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WHEN YOU FIRST START SHOOTING LEAGUE, club or national tournaments, the question comes up: “Where do I stand?” The answer all depends on whether it is a NFAA 3-D, like the upcoming Unmarked 3-D National Championships in Yankton, SD (July 7-8, 2012) or target event, like the NFAA US National Outdoor Field Championships in Chambersburg, PA (July 25-29, 2012). Then, it matters whether it is an indoor and outdoor event. Let’s take the outdoor NFAA shoots. In 3-D, archers shoot “at the stake,” which means that you touch a stake generally pounded into the ground. There are different stakes at the target, all in different color codes, which indicate your shooting class or division. For example, there may be blue, red or white stakes. In 3-D unmarked archery, one shooter at a time shoots the target at the stake. The tournament director will ensure the stakes are color coded to differentiate between the Adult, Youth and Cub divisions showing unmarked 3D courses. When you shoot an arrow, your foot must be touching the stake. The NFAA rules about 3-D unmarked shooting say: Each archer will shoot their arrows with one foot touching the appropriate stake for the division and class in which they are registered. Just for reference, the maximum distances from the stake to the target, for unmarked State, Sectional or National 3-D tournaments, are: • Adult division (except Traditional division): a maximum of 50 yards • Adult Traditional division and Youth division: maximum of 40 yards • Cub Division: maximum of 25 yards

Additionally, the NFAA unmarked 3-D rules say this about shooting at the stake: After shooting the last arrow, the group shall stand together away from the shooting stake if shooting in close quarters. This will let others know you are through. When it is safe, all shooters are to proceed to the target to score all arrows before any arrows are pulled from the target. In target archery, such as a field shoot, people will say that “you shoot from the stake,” which can mean you straddle or stand with a foot on the marker and the other foot in front or behind it. You do not put both feet in front of the stake. Otherwise you would technically be closer to the target than the technical shooting distance. For example, you might be standing at 49 yards to shoot the 50yard target. In field archery, the stake can be a stake with a label, a post, a disk in the ground or other signage that tells you where you should stand to shoot. Only in “fan” shooting patterns, where you shoot the same distance from 4 different positions (these will be marked on the ground, with 4 signs all labeled with the same yardage, and the shooting sign will indicate it is a “fan” pattern, e.g., 32 Yard Fan). In all of these cases, you do not have to touch the stake with your foot, as in 3-D. The foot should be a few inches away, to be correct. However there are situations where the shooter might be several feet from it—but straddling an imaginary line that the other shooters agree is not forward of the line created by the stake(s) where they are standing. This includes irregular footing that throws the archer off balance or a continued on page 6

Photo, above: An acceptable position for standing at the stake in NFAA unmarked 3-D archery. An archer can vary the distance and shot angle by moving the foot that is not touching the stake to adjust for a better angle, clearance and opportunity. scores, tournament info and more at 5



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position where a tree trunk, branch, or other obstacle is between the archer and the target scoring ring (and the arrow flight in between). So what do you do when the ground is all messed up or dangerous where you’re supposed to stand? It happens. Archers can follow an imaginary line that runs parallel to the target, and step off the stake to find less hazardous footing, and—as long as you’re not closer than you should be—you should be fine. Make sure everyone on the target agrees with your shooting position, just to be a good sport. The NFAA rules read: The archer must straddle an imaginary shooting line, which is marked by the distance stake and parallel to the target face, while shooting the required arrows. No archer may advance to the target until all arrows have been shot by the group, except for yardages that are


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is defined. As in hunting, if you know that you are going to have close shots and farther shots, go into the field with pins—or knowing how to shoot—for those distances. Practice them, prepare to shoot them, and—like hunting in the field—you’ll be better prepared for success. Also, there could be obstacles in the path of the arrow flight if the archer shot from the stake. The archer can move to a place near the imaginary shooting line (where the stake would be if you extended a line that ran parallel to the target). Always ask the people in your shooting group if you may follow the shooting line to get more solid footing or avoid an obstacle. Most competitors would not want to be in the situation, and should grant you the courtesy of finding a safer shooting

condition. Obstacles can pose a safety hazard, because arrows can deflect and hit someone. Check for safety and provide others the same courtesy of changing their shooting position. Practice your stance and position. Practice checking out the shooting lanes for objects that could interfere with arrow flight. It reminds me of a hunting story. Dad Sieloff’s hunting blinds at home are fixed structures at ground level. There’s no tree-climbing safety harness stories here, but you should wear a harness in a tree, regardless of how secure you think your footing up there is. Dad had a buck come in one night. It was an easy 15-yard shot. He picks his bow up from the bow rack, and quietly swivels his chair into shooting position in front of the

big open window. He draws back, cautiously, trying not to bring attention to himself. So far, so good. The buck doesn’t notice. Dad anchors. He sets his 20 yard pin just a little low, and lets go. Bam! Clank! The buck tore out. It was all legs and white tail waving bye-bye. “What the @(%&#(!! happened?” he thinks and looks around. He didn’t take into consideration the arrow had no clearance over the window sill. The buck was so close, the angle was so steep, that the pins showed the aim was definitely on the deer, but the arrow flight actually was straight through wood. Oh well. Lesson learned. The buck stayed away all season. Hunters, take advantage of NFAA continued on page 10

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Refusing to Grip We humans are controlling animals, aren’t we? All day long we try to control our tools, our surroundings and the people around us to make them suit our needs. We control our car by steering it with our hands and use our feet to make it go as fast or as slow as we want. Control, control, control! That’s what we do.


THE BEGINNING AND THE END My mentor coach, Bud Fowkes, taught me that the bow hand is the first body part to touch the bow as you setup for the shot (that’s step three in my Core Archery form steps) and it’s the last body part touching the bow as the arrow crosses the arrow rest on its way to the target (that’s step ten). This makes bow hand placement on the bow’s grip section extremely important. “ The shot begins and ends with bow hand placement.” – Bud Fowkes

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A: This trophy antelope will be obstructed in two steps. As in hunting, always check for obstacles in front of your targets to prevent glanced shots or broken arrows.. B: NFAA Field Archery imitates hunting, and you will have an antelope target to shoot in the Animal Round. This antelope presents a clear shot. C: Here is a clear shot for any archer. D: This shot has obstacles between the archer and the target. When an arrow hits a branch, that’s enough of a obstruction to cause the arrow to ricochet and miss. E: Checking for obstacles in the field or on the range is important to the shot. D: Bruce Sieloff shows that a clear, well

placed archery shot pays off.

tournaments. You can put yourself in multiple target situations in the woods, analyzing the shooting lanes, looking for obstacles, and working through new shooting positions. When you get in the woods, you have already put yourself in a variety of shooting situations, and challenged yourself, rather than just repeatedly shoot the same target and same shooting line in your backyard. ■

b to learn. The relaxed fingers and thum Relaxing your bow hand is difficult work. of weeks er memb club ry Arche in the foreground took this Penn State stiff and likely to transfer torque to the The bow hand in the back ground is bow handle.

But the archery bow offers us a big contradiction; the more we try to control the bow with our hands the less we succeed in doing so! If we try to “make” the arrow go into the X-ring we fail to get the job done with any reasonable level of consistency. The bow, then, becomes a very good teacher for us. The bow teaches us that we can succeed at a higher rate if we “blend” with it in order to “allow” it to shoot the arrow into the target middle. This is like the Zen teachings that tell us to “become one” with the bow and arrow acting as a compliment to it. In this way we can create the best conditions for getting the results we want. We just have to give up all that control; we have to avoid controlling the bow with our bow hand. Archery in this regard is a humbling and a good teacher—know anyone who could use a little of this philosophy in their daily life?

Placing the bow hand has to be done at the right time as well. Waiting until you’re at full draw is not the time to reset your bow hand. You just can’t repeat that action. Set it immediately after you nock your arrow. Set it correctly and don’t change it until after the arrow has been released. Most of my students—99% of them—don’t or don’t know how to place their bow hand on the bow correctly. They grip the handle in some way or they stiffen their fingers and thumb in an effort to get consistency. They are doing exactly what they do all day with their hands: control, feel, manipulate, bend, push, squeeze or pound. They have not separated archery from their daily life because they haven’t been taught that they need to.

We use our hands all day long to control tools, computers and steering wheels. Teaching your hand to relax when touching your bow takes weeks of blank bale training with your eyes closed.

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Placing your bow hand on your bow is counterintuitive. In other words, it’s the opposite of what you are used to doing and that makes it difficult to learn. Learning to “refuse to control” is the opposite of everything we do all day long but that is exactly what we must do in order to get consistent and accurate archery results. PURPOSE So what exactly is the purpose of the bow hand? What are we supposed to do with our hand when we put it on the bow’s grip section? The answer is simple: place the hand on the bow in a manner that allows the arm bones to resist the force-loads of the drawn bow.

most consistent way to resist this initial action of the bow handle. Bending your arm at the elbow recruits a far greater number of muscle groups than does keeping it straight. Try standing with your knees bent for five minutes to feel how many more muscle groups become active and, of course, how much these muscles fatigue. Your bow arm undergoes the same fatigue if you use lots of muscle to keep it bent while at full draw. Keep your arm efficient by keeping the lower and upper arm bones in line while at full draw and place a relaxed bow hand between them and the handle.

