The next scheduled TOTS event: The FOURTH TOTS event will be in Victoria at Straight Arrow Archery Learning Center on June 29, 2013 - The fourth installment of the Texas 1080 TOTS will be held on June 29, 2013 in Victoria, Texas
Please contact Tom Barker at 361-676-5498 or email@example.com to register or for questions. $20 a shooter, the field will be limited to the first 40 archers.
This map shows that we continue to enjoy visiting archers from throughout the world on the TSAA site.
This counts not hits, but individual archers.
Click the map for a neat perspective on where your fellow archers are! The hit count for this website for 2012 was up by more than 2 million hits over 2011, totalling just over 7.2 million hits! Thanks to all for linking to our site!
6/7/2013: 7:15PM: Results from the USA Archery National Field Round have been posted. Photos can be found on our FaceBook page as wellin our album.
5/31/2013: USA Archery Level One Instructor Class
June 9, 2013 held at Archery on Fire near The Woodlands, TX from 9-5. No previous experience necessary. Please email: Coach Overbeck to RSVP or with questions.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by webmaster for beginning archers and parents of same.
5/21/2013: It is midnight on the east coast, and the post offices are now closed on the west coast, so I have implemented the late fee on the online PayPal payment options for the USA Archer National Field Championships. You might still be able to register and get a shooting slot, but it is on a first-come basis and NO registrations will be accepted after 5/28/2013. Our tally is currently about 70 archers. (!)
5/14/2013: There is no archery on the Eagle Lake Field Venue during Memorial Day weekend.
5/10/2013: TOTS EVENT IS SET FOR COLUMBUS: JOAD Leader,
I'm pleased to inform you that we will host the second Texas Outdoor Target Series, or "TOTS" event on May 18, here in Columbus, Texas.
Virtually everthing will remain the same from the first shoot, except we will be starting an hour later to give folks more time to drive in. Since we finished so early last time, I figured why make folks get up any earlier than they have to on a Saturday morning, right?
So we'll start practice at 9:00 a.m. and scoring at 10:00 a.m. this time.
The only other change is that I'm going to try to put all the compound archers on bales together if possible, and have them all shoot the 6-ring 80cm face at their middle distance, and the vertical 3-spot 60cm face at their shortest distance, to keep with the direction that World Archery is going with outdoor compound target competition. A lot of our archers did this anyway at the last shoot, so it would only be a change for perhaps some of the bowmen or cubs.
We can host up to 36 archers again.
I look forward to seeing your archers once again at the Colorado County fairgrounds.
5/7/2013: RESULTS from the record-breaking State Field Championship have been calculated and posted. There were at least TWENTY-SEVEN new records set by the 80+ archers.
5/6/2013: The second TOTS event is on. The 18th date is a go.
From Director John Magera of T.H.E. JOAD:
Same as last time. Concessions will be available again. Same format, except that I'm going to have all the compound archers shoot a 6-ring 80cm face at their middle distance, and a vertical 3-spot 60 at their closest distance. I think this is consistent with what WA is trying to do for compound archery, and it will free up space on the bales and save on arrows too.
Max. of 36 archers for Saturday. However, I may open up a Sunday line if we get over 30 registrations.
Practice will begin at 9:00 a.m. and scoring at 10:00.
Fee is still $20 per archer, with $5 of that going back to TSAA for awards at the end of the season (at State Outdoor).
Feel free to call or email with questions. John Magera
5/6/2013: Want to learn to make your own bow? Want an excuse to get to the beautiful great white north of Canada? (British Columbia). TAKE OFF, HOSER umm, ARCHER, for Ravenbeak! Ravenbeak bowyering has classes! (and bows)
5/5/2013 3:30pm - the TSAA State Field event is done with shooting, awards to follow, and photo and results uploads will happen as time permits tonite!
5/5/2013: The first day of the State Field is done, with 80 or 81 archers shooting and 800+ photos posted. Photos from the State Target event are being posted to the FaceBook page for the TSAA. Conditions were essentially perfect. Today is likely to be a mite warmer.
4/29/2013: The State Field is at 79 archers, and registrations are closed. Thanks to all!
4/24/2013: The first TOTS event is done, and by all accounts a great time was had by those that came to shoot arrows in Columbus. Thanks to John Magera for pioneering what will be an excellent learning opportunity for young Texans.
The Texas Shootout is a few days hence! Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013 (12:00 PM) - Sunday, Apr. 28, 2013 (5:00 PM) at Texas A & M University on the
Penberthy Rec Sports Complex,
Intramural Fields in
College Station, TX 77843 . (for Gmap navigation). You can get more information on the TAMU Archery Website to one of the premier target archery events in the US!
4/12/2013: I frequently go to a bulletin board regarding archery, in England. I enjoy the enhanced vocabulary, the diversity of opinions, the gentlemanly give-and-take the British have, and their obvious dedication to learning more about something their culture has pioneered for centuries. Their webmaster posted a globe that I hadda steal, so here it is:
4/10/2013: Three excellent archery instructors in the Houston area are holding a level I instructor course - They are very active in scouting, butI do not think you do have to be a scout to take advantage of this great opportunity. Click here for the flier and information.
4/4/2013: TOTS. The TSAA has defined a new round of archery for the benefit of our archers for the 2013 outdoor season. We've decided to call it TOTS ( Texas Outdoor Target Series). Click on this link to learn about it. We have tentative dates & times for this innovative and friendly one-day, three-distance, outdoor tournament. We are looking for a few Texans to host events in May and July, the more the better....
