2024 USA Archery Indoor Nationals





February 16-18th, 2024

DuPage County Fairground, Wheaton, IL

The ITAA will be hosting a venue of the 55th Annual USA Archery Indoor Nationals in late February, 2024.  So you won’t have to make the usual decision about whether to drive to Michigan, Minnesota, or Ohio.

Take note that the date is Feb 16-18th, 2024.  We had a small date change.  So adjust reservations that you already have in place.


USAA Nationals in Wheaton in February! Register over there.  Compete over here.

PDF of General Information for the Wheaton location

Online Scoring Links:
JOAD Online Scoring:

All-Ages Online Scoring:


The ITAA is proud to hold this 2023 ITAA State Championships.  This is one of the best changes to compete against archers from Illinois and traveling from other states!  Registration is now open.  The registration links are posted 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 Overview:

Our Indoor State Championships are back to being a combination of events. This year we have five events!:

  • JOAD 18 Meter USA Archery National Championships: Friday
  • All-Ages 18 Meter USA Archery National Championships (2-days): Saturday and Sunday

JOAD archers are always 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.

If you’re available to help set up or tear down, we can use extra hands.

Special Notes:

Because this is a national tournament, there are some differences from our state tournaments.

  • These events require USA Archery memberships (including temporary memberships, but excluding NFAA memberships — USAA Nationals is the only tournament where NFAA memberships don’t get a free temporary membership.)
  • The JOAD event is only open to US citizens.
  • For the All-Ages event, non-US citizens can compete.
    • International Guests (non U.S. citizens) – Please visit www.usarchery.org to purchase a Temporary Membership for Foreign Nationals.
    • Participants who are not U.S. citizens will compete in the Guest category unless they have National Eligibility on file.


JOAD:  $45 early-bird.  $60 starting Jan 27th
All-Ages: $85 early-bird.  $120 starting Jan 27th


  • Friday, Feb 16th
    • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Practice available ($10)
    • 5:00 PM – JOAD Championship
  • Saturday, Feb 17th
    • 9:00 AM – All-Ages Championship Day 1 (session #1)
    • 1:00 PM – All-Ages Championship Day 1 (session #2)
  • Sunday, Feb 18th
    • 9:00 AM – All-Ages Championship Day 2 (session #1)
    • 1:00 PM – All-Ages Championship Day 2(session #2)


The northern venue is at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton.  We have used this for several years in a row now.

DuPage County Fairgrounds
2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL 60187

Hotel Suggestions:
Our partner hotels can be reserved with this link.


The format for the JOAD National Championships event is an 18 meter 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 National Championship event is 120 arrows at a standard 4-color World Archery target.


This is a USA Archery national tournament and they will deliver awards once all of the scores from venues around the country are tabulated and finalized.

How do I register?

The registration link here and at the bottom of the page.

Standard Tournament Info

  • All age, gender, and bow style  categories will comply with USA Archery guidelines.
  • Participants must be a current member of USA Archery. Please visit usarchery.org to purchase a temporary membership. (For Nationals, NFAA memberships are not eligible for a free temporary USAA membership)
  • 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.
  • All 3-spot target faces are vertical 3-spots
  • The USA Archery dress code will be enforced. (Summary here)
  • 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.
  • 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.


USA Archery Age Categories for 2024:

If you were born in 2012 or more recently, you are a Bowman
If you were born in 2010 or 2011, you are a Cub
If you were born in 2007, 2008 or 2009, you are a Cadet
If you were born in 2004, 2005, or 2006, you are a Junior

If you were born in 2003-1975, you are a Senior
If you were born in 1974-1965, you are a Master 50+
If you were born in 1964-1955, you are a Master 60+
If you were born in 1954-1945, you are a Master 70+

The ages for the categories are determined on Dec 31st of the competition year.  (So use your older age for the year, not necessarily the age you’ll be on the competition date.)
  • Bowman – 12
  • Cub – 13,14
  • Cadet (U18) – 15,16,17
  • Junior (U21) – 18,19,20
  • Senior – 21-49
  • Master – 50-59
  • Master 60+ – 60-69
  • Master 70+ – 70-79


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.

USA Archery Indoor Nationals Final

On March 24th, 2024 the top 8 in 5 categories will be invited to an in-person age-combined finally final finals shootdown.
USA Archery will post more info about that here at this link.  (TK’s note:  In the past, this has been at the site of the NFAA Indoor nationals, but the dates don’t line up this year, so something different is happening.)


Click here to register for USA Archery JOAD Nationals at Wheaton, IL

Click here to register for USA Archery All-Ages Nationals at Wheaton, IL 

Hotel Suggestions:
Our partner hotels can be reserved with this link.