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NFAA Announces Safety Protocols for Upcoming National Roundup Event, September 22-27

NFAA Announces Safety Protocols for Upcoming National Roundup Event, September 22-27

Yankton, SD – The National Field Archery Association (NFAA), in partnership with the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center (NEYAC), is excited to host a six-day, multi-national event roundup September 22-27.

To ensure the safety of our participants and spectators, we have implemented the following measures to promote the health and wellbeing of attendees and staff:

  1. To promote social distancing and adequate spacing, archers will be spaced every other shooting lane. For indoor/outdoor target events, only 2 archers will be assigned per target bale, shooting one at a time (A/B line).
  2. All archers and spectators are asked to follow physical distancing guidelines and maintain at least six (6) feet of distance between themselves, when possible.
  3. All archers and spectators are encouraged to wear masks whenever possible. Archers may choose to not wear a mask on the shooting line. All archers will be provided a reusable mask in their shooter bag.
  4. All archers will participate in daily contactless temperature checks prior to shooting or entering any NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center range/building. Archers will receive a daily verification sticker on their credentials when they record a temperature of 100.4 F or under. Failure to do so will result in removal from the tournament and/or the facility.
  5. For all events, spectators will be separated from the shooting line. No spectators will be allowed past the spectator barrier without prior approval/credentials.
  6. The touching of shared surfaces is discouraged and the sharing of objects should be limited. If items have to be shared, hands should be washed or sanitized afterwards. All participants will be provided hand sanitizer in their shooter bag.
  7. Archers are encouraged to bring a pre-filled water bottle each day to lower the usage of shared water coolers. All archers will be provided a water bottle in their shooter bag.
  8. Scorecards will be distributed by target/group at the beginning of each round, NOT by individual. For field, one person from each target/group should pick up the scorecards each morning. For indoor/outdoor target, the scorecards will be distributed by tournament staff to your target. When turning in scorecards, please have your target captain turn in the entire group’s official color-copy only. Each archer should keep their individual white scorecard as it will serve as their receipt.  Before leaving your group, make sure both scorecards MATCH and that all signatures are complete. The signatures will act as confirmation that both scorecards mirror the correct score.
  9. All attendees are encouraged to take every day preventative actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please stay home if you are feeling sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  10. NFAA and NEYAC staff will be cleaning and disinfecting all common surfaces and areas throughout the facility, as often as possible. Please notify the tournament staff if you have any questions or concerns.

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Full Schedule for Upcoming National Roundup

Full Schedule for Upcoming National Roundup

Yankton, SD – The National Field Archery Association (NFAA), in partnership with the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center (NEYAC), is excited to host a six-day, multi-national event roundup September 22-27.

400+ archers from 45+ states will arrive in Yankton next week to compete in five different national-level archery events. The multi-tournament event will allow archers to compete in several national events in a single trip.

The event will feature the following major events: NFAA Outdoor National Field Championships (September 22-24), NFAA Outdoor National Target Championships (September 24-25), the First Dakota Classic (September 25-27), NFAA Indoor National Championship (Professional Divisions only – September 27), and the USA Archery Indoor National Finals. All rounds will be scheduled to allow archers to compete in all available events.

Click here to view the full event schedule!

NFAA Outdoor National Field Championships
NFAA Outdoor National Target Championships
First Dakota Classic
NFAA Indoor National Championship (Professional Divisions only)

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Summer is Still Here – Enjoy a Fun Summer Target Activity!!

Summer is Still Here – Enjoy a Fun Summer Target Activity!!

Looking for another fun archery activity to break up the monotony of quarantine and closures? Print off and shoot our new fun Summer Archery Plants Target! Be sure to post a picture of your target on social media with the tag @nfaausa. Enjoy and stay safe!

 

How to Shoot the Fun Summer Archery Plants Target

Arrows: 6 arrows, 1 per plant

Maximum Score: 90 points

Distance: Your choice

Click here to download the target and guidelines. To print at the correct size, select “Actual Size” or “Do Not Scale” under your printer options. For best results, print on heavy stock paper.

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NFAA Headquarters to Host Multi-Tournament National September 22-27, 2020

NFAA Headquarters to Host Multi-Tournament National September 22-27, 2020

Yankton, SD – The National Field Archery Association (NFAA), in partnership with the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center (NEYAC), is excited to announce a six-day, multi-tournament event for September 22-27.

The multi-tournament event will allow archers to compete in several national events in a single trip.

“We know that archers are itching to get out and compete,” commented Bruce Cull, NFAA Executive Director. “With several of these events originally scheduled around the country, we feel it is safer to bring them all together to limit the amount of travel.”