Columbus April 20,
Victoria on June 29,
Bryan in August?
Need dates for May and July at least.
If we host the JOAD state outdoor in late July (July 27-28) we can offer day 1 of that event as a another qualifying 1080 round as well, so that would be six total before September.
The idea then would be for the first day of TSAA state outdoor to serve as the final event in the outdoor target series, with awards given at the end of day 1 for that series, similar to what TFAA does at their state indoor in Waco every year to wrap up their SYWAT series.
3/26/2013: Due to conflicts with a World Cup event, the dates for the USA Archery National Field event have changed to one day earlier: June 6, 7, & 8 (Thurs/Fri/Sat).
June 6 Thursday Official Practice
June 7 Friday Practice followed by 24 unmarked targets
June 8 Saturday Practice followed by 24 marked targets
3/4/2013: TSAA President Michael Hojnacki has a new website for coordinating his archery coaching - BCS Archery!
3/4/2013: Cinnamon Creek Archery in the DFW area is holding a money purse tournament on March 23 & 24th. For more information please check this acrobat file. Mike Hojnacki and Holly Avendano will be holding an USAA Level I Instructor Certification course at Cinnamon Creek on April 20/21. Information will be posted here soon.
3/1/2013: An archery club in Philadelphia started shooting a particular round about a year before Texas Independence - in 1835. They've been keeping records of this ever since, and are trying to grow their round's popularity. You can read all about this 84-arrow, 80 yard, 122cm target (scoring by color, 9-7-5-3-1) round on their website.
It is a mail-in event, to be done by 12/31/2013, and we could conduct it during the state target shoot if there is any interest by the membership.If you want a hardcopy to post as a flyer at your club, use this acrobat file!
2/26/2013: CERTIFICATION IN TEXAS IS AN ONGOING THING! The latest course I've heard about is a Level II opportunity - Steve Overbeck and Tom Barker will be doing an intermediate instructor class (level 2) in cooperation with the Pearland Parks Department in Pearland April 6,7. Contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
2/26/2013: Andrew Hood, Level IV-NTS coach, traveled from the UK to Chula Vista to get his certification as an NTS coach! Find him in the UK at this website - Feathers and Fletchings .
2/24/2013: This is the 30th year of existence for the TSAA (Texas State Archery Association) - the sole state of Texas chapter for the USA Archery, National Governing Body for the Olympic Sport of archery in the United States by direction of the US Olympic Committee, National Chapter of the International Olympic Committee. We continue to proudly serve archery in all aspects for the great State of Texas as well as the world community.
2/24/2013: There is an archery discussion board in the UK called the Archery Interchange UK. Nice folks, lots of good & interestingdiscussions about archery (primarily target as opposed to hunting), and aside from some funny spelling, I find it fun.
2/17/2013: Results from the UT State Indoor event will be held until after the second half is completed in Plano on the 24th, combined, and then published as an official result.
2/17/2013: Election Results from the general meeting: Michael Hojnacki, President; Ron Carmichael, Vice-President; Karin Magera, Treasurer & Angela Spangler, Secretary (both replacing Gina Carmichael who has held the combined role for > 10 years), John Magera, JOAD Coordinator. Minutes will be posted in the next day or so.
1/28/2013: An alert just came in: Viking Archery the Business establishment which ran the JOAD program closed its door. Scott Whiteford is trying to keep the doors open and has registered a new JOAD club under the name of Greater Houston Archery JOAD.
The new club meets at
Houston, TX 77074
On saturdays at 10.15 AM - please contact Scott if you can participate or give support.
1/5/2013: USA Archery has revealed an ONLINE COACHING LOCATOR feature. I note happily that some 8 of the 11 Level IIIs in Texas came through a certification course I helped with. Let's make some more! Any Level IIs interested in stepping up to the USAA Level III, check out the training ops page!
1/5/2013: Dave Cousins revealed one of the tools he enjoys using that anyone else can get as well. I think it teaches one to shoot the 10-ring where ever it is, rather than always in the center, and is much better even than even a three-spot. ON the Lancaster site. (and thanks, Dave!)
1/2/2013: For about the last ten years I have sent out either newsletters or text email newsblips and I just sent out the first one for 2013 - And for 2013 I resolve to store those blips on where else, the Blips page. If you did not get your newsblip (read the one posted to see if you might be interested) and you would like to get them, simply send an email to the BlipMaster@texasarchery.org
1/2/2013: Roanoke, Texas - Cinnamon Creek Ranch - an unusual name for a great archery facility in north Texas. Cinnamon Creek Ranch is a premier archery facility with indoor/outdoor ranges and pro-shop. We are located in Roanoke, TX, just minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. Archery is a rapidly growing sport in the North Texas area and Cinnamon Creek Ranch caters to both dedicated bowhunters as well as serious target archers.
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You can now access the JOAD Resources page directly by simply
going to http://www.joad.org. A
gentleman in Alaska has held that domain for a couple of years but hadn't
put up a page, and graciously allowed the transfer of this domain name.
His last name? BOWMAN. His first name? JOAD.
And no, he is not an archer. Just one heck of a nice guy, who found the
coincidence as strange as I did. Joad Bowman. The world is
indeed an interesting place, and thanks to Joad for transferring the domain.