And you thought it was all about the hand, didn’t you? Well, it’s not about the hand; it’s about the arm bones. Just like most of the form elements I teach, bow hand placement is about the skeleton, the body’s core, and how to use it effectively. The bones of the lower and upper arm must be in line so they can resist the bow’s draw force. Liken this to how you use your leg bones all day when you’re on your feet. You use enough muscle – and it’s not much – to keep your leg bones in line between your behind and the floor. You use your leg bones like sticks to keep your butt off the floor so, therefore, use your bow arm in the same way.

The straight bow arm lines up the bones of the lower and upper arm so that they—and not your arm muscles— resist the force of the drawn bow. A straight arm uses very few muscles to hold its position.

BOW HANDLE PHYSICS When the string is released it and the arrow move toward the target but the bow handle moves away from the target according to the law of physics that states: For every action there is and opposite and equal reaction. During the fifteen thousandths of a second (.015 sec.) that the bowstring is moving toward the target the bow handle is pressuring into your bow hand and, therefore, a relaxed bow hand supported by in-line arm bones is the 12 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Bend your arm to hold the bow and you recruit all the muscles of your arm to do so and those muscles will fatigue. Repeating your shot routine becomes difficult when your muscles fatigue.

THE TOUCH PAD The lifeline that runs down the palm of your hand separates your hand into two regions for the purpose of archery, the “in-bounds” and the “out-of-bounds”. The thumb pad is the in-bounds portion while the other pad on the little-finger side of the lifeline is the out-ofbounds region. The thumb pad and only this pad should be placed on the grip area of the bow handle. If any other part touches the handle then side torque will occur.

I place a strip of tape on my student’s bow hand to help them actually “feel” the thumb pad. They then need to place this strip on the bow grip section and learn to feel it on the bow. By learning this feeling they can better repeat it while shooting.

The tape strip shown in the illustration is all that should be placed on the bow grip section. This strip must be vertical when the bow is drawn so that it parallels the vertical attitude of the bow handle. It should be obvious that this requires the bow hand to be rotated so the large knuckles are at a forty-five degree angle to vertical. » Once your bow hand is properly set there remains only to relax your fingers and thumb. These appendages must all be relaxed before the bow hand touches the bow grip. No exceptions! If they’re tense when you touch them to the handle they will most likely stay tense through the entire shot sequence. You do not need your fingers and thumb to hold the bow. You should be holding the weight of the bow with your release hand since you’ve already hooked the release to the bowstring. This allows you to keep your bow hand fingers and thumb relaxed at first touch, through the bow raise, during the draw, and through the aiming steps of your form sequence. » Never allowing the fingers to build muscle tension is the best way to have no tension in them at full draw. If you allow tension to build while you raise and draw your bow then you must take extra time at full draw to eliminate it – a step that is near impossible to repeat at a time when we have a more important issue to focus on.

« Letting all of the tension out of your fingers is top priority for my Penn State Archers. Eliminate tension in the thumb and it will point toward the target (foreground). In the background you see lots of tension which can’t be repeated and effects the shot negatively.

» Support the mass of the bow by holding it with your release hand. Use a little “pull-back” force to keep the bow in your bow hand while you raise the bow to the target level. Be sure to keep your fingers and thumb relaxed during these steps.

« Set your bow hand with your wrist set with a medium bend as shown. This position will best place your forearm radius bone between you and your bow. It also helps you keep your drawingforearm muscles relaxed at full-draw.

The wrist should be held in a medium-bend position. This, I feel, minimizes the amount of muscle needed to support the wrist in the optimum angle for presentation to the bow grip. Remember that we’re trying to position the in-line arm bones between the bow and our shoulder but the hand is in the way of this. Therefore, we must place the thumb pad center, directly onto the bow grip continued on page 14 scores, tournament info and more at 13

THE BOW HAND | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 because that is the point on the hand directly in front of the radius bone of the forearm. By now you should have gathered that this bow hand placement business is all about how to eliminate the hand and its effects on our archery form. This whole article is really about getting the arm bones – the radius and humorous—in the right place. THE FOREARM BONES The forearm has two bones, the shorter radius and the longer ulna. They lay side-by-side at the lower end

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to form the wrist joint. At this end the radius is located on the thumb side and forms the main part of the wrist joint. At the upper end these two bones join to the humerus of the upper arm to form the elbow joint. When the radius is lined up with the humerus they form a rigid resistance to the bow. If you can keep your bow shoulder down then this resistance is anchored in the shoulder joint. Raise the shoulder and more muscle has to be recruited to resist the bow and that’s not good. When the knuckles are in a fortyfive degree angle to the vertical they

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allow the forearm to be rolled out of the way of the bowstring. This doesn’t happen when you hold your knuckles in a vertical line – the forearm doesn’t roll at all resulting in all those black and blue marks we see on beginner’s arms. Get the bow hand angled correctly and the forearm can do its job and do it pain free. TEACHING BOW HAND POSITION I teach archers to make a “stop” sign with their bow hand so they can learn how to present it to the bow handle. When you try this be sure your knuckles are at a forty-five degree angle to vertical. Next, keep your wrist bent but relax your fingers and thumb. »

the only way to make it better for the long term. So the question becomes, “How do I practice?” “What do I do during a practice session?” During practice is the time for you to use your conscious mind to guide your learning of a new skill. Since your conscious can only have a single thought at any given time you must work on only one skill at a time and for now that skill is “bow hand placement”. Through this kind of guided practice your subconscious will gradually take over the running of the bow hand routine; it becomes automatic. Using the NEET True Shot Coach accessory pad helps you learn what part of the bow hand to place on the grip section. This learning aid forces you to place your knuckles at a forty-five degree angle to the handle and, therefore, place only the thumb pad on the grip section. From that position you must now learn to relax your fingers and thumb.

BOW HAND PLACEMENT ROUTINE Here’s a set of steps for getting the bow hand placed correctly. 1) Pen-mark the lower inch of the lifeline in the bow hand as a touch-point reference. 2) Touch the pen-mark to the left edge (for right-handers) of the bow grip section. »

Mark the bottom of your life-line with a pen and begin your hand place routine by touching that reference line to the left edge (right handers) of the bow grip. From there, lay your thumb pad onto the bow grip keeping your fingers and thumb relaxed. Take the time to build a routine and you will reap the rewards of consistent bow performance.

3) Relax all fingers and the thumb so they are limp.

8) Hold the bow hand in the proper position throughout the raising of the bow to the target level. 9) During the draw, the bow will pressure into the bow hand at the target and aiming level yielding optimum bow hand consistency. »

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5) Allow the thumb pad to lightly roll onto the bow grip.

7) Pull lightly with your release hand to hold the bow in the bow hand.

Every practice session should begin with thirty shots at the blank bale – eyes closed. There can be no exceptions to this for weeks to come. If I were coaching basketball, the first twenty sessions would start with every one at the foul line blindfolded, learning to “feel” their shot. Do the same with your archery.

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4) Slide the bow hand upward until the index knuckle and thumb lightly touch the arrow shelf.

6) Do not pressure the bow hand onto the grip.

To ensure that your conscious mind can remain focused on the bow hand you’ll want to practice close to the target butt. Close means four or five yards with no target faces on the butt. Its best if you close your eyes so your conscious mind is not distracted from guiding the bow hand. It can focus on how the bow hand “feels” as it first touches the grip, during the raise and during the draw. At full draw you can best “feel” if your fingers are relaxed by flexing them a little to be sure they are limp and then finish the shot through the release.

Learning and following this routine is vital for establishing correct bow hand position. Without a set routine to follow, placing the bow hand becomes a lottery event – sometimes it hits and sometimes it doesn’t. BOW HAND PRACTICE ROUTINE Practice with a purpose is always far better than just plain practice. Practice with the specific objective of improving your bow hand using the preceding routine is

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ONE OF MY MORE ACCOMPLISHED TARGET archers was on the practice range preparing for an upcoming championship. Observing a difficulty in his shot process, I commented, “Didn’t you feel your form breaking down and the shot going down the pipes?” “Yes, but I thought I could save it,” he replied. “Why didn’t you let it down?” I inquired. For many years of my life, I’ve done something related to archery almost on a daily basis. Such as attending and participating in archery shoots, events, teaching, practice sessions, tournaments, working on equipment and even giving away no longer used archery equipment—for free. Or, just thinking about archery. There was a time when the compound bow was not a legal bow for hunting in Pennsylvania where I live. I, and others, championed the use of the compound bow for hunting and now the compound bow is the first choice of well over 300,000 licensed bowhunters in Pennsylvania. I also championed the use of crossbows for hunting in Pennsylvania and for use in tournaments. The tournaments include National Field Archery Association (NFAA) competition. At every archery event that I attend, either on the local, state or national level most archers are using compound bows. Many of those archers are using the latest bow designs and gadgets that promise scoring points. I rarely hear discussions concerning archery in the Olympic Games. For many years, I’ve been a one-man committee to have compound bows approved for Olympic Games. So far, I’ve been missing the target. I’ve talked with and communicated with leaders in archery. Their answers, as to why compounds are not and will not be used in the Olympic Games seems to come out of the same hymn book with phrases such as, “not in my grandchild’s lifetime”. Their answers focus on a possible negative vote by a particular country whose archers are taking home the medals especially gold using recurve bows. Compound bows are being used more and more throughout the archery world. Outside of the archery 16 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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“I should have. I would have let it down if I were in the tournament,” he concluded. I countered that he probably would have continued with the shot in competition. When bad habits and lack of self-discipline are reinforced on the practice range, they unfortunately become patterns that are repeated on the tournament field. Practice is the main foundation that any athlete has to build upon in order to be a successful competitor. An archer has to be able to repeat each shot with precision. This means that the same amount of back pressure and the same degree of muscle tension must be executed. The only way that they can be consistently duplicated is by practicing and shooting the same shot that you will use in a tournament.

