TSAA  YOUTH/JOAD Age & Division Calculator for 2014
(NOTE: this is NOT official - verify any suggestion by the calculator with the current NAA JOAD Handbook Regulations.)
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The rules of the NAA JOAD are that your age as of the last day of a given year
determines what JOAD division you belong in for that entire year. 
NOTICE: Any archer may shoot in a higher division if desired.  If an archer participates in a tournament shooting as an "NAA Archer" or "NAA Yeoman" his/her score will NOT be used in official rankings, Jr. USAT, etc...The results on this page are NOT OFFICIAL.   Please report any suspected errors to the webmaster

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2014 NAA JOAD CATEGORY DIVISIONS
NOTE: Junior and Cadet ages are changed as of Jan. 1, 2010 as indicated in red below
 Junior  Cadet Cub Bowman
up to and thru the calendar year of the 20th birthday up to and thru the calendar year of the 17th birthday up to and thru the calendar year of the 14th birthday up to and thru the calendar year of the 12th birthday
Archers may choose to compete in an older division.  The "Archer" class is for the recreational archer and for those who are unable to reach the adult distances.  Scores in tournaments shot by competitors who shoot in the Archer division are not eligible for consideration for the Junior USAT.
APPROVED  NON-COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS (Recreational only)
  NAA Yeoman
  Up to and thru the calendar year of the 9th birthday

Explanation of JOAD division:

NOTICE: Any archer may shoot in a higher division if desired.  If an archer participates in a tournament shooting as an "NAA Archer" or "NAA Yeoman" his/her score will NOT be used in official rankings, Jr. USAT, etc..
Please report any suspected errors to the webmaster

If you turn 21 during 2014, you are now too old for JOAD. Have fun as a SENIOR! Any college student who meets the age requirements is still eligible to compete as a JOAD.  USA Archery rules allow a dual classification of "collegiate" as well as a JOAD class (say, JUNIOR) during a given tournament, without having to pay two fees.  Likewise, athletes with disabilities may choose to compete in their IPC classification (AR-Standing, ARW-2, ARW-1, for examples) as well as a JOAD or a Senior, based on their age as indicated below.

Juniors:
if you turn 20 during 2014, you are a junior until 12.31.2014.
if you turn 19 during 2014, you are a junior until 12.31.2015.
if you turn 18 during 2014, you are a junior until 12.31.2016.

Cadets:
If you turn 17 during 2014, you are a cadet until 12.31.2014 and then you become a junior on 1.1.2015.
If you turn 16 during 2014, you are a cadet until 12.31.2015 and then you become a junior on 1.1.2016.
If you turn 15 during 2014, you are a cadet until 12.31.2016 and then you become a junior on 1.1.2017.

Cubs:
If you turn 14 during 2014, you are a cub until 12.31.2014 and then you become a cadet on 1.1.2015.
If you turn 13 during 2014, you are a cub until 12.31.2015 and then you become a cadet on 1.1.2016.

Bowman:
If you turn 12 during 2014, you are a bowman until 12.31.2014, and then you become a cub on 1.1.2015.
If you turn 11 during 2014, you are a bowman until 12.31.2015, and then you become a cub on 1.1.2016.
If you turn 10 during 2014, you are a bowman until 12.31.2016, and then you become a cub on 1.1.2017.

Yeoman:
If you turn  9 during 2014, you are a yeoman until 12.31.2014, and then you become a bowman on 1.1.2015.
If you are   8 or under on 12.31.2013, you are a member of the yeoman division.

IF YOU ARE 18 OR UNDER AS OF 12.31.2014, you can instead choose to shoot in the non-competitive division known as "NAA Archer" if the tournament director chooses to offer that option.  It is not required.

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