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Training Ops
eScrip Fundraising
Venue Maps

NEW: Info on formats accepted for publishing to the website


Rockford JOAD Calculator - an excel spreadsheet for calculating JOAD divisions, posted by permission


Richard (Dick) Tone is played a very important role for more than four decades in the NAA/USA Archery. He recently shared an information-rich document on tuning concerning the Cushion Plunger and column loading. I've also included a biography of this great archer and coach.
TWO DOCUMENTS ON CLOUT: Notes on CLOUT by Rick Stonebraker. Also, Excellent document on Clout from the U.K (From the Cheshire Archery Association, by Neil S E Foden)
8/10/2014: Canadian Federation's Long-Term Archer Development Program.- an acrobat file every coach should download and use to develop their own philosophy of coaching.
6/22/2012: I have finally gotten two of the NAA History books digitized and posted. (photos updated 6/26/2012) Thanks to Arlyne Rhode for permission to do this.


Rick Stonebraker's Docs: Tuning For Tens
  Finish Strong
  Guesstimating Distances (for Barebow Archers)
  Whitetail Target Bale Repair
Finish The Shot
Fourteen Legal Duties of a Coach Spotted by Tom Barker
In Depth Consideration of Legal Duties of a Coach from Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association District 4
Fair Warning By Dr. Richard P. Borkowski, original location: Athletic Management, 12.4, June/July 2000
Coaching For Safety By Dr. Richard P. Borkowski, Educational Service District 112
The Trafford Family I don't know of a larger family of archers with as much excellence in all aspects of life.
Things change. It's good to know when that happens
Done at the wrong time/way stretching reduces competitiveness
To help PARAs to shoot a bow when hand strength is limited.
On the UK's Stortford Archery Club's Pages, located for the TSAA by Rick Stonebraker.
Review by Lindsey Carmichael of the latest book by Kisik Lee & Tyler Benner
San Antonio's Express- News Does A Great Story on Staten (local archival copy) pdf
A great article on a true archery champion of the 60s
What is a service dog?
by Ron Carmichael
By Tom Barker
By Rick Stonebraker
Lindsey Carmichael has reluctantly given her dad permission to post an essay she wrote in 2005.
Learning to employ the BEST method by Thomas Tenerowicz
This tome by Kisik Lee explains a great deal of the BEST method.  Get it if you can!
How 4H archery/social events came to be 4H/JOAD archery
by JOAD/4H coaches Tom and Chelsea Barker
by NAA Judge Robert Pian of the AZ Archery Association
Writeup by Tom Barker on Michael Braden's Compound Camp
Olympic Archer Training - Guy Krueger
Denver, CO - by Shawna Hickman of the Centennial Citizen Newspaper
The Texas contingent once again does it right
Guy Krueger experiences the FIRST ever Mexico Cup Grand Prix event
The Heinsohns attend for the second year in a row.
World University Archery Championship,Bangkok,Thailand by Kristine Ehrich and Chris Shull
Guy Krueger's journey to Wonju, Korea

Paralympics DownUnder 2000

Rick Stonebraker's adventures downunder  (Sydney, Australia)

Paralympics (Barcelona) 1992) 

Don Lovo's writeup as the Chairman of Judges

World University Championships 2000 

Guy Krueger's writeup of the event & Link to Results

NFAA National Field Championship 2000 

An excellent tournament, by Rick Stonebraker

World Field Tournament, Cortina Italy 2000 

by Kathy Eissinger

Darrell Pace's second gold medal
The Joy Of Being An Archery Instructor
(or, Be careful  what you wish for)
By Tim Humphrey


Paint Your Bow! Elite archers Joe Fanchin and Kristin Braun are using advanced custom paint techniques to make your bow totally "you"!