world, who would care if compound bows would be used in the Olympic Games. Try this. Ask your nonarchery neighbor if he/she would prefer only recurve bows to be used in the Olympic Games. It’s difficult to keep up with the number of archery tournaments that bear a “World Championship” title. Compound bows play a huge part in those tournaments. I know, in the United States professional and amateur archers shooting compound bows are posting near perfect scores on a regular basis. Many of those continued on page 18

shot so the arrow will continue straight at the target. Also be certain you shoot every shot with the same degree of backpressure. If an archer fails to maintain back tension, the bow arm will break down. When the muscles producing back tension to the string are relaxed, they will automatically relax the muscles to the bow arm and cause pin movement. A good way to find out if you are losing backpressure is to have someone watch your arrow on the rest. If the arrow creeps forward, you are losing the backpressure and probably will not shoot a consistent group. Be aware of your rhythm. Nearly all of the top archers release their arrows at approximately the same time during their rhythm. Some archers may shoot a five-second shot, while others may use ten or twelve seconds. Whatever their rhythm, the shot is usually released within one second of this time frame. If the shot is held much longer continued on page 18

A good form of practice is blank bale shooting, where there is no target at which to aim. The archer strives to shoot each shot with perfect form. At the moment of release, the feeling of the shot indicates whether or not you’ve been successful. Blank bale practice provides you with the opportunity to identify the muscles and muscle tension needed to execute this perfect shot. Since there is no target present, your concentration is directed only toward being able to duplicate the shot. This form of practice is very important when you are starting a new season after a break. It is also an excellent way to start and finish every practice session. When using blank bale shooting, do not be concerned where the arrows are hitting, other than staying on the practice butt. Be very aware of what your bow arm is doing. Over 90% of the bad shots by an archer can be contributed to the bow arm. Make sure it goes through the shot and finishes in the same place every time. The bow arm is controlling and guiding the path of the arrow until it leaves the bowstring. Make sure you finish your scores, tournament info and more at 17


OLYMPIC STORY | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 archers participate in weekly tournaments keeping their games in tip-top form the year around. In my opinion, no special pre-Olympic training sessions would be needed for the United States to send top-notch teams to the Olympics. I don’t have accurate numbers of archers who use recurve or compound bows in the United States. I don’t think anyone has those numbers. More youngsters throughout the world are and have been exposed to shooting compound bows particularly because of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). Here in the United States, because of NASP, millions of school children have participated in archery using a compound bow. NASP has progressed from local, state and national championships and even to a World Championship. Every participant in those tournaments uses a

compound bow. Here is what I suggest. The archery leaders in the United States should come together with international archery groups and petition the International Olympic Committee to recognize compound bows in the Olympic Games. Remember, archery could be a summer or winter games event. Much of the equipment and clothing used in most Olympic sports has evolved and is evolving to enhance athlete performance. Archery is no exception, but more can be done here. Here’s another idea. Why not alternate when recurve and compound bows could be used in the Olympic Games? For instance, in 2016 use compound bows. Four years later, use recurve bows. I cannot think of one reason why compound bows should continue to be banned from Olympic Games. ■



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New England Indoor Sectional .........................................April 13-15 .......................................Lunenberg, MA Northwest Indoor Sectional ........................................... March 10-11................................... Various Locations Southeast Indoor Sectional ............................................. March 9-11.................................... Various Locations Southern Indoor Sectional ............................................. March 10-11................................... Various Locations Southwest Indoor Sectional ............................................January 1-31 ................................... Various Locations NFAA Indoor National Championships ............. March 31-April 1 .............................. Louisville, KY Southeast 3D Sectional ....................................................April 14-15 .................................... Various Locations NFAA Marked 3D Championship ............................. May 4-6 .......................................Redding, CA Redding Trail Shoot................................................. May 4-6 .......................................Redding, CA


Southwest Outdoor Sectional .......................................... May 19-20 ............................................................... Southeast Outdoor Sectional ........................................... May 25-26 ...............................................................

than the normal shooting rhythm, the form begins to breakdown and a bad shot will follow. Once you are satisfied with your form, put up a five-spot target at ten yards. Shoot the same shot as you did when blank baling. If it is not the very same shot, then shoot one arrow at the target and the next at blank bale until the two shots are identical. Many times the presence of the target “short-circuits” the brain, because there is too much emphasis placed on aiming. Let the pin float on the target and execute the same shot as you do while blank baling. When the shot is the same, back up to twenty yards and repeat the process. The only really important thing is to shoot identical form with every shot. Let the pin float and it will hit the mark. Practice is also the time when you learn to develop your mental control and concentration level. Treat every shot as the most important shot you will shoot that day. If you think the shot isn’t there or you have negative thoughts, let it down, refocus, and start over. Do not shoot shots in practice that you would not want to shoot in a championship. Practice is where you teach yourself the required discipline that you will need in a tournament. You only have one chance with each arrow in a competition. You owe it to yourself to make sure you shoot it with the best form that you are capable of shooting. Fifty quality practice shots are of more value than five hundred undisciplined shots. ■ 18 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Southern Outdoor Sectional ............................................. June 9-10 .................................. Oklahoma City, OK Big Sky Open, Grand Junction ......................................... June 15-17 ................................ Grand Junction, CO Great Lakes Outdoor Sectional ......................................... June 23-24 ............................................Ypsilanti, MI Mid Atlantic Outdoor Sectional........................................ June 16-17 ............................................................... New England Outdoor Sectional ...................................... June 16-17 ............................................................... Northwest Outdoor Sectional .......................................... June 16-17 ............................................................... Midwest Outdoor Sectional ............................................. June 23-24 ............................................................... First Dakota National Bank Classic ..........................July 7-8 ....................................... Yankton, SD NFAA National Field Championships ......................July 25-29 ..........................Mechanicsburg, PA North American Field Archery Championships ................... Dec 7-9....................................Homestead, Florida

2013 The Vegas Shoot ...................................................... Feb 8-10 ................................... Las Vegas, NV NFAA Indoor National Championships ........................... March 16-17..........................................Louisville, KY NFAA National Field Championships .................................July 24-28 ....................................... Darrington, WA Please visit for complete details and tournament information. scores, tournament info and more at 19


THE WORLD ARCHERY FESTIVAL, INC. provided a true “Three Star” this year in Las Vegas. The four day World Indoor Archery Championships, sponsored by World Archery (FITA), began on Monday with the finals on Thursday. The “Vegas Shoot”


began on Friday and ended with top shooters in head to head competition on Sunday afternoon. Those archers who attended either the Singapore or Nimes tournaments shot their finals on Saturday night. All Championship divisions and shoot offs were held in the South Point

Arena, which provided great seating and visibility for the spectators. Special scoring systems, video coverage and professional announcing made Vegas the archery event of the year. Complete results are available at and video is available at ■

South Point Hotel and Casino—new venue for the Vegas Shoot.

Finals. the World Indoor Arena setup for Katrina Wei ss, Archery, assi event coordinator, an d st competito pionships. rs with regi Denise Parker, presiden strations fo r the World t of US Indoor Cha m-

USA Men’s Compound team takes gold in the team round. Reo Wilde (center), Jimmy Butts (left), and Braden Gillenthien.

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General Session – Sunday, February 5, 2012 General Assembly Meeting called to order by President Bruce Call at 10:11 AM. Invocation by John Pawlowski ,Pennsylvania Director. Pledge of Allegiance, led by Ray Jones, Sergeant of Arms.

Councilman Bob Borges. Committee members: AL, CA, CT, GA, IA, IL, KS, MD, MI, MO, MT, ND, NM, NY, OK, PA, SC, TN, UT, VT, WI, WY Directors

Rules of Assembly and Meeting and Parliamentary Protocol highlighted by Parliamentarian Tim Austin. Committee Meeting Room Assignments: The Competition/Equipment Committee was assigned to the Pelican Bay Room and the Administration Committee was assigned to the Mission Bay Room. Committees met from Noon to 2:00 PM. Recess: The General Session was recessed at 11:00 AM for lunch and Committee Meetings. General Session Reconvened at 2:10 PM. All previous attendees were present. OLD BUSINESS 2010 Annual Meeting Minutes: Motion made by MA and second by FL to accept the 2010 Meeting Minutes. Motion passed by show of hands. President’s Report: President Cull gave a power point presentation on the State of the NFAA. He gave a brief history of the NFAA and its programs. The presentation also detailed the differences between the NFAA, the NFAA Foundation, and the World Archery Festival. Headquarter updates were highlighted and there was a brief discussion of the new construction for the additional indoor range.

