2022 ITAA Indoor State Championships

DETAILS TENTATIVE.  Currently this is a save-the-date for the northern venue in Wheaton.

Northern: FEB 11, 2022 – FEB 13, 2022

Southern: We are working on additional venues to support our members in southern Illinois.

DuPage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL

(Other venues are under discussion)

Introduction (format may change)

The ITAA is proud to hold this 2022 ITAA State Championships.  This is one of the best changes to compete against archers from Illinois and traveling from other states!  Choose a venue and a date to show off your stuff! Registration is not yet open.  The registration links are at the bottom.


All USA Archery sanctioned events adhere to the USAA Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies.  As with past tournaments, all coaches and event volunteers must demonstrate current SafeSport status before the event.

Reporting any concerning or unsafe conduct to the Center for SafeSport can be done at the USA Archery SafeSport resources web site.

Event Schedule (Still Needs Final Confirmation):

  • JOAD state championships: Friday evening and Saturday morning
  • All-Ages 18 Meter State Championships: Saturday afternoon
  • JOAD Elimination Round: Saturday evening
  • All-Ages 25 Meter State Championships: Sunday

JOAD archers are welcome to compete in the All-Ages tournament.  We recommend that all youth archers get advice from their instructors about readiness and volume of competition arrows.


The format for the JOAD event is a JOAD 600 Round.  The JOAD Round allows for the larger 60cm target for younger non-compound archers.

In the JOAD tournament only, all Bowman and Cub Recurve and Barebow/Basic Bow competitors shoot on a 60cm target face.  In all other circumstances, the 40cm-size will be used (regardless of single or 3-spot).

The format for the All-Ages event is 60 arrows at a standard 4-color World Archery target (40cm for the 18m round, 60cm for the 25m round).  Shooters can choose to shoot either or both of these days.  Awards are given for each event separately and for a combined aggregate champion in each category.

How do I register?

The registration links will be at the bottom of this page one registration is opened.

Standard Tournament Info

  • All age, gender, and bow style  categories will comply with USA Archery guidelines.
  • All Compound competitors shoot on a 40cm target face.
  • All Compound competitors use the inner 10-Ring for scoring.
  • In the JOAD event only, all Bowman and Cub Recurve and Barebow/Basic Bow competitors shoot on a 60cm target face.  All Cadet and Junior Recurve or Barebow/Basic Bow competitors will shoot on a 40cm FITA target face.
  • Trophies or Medal awards will be presented to the first three places in each category.
  • The USA Archery dress code will be enforced. (Summary here)
  • Out of state shooters are welcome and eligible for medals.
  • Arrive 1 hour before your start time for setup and equipment inspection.
  • Arrow size must be 23/64 inches or smaller in diameter.  (Note: 2317s are too large, and cannot be used.)
  • The USA Archery dress code will be enforced. (Summary here)
  • For more information about what to expect at an ITAA event, read this helpful tournament primer. The USA Archery Event Reference Guide is a great intro and refresher for how to prepare for an event.
  • For 25m indoor shooting at a single 60cm target face, two archers may use the same target face.  So you may be sharing a face with an archer on the other A/B line.
  • The shooting line for each time slot has a maximum of number of spaces.  After that, registration for that line will be closed.
  • A double-line 600 round takes around 2.5 hours shooting time to complete.  With early arrival for check-in, shooting, and tear-down, plan on a 600 to require around 4 hours of time in your day.
  • You may register multiple times to participate in multiple equipment categories, but not multiple age categories.  You may choose an age category that is ostensibly more competitive than your natural one, (i.e. shooters younger than senior can choose a higher category up to senior, shooters older than senior can choose a younger category down to senior), but you may only compete in a total of one age category.
  • Priority for registration will be given to an archer’s first category sign-up.  If space runs short, multi-category sign-ups will be removed to make space.  We usually fill the northern venue sessions.  Archers are encouraged to register for an additional category in the southern venue sessions.

The JOAD State Indoor Championship will be requiring membership in a JOAD club for participation. 

All shooters will be eligible for medals regardless of registry method.

USA Archery Age Categories for 2022:

If you were born in 2010 or more recently, you are a Bowman
If you were born in 2008 or 2009, you are a Cub
If you were born in 2005, 2006 or 2007, you are a Cadet
If you were born in 2002, 2003, or 2004, you are a Junior
If you were born in 2001-1972, you are a Senior
If you were born in 1971-1962, you are a Master 50+
If you were born in 1961-1952, you are a Master 60+
If you were born in 1951-1942, you are a Master 70+


If you have questions about events in general, your club leaders can steer you in a good direction.  Otherwise reach out to us at info@illinoistargetarchery.org


Skilled photography is difficult and time-consuming.  We highly appreciate volunteers lending their skills to our events.  Photos help spread the fun of archery beyond our community.  If you’re willing to be an event photographer, please reach out to info@illinoistargetarchery.org so that we can get credentials and protocols in place.

Event Photography (eventually) gets posted on the ITAA Shutterfly page.


Look here once registration opens