The event will feature several major events: NFAA Outdoor National Field Championships (September 22-24), NFAA Outdoor National Target Championships (September 24-25), the First Dakota Classic (September 25-27), NFAA Indoor National Championship (Professional Divisions only – September 27), and the USA Archery Indoor National Finals. All rounds will be scheduled to allow archers to compete in all available events.

This type of event is the first in NFAA history.

“This will be the first time that three NFAA national tournaments have been held at the same time,” exclaimed Cull. “We are excited to host six archery-packed days at headquarters and we hope that everyone will join us in what could be a once in a lifetime event.”

Register today! Early registration closes on September 8, 2020. See full event details at:

NFAA Outdoor National Field Championships
NFAA Outdoor National Target Championships
First Dakota Classic
NFAA Indoor National Championship (Professional Divisions only)

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Fun Carnival Game Activity

Fun Carnival Game Activity

Missing the fairs and carnivals this summer? Wishing you could eat some funnel cake or throw a few ping pong balls at a row of Coke bottles? Print off and shoot our new Carnival Game Target to have some fun! Be sure to post a picture of your target on social media with the tag @nfaausa. Enjoy and stay safe!

 

How to Shoot the Fun Carnival Game Target

Arrows: 5 arrows, 1 per spot

Maximum Score: 25 points

Distance: Your choice

 

Click here to download the target and guidelines. To print at the correct size, select “Actual Size” or “Do Not Scale” under your printer options. For best results, print on heavy stock paper.

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BREAK THE BARRIERS TO HOST NFAA MARKED 3D NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2020

BREAK THE BARRIERS TO HOST NFAA MARKED 3D NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2020

 

Break the Barriers (BTB), in partnership with the National Field Archery Association (NFAA), will host the NFAA Marked 3D National Championship in Fresno, CA October 9-11, 2020.  The Marked 3D Nationals will be held in conjunction with the first annual BTB & NFAA 3D Open and will be an inclusive marked NFAA 3D archery competition. The NFAA Marked 3D National Championship was originally scheduled for May 1-3 but was postponed due to COVID-19.

“The Marked 3D National event is normally held in conjunction with the Western Classic Trail Shoot in Redding. They were forced to cancel their event for 2020, so we had to get creative if we wanted to hold it this year,” explained Bruce Cull, NFAA Executive Director. “We already had a partnership with Break the Barriers for the 3D Open, so it was an easy transition to add the National component for 2020.”

The event is set to return to Redding, CA in 2021.

“We, at Straight Arrow Bow Hunters and the Western Classic Trail Shoot, are looking forward to COVID-19 being behind us and continuing our annual relationship with NFAA in May 2021,” commented Pam Severtson, Straight Arrow Bowhunters Board Member. “We are glad that NFAA and Break the Barriers are able to come together this year to complete a 3D season for both of them. This is a win-win situation all the way around. We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2021!”

The first annual Break the Barriers & NFAA 3D Open was originally scheduled for April 4-5, 2020 but was also postponed due to COVID-19. The new October 9-11 dates will allow archers time to plan travel and will push the event past southern California’s peak summer months.

“Break the Barriers is excited to host to the Marked 3D Championships in 2020,” commented Mike Hernandez, Break the Barriers, President. “The archery community has had many setbacks in 2020 and we are committed to making this year’s championship a great experience for everyone. We are excited to show off our incredible ranges at a beautiful time of year.”

The Break the Barriers event will feature 102 life-size 3D targets situated on 300 acres of rolling California hills. The event will be a single-arrow format, scoring 12, 10, 8, 5 with no orange dot. All NFAA divisions will be offered (except crossbow), including a Professional purse and a team money shoot. The Professional payouts will follow the same format as Redding, with $140 from each entry fee going to the tournament purse.

“This event will be great for target archers and bowhunters alike as the single arrow format will mimic the hunting experience. It’s an awesome opportunity to shoot 102 unique animals and targets in a single weekend,” announced Cull. “We look forward to growing our relationship with Break the Barriers. We share in their mission to bring archery to everyone! We are excited to see this event grow.”

NFAA members receive special pricing and awards, including chances to win over $10,000 in raffle prizes. For full event details, visit btb3dopen.org.

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NFAA is Seeking Clubs and Shops to Host Virtual Indoor Event

NFAA is Seeking Clubs and Shops to Host Virtual Indoor Event

The NFAA is seeking chartered clubs and shops to host a virtual national indoor event later this year. The COVID-19 crisis has significantly shortened the 2020 archery tournament schedule and the NFAA is trying to adapt as best as possible. A virtual event will enable as many archers across the country to participate at their nearby club/shop range and reduce the amount of travel typically required for a national event.