Land, a new building for indoor archery, possible 3D field on a lake, Tom Barker is very very busy at Straight Arrow Archery

Note: As of 6/2012, Tom Barker and Gene Kacir, together with trained parents, have created a world of excellence in mentoring youths, resulting in 45 international contestants for Team USA so far. Texas has never had such a great contribution to archery excellence in both USA and the world.

US Coaches Sheri Rhodes has compiled a list of archery coaches in the USA
Arrow Tubes Bob Pian found this company that supplies thin-wall, clear tubes suitable for packing arrows into bowcases and such.
ASAA Rules & Guidelines (Feb,2010) The Arizona State Archery Association archers have put together a pretty good set of information for those wishing to shoot in a FITA-level tournament. Recommended
FITA-COMPLIANT TARGET STAND Allen Floyd of Utah hosted a World Senior Games in Utah, and designed this unique target stand, suitable for Whitetail target bales and easy to move by a single archer.
DOS ASSISTANT Archery Timer for FITA shooting, by Tim Humphrey
Morin Trainer  Climbing rope turned into a string bow with lots of intelligent design - very useful for training for both compound and recurve archers. 
ACE/X10 Data in pdf form Excerpt from Easton Document on ACEs&X10s in jpg format
AMO Standards for laying out indoor & outdoor shooting ranges (acrobat file: 250kb)
       AMO bow standards (acrobat file: 126kb)
Archery Manufacturer's Organization provides guidelines on assorted archery-related topics
Archer's Paradox This oft misunderstood and misapplied term is explained. ARC, 4/2001

Archery range - Setting up

Setting up an archery range - financial considerations of all equipment needed. -  This was created by JOAD coaches Racae and Alex Meyer, Austin Texas
Archery Shot Execution by Larry Skinner
Archery Safety Article from the ATA website.
2003 Arrow Selecton Software Easton Arrows - Windows-based software to assist in selecting shafts

MASS FIATT (Free Indoor Archery Tournament Timer)

MASS CATT (Cyclic Archery TrainingTimer)

Richard Hart of the State Archery Association of Massachusetts has written two custom software programs that support running a tournament (MASS FIATT) and training archers to shoot with appropriate timing (MASS CATT). 

These are FREE (but a donation to the State Archery of Massachusetts is requested by the TSAA Webmaster if you or your organization finds them useful.)

Your donation will be sent to the State Archery Association of Massachusetts.
Arrow Components:
X10 arrows
Easton GIF Image of shafts, points, nocks
ACE arrows
Arrow Wind Tunnel A very interesting way to assess arrows.  This takes you to a Swedish Website, where you can also see a very interesting recurve bow.  Cool stuff, archery.
Target Arrow Systems All shafts and components from Easton
Arrow Backstop A new material that even works with Carbon Arrows
Articles on archery by Rick Stonebraker Rick shares experiences as an Olympic Judge, tournaments, and articles published in archery magazines on improving your mental game and technique.  SEE ALSO Tuning for Tens below!
Barebow Weight Mold James Cosimini of Brandeis University shows how to make barebow lead weights using ....spuds.
Beiter Hit Or Miss Target System This is a page by Skippy 1440 of the Beiter Target system.  Original web address is/was
Beiter Nocking Points (BNP) How to serve in a nocking point
BNP TIPS Tips for Beiter Nocking Points by TexARC updated 10/2002
By Bernardini Riser Manual The user manual for the by Bernardini Risers
Bow Grip Customization Some ideas On Customization
Bow Measurements   Worksheet: Record your bow's configuration
Bowstring-Making Jig, Collapsible Version of TSAA Bowstring Making Jig that collapses for storage, based on Rob Distefano's original design, by ARC


Bowstrings and Bowstring Jig


this is a page written by Rob DiStefano on making recurve bowstrings - has a series of pictures and instructions on making your own recurve bowstrings.  second page.  It also contains a document on making your own BOWSTRING MAKING JIG!    Rob covers Whip End Servings on this page.
BRACKETS Tom Barker found this page of FOR brackets in DOC formats, and also this link: as the name says...
Code Of Conduct(June,2011 version)

USA Archery has a Code Of Conduct for everyone in the organization, including archers on the line. Do not show up at any TSAA event and violate these, please. Link to the original location of this file.

