The Outdoor Group Shipping Product Within 5 Business Days and Other Industry News

The Outdoor Group showing strong product availability; Lancaster Archery Foundation contributes to Team USA; USA Archery increases Para archery outreach initiatives.

The Outdoor Group Shipping Product Within 5 Business Days and Other Industry News

The Outdoor Group Shipping Product Within 5 Business Days

With Independence Day in the rear-view mirror, bowhunters are shifting gears into fall preparation, which means archery shops from coast to coast will soon be very busy. In preparation for this inevitable reality, The Outdoor Group has been busy preparing so that collectively it can help serve your customers hitting the woods later this fall. Now is a good time to stock up and be fully prepared for the busiest months of the year with The Outdoor Group’s comprehensive line of premier brands like Elite Archery, Slick Trick, Scott Archery and Custom Bow Equipment (CBE). As any archery shop owner knows, long backlogs and lead-times are discouraging and can result in the loss of a sale. “Thankfully, we’ve been able to ramp up production and drive down lead-times so you aren’t put in that position,” said Paul Guillot, VP of Sales. “With a few exceptions, products are shipping within 5 business days.” The Outdoor Group continues to keep up with the high demand, shipping products promptly. According to Guillot, top-selling CBE products such as the BridgeLock Adapter and Trek Bow Sights have been giant hits for retailer partners, while Elite Archery’s EnVision, Terrain and Basin continue to show archers what “Shootability” is, and why it matters. Guillot says SlickTrick’s award-winning Assailant has been wildly popular this year, while Scott Archery continues to innovate with the new Verge.

Dealers are reminded they can conduct business on their own schedule and order 24/7 on The Outdoor Group’s Partner Portal, or by calling (877) 503-5483 and speaking directly to a TOG representative.

Lancaster Archery Foundation Contributes to Team USA’s Travel to World 3D Championships

The Lancaster Archery Foundation has pitched in to help Team USA travel to the 2022 World Archery 3D Championships in Terni, Italy, which takes place later this summer. The nonprofit organization is contributing $500 per archer to be used to offset costs associated with traveling to the tournament, scheduled for Sept. 4-10, 2022.

USA Archery in early June selected 24 archers to represent the nation at the world championships, which are held every 2 years. The archers were selected through a trials competition held just prior to the ASA’s TRU Ball/Black Eagle Pro/Am in London, Kentucky, June 1-2. Three male and three female archers each were chosen to compete in the Barebow, Traditional, Longbow and Compound divisions at the world championships.

“Our archers make tremendous sacrifice to qualify for this event, train and prepare for success, and to compete at the highest levels of international competition,” said USA Archery CEO Rod Menzer. “USA Archery sincerely thanks the Lancaster Archery Foundation for easing the financial burden on our archers and for supporting them on their road to bring home the gold.”

“We are thrilled to be able to help the archers who recently qualified to compete for Team USA in Italy at the World 3D Championships make their way to this prestigious tournament that’s only held every two years,” said Rob Kaufhold, president of the Lancaster Archery Foundation. “We know it’s an honor and a dream for them to be able to represent the United States on the world stage, and it’s our honor to be able to help them reach that stage. Good luck Team USA!”

Based in Lancaster, Pa., the Lancaster Archery Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expand, develop and promote 3D and target archery to help people improve their confidence, discipline and leadership skills through participation in competitive archery.


USA Archery Increases Para Archery Outreach Initiatives

Archery is a sport that is open to everyone; it is inclusive of all ages, genders and abilities. Athletes with physical or cognitive impairments, who may otherwise be dissuaded from participating in sports can participate in archery alongside athletes without any disability. Whether the goal is to just get out and socialize or be active, or to make a U.S. Paralympic or World Championship Team, archery is a sport that lends itself to any path.

USA Archery is actively developing cooperative partnerships to grow its para athlete pipeline in alignment with the 2022-2028 Para High Performance Plan, which was developed in partnership with Para Athlete Advisory Council. It is USA Archery’s priority to grow the sport, introduce adaptive athletes to archery and provide them with the resources and opportunities to learn, practice and compete, and to cultivate and develop emerging talents into high-performing athletes at the national and international levels.

USA Archery has partnered with Move United, a U.S.-based, non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of parasports among youth and adults with physical disabilities through more than 200 chapters across the nation. From its joint production of the Adaptive Archery Manual and Video Series, to partnering on adaptive archery clinics and event opportunities, its most recent endeavor was to host a booth at the 2022 Move United Education Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. May 9-11. Next, it will support the Move United Junior Nationals, July 16-22, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. This event will offer Para Classification on July 16.

Jessica Cloy, Competition Manager for Move United, commented: “Move United is excited to partner with USA Archery to grow the sport among athletes with disabilities. This partnership aligns with our mission to develop independence, confidence, and fitness among athletes with disabilities through participation in community sports, including competition, recreation and educational programs. Through this collaboration, we hope to increase the opportunities available for athletes to compete at the grassroots level and up.”

“USA Archery is committed to reaching new audiences and providing increased opportunities for Para athlete growth and development,” said USA Archery Chief of Sport Performance and Organizational Development Mary Emmons. “From grassroots to gold medals, there is a place for everyone within USA Archery’s clubs, programs and events. Beginning in 2022, Para divisions are now offered at JOAD Target Nationals and JOAD Indoor Nationals to create new competitive pathways for disabled youth athletes. In addition, USA Archery will continue to partner with adaptive youth-serving organizations and military event organizers to reach new participants.”

USA Archery has also partnered with one of its local club programs, Archery School of the Rockies, which was awarded a VA Adaptive Sports Grant. The Archery School of the Rockies is hosting an Adaptive Archery Coaches Conference on August 19, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Speakers include:

  • William Bowman, Fabricator of adaptive archery equipment, 2021 Doc Counselman Award Recipient
  • Mary Emmons, Chief of Sport Performance & Organizational Development, USA Archery
  • Roger Koss, Coach, Kinetic Kids San Antonio Xtreme
  • Kevin Mather, Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Gold Medalist
  • Cindy Poorman, Physical Therapist, USA Para Archery Classifier
  • M.J. Rogers, Coach U.S. Paralympic Archery Team 2012, 2016, 2020
  • Susan B. Rossi, Director of Competition, MNPS, CTRS, Move United

Call (719) 272-4379 for more information and to register.

Additional resources USA Archery is proud to present for disabled veteran athletes include a Veteran Assistance Allowance. The VA Office of National Veterans Sports Programs & Special Events provides a monthly assistance allowance for disabled veterans training in Paralympic archery, as an emerging or national team athlete, as authorized by 38 U.S.C. 322(d) and Section 703 of the Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2008.

Recently, USA Archery released an updated Policy for Wheelchairs, Assistive Devices, Agents and Service Animals, intended to provide useful information for archers using a wheelchair, assistive devices (including wheelchairs, stools and V.I. tactile rigs), agent or service animal at a USA Archery sanctioned event.

To learn more about involvement in archery as an adaptive athlete, visit or contact


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