Voting Yes: MD, NJ, NY, PA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, CT, MA, VT, ID, MT, OR, WY, FL, GA, NC, SC, TN, AL, MS, TX, HI, NV, IL, MI, OH

Revision, Constitution, Page 15, Article V, Section D, Para 1

Voting No: VA, WV, IA, AK, WA, KY, OK, AZ, CA, CO, NM, UT, IN, WI

the Board of Directors of that section. Nominations will be made by any Director of the section, who will forward a resume of the nominee to each Director in the section a minimum of three weeks prior to the annual sectional meeting, at which time the nominations for Councilman will be closed. NFAA Headquarters will be notified of the election results along with the minutes of said meeting in accordance with Article VII, Section I, Para 3.

Voting Yes: MD, NY, PA, VA, WV, MO, NE, CT, MA, VT, AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, FL, GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, AL, OK, TX, AZ, CA, CO, HI, NM, NV, UT, OH Voting No: NJ, IA, KS, MN, ND, SD, WY, MS, IL, IN, MI, WI Revision, By-Laws, Page 27, Article I, Section B, Definitions, Item 8.

Committee Chairmen: NFAA Pro Chairman Chuck Cooley.

Revision, Constitution, Page 12, Article III, Section B, Para 2, Item 2.4

NFAA State Directors(or alternate), 44 of 49 present: MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV, IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, CT, MA, VT, AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY, FL, GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, AL, MS, OK, TX, AZ, CA, CO, HI, NM, NV, UT, IL, IN, MI, OH, WI. States not present: ME, NH, RI, AR, LA

2.4 Require membership in the NFAA as essential for competition, excluding the guest participant divisions at sectional and state level tournaments including NFAA mandated NFAA state championships in NFAA rounds as listed under By-Laws Article VI.

Ballot Considerations: Total weighted votes = 48; Two-thirds weighted majority = 32; Two-thirds non-weighted majority = 30; Simple weighted majority = 25; Simple non-weighted majority = 23.

Revision, Constitution, Page 12, Article III, Section B, Para 2, Item 2.5

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2.5 Must offer one Indoor State Championship and one Outdoor State Field Championship tournament per year using official NFAA rules, rounds and targets. These tournaments must require NFAA membership in the competitor division. In the event a state does not have a field range available to host an outdoor field championship, an alternate official NFAA outdoor round may be used. Revision, Constitution, Page 12, Article III, Section B, Para 2, Item 2.7.4 2.7.4 In guest participant divisions not shooting for awards.

Pro-1. Committee recommends no action. Moved to adopt by Pro Chair. Second by NJ. Motion failed. Pro-2. Committee recommends no action. Moved to adopt by Pro Chair. Second by FL.

Voting Yes: MD, NJ, NY, IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, CT, MA, VT, ID, MT, WY, FL, GA, NC, SC, TN, AL, MS, OK, TX, IL, MI, OH

Motion by WY to make Amendment to Amendment. Second CT. Motion passed.

Voting No: PA, VA, WV, AL, OR, WA, KY, AZ, CA, CO, HI, NM, NV, UT, IN, WI

Revision, By-Laws, Page 37, Article III, Section D, Para 7, Item 7.1.2

RIC August 2, 2010. Committee recommends to Uphold. Second by NM. Motion passed. RIC Upheld.

7.1.2 The NFAA Pro Division recognizes only the Freestyle and Freestyle Limited Recurve/Longbow styles of shooting.

At the 2010 Wisconsin State Outdoor Field Tournament, the question arose about non-NFAA members being allowed to shoot in a guest class. The Wisconsin Director made the ruling that this being one of the two required shoots required by the NFAA for association membership that all shooters must be NFAA members even if they are guests Non-members would not be allowed to shoot. This per page 12, Section B, Paragraph2.5. The Wisconsin Director was questioned that according to paragraph 2.7, subsection 2.7.4 that membership may be waived in the guest division not shooting for awards. The Wisconsin Director’s ruling on this is for shoots sanctioned by the state association not the NFAA and therefore would be able to shoot in a guest class.

Revision, By-Laws, Page 44, Article IV, Para 2

Rules Interpretation Committee:


Roll Call Vote to Adopt passed with 36 yes, 12 no.

Page 96, Appendix 5. Add AMLB, AFLB, SMLB, SFLB for adult and senior longbow divisions.

Motion by VA to make Amendment to Main Motion. Second FL. Motion passed.

Motion by MA to make additional Amendment to Main Motion. Second by FL. Motion failed.

PA-1. Committee recommends no action. Move to adopt by PA. Second by CT.

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Roll Call Vote failed with 29 yes, 19 no.

Motion by VA to make an Amendment to Main Motion. Second by FL. Motion passed.

SW-1. Committee recommends no action. Move to adopt by CO. Second by NJ. Motion failed.

Council, seven of eight present: Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, New England, Southeast, Southern, Southwest.

General Session – Monday February 6, 2012

Motion by IA to reconsider FL-2. Second by KY. Motion Passed.

Based upon page 12, Article III, Section B, Paragraph 2, Items 2.5, 2.7, 2.7.1, 2.7.2, 2.7.3, 2.7.4, 2.8 and on page 13, Article III, Section B, Paragraph 5, Item 5.2 and Paragraph 6, Item 6.1: The Rules Interpretation Committee agrees with the Director from Wisconsin in that the required tournaments under item 2.5 require NFAA membership. Those tournaments in which NFAA membership may be waived, items 2.7.1 thru 2.7.4 are designated State level only. The required tournaments are a portion of the conditions of Association Membership which must be met to be in compliance. Lack of compliance could result in Expulsion or Suspension of Association Membership.

8. Guest Competitor and Guest Participant. Guest Competitor – Refers to a NFAA member shooting at an event outside of their respective State or Section. Guest Participant – Refers to non-NFAA member archers who may participate in sectional tournaments, state NFAA tournaments including the mandated NFAA indoor and outdoor state championships but who may not win awards nor claim titles such as “champion”. Non-NFAA member participants shall participate while observing all NFAA tournament requirements, rules and regulations. There will be no guest division, style, or class. Guest participants will not be listed on the scoreboard or tournament report other than the report will state the number of guest participants but no reference to names or scores. Sections and states have the option to honor the guest participant section of this item.

Recess: The General Session was recessed until 9:00 AM Monday.

FL-2. Committee recommends to adopt. Second by NJ. Roll Call Vote to Adopt failed with 31 yes, 17 no.

MW-1. Committee recommends to adopt as amended. Second by MA. Motion passed.

1. In the first week of August of even number Alternate Directors: T.C. Parker years, preceding election year, the NFAA Council – WA, Jeff Meyer – WY , Frank Mosser shall act as a nominating committee and nominate – KY, Michael Albertson – AL, Mark two or more candidates for each office of President SOUTH POINT CASINO • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Kato – HI were seated by a motion from and Vice-President and file the same with the ExFEBRUARY 5 – 6, 2012 FL, second by NJ. Passed by a show of ecutive Secretary before September 30th. All canhands. didates will have been contacted beforehand and agreed to accept the nomination. Any individual, Roll Call by Executive Secretary:Officers present: President Bruce Cull and who meets the requirements and has a valid nomination, shall be included on Vice President Brian Sheffler the slate of candidate Council, seven of eight present: Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, New EngSE-1. Committee recommends no action. Move to adopt by FL. Second AL. land, Southeast, Southern, Southwest. Motion failed. Committee Chairmen: NFAA Pro Chairman Chuck Cooley. SE-2. Committee recommends no action. NFAA State Directors(or alterntate), 44 of 49 present: MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, GL-1. Committee recommends to adopt. Second by SC. Motion passed. WV, IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, CT, MA, VT, AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY, FL, GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, AL, MS, OK, TX, AZ, CA, CO, HI, NM, NV, UT, IL, IN, MI, Revision, Constitution, Page 20, Article VII, Section J, Para 3 OH, WI. States not present: ME, NH, RI, AR, LA 3. Election of the Councilman will take place at the annual sectional meeting by General Housekeeping and agenda reviewed by President Cull. Introductions were given and all guests were introduced.

Pro-6. Committee recommends no action. Moved to Adopt by Pro Chair. Second by CT. Motion failed.