Participating clubs will benefit from hosting the virtual event by earning 20-25% of the event registration fees for the archers who participate at their location. Proposed dates for the virtual event range from August through October. No details are set yet as the NFAA is currently exploring all options.

If your club/shop is interested in hosting, but has an expired charter, you can renew charters on the NFAA website or call NFAA Headquarters for assistance. If you need to obtain a certification for a permanent or temporary indoor range, you can reach out to your state Director to set up an inspection. If you don’t know whether your club/shop has a current charter or indoor range certificate, you can verify this information by contacting the Outreach Project Manager, Erika Jones, at ejones@nfaausa.com.

In an effort to best gauge the number of clubs/shops that would potentially be interested in hosting, please follow the link at the bottom of the page to answer a few questions on behalf of your club/shop. As always, the NFAA thanks you for your continued support and understanding as we navigate through these unprecedented times.   

 

Click HERE to take the short survey if your club/shop may be interested in hosting the virtual national indoor event later this year. Please respond to the survey by Friday, July 10. Without your input and willingness to host, this event will not be possible!

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NFAA Grows Outreach Team to Further Membership and Program Development

NFAA Grows Outreach Team to Further Membership and Program Development

Yankton, SD- The National Field Archery Association (NFAA) has added two new positions in 2020 to further the growth of membership and national programs.

Erika Jones joined the NFAA team in January 2020 as the Outreach Project Manager. Jones will work directly with the state organizations and NFAA clubs and shops to grow membership at the grassroots level. Jones is a former world number one compound archer with over twenty World titles and numerous National titles to her name.

Jones recently completed her Master of Business Administration with a focus in Project Management from DeVry University-Keller Graduate School of Management. Upon graduation, Jones knew she wanted to find a way to stay involved in the sport of archery.

“My time working with the NFAA has already been incredibly rewarding. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to give back to the organization that introduced me to archery and helped shape my life,” commented Jones.  “I look forward to working with NFAA staff to implement new membership programs that will ultimately increase membership benefits and grow the organization from the grassroots level.”

Jones has a rich history with the NFAA as she competed as a cub archer all the way through the professional ranks.

“Erika was the recipient of the largest NFAA/Easton Foundation scholarship in our history. She competed at every level and in every discipline the NFAA has to offer,” praised Bruce Cull, NFAA Executive Director. “Her knowledge and experience will be invaluable to our team.”

Vic Wunderle will join the NFAA team in August 2020 as the Program Manager. Wunderle will focus on developing and implementing new programs in partnership with Jones, with a focus on education and training.

“I’m very excited about this new chapter in my life,” said Wunderle. “I grew up in competitive archery and am excited to pass on my knowledge and that of others in the industry through the development of new programs.”

Wunderle, a two-time Olympic medalist, holds a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University. He is an NTS Level 4 certified coach who has privately coached and mentored students and teammates to a number of championship titles and teams throughout his illustrious career. Wunderle has eight World titles and forty-six National titles in compound, recurve, indoors, outdoors, field and 3D.

 “Over his career, Vic has experienced everything archery has to offer,” exclaimed Cull. “He brings so much knowledge of his own and even more from the connections he made from decades in the sport. With the help of both Vic and Erika, we are excited to work on new archery and bowhunting programs and revamp our existing ones. We hope to do this by leveraging the strength of our state and club networks. Our goal is to update and grow the NFAA for future generations!”

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Fun Shoot With Mom!

Fun Shoot With Mom!

Looking for something fun to do with Mom on Mother’s Day? Try out the NFAA’s all new Miniature Animal Round fun target. Be sure to post a picture of your target on social media with the tag @nfaausa and wish your archery Mom a Happy Mother’s Day!

How to Shoot the Miniature Animal Round    #minianimalround

Arrows: 5 per round, one arrow per animal in any order
Maximum Score Per Round: 105 points
Suggested Distance: 5-10 yards

For an extra challenge, shoot the target on a bale close to the ground. Just be sure to follow safety regulations!

Click here to download the target and guidelines. To print at the correct size, select “Actual Size” or “Do Not Scale” under your printer options. For best results, print on heavy stock paper.

Remember to follow rules and regulations for your area in regards to distancing and COVID-19.

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Thank you to our 2020 donors!

Thank you to our 2020 donors!

Thank you to our 2020 donors! We are so thankful for the contributions to the NFAA & NFAA Foundation. COVID-19 has hit the entire country hard, and we know how much more a donation means in current times. There are brighter days ahead, and we will all need the camaraderie of our archery family when we come out on the other side of this crisis.

We want you to know that we will put all donations to good use, to continue our mission of offering the best archery events, scholarships, programs, and facilities in the world!

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