Prior Version is here

Colleges and Universities Schools in the US that support archery.  A page can be added for schools OUTSIDE the US if anyone sends me information.
college station presentation a number of HP coaches teamed up to provide a seminar on BEST
Cushion Plunge and Column Loading - Tuning (aka "the button") - Tuning considerations This was written by Dick Tone. (The link is to a biography of one of US/Canada's great archer-coaches)
Dimples - aerodynamic effects in arrow tips what happens when you add dimples (like a golf balls') to an arrow tip? English language Study Italian language article
USAA DISTANCE CHART This chart was issued in 2013 by USAA to define the JOAD Distances and Targets

Distances Chart (OUTDATED)

Printable Acrobat Version

THIS CHART IS NOT ACCURATE IN ALL AREAS DUE TO RULE CHANGES - Lyle McElhaney of the NAA created a great table of NAA divisions and distances for 2002.  The Acrobat form prints out much more nicely than the html page. NOTE: Acrobat and html file re-written May 2010 to accomodate new rules. TexARC
Developing Talent The Development of Psychological Talent in U.S. Olympic Champions

DirectorOfShootingAssistant pdf
(tournament timing software and digital lights)

Tim Humphrey has developed a complete software and hardware system for outdoor FITA/NAA tournaments (and indoor as well).  I have seen this in operation (at the UT Sunbird tournament view photos to see them in action) and in broad daylight the displays were very easy to see at all times.
D-O-S Timing System A member of the TSAA has designed a pretty neat timing system for archery (and other) events.
Dress Code Yes, USA Archery wishes the sport of archery to look "good". TSAA adheres to USAA rules.
Easton graphics Package.pdf Images from Easton fo rmarketing/advertsing Easton Archery Products- a pdf
EASTON GUIDE pdf Complete Overview from Easton -worth the download!
Easton Stabilizer Components GIF Image of all Easton Stabilizer parts
Eye Dominance Study on effects of monocular vision changes on sports performance (acrobat file)
Finger Sling -  quicktime movie on how to tie one quick and easy Adaptable, Cheap, Easy to Make, FINGERSLING using a shoelace - many elite archers use this solution.  This great video was made and provided to the TSAA website by James Cosimini - of Brandeis University Archery
FITA Pins Form NOTE: The below appears to have been dropped by FITA, now called World Archery, as of 2012.

Book 1, Chapter 6 of the FITA rule book describes the requirements an archer must meet in order to obtain a pin for a given score/performance.

There is a new set of pins for beginner achievements.

Once you score a particular score at a STAR FITA event you are entitled to wear a pin on your quiver (or hat, coat, etc.).  The pins are only $5 each.  Use this form to request FITA pins from the NAA (acrobat file)

JOAD Coaches - use the beginner pins to help exemplify progress and promote excellence!

Latest FITA Rulebook

acrobat files on the FITA website and the TSAA site as mirror
FITA Recognizes World Records for the Masters Division By Rick Stonebraker
Fixing Whitetail Target Centers By Rick Stonebraker

Fletching Aluminum Arrows  

courtesy of Ed DeBee - large pictures on how-to
Fletching Mylar Vanes (122 seconds/28K) One way to apply spinwings/kurly vanes.
Formaster Usage by John Kearny of the Yew Kay
Formaster Imagery By TexARC, A.Ron Carmichael
FUN SHOOT IDEAS These were scooped off of the alt.archery binary group, posted by HooDooWitch, John Dickmon, and others...
GOOD WORKS JOAD Archers do the darndest things!
History's Curve Saudi Aramco published this article, which is presented here with their permission. Story is by Lee Lawrence, and photographs are by David H. Wells.
Hoyt Compound Manual, 2002 OLD VERSION:Hoyt Compound Manual,2001
How To Align Limbs in Hoyt Risers 2007 Using the small brass washer shims to get perfect alignment of bowstring and limb tips
Hoyt Recurve Manual 2008 Has a great set of directions on limb adjustment - how to set the rings!

