District 11 of Texas is the leader of Archery Shooting Sports in Texas, having provided State, National, and World Champions in Olympic Target Archery.
The 4-H pledge:
Every year District 11 creates an opportunity for many hundreds of youth in the South/South-East portion of Texs to SHOOT in a SHOOTING SPORT that requires a growth in maturity and intelligence, through the opportunity to compete in a series of indoor archery tournament opportunities.
Victoria County Nikki Genzer victoria4Harchery@yahoo.com
Colorado County Paul Schlaudraff firstname.lastname@example.org
Goliad County David Schoelner email@example.com
Dewitt County Kenneth Webb firstname.lastname@example.org
Matagorda County Sharon Huffman email@example.com
Jackson County Allan Pokluda firstname.lastname@example.org
Calhoun County Ray Wildes email@example.com
Wharton County Doug Skow firstname.lastname@example.org or
Linda Skow email@example.com
Aransas County Joe Harris harrisjoeB@gmail.com.
EVENTS IN 2016!
|Sept. 29/Oct 1||Victoria||Straight Arrow||Results|
|Oct. 13 & 15||Jackson||Lolita||Results|
|Oct. 20 & 22||Colorado||Columbus Fair Grounds|
|Oct. 27 & 29||Dewitt||Cuero Fair Grounds|
|Nov. 3 & 5||Goliad||Straight Arrow|
|Nov. 17, 18, 19||Matagorda||Bay City Fair Grounds|
|Dec. 2, 3, 4||Aggie Invitationals||A&M College Station|
|Dec. 8 & 10||Dist.11 Championship||Straight Arrow (register on 4-H Connect)|
|Mar 24-25||State 4-H Championship||Bacy City Fair Grounds (register on 4-H Connect)|
From 4-H Leaders in District 11, 2002: Each year, usually starting in September and carrying through Christmas, hundreds of 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.