ATA Partner Programs

National 4-H Shooting Sports

The focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. The National 4-H Shooting Sports Program stands out as an example. Youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of hunting and archery, more.


Bowhunter Education

The National Bowhunter Education Foundation chose to target retention of existing bowhunters by developing new programs through high interest, advanced classes or mentoring type curriculum.The student manual called “Today’s Bowhunter” is an example of improving materials.


Scholastic 3-D Archery Association (S3DA)

• The mission of the Scholastic Archery Association, DBA Scholastic 3-D Archery, program is to foster, educate and guide youth in the areas of 3-D, indoor target, and outdoor target archery as well as safe, ethical bowhunting practices. Scholastic 3-D Archery will design, promote and foster national youth and high school 3-D and target archery competition as an after school program affiliated with educational learning institutions, sportsman’s clubs and archery dealers.


The Salvation Army Outdoors (TSAO)

To enhance and expand current Salvation Army programs with exciting and educational outdoor opportunities and adventures.


The purpose of the National Field Archery Association, as defined in the NFAA Constitution and Bylaws, is: (1) To unite field archery associations of states into one organized unit that will work uniformly and effectively in providing for the development of the sport of archery in conformance with the will of a majority of the membership. The NFAA promotes numerous shooting styles including freestyle, freestyle limited, barebow, competitive bowhunter, bowhunter freestyle, freestyle limited, recurve, and traditional.


World Archery

World Archery is the international governing body for the sport of archery. Its mission is to promote and regulate archery worldwide, developing the sport with over 160 member associations through international events, development initiatives and marketing and endorsed by the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee and International World Games Association, among others.


USA Archery

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.