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   The 4-H Pledge:

I Pledge my . .
  Head to clearer thinking

     


Heart to greater loyalty

   

 


Hands to larger service

 
   


Health to better living

For my club, my community, my country and my world.

 

In the Texas 4-H program these are not mere empty words.

Each 4-H year, in September, approximately 700 - 800 Texas youth are introduced to the sport of archery. Some go through a course of six to eight weeks' duration, some will find their niche, and play the archery game of their favoring.

Be it J.O.A.D./F.I.T.A., Field, 3-D, Clout, or Flight, be it T.S.A.A., T.F.A.A., L.S.B.A., or I.B.O., they "Stay & Play" for many years. Some have become great Junior Leaders and youth roll models.  As many of you well know, some have evolved into great archers, becoming  State, National, and even International Champions.   Furthermore, some of the "Early Years" Kids are now and will be in the future returning the favor by becoming leaders and coaches for new and existing programs around the state. In the true sense of what 4-H is, we have a great CROP to harvest. Let us cherish our yield, and continue to sew our seed wisely, for the future can be good.

There is a harmony of interests between the TSAA and the 4H Shooting Sports Program and in particular the Archery Project as evidenced by the increase in participation in both programs. 4H is very good at introduction to basic archery. The TSAA is the perfect avenue for helping those youngsters that discover through 4H that archery is their thing to flourish and develop expertise. One could not exist (or not as well) without the other.

The meteoric growth in participation in both programs speaks to the synergy of TSAA and 4H. The critical success factor for the growth and retention of the 4H program is the qualified instructors who were all trained under the NAA/TSAA Level 1 training program. Many instructors have gone on to Level 2 or beyond so as to certify additional instructors. A second critical success factor for the growth in youth participation is the inclusionary attitude of the TSAA members to accommodate youth archers.

The TSAA benefits obviously from the incremental revenue of these youth members, but also it is refreshing atmosphere to have all the youth participants in the tournaments.
Words from Ben Dybala and Tom Barker, February 2002. Adapted for the web.

 

WHAT'S NEW:

Brazos County 4H now has a website: Email: manager@brazos-4h-archery.org AND Website: http://www.brazos-4h-archery.org/

2014 Indoor Season

2013 Indoor Season Calendar

Results for the 2011-2012 4-H Indoor Archery Tournament Season have been collated and finalized, and a copy posted, with thanks to Ben Dybala.

Click here for the newer (2011) table of information on divisions/distances

2011 Indoor Season Calendar with results

2010 Indoor Season Calendar - see age information linked below.

2009 Indoor Season Calendar  -   division age breakdowns (acrobat file)  (doc file)

2008 Indoor Season Calendar - All Results Are Posted (11/14/2008)

6/27/2008: There is a very active 4-H program in Texas that promotes archery, exposing many hundreds of kids to it each year.   I have just heard of another 4-H program, in Georgia, that also promotes archery.  Here is the link to the Forsyth Archery website!

2007 Indoor Season Calendar:
2006 Indoor Tournament Schedule and Results   

2005 Indoor Season Calendar

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 CALENDAR & RESULTS PAGE FOR 2003 INDOOR SEASON

 Division Chart with color coding by Norm Boyd - great for parents and new archers   (spreadsheet Excel File Format)         Easy-to-print: (Acrobat File Format)  NOTE: ALL TOURNEY DIRECTORS CAN USE NORM'S WORKBOOK (Excel) TO PREPARE. (Click to download)

Challenges in life, challenges in archery:    MOST EXTREME CHALLENGE   by Tom Barker

7/13/2003: 4H Invitational Championship - New Mexico

7/2/203: 4H 2003 Outdoor Championship results

4/23/2003:  Acrobat Files for:

Hotels in College Station for June 19-22 Summer Match

Registration Form 2003 Texas State 4-H Outdoor Archery Tournament

    T-Shirt Order Form. 2003 Texas State 4-H Outdoor Archery Tournament
    Waiver & Release of Claims
2003 Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational Match  July 20-26, 2003

3/18/2003: 2003 4-H Indoor championships

2/16/2003: 2003 Indoor Archery Match Tournament Entry & Information Form

12/21/2002: Summary of 2002 Tournaments

Setting an example not just for archery but for life.  COMPOS SUI by Tom Barker

12/15/2002: FINAL tournament (District 11) for the 2002 season

12/8/2002: LaWard Results

11/27/2002: 4H Tourneys Continue: Victoria Results

11/17/2002:Calhoun County Results

11/9/2002: Fort Bend Results

10/29/2002: East Matagorda Results  Photos

0/23/2002:  Colorado County Results  

10/13/2002:  Results and Pictures of the 2002 District 11 4-H Invitational Tournament held in Goliad     Photos

9/2002:  The Summary of the District 11 Archery meeting - upcoming schedule for fall and winter of 2002-2003

3/18/2002:  Results from the 4H State Indoor Championship

2-5-2002: 3D Fun Shoot Photos and writeup

4-H provides a useful resource for archery in all areas of Texas, especially in areas where there are no other archery programs.  4H reaches out to the youth of the Lone Star State in many ways - archery is just one of those ways.

For an introduction overview of 4H archery, click here.

There are many folks that are doing yeoman type work on the 4H program and sometimes don't get to
come to the JOAD events.  But in the State of Texas, these people are responsible for the single largest growth of archery.  

For example, Shelby Fischer has about 40 kids in Victoria, James Ross about 35 in Columbus, Ben Dybala about 40 in Bay City, Dave Marlow has about 15 in Lolita, plus about 15 kids each in Halletsville, Beeville, Rosenberg and Port Lavaca. 

These are the project leaders, but behind them are another dozen or so parents and extension agents that really care about the kids and help with instruction, etc. We are still getting new kids and we are half way through the 4H season. Jim does the coaching thing 5 nights a week, Ben twice, Victoria has had to go to two times a week, and I have 4 nights a week I am teaching. One of the issues we are dealing with is if all the kids that are signed up and participating in the project show up for a tournament, we don't have a place big enough to accommodate them.

4H locator list      4-H Main Texas Website   4-H National Website   4-H National Council