PRO or PRO SENIOR Freestyle Freestyle Limited Recurve/Longbow Please note: There will be a phase out period for the Professional Division Freestyle Limited shooting style. This shooting style will cease to exist December 31, 2012. Pro-3. Committee recommends to adopt. Second by SC. Motion by MA to Return to Committee, Second by UT. Motion Passed Committee recommends to Adopt as Amended. Second by NJ. Motion Passed. Revision, By-Laws, Page 36, Article III, Section D, Para 3 Dress Code 3.2 Jeans or Denim of any color are not allowed during competition. Profes-

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Co-chairmen: NE Councilman Ken Moore, MA Councilman Dave Hryn, SO Councilman Lee Gregory Committee members: AL, AZ, CO, FL, HI, ID, IN, KY, MA, MN, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NV, OH, OR, SD, TX, VA, WA, WV Directors FL-1. Committee recommends no action. Moved to adopt by FL. Second by AL. Motion by CA to make an Amendment to Main Motion. Second FL. Motion passed. New Item, By-Laws, Page 34, Article II, Section L. L. Longbow: 1. A one piece straight ended bow of any material, which when strung displays one continued unidirectional curve which is measured as follows: When the strung bow is place with the bowstring in a vertical position, the angle as measured between the tangent of any point on the lib and an imaginary horizontal line must always decrease as this point is moved further away from the bow grip. Tip reinforcing not exceeding 1⁄2” in height, as measured from the surface of the bow limb and not exceeding 1 1⁄2” in length as measured from the limb tip. 2. The belly must be free of any marks or blemishes that can be used as sighting aids. 3. The bow may contain a window and an arrow shelf. 4. Only one nocking point is allowed on the string which may be marked by one or two nocking point locators. 5. Nock may be of any material and weight t of pile. 6. One consistent anchor point must be used. 7. Participation in this style requires wooden arrows. By-Laws, Page 44, Article IV, Section G. Add “Longbow” to ADULT and SENIOR. By-Laws, Page 63, Article VI, Section K. Add “Longbow” to archers shooting scores, tournament info and more at 23


sional archers shall wear khaki, tan, black, white or navy slacks, shorts or skirts. Shorts and skirts can be no shorter than two inches above the knee. The waist of the attire must not fall below the waistline. Shirts/tops shall be of a collared design. Archers may also wear uniforms provided by sponsors. Shirts must have a standard collar, Henley collar or mock collar. T-shirts, swimming suits, cut-offs and obscene or vulgar slogans or pictures on clothing are prohibited.

Rules Interpretation Committee: Based upon Article II, Section F, Paragraph 1, page 31, the Rules Interpretation Committee agrees with the Director. The sight meets the requirements as listed for use in Freestyle Bowhunter style of competition.

3.2a – Open toed shoes/flip flops/sandals are unacceptable while competing.

The Director from Indiana ruled the use of wraps on arrow shafts – increasing the diameter beyond 0.422 inches – would be legal as ong as the wrap is not in the scoring area. Arrows penetrating to the wraps would need to be reshot.

3.2b – Dress codes are not enforced during practice. 3.2c – Dress codes shall be enforced for all State, Sectional, and National events, and those events sanctioned by the NFAA. 3.2d – In the event of inclement weather, over wear (rain gear, cold gear) is permissible and will not violate dress code as long as it holds within the spirit of the rule. 3.2e – Violations to the dress code will be enforced by the Pro Executive Committee (PEC) and may result in a reprimand, probation, suspension, or as outlined in this article, section 4. Violations can be brought to the Pro Chair or Pro Rep or a member of the PEC by the Tournament Chair or any competitor. 3.2f – Archers removed from competition will not be eligible for refunds or entry fees in whole or part.

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Request for RIC Ruling from manufacturer – Eastman Outdoors/Carbon Express.


Would the NFAA rules committee make an official ruling on our X Jammer 27 arrows with the Bull Dog Nock Collar on the nock end of the arrow. The shaft itself is under the maximum diameter however the Bull Dog Nock Collar that fits over the shaft at the nock end is larger than .422.

3.2i – At state and sectional and sanctioned events the dress code shall be enforced by the state pro rep or sectional pro rep.

RIC 1-31-11. Committee recommends to Uphold. Second by MN. Motion passed. RIC Upheld.

Pro-4. Committee recommends no action.

The manufacturer of a product called “The True Spot Sight” asked the Rules Interpretation Committee for a ruling on the legality of this sight in the Freestyle Bowhunter and Freestyle limited Bowhuner styles of competition. The sight consists of a multi-part housing with an insert aperture and a fixed reference point (pin) located so as to be visible through the aperture.

FL-3. Committee recommends no action. FL-4. Committee recommends no action. FL-5. Committee recommends no action. CO-1. Committee recommends to adopt. Second by NJ. Motion passed.

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RIC 2010-3. Committee recommends to Uphold. Second by MN. Motion passed. RIC Upheld.

3.2h – Archers may petition the PEC for exemption only in cases of extreme hardship (ie lost/stolen luggage etc.) Petition must be filed not less than 6 hours prior to competition start. In these cases the decision of the PEC is final.

Pro-5. Committee recommends no action.

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Rules Interpretation Committee: Agree with the Director from Indiana.

Rules Interpretation Committee: The Rules Interpretation Committee feels the use of the Bull Dog Nock Collar would be legal for use in NFAA competiton with the following condition. Only the shaft of the arrow could be scored. If an arrow equipped with a Bull Dog Nock Collar was embedded in the target face so that the nock collar was in the scoring area, that arrow could not be scored and would need to be reshot.

3.2g – Archers removed from competition for dress code may not makeup arrows missed for score if they return to competition after meeting dress code.


RIC 2010-4. Committee recommends to Uphold. Second by SC. Motion passed. RIC Upheld.

Rules Interpretation Committee: The Rules Interpretation committee feels the sight meets the requirements as listed for use in Freestyle Bowhunter and Freestyle Limited Bowhunter styles of competition.

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FL-6. Committee recommends to adopt as amended. Second by AL. Motion passed.

On renewal notice, ask the members if they would prefer to receive an e-mail notification that a new copy of the Archery magazine is available on the NFAA website as opposed to receiving a printed copy. It they answer yes, they must provide an e-mail address.



Last Item of Business: BUDGET

IN-1. Committee recommends no action. SE-3. Committee recommends to adopt as amended. Second by NJ. Motion passed.

The NFAA Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 10/1/12 – 9/30/13 was distributed to the Directors for their review. The proposed budget shows a negative Net Income of -$35,892. Motion by MA to accept the 2012/2013 Budget. Second by NJ. Motion passed. Motion to Adjourn by NJ. Second by SC. All in favor. The 2012 NFAA Board of Directors Meeting was adjourned Monday, February 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM. ■

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NE-2. Committee recommends no action.

Grouping for 3/5 day Outdoor National Tournaments for days 4 and 5 will have archers shooting with their competitive peers. On day 4, archers with only an Animal Round score will be grouped with archers who shot similar Animal Round scores in their division. On day 5, archers with only two scores will be grouped with other archers based on Animal and high Field/Hunter round scores.

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New Item, Policy 2012: Outdoor National Tournament

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COUNCIL COMMITTEE NE-1. Committee recommends to adopt as amended. Second by CT. Motion passed.

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Revision, By-Laws, Page 60, Article VI, Section K, Para 8, Item 8.3 8.3 The NFAA has adopted the 300 ft. per second rule with a 3% margin of error as measured by the official on-site chronographs. Each competitor understands and agrees that they may be required to shoot the designated tournament onsite chronographs. If, after shooting 3 arrows through the chronograph after a tournament round, the average speed exceeds 309 ft. per second, then that round score will be immediately disqualified, with no exceptions.

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Revision, By-Laws, Page 29, Article II, Section A, Para 7, Item 7.7 Add to 7.7 Laser sights are not permitted. Lighted fiber optic sight pins are allowed in 2012-2013 on a trial basis. Rule is to be in effect starting 8 February 2012 and will be reviewed at the next Director’s meeting. AZ-1. Committee recommends no action.

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RIC 2012-1. Committee recommends to Uphold. Second by AL. Motion passed. RIC Upheld. The NFAA Director for Florida was asked to rule on whether or not the SURELOC Lethal Weapon pin sight attachment, when used with the SURE-LOCK movable sight, was legal in the NFAA Freestyle Bowhunter style. The Director ruled the sight was legal because it had five (5) fixed pins. 24 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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WHERE ARE WE? Mechanicsburg Sportsmen’s Association’s physical address is 493 Sample Bridge Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Our website is” www. Our 153 acre club is easy to get to, located only 5 minutes from exit 57 of I81. From the exit, take Rt. 114 West to the light. Turn right on Rt. 944, go approx.. 1/3 mile and turn left onto Miller’s Gap Road. Go approx.. 1 mile and turn right at the “Y” onto Sample Bridge Road. Club is located on the right.

ABOUT OUR COURSES Our archery facilities include five (5) 28 target NFAA approved field courses. Most of our shooting lanes are wide enough to accommodate four archers at one time. There are no steep hills to climb; they are like walking on a golf course (grass and all). The target butts on our permanent courses are made from Celotex. This sometimes leaves a slight residue on arrow shafts. Using an arrow lubricant will help prevent sticking and a pot scrubber will help remove any residue.

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The Park Inn, Harrisburg West will serve as the host hotel, offering a room rate of $99 per night, single or double. The phone is 717-697-0321 or 800-772-7829. You must identify yourself as a member of NFAA Archery. The hotel is located 10 minutes from the club grounds. They are home to the West Shore Hardware Bar (night club), Legends Sports Bar and Restaurant, and the Carlisle Pike Saloon. Other hotels/motels in the area are:

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COMFORT INN WEST | 3.9 miles to range • 866-925-8709 RAMADA LIMITED | 2.7 miles to range • 866-538-6315 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS | 3.4 miles to range • 866-538-0192

For those interested in camping there are several privately owned campgrounds within 20 miles: Harrisburg East Campground | 15 miles • 717-939-4331 Harrisburg Postal Pitt Grounds | 12 miles • 717-599-7710 Or you may choose one of the local state parks. Please see

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Mechanicsburg, PA

AWARDS: Silver Bowls for Champions and Medals for flights according to NFAA Awards Rules MEMBERSHIP: All Archers must check in at the Registration Desk prior to competition, and present a current NFAA or NAA membership card. Payment of membership fees will be required if current membership cannot be verified. Professional Archers must present a current NFAA Pro Membership Card.


