target (outer 10 ring). Please note that the Bowmen shoot 25 meters twice (once at each size target). All archers shoot 36 arrows at each distance.

An archer, properly registered for a tournament, may legitimately claim ANY record for which the score he/she shot exceeds an existing record, even if the record is in a higher division.   For example, a cadet who shoots an indoor 600 round score that exceeds the existing record score of the Junior (or Senior) division may claim that record as well as the cadet division record.
Also, if the archer registers "up" one or more divisions yet still exceeds the record for his/her natural divsion (ie, a cadet registers as a JUNIOR and shoots a score that exceeds the existing cadet record for the distance shot) may lay legitimate claim to the cadet record even though the archer did not compete in that lower division during the tournament.

Back to JOAD RESOURCE PAGE     HOME PAGE  Color-coded, comprehensive distance chart for all divisions  (printable acrobat version)