Welcome to ASA
Since our inception in 1993 the Archery Shooters Association has hosted tens of thousands of amateur and professional archers from across the United States in national Pro/Am and state level club competitions. Our state club organization is called the ASA Federation, and our national shoots are known as the McKenzie ASA Pro/Am Tour. The ASA has Federation chapters in 37 states with over 9,000 members and 330 clubs. ASA Pro/Am and Federation competitions include a standardized set of competition rules; professionally executed shooting ranges; high standards for dress and conduct; safety standards that include a maximum arrow speed standard of 280/290 feet per second; the copyrighted 12-ring and 14-ring scoring system; and the largest paybacks in competitive 3-D archery.
ASA 3-D Archery: ASA 3-D archery features competitive rounds of lifelike, three-dimensional animal targets made of foam. The scoring rings are not always visible from the shooting stake and binoculars are allowed. Advanced archers must determine the distance to the target, pick a good aiming point, and execute the shot. The ASA was the first archery organization to implement a speed limit (280 feet per second) for safety and to establish a level playing field for 3-D competition. Beginning in 2007, the ASA was the first national organization to incorporate Known Distance 3-D which provides competitors with another option, as well as providing a more accessible starting point for new competitors.
ASA Scoring: The ASA uses a scoring system of 14, 12, 10, 8, 5 or 0 points per arrow. Scoring is based on zero points for a miss, five points are earned for a hit anywhere in the body, eight points for the largest outer scoring ring on the animal, ten points for the five-inch circle inside the 8-ring, and twelve points for the smaller rings which are offset to the bottom and top of the 10-ring. Another circle housed in the upper rear of the 8-ring is the 14-ring which is reserved for special bonus competitions.
McKenzie ASA Pro/Am Tour: The ASA Pro/Am Tour is a national series of Pro/Am tournaments, plus the Championship “Classic” which are recognized as the best run, highest paying and most exciting events in 3-D archery. Competitors pay entry fees based on their competitive division in both pro and amateur classes, and they receive cash awards, trophies, and accumulate points toward the prestigious “Shooter of the Year” award in their class. In addition to providing world class competition, each ASA Pro/Am provides the Host community and surrounding area with an economic impact of well over $1,000,000.00, as each event attracts thousands of archers, sponsors, family members and spectators.
If you’ve never experienced the fun and excitement of a national tournament you need to be there. It is a true archery festival with the top archery manufacturers showing the newest and latest products, competition classes for the whole family, and a full schedule of archery opportunities. In addition to the two rounds of competition featuring McKenzie 3-D targets, other activities include McKenzie Speed Bags for warm-up, a 40 target 3-D practice range, Team Shoots with Pros and amateurs, the Known Distance Shoot, Lancaster Long Shot and the opportunity to meet, watch and learn from the greatest archers in the world. ASA offers everyone the chance to experience the fun of these professionally run events with competition ranges that are specifically designed to be spectator friendly, and competition classes that allow everyone from age six-to-over sixty to compete.
Among the amateur classes are the Bow Novice and Women’s Bowhunter classes that are specifically designed for novices and bowhunters to come out and try their hand. They shoot known distance, the maximum distance is 30 yards, and long stabilizers and movable sights and sights with magnification are not permitted. Anyone who has a passion for bowhunting needs to try their hand at an ASA event to help extend their season and hone their archery skills.
ASA Federation: In addition to the national Tour, the ASA supports more than 330 clubs that provide an excellent opportunity for everyone to shoot. With a focus on the growth of the sport of 3-D archery by supporting local clubs and making a commitment to youth education and training, the ASA has established itself as a leading force in the movement to bring the sport to mainstream America. The ASA organization includes experienced archers and coaches that work year-round conducting well organized and challenging local, state, and national tournaments that are enjoyed by professional and amateur shooters alike.
If you are a target archer, bowhunter or just interested in getting started in archery the ASA will provide you the opportunity to meet and share experiences with new friends, learn about the latest equipment, improve your archery skills, and spend time with great people.