PRO-AM TEAM EVENT: Will be held on Friday afternoon. Sign up at the Tournament Registration desk. All pros participating will receive 25 Pro Points. Awards to be cash for all winning competitors. Pre-Registration Fee Before July 18, 2012 $225.00 85.00 70.00 250.00

Pro/Pro Senior Adult/Senior/Master Senior Yg. Adult/Youth/Cub Family (4 or more) NAME






The World Archery Festival (WAF) is again


Late Registration Fee on or After July 18, 2012 $250.00 110.00 95.00 275.00

February 10-12 Las Vegas, NV » 3 Rounds of 300 scores for a perfect total of 900

offering the One Million Dollar prize. The 3-Star


who shoots perfect scores at all three events. A

March 31-April 1 Louisville, KY » 2 Rounds of 60x 300 scores for a perfect total of 120x 600 ■


July 7-8 Yankton, SD » 2 Rounds of 600 scores for a perfect total of 1200 ■

Barebow – Freestyle – Freestyle Limited

Master Senior division (65 and over) Styles available – Please circle one:

Cub (under 12)

Youth (12-14)

Young Adult (15-17)

Styles Available Barebow Freestyle Freestyle Ltd. Freestyle Ltd Recurve/Longbow

Crossbow (adult only)

Freestyle Ltd. Recurve Longbow

Traditional Trad

Bowhunter Freestyle Limited BFHSL

Bowhunter Freestyle BHFS

Bowhunter BH

Barebow BB

Freestyle Limited FSL

Freestyle FS

Senior Division (55 and over)

Adult Division

Professional (membership required)



single archer could win a new car and




Tour will award $1,000,000 to the first archer

Win a NEW CAR or $10,000 CASH! Fee

Make checks payable to: "NFAA" mail with your entry to NFAA, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078-4174. Register by phone or fax with credit card (605) 260-9279 fax (605) 260-9280. Visa MasterCard American Express Discover Credit Card # ______________________________________________ Exp Date _____________ Card Code ______ Signature _________________________________________ Phone _____________________ Amount $__________ Register on line at

Compete in ALL three-star events for a spot in the shoot-off to be held at the First Dakota Bank Archery Classic, Yankton SD

THE VEGAS SHOOT New Location — Same Great Competition February 10-12, 2012

NFAA INDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Louisville, KY March 31-April 1, 2012


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Complete results of the Indoor Sectional Tournaments are available online at

GREAT LAKES SECTION Bob McCutcheon, Councilman

Great Lakes Outdoor Sectional June 23-24, 2012 Host:

Washtenaw Sportsman’s Club, 5095 Ellis Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 • Phone 734-475-5839 Exit 181 from I-94, 1⁄4 mile west to Ellis Road, 1 1⁄2 mile to club.

Directions: Send Registration to:

Mike Spence, 11263 Connell Dr., Dexter, MI 48130

Pre Registration deadline: Schedule:

June 16, 2012 Saturday 9am, 28 Field & 14 Animal Sunday 9 am, 28 Hunter and Awards following Accommodations: Ann Arbor Marriott, Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest Resort | 1275 S. Huron St. Ypsilanti • 734-4872000 Comfort Inn & Suites | 2376 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, MI • 734-477-9977 Days Inn Ann Arbor | 2380 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, MI • 734-971-0700 Quality Inn & Suites | 2455 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, MI • 734-973-6100 Red Roof Inn | 3621 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI • 734-996-5800 Campgrounds: Detroit Greenfield RV Park, 6680 Bunton Rd., Ypsilanti • 734-482-7722 Limited primitive camping at club. Add’l Info/Contacts: Jack Romeo • 734-276-4597

MID-ATLANTIC SECTION Dave Hryn, Councilman

Mid Atlantic Outdoor Sectional June 16-17, 2012 Host Club: Directions:

Eutaw Forest Archers, 3550 Elsa Ave., Waldorf, MD 20603 From Virginia: Cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to MD Rt. 210 South. Proceed 10 miles


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MIDWEST SECTION Ray Jones, Councilman

Midwest Outdoor Sectional June 23-24, 2012 Host Club: Directions: Send Registration to: Schedule: Motels:

Rapids Archery Club, 13315 Hanson Blvd., Andover, MN 1.5 miles north of Hwy 242 on Hanson Blvd. Julene Hakl, 5656 317th St., Stacy, MN 55079, Phone 651-462-1913 Saturday, 9am 28 Field; Sunday 14 Hunter and 14 Animal. Fairfield Inn | Coon Rapids • 763-785-8922 Comfort Suites | Ramsey • 763-423-4800 Americinn | Ham Lake • 763-755-2100 Americinn | Coon Rapids • 763-323-0010 Ankoa Area Chamber 763-757-3920 Will be open Friday evening 4-8pm and Saturday morning.

and turn left onto Rt. 228 East. Go approximately 1.5 miles to 3rd traffic light. Turn right onto Rt. 229. Go approximately 3.3 miles and turn right onto Elsa Ave. Go .6 miles to dirt road/club on the right. From Maryland: Take Rt. 301 South to Waldorf to Rt. 228 West. Turn right on Rt. 228 West approximately 6.4 miles and turn left onto Rt. 229. Go approximately 3.3 miles and turn right onto Elsa Ave. Go .6 miles to dirt road/club on the right.

Misc Info: Club website: Registration:

Kelly Hickey, 2330 Ashford Lane, Waldorf, MD 20603

INDOOR, FAA 300 Round April 13-15, 2012

Pre-registration deadline: Late registration: Schedule:

June 1, 2012 At club until 8am Saturday, June 16. Saturday 9 am start: 28 Hunter Round & 14 Animal Round. Sunday 8:30 am start: 28 Target Field Round Accommodations Comfort Suites | Waldorf, MD • 301-932-4400 Courtyard Marriott | 301-885-3333 Clarion Inn Waldorf | 301-645-8200 Country Inn & Suites | 301-645-6595 Hampton Inn | 301-632-9600 Waldorf Motel | 301-645-5076 Campground: EFA On site DNR Park Service 888-432-2267 Attention Vendors! Booth space is available – The MAA Mid Atlantic Outdoor will be held on June 16 and 17 at Eutaw Forest Archery Club, Waldorf, MD. Vendor booth space will be made available to those interested in displaying their products. The tournament site is located just outside Waldorf on a beautiful wooded 33 acre, member owned facility. The cost is $25 a space if you bring your own table. $50 if we provide the tables/chairs. $75 for vendors with large trailers. Electricity is available to those vendors that require it. Please contact EFA Secretary, Kelly Hickey 301-638-7433 or email: for registration and/or more information.

NEW ENGLAND SECTION Ken Moore, Councilman

Host: Lunenburg Sportsman Club Range Location: Reservoir Rd., Lunenburg, MA Directions to Range: From Route 2 in Massachusetts: Take exit 35, to Route 70 heading North (Lunenburg Rd). Turn Right onto Leominster Shirley Rd. Turn Left onto Reservoir Rd. Follow Reservoir Rd to find club on left. Send Registration to: Ruby Shannon, 2 Corey Rd., Ashburnham, MA 01430 • 978/827-5217 Make checks payable to NESFAA Pre-registration deadline: None; however a reservation is suggested to ensure a desired line. SCHEDULE: Friday - 7:00pm • Saturday - 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm • Sunday – 8:30am, 11:30am MOTELS: Super 8 Motel | 482 N Main, Leominster, MA 978 537-2800 Sheraton Four Points | 99 Erdman, Leominster, MA • 978 534-9000 Best Western | 150 Royal Plaza Drive, Fitchburg, MA • 978 342-7100 CAMPGROUNDS: Camping available at club, call Ruby Shannon for confirmation and availability @ 978/3450479 Miscellanous Info: Make checks payable to NESFAA

New England Outdoor Sectional June 16-17, 2012 Host: Directions:

club on Bacon Rd. Send Registration to: Make checks payable to: Pre-registration deadline:

Kathy Ainsworth, PO Box 518, West Swanzey, NH 03469 • Phone 603-357-8475 NESFAA

None; however, a reservation is suggested to ensure a desired line. Schedule: Saturday – Start time 8:00 am to noon. Sunday – Pick up scorecards 8:00 am, assembly at 8:30, shotgun start at 9:00 am. Accommodations: Copper Lantern Motor Lodge | West Brookfield 508-867-6441 Wedge Motel | Palmer • 413-283-4501 Econo Lodge | Sturbridge • 508-347-2324 Campgrounds: High View Campground | West Brookfield • 508-867-7800

SOUTHEAST SECTION Tim Austin, Councilman

Southeast 3D Sectional April 14-15, 2012 Sandune Archers in Myrtle Beach SC, Gator Bowmen in Gainesville FL, and Ft Lauderdale Archers in Ft Lauderdale FL.

