Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD)
JOAD is open to any youth archer aged 8 to 18. Both recurve and compound bows are used in club activities and in tournaments. JOAD archers who use a compound bow can train to compete in local and regional tournaments, and can earn a seat on a youth world team to compete in other countries representing the United States on behalf of USA Archery. Recurve archers can compete likewise, with the added benefit of using their recurve to try out for a spot on the US Olympic Archery team. The team is selected and managed by USA Archery.
Click here to visit the Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) website.
Did You Know?
The ATA hosts Archery Academies with assistance from state wildlife agencies and USA Archery. The Academies help train local parks and recreation agency personnel so archery can be a part of the community’s recreational offerings.