Hoyt Recurve Manual, 2002

Hoyt Recurve Manual,2001 
International Paralympic Archery Classification Handbooks Handbook(Classifiers')2010 2003version
Rockford JOAD Calculator - an excel spreadsheet for calculating JOAD divisions, by Rockford JOAD Archery, published here by permission 1/4/2010
JOAD Distance Chart B&W printable document by TexARC
JOAD Handbook 2009 OLD:JOAD Handbook 2007 version JOAD 2003 Handbook (DOC)   JOAD 2003 Handbook(pdf acrobat file)
JOAD Olympian Claim Form JOADs that score high enough may claim an Olympian recognition from USA Archery
JOAD STUFF A page of various JOAD-related topics (Junior Olympic Archer Development)
JOAD Light Controller A Light Controller with a buzzer
JOIN the NAA AND get TSAA membership for free
Korean Tech What is the Korean Method or Technique for Target Archery?
Level I Instructor Resource Larry Sullivan created this powerpoint presentation for Level I instruction.  It is a work in progress, but is EXCELLENT. MS Powerpoint or a viewer is required.
Mfr Links Some links to various manufacturers
Mathews Manual Mathews Owner Manual 2002
MINUTES Links to Minutes of the TSAA Annual Meetings Can All Be Found From the Board Page
Morin Trainer  (NEW) Climbing rope turned into a string bow with lots of intelligent design - very useful for training for both compound and recurve archers. 

Murray's Guide - NEW VERSION FIVE
If you don't download anything else from this site, any student recurve archer must download and use this compendium of information!

the classic Archer's Reference by Murray Elliott of Balbardie Archery, Scotland - this is a self-extracting zip of an acrobat PDF file.

For Swedish , Italian , and Catalan translations, see the link above.  Now, Also in Dutch (pdf)

Most Extreme Elimination Challenge Tom Barker notes that archery challenges us in several ways

NAA 12-minute Fitness Test

What is entailed in the fitness test for USAT and Jr. USAT members?
NAA ATHLETE CODE OF CONDUCT (see newer version under "Code" above) All NAA archers should be aware of this code before stepping onto the field!

use this link for an acrobat version of this page

Pittman Robertson Act Every hunting & fishing license contains a fee that can be applied for....
Safety & Risk Assessment: versions -
MS doc   pdf acrobat file

Turkish Safety Article

Comprehensive Summary of Safety of Archery and risk assessments posted with permission of author, Kari Granville of Sun Devil Archery at Arizona State. 
Also an acrobat document on Turkish Archer Injuries. Contact the author:
Rules To Speak Reminders that judges often give at the beginning of a tournament
SCORING (HOW TO SCORE) How to score arrows - good for youth archers
SCORESHEETS This is a page with several examples of scoresheets for use and adaptation.  Thanks to Jim Krueger and Steve Lomas for providing these.  Some are for printing blank forms while others are able to tally scores as you go.
Studies Activation Pattern  Bow and Arrow Interaction  Postural Sway  Reliability of Archery Chronometer   FITA and EMG
Tiny Target Printing Stuck in a small space but you want to have a proportionally smaller target for any distance to aim at? By Scott Heath

Target Panic Explanation and Cure

Excerpt and information on a book by Jay Kidwell, PhD.
TargetPlot Article   A Palm OS-platform software for developing and improving your archery published in Archery Focus - by A.Ron Carmichael
TargetPlot Second Article A review of the updated version of Target Plot - version 4.1
FITA-COMPLIANT TARGET STAND Allen Floyd of Utah hosted a World Senior Games in Utah, and designed this unique target stand, suitable for Whitetail target bales and easy to move by a single archer.
Target Stand by Caledon Archery Club
mirrored local archival copy

