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Note: For the List of all Upcoming Events that we’re connected to, keep scrolling.  It’s at the bottom of the page.

Here’s an alternate view of the upcoming events calendar that may be useful in planning your archery season (or useful as a club organizer choosing which weekends are available for events).  Events Timeline

 

The ITAA Archery Year

Each year, the ITAA holds these events, and you’ll find schedule information for them below, and the site has descriptions from previous years, if this year’s event description has not been posted, yet:

While the JOAD tournaments are for youth only, the all-ages events also welcome JOAD archers.  The indoor all-ages indoor event has a slight difference of only using the 40cm targets, instead of the 60cm targets that some JOAD age groups use indoors.

Additionally, many clubs and other organizations hold their own events, many of which area annual favorites.  (Such as the Northern Regional FITA Field Championship held at CBH each spring, or the Midwest Open in Peoria in the fall).  Some of them are huge national and international championships (like The Vegas Shoot and USAA & NFAA nationals)

 

 

What Do You Carry?

We’re starting a new series of articles, showing which supplies, equipment, and tools are being brought to tournaments.  First up is Dennis Timpanaro, with a side order of Gabe Querol.

 

Countdown!

How many days are left until the big tournament?  A countdown counter has been added over on the lower-right counting down the days until a selection of big upcoming tournaments.  Make sure to plan and train accordingly!

 

Registration for the 2017 ITAA Collegiate Indoor State Championship on April 22nd is now open!  This event is open to all archers in college, a year before college, and a year after college. 

 

We had some great showings this weekend at the NFAA Indoor Nationals by local archers, including a few podium positions!  NFAA Indoor Nationals Results

 

ITAA Athlete Spotlight

Every couple months, we shine the spotlight on a fellow ITAA member.  Whether they have performed well in a competition, supported the organization, or are just really, really good looking, this is a member you should get to know!

Check out the new spotlight  on — Olivia Artz!

Past Spotlights can be found here.

 

The 2017 Winter Membership Meeting took place on March 7th.  Minutes and a summary of the meeting’s outcomes are being published here as they are written.

 

A group of enterprising Illinois Archers are coordinating their traveling tournaments on Facebook as Team Illinois Archery.  If you are interested in joining that group , connect with Jennifer Langley or Maria Mascarenas on the FB.

Of immediate interest, there is a set of Team Illinois shirts being made up for NFAA Nationals.  If you’re interested, get in touch with the Team Illinois fashion coordinators before March 6th.

 

The North Region FITA Field Championships at CBH in Bolingbrook is coming up on May 6th & 7th. ( 503 days ago.)  This Field Archery event is always very popular.  More information about Field Archery is available at the link.   Results are now posted!

 

Shooting well at big tournaments? More information about World Archery Target Award pins is available here.

 

The ITAA constitution is being re-written.  Feel free to send your own comments and suggestions.

 

 

Planning your winter shoot schedule?  Nancy Zorn and Randy Rutledge have compiled summaries and experiences at several area annual events that may normally escape your notice, like the Midwest Open, the Wisconsin Tri-Star, and the Iowa Pro-Am.  Make sure to read up on those before finalizing your winter.

Nancy’s and Randy’s Reviews

 

Not sure if what you’re wearing will pass the USAA dress code?  Take a look at these Dress Code Notes

 

 

 

State Record High Scores

Now with a new data explorer to make it easy to check out the scoring records!

The listings of the ITAA State Records has been moved over here.

 

Meeting Minutes

Minutes from our twice-annual meetings are available here.

 

Getting Started in Target Archery

Looking to get started in archery, take a read through our guide before doing anything else!

 

Locations

We are also building a list of target archery locations in Illinois.  We will start by listing the locations that host ITAA events.  Make sure to send us information about your club, shop, or range.  info@illinoistargetarchery.org

 

What to Expect at an ITAA Tournament

It’s always good to prepare ahead of time for any competition. Whether you’re approaching for your first tournament ever, your first one in awhile, or your first ITAA tournament, here’s some helpful information about what to expect when you get there.
ITAA Tournament Primer

 

Upcoming Events

Additional events are listed at ArcheryEvents.com

September, 2018

October, 2018

November, 2018

  • November 3rd, 2018 (was 10th)
    • Turkey Trot
    • Indoor 600 Round
    • Chicagoland JOAD @ Chicago Bow Hunters
    • CBH, Bolingbrook
  • November 30th, 2018
    • Placeholder
    • TAZ Archery, Woodstock

December, 2018

January, 2019

February, 2019

  • February 8-10, 2019
  • February 23-24th, 2018
    • NFAA Great Lakes Sectionals
    • Sauk Valley Archers, Dixon

March, 2019

April, 2019

August, 2019

  • August 31st-September 1st, 2019
    • North Region Outdoor Target Championships
    • Duel in the Cornfield - State vs State
    • 2-day Double 720 Round
    • DuPage County Fairgrounds
    • Wheaton, IL

February, 2020

 

The Chicago Park District Archery Association (Lincoln Park Archery Club and Chicago Archery Club) will hold shoots approximately every two weeks throughout the summer.  Their websites are listed below with information

If your club or organization is hosting a tournament, let us know and we will be glad to list it here and promote it.

In order to avoid schedule conflicts as much as possible, ITAA member clubs meet twice per year to schedule the next season's big events.  Each participating club can request one "protected date" per season, where no other participating club will schedule an event that day.  For events that are distant geographically or style-wise (3D vs JOAD Pin shoots, etc), schedule conflicts aren't usually an issue.

The next big scheduling meeting will happen in late February, 2017, managed by the growing Archery Club Planning Co-Op.  If you would like to participate, contact a board member.