USA Archery Announces 2024 Team and Other Industry News

USA Archery announces 2024 team; NASP and S3DA to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; USA Archery 2023 Club Excellence Awards winners; and Bowtech launches groundbreaking $300,000 2024 Amateur Contingency Program.

USA Archery Announces 2024 Team and Other Industry News

USA Archery Announces 2024 Team

The archery talent within the USA was very much on display this year, at every level, with the nation’s best named to the 2024 United States Archery Team (USAT). Click here to see who made the team.

Those selected are chosen based upon their performances in national and USAT Series Events, which include Arizona Cup, Gator Cup, SoCal Showdown and Buckeye Classic as well as the USA Archery Indoor Nationals, JOAD Target Nationals and JOAD U.S. Open, and Target Nationals and U.S. Open events.

Athletes who compete on the USAT event circuit are often balancing school, work, family, friends and many other commitments. It takes a huge amount of time, effort and personal sacrifice and the dedication required to reach this level of success is significant.

Beyond the prestige of making the USAT, archers earn the right to wear USA across their backs on a special team jersey and are provided discounts and products from generous USA Archery partners. In addition, top ranked Senior and Para athletes receive stipends and other support from USA Archery and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, which can be viewed here.

The top athletes on USAT are also invited to represent the United States on the Archery World Cup circuit and at other major international events per the Outdoor World Cup and other International Event athlete selection procedures. Eligible USAT athletes may also apply for Short-Term Training and other High Performance Programs.

This was a year where so many stand-out performances were on display and so much success was achieved, including medals won at three of the four World Cup stages. Quota slots were won for both the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and there were tremendous returns from the Pan American and Para Pan American Games, the Chicago Para-Archery Championship and the Pan American Field Championships.

For more information on how to qualify for 2025 USAT, please review the selection procedures for Senior, Para and 50+, U21, U18 and Barebow, as well as the 2024 event schedule.

NASP and S3DA to Raise Funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Passion for archery and passion to help others are both attributes shared by National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) and Scholastic 3D Archery (S3DA). These two popular youth archery organizations teamed up in the spring of 2023 to help the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. NASP and S3DA collaborated on a joint fundraiser during April 2023 giving program participants the opportunity to help others by donating. Archers in both NASP and S3DA raised a total of $6,544.00 for the children of St. Jude.

As both NASP and S3DA look to the year ahead, another collaborative fundraising commitment is in the works. NASP and S3DA are both grateful for all the participating schools and programs that made 2023 possible. Both organizations are now issuing a challenge to any and all youth shooting sports organizations to get on board and help the kids of St. Jude in the month of January, 2024.

NASP President Dr. Tommy Floyd said, “NASP and S3DA are both passionate about introducing students to the lifelong sport of archery. While we do it differently, we both enjoy seeing the sport grow and flourish. We are committed to work together and I cannot think of a better charity for NASP and S3DA archers to support than the kids of St. Jude. I know that in this collaboration and others to come, we can and will do some great work for those in need.“

S3DA Executive Director Holly Helton said, “Archery is indeed a lifelong sport and we believe children introduced to NASP and S3DA at a young age will carry that passion with them throughout their childhoods, eventually transitioning into other archery disciplines, and a love for the outdoors. We’re proud to combine the fundraising efforts of both organizations to help St. Jude continue its research for children all over the world. We can’t wait to see what the 2024 fundraiser garners for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and encourage all S3DA teams to participate and have fun in the process!”

There will be no cost for entering the January virtual tournament event, and donations via the tournament website will again be encouraged. Information will soon go out to all NASP and S3DA participants on how to help.

Tommy Floyd continued, “NASP and S3D® want to challenge all youth shooting sports organizations to join us and make the St. Jude Children’s Hospital spring fundraiser an annual event. We think this joint effort proves what we already knew, that our people are not only passionate about archery, but they really enjoy helping others that are going through difficult times. We understand the positive power of the shooting sports to help others! We want to show the world what kind of supportive people participate in archery and the shooting sports!”

USA Archery 2023 Club Excellence Awards Winners

North Side Archery Club in Chicago, Illinois, has been named Club of the Year as part of USA Archery’s Club Excellence Awards Program.

USA Archery’s Club Excellence Awards are designed to recognize the outstanding work of club programs across the country in the categories of:

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access
  • Event Hosting
  • Club Excellence
  • Member Growth

Clubs were able to submit an application in one or more of the above categories, and clubs that submitted applications in multiple categories were eligible for the Club of the Year Award.

Congratulations to the following winners:

  • Excellence in the category of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access: North Side Archery Club (Chicago, IL)
  • Excellence in the category of Event Hosting: North Side Archery Club (Chicago, IL)
  • Excellence in the category of Club Excellence: California Indoor Archers (Redondo Beach, CA)
  • Excellence in the category of Member Growth: North Side Archery Club (Chicago, IL)
  • 2023 Club of the Year winner is: North Side Archery Club

North Side Archery Club President Sarah Briscoe said, “We’re thrilled to be recognized for our club members’ unwavering dedication and tireless commitment to our growing community and to expand archery of all kinds in Chicago. We’re very proud of the community we’ve built together, and we’re excited to continue to provide opportunities for archers at the local, national, and international levels.”

Winners in each category will receive an engraved crystal award and the Club of the Year winner will receive a banner to be hung with pride at their range.

Contact for more information.

Bowtech Launches Groundbreaking $300,000 2024 Amateur Contingency Program

Bowtech recently announced the unveiling of its highly anticipated 2024 Amateur Contingency Program, a revolutionary initiative aimed at recognizing and rewarding the dedication and passion of archery enthusiasts across diverse classes and age ranges.

Celebrating a monumental 25 years of unwavering support from the archery community, Bowtech’s 2024 Amateur Contingency Program is a testament to the brand’s commitment to its loyal supporters. The program sets a new standard by honoring not just podium finishers, but also enthusiasts at every stage of their journey, from seasoned veterans to those taking their first steps in the sport.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Bowtech 2024 Amateur Contingency Program, our way of expressing gratitude to the incredible community that has supported us for 25 years,” said Todd Snader, brand and shooting program manager at Bowtech. “This program symbolizes our commitment to celebrating the passion, dedication, and spirit of archery enthusiasts, irrespective of their experience level or podium finishes. It’s about recognizing the heart that fuels the sport.”

One of the standout features of this groundbreaking program is its inclusivity — participants need not secure podium positions to be eligible for rewards. Participants can anticipate major giveaways taking place throughout various organizations over the upcoming shooting season. These giveaways aim to add an extra layer of excitement and celebration, ensuring that the thrill of participation is met with equal recognition and reward.

The Bowtech 2024 Amateur Contingency Program promises to redefine the archery experience, extending a heartfelt thank you to the community while fostering a culture of appreciation for the sport’s enthusiasts.

Click here for more information on how to participate and details about the program.


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