The most concise, in-depth, and complete instructions on how to construct a bowstand suitable for the Whitetail 52" bale I have ever seen. Someone obviously has too many woodworking toys/tools/time!. 
From the Caledon Archery Club of Canada
Target Stand, Australian Style This is an excellent stand, designed to be easy to move.  Color photo helps in reproducing the stand. Thanks to Alan Carter of AustraliaYou can visit his club, Diamond Valley Archers
TARGET STANDS JOAD SIZE Rick Stonebraker's Innovative stand

Target Stand: drawing of a stand 

An acrobat document with a design for holding a 48" or 52" buttress in a manner compliant with the FITA regulations, created and provided by John Scott of Beaumont, TX.
Target Stand/Buttress/target Deerproof, inexpensive practice target by A.Ron Carmichael, 11/20/2000
Target Stand FITA FIELD STYLE version2.2 Dan Zinn provided this drawing and diagram for a Field Target Stand, designed to protect from rain and last for years.
Target Stands   5/1/00 - Courtesy of Don Branson of NYAD/Nequa JOAD
 The TATA Plunger Tuning Article   Tuning the Plunger - "TexARC's Titrational Adjustment" (TATA) technique for finding the sweet spot.  NOTE: The author does not use this method any more.  But if nothing else works for you, then try this.

Tournament  Archery Timer

An automatic timer using a Basic Stamp II by A.Ron Carmichael
Tournament Software This is a single zip file with a series of DOS-based (ie, simple) compilation of software that will let you print rosters, shooting sheets, double-elim, round-robins, etc. The original programs are from
DOCUMENTS for these files is here
Tuning for Tens

Acrobat file of above

Tuning your Recurve Bow - Both basic and advanced tuning techniques for recurve bows by Rick Stonebraker, holder of many records and titles in Texas Archery for over 20 years. Graphics by Murray Elliott
 FRENCH Translation of Tuning For Tens Acrobat file of Tuning For Tens in FRENCH by Dominique Durante
Tuning Guide 2002 Easton 2002 Tuning Guide (1.6megs acrobat file) Version 3
Easton Tune Help Nifty Simple Help File from Easton - good basic diagrams and instructions
USOC: Simon Endowment Application and Information

Memo To Eds and AAC Roush  
(these are word docs)

The USOC is accepting grant applications for the William E. Simon Olympic Trust for the  Support of Athletes.  Applications are available from your Sport Partnership Team. Deadline for submission is October 1 each year. 

Past USOC President William E. Simon, Sr. established the trust in 1998 with a $1 million gift.  Grants distributed from endowment earnings are to be used for training and competition expenses.  Preference will be given to athletes not already receiving financial support from either the USOC or NGB. 

USA Team Requirements What will an archer have to do in order to make the Team USA for 2014? (Includes Paralympian criteria as well as able-bodied) What was it in 2004? For Jr. Team?
USA Archery Training Guide rev 6222006 This is a crucial part of a modern scientific approach to training.  Spreadsheet provided by Tom Parrish, High Performance Manager for USA Archery. Other Olympic sports have used this method with great success, and USA Archery has adopted it as well.
Whitetail Target Center Repairs By Rick Stonebraker
Why 2514s are now illegal? By Robert Michael Stewart, aka Mad-Mikey
Windsock Setup FITA makes/sells a nifty windsock, Bob Pian wrote a short "how-to" for them

X-10 arrow information, on Bow International

George Tekmitchov writes a superb article on the nature of carbon, aluminum, spine, and grouping with regard to X-10 arrows. If the original link to Bow International's article is broken, try this archival link. Subscribe to Bow International, in either digital form or print magazine.
Zen in the Art of Archery, A Critical Review of A scholar, Yamada Shoji, tasks the original work

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