If there is a way to prepare itself for next summer’s World Archery Youth Championships, the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) is about to find out over the next two weeks. Nearly 600 archers will converge on Yankton for not one, but two, prestigious tournaments.
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center hosted its second High Performance Compound Academy June 25-29, 2014. Top youth archers from across the country came to receive four days of advanced archery instruction from multiple top-level coaches. This year’s Academy has made huge strides since 2013. The 2014 graduating class grew from just nine archers in 2013 to twenty seven.
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex will host the first annual NFAA Outdoor National Target Championships, October 4-5, 2014. The event will be a 2-day outdoor shoot featuring a NFAA 900 Round on Day 1 and a NFAA Classic 600 Round on Day 2. To celebrate the first year of the NFAA Outdoor tournament, the NFAA will offer a Professional Guarantee for the Male and Female Freestyle Divisions.
As part of a summer training camp, the South Dakota National Guard recently completed a project on the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) grounds in Yankton that will benefit the general public.
A comfort station that includes a bathroom, concession stand and registration area was started by the 155th Engineering Company of Wagner May 4 and finished in mid-June.
A South Dakota city with fewer than 15,000 residents is continuing to establish itself as an international archery powerhouse.
Yankton, a Missouri River community in the state's southeast corner, recently beat out Mexico City (population 8.8 million) in its bid to host the 2015 World Youth Championships. The weeklong event next June will draw some 600 competitors from more than 60 countries to the National Field Archery Association center.
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Centre was unanimously awarded the right to host the 2015 World Youth Championships by World Archery’s Executive Board in May.
The bid, submitted by the National Field Archery Association Foundation, met all the Executive Board’s stringent criteria, designed to select the most suitable host for a World Archery Youth Championships.
Click to view current standings for the 2014 Shooter of the Year.
Yankton, SD – Easton Sports Development Foundation and the National Field Archery Association Foundation are pleased to announce the Archery Scholarship Recipients for 2014. $28,750 in total scholarships was awarded to 22 student athletes in middle school, high school, and college that compete with either compound or recurve bows. Individual scholarship awards varied from $500 to $2500. The top scholarships were awarded to Hunter Jackson and Michelle Gilbert.