SOUTHWEST SECTION Bob Borges, Councilman

Southwest Outdoor Sectional May 19-20, 2012 Host: Directions to range:

Las Vegas Archers

I-15 to Hwy 160, 19 miles west, sign will be on the South side of the highway. Registration: All registrations will be at the range on Saturday Morning. Schedule: Saturday, 7:00 to 8:15 am registration, 9:00 am, 28 Field the 14 Animal. Sunday, 8:00 am 28 Hunter, awards to follow Accommodations: Camping at range on first come basis Additional info: Frank Roof, 702-468-1240 or email


Nenameseck Sportsman’s Club, 150 Bacon Rd., Palmer, MA From Mass Pike to exit 8 Palmer. Left Rt. 32 N on Old Warren Rd. to roads end. Left on Rt. 67 – 1.3 miles. Left on Ware Rd., 1.5 miles. Left to scores, tournament info and more at 31

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2012 IOWA PRO AM Large crowds, an exciting shoot off, great new venue—all a part of the 2012 Iowa Pro AM! A large number of participants commented on how pleased they were that the Pro Am had moved to the spacious Hy Vee Center in Des Moines, IA, where there was ample room, large seating capacity and roomy vendor space. It all contributed to a wonderful atmosphere for the 2012 participants. A large crowd was on hand to witness an exciting shoot off that saw Jeremy Terhune edge out Chance Beaubouef for the $5,000 first place check. Many great scores were turned in by a number of shooters at the new event location. Plans are in the works for an even larger crowd for 2013 as word of the new location and facility spreads among the archery community. The Iowa State Archery Association invites all archers to our 2013 event. ■

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Easton Foundations National Field Archery Association Foundation





Deadline for 2012 scholarship applications to be received at the NFAAF Office in Yankton is December 31, 2012. The winners will be announced at the World Archery Festival Vegas Shoot, February 2013. The NFAA Scholarship Committee will review and rank the applications, place each applicant into the appropriate category and present their suggestions to the Joint Scholarship Approval Committee for their approval. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee, consisting of two Directors of the National Field Archery Association Foundation and two Directors of the Easton Foundations, will make a joint decision on winners and the final amounts for each scholarship. The NFAA National Office will notify all applicants if their application was denied or approved, and the amount of the scholarship. If approved, it will also describe the procedure for the scholarship payment. For all scholarships greater than $500, the recipient will receive an Archery Activity Report form that must be completed and sent to the NFAA National Office twice a year, showing their archery activities during the year.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS The maximum amount of all scholarships for the first three years will be $50,000 per year. The goal is to provide 50% of the scholarships to recurve archers and 50% to compound archers. A secondary goal will be to split the scholarships equally between men & women. • Applicants must be a member of the NFAA or the NAA/USA Archery. • Applicants that are not graduating from high school in the current year (JOAD, NASP, junior high, or high school freshman/sophomore archers) may apply. ■ For this group, any approved scholarships will be held by the Foundation until the student notifies the Foundation they are graduating from high school, and the name of the qualified school they plan to attend. • High school applicants must be applying to be full time students at a two or four year college/university or a technical training college (these are considered qualified schools). ■ Applicant must maintain a 2.0 GPA minimum on a 4.0 scale in the current year. • College applicants must be full time students at either a two or four year college or university. 34 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA minimum on a 4.0 scale in the current year. Scholarship recipients must compete in archery during the entire academic year. Olympic, PanAm, or World Team members that have graduated from college may apply for training grants. ■

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SCHOLARSHIP LEVELS 1. JOAD, NASP, Junior High, High School, Junior College or Trade College Students: Eligible for $500 scholarships. 2. College Freshmen, Sophomore, or Juniors: Scholarship amounts will vary between $500-2,500 based on the archer’s accomplishments, future competition plans, and the following: a. Applicant is attending college, participates in the college archery club program, and is shooting competitively. b. Applicant is attending a college that does not have an archery club program, but the student is shooting competitively on their own. i. If the student starts a new archery club program at their school, this will be a major factor to receive a scholarship the next year. ii. Students that are more successful starting archery clubs will be considered for greater scholarship amounts. 3. If the Applicant has made the current Olympic, PanAm, or Other International Team through the USA Archery selection process: Scholarship amounts will vary between $2,500-5,000 based on the archer’s accomplishments and future competition plans. a. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee may approve a ‘training grant’ for Olympic, PanAm, or World Team members that have graduated from college, and allow them to use the grant to pay for training, and competition travel expenses without needing to be spent on the archer’s education. (Though this situation is expected to be rare, it will allow top US archers to apply for financial support.) 4. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee has the discretion to create a larger scholarship for an extraordinary applicant (up to $20,000) depending on specontinued on page 39

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION Please type or print and submit application to: NFAA Headquarters, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078 (Completed applications must be received by the NFAA Office no later than December 31, 2012.) Last Name __________________ First Name _________________ MI __ Birth Date ____________________ 1. Male _______ Female _______ (optional response) 2. Address: ________________________________ City ____________________ State ___ Zip _______ 3. Phone: ____________________________ E-Mail: ________________________________________ 4. Social Security Number: ______-_____-_______ Age or Date of Birth: _______________________ 5. Are you a current member of the NFAA ____________or USA Archery/ NAA __________ . a. When did you first join NFAA _______________ USA Archery/NAA ____________ b. Other archery organization membership___________________________________ b. Other archery organization membership _________________________________ . 6. Do you compete with a compound ___________ or recurve ___________ bow. Applicants that are not currently enrolled in a college or university, complete Section 7-8. College/university students please complete Section 9. All applicants are to complete Sections 10-16 and sign the application. APPLICANTS THAT ARE NOT IN COLLEGE, PLEASE COMPLETE SECTIONS 7 & 8, AND SECTIONS 10-16. 7. Name of the school you are currently enrolled in: ____________________________ a. ( Is this a High School _____ Middle School _____ Primary School _____) b. Date of planned high school graduation: ___________________ c. If you have already graduated, date of graduation: ________________ i. Class rank at graduation (numerical position/total in class):____/____ (Please attach a school letter or copy of graduation ranking to confirm.) ii. High school GPA: _____________ (Please attach a copy of transcript showing GPA.) 8. If you are in high school, what college do you expect to attend?_______________________ College City and State: __________________________________________________________ a. Have you been accepted to this institution? _________ b. List the year and month studies are expected to start ________________ c. Major you intend to pursue _______________________________ d. Does this college have an archery club? _______________ i. If not, are you interested in starting a college archery club? __________ APPLICANTS THAT ARE IN COLLEGE, PLEASE COMPLETE SECTION 9 AND SECTIONS 10-16. 9. Name of college/university you attend: _______________________ City ____________ State _____ i. College hours completed: ______ Quarter or Semester Hours? ______ ii. Cumulative College GPA (4.0 scale) __________ (Please attach a copy of transcript showing GPA.)


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iii. Does this college have an archery club? ___________ iv. Do you participate and compete with the school archery club? ________ 10. Tell us about your archery experience. a. What was your USAT ranking at the end of the prior year __________. i. What is your current USAT ranking _________ As of what date ________ . b. Have you been a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center ________ . i. Have you trained at the OTC? ______ When _______________ c. Have you been a member of the US Olympic, PanAm or other International Team? What year (or years)? __________________________________________________ d. Were you a JOAD Olympian or Junior World Team Member? What year(s) _____ i. Did you compete at the JOAD National Championships? What year(s) ______ e. Did you participate at the USIAC in the prior year? ______What was your score and what place did you finish? i. Year______ (Score) _______ (Place)_____ ii. Year______ (Score) _______ (Place) _____ iii. Year ______ (Score) _______ (Place) _____ f. Did you participate in the NAA or NFAA Sectional Tournaments in the prior year? i. Sectional ______________ Score ________ Place _______ NAA _____ NFAA _____ ii. Sectional_______________ Score ________ Place _______ NAA _____ NFAA _____ iii. Sectional _______________ Score _______ Place _______ NAA _____ NFAA _____ g. Did you participate in the NFAA Indoor, Outdoor, or 3-D Nationals in the prior year? i. Indoor _________ Division __________________ Score ______ Place _____ ii. Outdoor _______ Division __________________ Score _______ Place _____ iii. 3-D _________ Division __________________ Score _______ Place _____ h. Did you participate in the World Archery Festival 3-Star Tour in the prior year? i. Vegas Shoot Division __________________ Score _______ Place _____ ii. Indoor National Division __________________ Score _______ Place _____ iii. Stanislawski Open Division __________________ Score _______ Place_____ 11. Have you applied for any other archery scholarships? _______ a. Describe the archery scholarship that you have applied for, indicate the amount requested, and the amount of any scholarship that has been approved. _____________________________________________________________________ 12. Have you previously received a scholarship from Easton Foundations or the NFAAF? a. Date __________ Amount _________ b. Date __________ Amount _________ 13. Extra curricular activities (non-archery clubs and organizations you belong to, use reverse side if necessary). ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 14. What are your hobbies & interests besides archery. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 15. What are you goals in archery. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 16. Other comments: ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ❐ I confirm that all information submitted on this Scholarship Application Form is correct to the best of my knowledge. Applicant Signature:______________________________________________ Date: __________________ (All applicants must sign the application) Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________________________ Date:__________________ (Parent or guardian must sign for all applicants under the age of 18.) INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 36 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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NFAA® Board of Directors

Officers President—Bruce Cull 2305 E. Hwy. 50 Yankton, SD 57078 605/665-8340

GREAT LAKES Judy McCutcheon Director - IL 23358 Virden Rd. Virden, IL 62690 217/652-5836

