Archery involves a fascinating group of sports for people of all ages. The fundamentals are simple. The requirements are few. A new archer can be shooting well within a short time, if they have the benefit of
a planned approach to developing the basics of form. The 4-H Archery Discipline covers the basics of archery. We give the beginning archer a broad, sound foundation for learning the sport and being able to enjoy it for a lifetime.
As with all 4-H projects, the goal Positive Youth Developent. Leaders strive to develop youth to become competent, caring, contributing citizens of good character through a series of progressive learning experiences with a caring adult.
There are countless different types of archery equipment and games. In National 4-H we recognize 2 forms of archery Recurve and Compound. The recurve or traditional group includes everything from longbows and barebow recurves to olympic style recurve bows. If the bow has wheels or cams, it is considered a compound. Each state, county, or club may have different rules, requirements, or types of classes.
At the National Championships all recurve competitors compete together. It doesn’t matter if you are shooting a barebow without sights or a stabilzer. You will be competing against people with a complete olympic style setup. Same goes for Compound. You will have people shooting barebow competing against those shooting with sights, stabilizers, release, etc.
There are 3 “games” shot at the National Championships. They are a 1/2 World Arcery 1440 Round (FiTA), a 1/2 NFAA Field Round, and 30 target unmarked IBO 3D Round. There are some specific 4-H rules that will apply.
Below are some links to resources for the 4-H Archery Discipline