|NOTICE: Any archer may shoot in a higher division if desired. If an archer participates in a tournament shooting as an "NAA Archer" or "NAA Yeoman" his/her score will NOT be used in official rankings, Jr. USAT, etc...The results on this page are NOT OFFICIAL. Please report any suspected errors to the webmaster|
|2012 NAA JOAD CATEGORY DIVISIONS
NOTE: Junior and Cadet ages are changed as of Jan. 1, 2010 as indicated in red below
|up to and thru the calendar year of the 20th birthday||up to and thru the calendar year of the 17th birthday||up to and thru the calendar year of the 14th birthday||up to and thru the calendar year of the 12th birthday|
|Archers may choose to compete in an older division. The "Archer" class is for the recreational archer and for those who are unable to reach the adult distances. Scores in tournaments shot by competitors who shoot in the Archer division are not eligible for consideration for the Junior USAT.|
|APPROVED NON-COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS (Recreational only)|
|Up to and thru the calendar year of the 9th birthday|
Explanation of JOAD division:
NOTICE: Any archer may shoot in a higher
division if desired. If an archer participates in a tournament
shooting as an "NAA Archer" or "NAA Yeoman" his/her score will NOT be
used in official rankings, Jr. USAT, etc..
If you turn 20 during 2010, you are now too old for JOAD. Have fun
as a SENIOR! Any college student who meets the age requirements is still eligible to compete as a JOAD. USA Archery rules allow a dual classification of "collegiate" as well as a JOAD class (say, JUNIOR) during a given tournament, without having to pay two fees. Likewise, athletes with disabilities may choose to compete in their IPC classification (AR-Standing, ARW-2, ARW-1, for examples) as well as a JOAD or a Senior, based on their age as indicated below.
if you turn 20 during 2012, you are a junior until 12.31.2012.
if you turn 19 during 2012, you are a junior until 12.31.2013.
if you turn 18 during 2012, you are a junior until 12.31.2014.
If you turn 17 during 2012, you are a cadet until 12.31.2012 and then you become a junior on 1.1.2013.
If you turn 16 during 2012, you are a cadet until 12.31.2013 and then you become a junior on 1.1.2014.
If you turn 15 during 2012, you are a cadet until 12.31.2014 and then you become a junior on 1.1.2015.
If you turn 14 during 2012, you are a cub until 12.31.2012 and then you become a cadet on 1.1.2013.
If you turn 13 during 2012, you are a cub until 12.31.2013 and then you become a cadet on 1.1.2014.
If you turn 12 during 2012, you are a bowman until 12.31.2012, and then you become a cub on 1.1.013.
If you turn 11 during 2012, you are a bowman until 12.31.2013, and then you become a cub on 1.1.2014.
If you turn 10 during 2013, you are a bowman until 12.31.2014, and then you become a cub on 1.1.2015.
If you turn 9 during 2014, you are a bowman until 12.31.2015 and then you become a cub on 1.1.2016.
If you turn 9 during 2012, you are a yeoman until 12.31.2012, and then you become a bowman on 1.1.2013.
If you are 8 or under on 12.31.2012, you are a member of the yeoman division.
IF YOU ARE 18 OR UNDER AS OF 12.31.2012, you can instead choose to shoot in the non-competitive division known as "NAA Archer" if the tournament director chooses to offer that option. It is not required.
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TSAA Home Page Link JOAD Page LINK TO JOAD DISTANCES/TARGETS* LINK TO COMPREHENSIVE CHART FOR ALL DIVISIONS (PRINTABLE VERSION)
FOR AN EXPLANATION ABOUT SHOOTING AND CLAIMING RECORDS, PLEASE REVIEW THE MAIN PAGE OF THE USA ARCHERY RECORDS DATABASE WEBSITE.
Here is an excerpt:
10/11/2007: THIS IS AN EXPANSION/EXPLANATION OF RECORD CLAIM OPPORTUNITIES, BASED ON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM FITA:
An archer, properly registered for a tournament, may legitimately claim ANY record for which the score he/she shot exceeds an existing record, even if the record is in a higher division.
For example, a cadet who shoots an indoor 600 round score that exceeds the existing record score of the Junior (or Senior) division may claim that record as well as the cadet division record.
Also, if the archer registers "up" one or more divisions yet still exceeds the record for his/her natural divsion (ie, a cadet registers as a JUNIOR and shoots a score that exceeds the existing cadet record for the distance shot) may lay legitimate claim to the cadet record even though the archer did not compete in that lower division during the tournament as long as the archer is a legitimate cadet by virtue of his/her age.
Likewise, if an archer is old enough/qualified to compete as a Master 50+, and shoots a score that ties or exceeds an existing SENIOR record score, that archer can then claim that SENIOR record as well as the Master 50+ record, simply by executing properly the claim form process.
IN ALL CASES IT IS INCUMBENT UPON THE ARCHER TO FILE A PROPERLY COMPLETED CLAIM FORM, FOR ALL RECORDS TIED/BROKEN, WITHIN THE 10 DAYS AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE EVENT.