Vice President—Brian Sheffler 7006 Beargrass Ct. Indianapolis, IN 46241 317/244-7585 NFAA® Office 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078 605/260-9279 605/260-9280 fax Great Lakes Robert McCutcheon 23358 Virden Rd. Virden, IL 62690 217/827-2831 Mid-Atlantic Dave Hryn PO Box 341 West Seneca, NY 14224-0341 716/481-4699 Midwest Ray Jones 704 West South Winterset, IA 50273 515/462-6788 New England Kenneth Moore 730 Newman Avenue Seekonk, MA 02771 508/761-5415 Northwest Dan Kolb 3571 Teton St., Casper, WY 82609 307/262-7598 Southeast Tim Austin 1710 SW 76th Terrace Gainesville, FL 32607 352/332-1969 Southern Lee Gregory 112 Ridge Oak Drive Georgetown, TX 78628-7613 512/863-8296 Southwest Bob Borges 5332 River Ridge Ave NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 505/890-4665

Archery Magazine Editorial Board Bruce Cull Brian Sheffler John Pawlowski

Rocky Kline Director - IN 1108 N. Korby St. Kokomo, IN 46901 765/457-7086 Mike Spence Director - MI 11263 Connell Dr. Dexter, MI 48130 734/475-5839 Norm Newman Director - OH 103 Silver Gate Kenton, OH 43326 419/673-0021 Mike Strassman Director - WI 2402 W. Camerson Eau Claire, WI 54703 715/834-9975 MID ATLANTIC Ron West Director - MD 802 Painter Pl. Capitol Hts., MD 20743 301/336-7961 John Pawlowski Director - PA 360 Madison St. Coatesville, PA 19320 610/384-5483 Douglas Joyce Director - NJ 30 Willow Ave. Somerset, NJ 08873 732/247-3892 Dave Hryn Director - NY PO Box 341 West Seneca, NY 14224-0341 716/481-4699 Jim Quarles Director - VA 7911 Cherokee Rd Richmond, VA 23225 804/272-6512 Steve Tincher Director - WV 214 Seneca Valley Estates Charleston, WV 25320 304/984-0090 MIDWEST Norm Swank Director - IA 403 Main Street P.O. Box 31 Reasnor, IA 50232 563/578-8534 John Doub Director - KS 1125 E. 59th St. Wichita, KS 67216 316/524-0963

Bill Hakl Director - MN 5656 317th St. Stacy, MN 55079 651/462-1916

Mike Thomas Director - OR 4122 Jana Dr. Klamath Falls, OR 97603 541/891-2264

Kathy Potter Director - MO PO Box 108 Huntsville, MO 65259 660/651-3175

Matt Anderson Director - WA 4099 Jones Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277 360/929-4330

Ed Christman Director - NE 3818 34th St. Columbus, NE 69601 402/563-3504

Andy Turnquist Director - WY 2060 Wolf Rd. Gillette, WY 82718 307/257-7509

Marc Tebelius Director - ND 5292 8th Ave. North Grand Forks, ND 58203 701/792-3582 (home) 218/230-3258 (cell)

SOUTHEAST Mike Albertson Director - AL 3385 Coe Rd. Slocomb AL 36375-4010 334/324-9322

Reginald “Shorty” Faber Director - SD P.O. Box 66 Carthage, SD 57349 605/772-4468

Oliver Austin Director - FL 1620 Yearling Trail Tallahassee, FL 32317 850/309-1918

NEW ENGLAND Gary Marrier Director - VT 1525 Gibou Rd. Montgomery Ctr., VT 05471 802/326-4797

Tom Boots Director - GA 6530 Robert Dr. Harlem, GA 30814-5360 706/556-3240

Jim Lamoin Director - CT 138 Albrecht Rd. Torrington, CT 06790 860/489-9452 Pam Gallant Director - ME 26 Windsor Place Poland, ME 04230 207/988-2793 Paul Lewkowicz Director - MA 3 Davis Road Southborough, MA 01772 Michael Wright Director - NH PO box 237 Marlboro, NH 03455 603/876-4249

Glen Baxter Director - KY 9301 Whitley Rd. Louisville, KY 40272 502-262-6738 Chris Wilson Director - NC 114 Water Filter Plant Rd. Morganton, NC 28655 828/403-1795 S. Dale Smith Director - SC 149 Low Road Six Mile, SC 29682 864/868-9422 Clinton Berry Director - TN 1802 Porter Road Nashville, TN 37206 615/943-1919

Bruce Mulneix Director - RI 6101 Post Rd. Trlr 73, N. Kingstown, RI 02852 401/269-9181

SOUTHERN Garry Randall Director - MS 5301 Baron Rd. Summit, MS 39666 601/249-2988

NORTHWEST Hubert Sims Director - ID PO Box 1713 Orofino, ID 83544 208/476-5377

Dick Andrews Director - AR 11 Tuxford Circle Bellavista, AR 72714 479/855-6066

Joel McNeese Director - MT 4205 Lewis Ave. Great Falls, MT 59405 406/727-2997 Dwight Coppock Director - AK 7362 W. Parks Hwy. PMB 303 Wasilla, AK 99654 907/357-4063

Scott Bradford Director - LA 40340 Old Hickory Ave. Gonzales, LA 70737-6756 225/622-0838 David Blockcolski Director - OK 202 S. Orphan St. Pryor, OK 74361 918/825-3149 Steve Coleman Director - TX 909 LCR 120 Mount Calm, TX 76673 254/993-2900

SOUTHWEST Frank Pearson Director - AZ P.O. Box 308. St. David, AZ 85630 520/647-7847 Tom Daley Director - CA 12916 Austin Forest Circle Auburn, CA 95602 650/722-2713 nfaadir@cbhsaa@org Sheri Stine-Trujillo Director - CO 7723 Raritan Street Denver, CO 80221 303/427-4430 George Kong, Jr. Director - HI 1255 14th Ave. Honolulu, HI 96816-3838 808/734-5402 Carl Jamison Director - NM 6763 Forest Hills Dr. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505/857-0815

Committee Chairmen Pro Chairperson Chuck Cooley 404 10th St. Watkins Glen, NY 14891 607/343-8990 Certified Instructor Committee M.J. Rogers 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078 605/260-9279 Bowhunting Chairman Tom Vollmer 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078-4174 605-260-9279


John Thayer Director - NV 7215 W. Tara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89117 702/222-9878


Judd Wathen Director - UT 675 N. 460 E Ephraim, UT 84627 435/283-3129




Professional Representatives


Great Lakes Jeff Button 2889 Busston Rd. Cottage Grove, WI 53527 608/839-5137


New England Chris Deston 74 Springbrook Dr. Glastonbury, CT 06033 860/8171177 Midwest vacant Midatlantic Tom Coblentz 1 Ash Drive Knoxville, MD 21758 301/834-7154 Southern vacant Southeast Diane Watson 11815 Lakewood Drive Hudson, FL 34669 727/856-6841 Southwest Jonathan Pemberton 1652 N. 2100 W. Provo, UT 85604 801/323-3704



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RANKING SELECTION CRITERIA The following criteria will be used by the NFAA Scholarship Committee to assign the applications to the appropriate scholarship level and to rank the applicants. 1.

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The applicant’s prior year end USAT Ranking, and their current year ranking at the time the application was submitted. a. Senior Mens’ & Senior Womens’ Recurve or Compound b. Junior Boys’ & Junior Girls’ Recurve or Compound Is (was) the applicant a Resident Athlete at the Olympic Training Center. Is (was) applicant a member of the US Olympic, Pan Am or other International Team? Is (was) the applicant a JOAD Olympian or Junior World Team member? a. Did applicant compete at the JOAD National

Championships? Did the applicant participate at the USIAC in the prior year? 6. Did the applicant participate in the NAA or NFAA Sectional Tournaments in the prior year? 7. Did the applicant participate in the NFAA Indoor, Outdoor, or 3-D Nationals in the prior year? 8. Did the applicant participate in the World Archery Festival’s 3-Star Tour in the prior year? 9. Did the applicant participate in the NASP National Championship? 10. The applicant’s GPA, college entrance scores, and community support activities, are important Ranking Selection Criteria, and will be considered after evaluating the applicant’s archery experience and capability to improve/enhance future US Archery Teams. 5.

The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee will make the final determination of which students will receive scholarships and the amount of each scholarship. ■

THE BOW HAND| LARRY WISE continued from pg. 15 If shooting at other distances is part of a practice session then the bow hand must be checked during each shot. At the close of the session return to the blank bale to shoot at least ten more closed-eye shots focusing on the feel of the bow hand. Always start and end your practice sessions by working on a single objective for the practice session. Since it takes humans about twenty days to learn a new habit you are looking at practicing bow hand placement every day for three weeks. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Practice, practice, practice! And practice with a purpose! CONCLUSION There are no secrets in archery. Beginners and professionals can and must do the same twelve form steps that I teach but those that practice them most effectively and get them done at the proper time get the best results. The single most important of those steps is the placement of the bow hand. Those that get it right and relaxed will “set their bow free” so it can repeat its performance without human interference. The bow will do its job if you do yours and get out of its way. Keep well, shoot straight.

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