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Archery Associations

Archery is an incredible hobby or sport to enjoy alone but is even better when doing it with like-minded people. Below you will be able to find a list by state of all the different archery associations. Use this list if you are looking for a local coach or tournament to enter.

Simply find your state in the table of contents below and this will show you archery associations for the chosen state. If you are part of an association and you want it added, please contact me.

Archery Associations

Before I get into the complete list, I thought it would be good to explain what an association is. If you are fairly new to archery, you might not know. (If you do, feel free to skip this section)

Archery Associations

There are 3 types of associations, the point of these is to help to connect your with teachers to help you develop your skills or allow you to enter competitions. Many find them a great way of actually making new friends.

International Associations

These bodies work on a global scale to help the same archery standards to get adopted throughout the world. They also work to help get archers from all over the globe to join together and compete against each other. The most well-known organization would be World Archery and they pride themselves on being involved in the hardest competitions.

National Associations

When learning archery, we want to know that we are all learning in the same way and following the same rules. The national organizations are responsible for providing this guidance. The most well-known one is the NFAA and they will help you find the best local association for you.

State Associations

Each state has its own organization to help govern the sport in that state, you will want to join the one for your state if you are looking to find additional training, enter competitions or even find a local club. All local competitions within a specific state are organized by the state organization. It’s also worth noting that there are usually a couple of associations in each state, one that focuses on field/target archery and then one that specialises in hunting.

Why Join An Archery Association?

If you are new to associations, you might be wonder why you should even join one. You are having fun shooting in your garden and you feel you are improving, so what is the actual benefit?

There are 3 great benefits in joining your local Archery Organization;

Event Participation

By joining a archery association, you are able to take part in local tournaments. As well as tournaments and competitions, as a member you can often also join clubs or take part in educational events.

Range Access

Another benefit is having access to archery ranges and exclusive benefits that non-members will have access to. This often includes being able to take part in leagues.

Member Discounts

There are some memberships that offer discounts on certain gear, as well as medical insurance.

These benefits do depend on individual organizations and may not be available at all of them.

Global Archery Associations

World Archery

If you are interested in the sport side of archery, you will no doubt have come across World Archery. They create the rules and regulations that must be followed in all international competitions. World Archery will support people of all levels from beginners to expert archers and are involved in championships such as the Olympics, World Games and Paralympic Games.

HDH International Archery Association (HDH-IAA)

Founded in 2019, the HDH International Archery Association were created to host competitions for archers interested in historical/traditional archery.

International Field Archery Association (IFAA)

The IFAA were founded in 1970 and has over 50,00 members. They do tend to focus more on beginner archers to introduce them to the great world of archery, although they do also have some competitions for more experienced archers.

USA Archery Associations

Below are a list of the national associations that govern archery within the United States of America.

USA Archery (National Archery Association)

When we see the USA in the Olympics for archery, it is governed by USA Archery. It is actually them that pick and train the participants in the Olympics for the U.S. As well as the Olympics, they also pick the teams for the World Championships and the World Cups. Their aim is to help encourage training in passionate archers, involve them in competition and also promote athleticism.

Archery Shooters Association (ASA)

The ASA can be found in 37 states and has an impressive 9,000 members. They host events and competitions in 3D archery, encouraging both beginners and professionals to get involved. If you are interested in this form of archery, it’s a great way to meet other archers.

Horse Archery USA

As you can tell by the name, this associations focuses on promoting the form of archery on horseback. They help encourage those interested with recreational opportunities, as well as competitive.

National Archery in Schools Program (NASP)

The NASP were formed to try and encourage those at school to get into archery and show that it is a great sport and is open to all. They do aim this to those in 4-12 grades and wants to help teach students to not only enjoy archery but learn new skills such as self-control, focus, disciple and patience.

United States Collegiate Archery Association (USCA)

The last National Archery Association is the USCA, they aim to encourage college students to get into archery. Unlike most clubs, these are often ran by students. It is down to the USCA to create events and competitions that collegiate teams are involved in.

State Archery Associations & Bodies

Below you can find associations based on states;

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Forida

Georgia

Hawaii 

  • Aloha State Archery Association (ASAA)

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine 

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming