NFAA Partners With Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA)
Posted on 27 January 2016
Louisville, KY – January 15, 2016 – Scholastic 3-D Archery and NFAA announce a joint effort to create indoor S3DA events using the NFAA indoor tournament rules and regulations. Local NFAA clubs will work with the S3DA program to provide shooting venues, events and mentoring for S3DA students and families. The NFAA State Directors will also be working to bring more S3DA clubs to their respective states. Scholastic 3-D Archery will have a national indoor tournament in conjunction with the NFAA Indoor Nationals.
"Since the foundation of the NFAA, we have tried to be a leader in the promotion and preservation of competitive target archery," says Bruce Cull, President of the National Field Archery Association. "We see that the youth of archery will be our future and have taken steps to encourage and support young archers, S3DA is the next step in promoting youth archery. As a grassroots organization S3DA has been exposing kids to real target archery and growing tremendously. We are very excited to partner with them to incorporate Indoor Target Archery to the S3DA organization."
Jennie Richardson, Executive Director for Scholastic 3-D Archery states, "The NFAA is the standard in Indoor Target Archery here in the US. We are honored to have the NFAA partner with us to help students realize a new type of archery that previously was not available in the S3DA program. With this partnership, our students have the opportunity to compete in the same environment that archery professionals do. This is a giant step forward for S3DA, NFAA and youth archery."
Started in December 2012 by the Scholastic Archery Association, S3DA has grown exponentially as a next step program to follow introductory programs offered as part of 4-H or the National Archery in Schools Program. S3DA addresses the need for a program to bridge beginning target archery experience and more advanced activities such as 3-D shooting and bowhunting. The program currently operates across the United States with hundreds of certified coaches serving thousands of young archers, grades 3–12.
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