Indoor National Championship 2021

March 19 - 21, 2021

The NFAA Indoor Nationals brings together the top NFAA archers from around the U.S. to shoot the iconic 5-spot, blue and white face. The tournament, now in its 41st year, was started in 1980 in Omaha, NE with just 500 attendees. It has called several cities home, including Kansas City, Tulsa, and Louisville. Due to COVID restrictions, the 2021 Indoor National will be held at NFAA Headquarters in Yankton, South Dakota at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. 



Adult, Senior, Silver Senior, & Master Senior Divisions
$100 Early Registration ($150 after 3/8/21 Early Registration Deadline)

Barebow Recurve (Adult & Senior Divisions Only)
Bowhunter Freestyle
Freestyle Limited
Freestyle Limited Recurve
Longbow (Adult Division Only)
Crossbow (Adult Division Only)

Junior Divisions
$80 Early Registration ($130 after 3/8/21 Early Registration Deadline)
Cub (11 & Under), Youth (12-14), Young Adult (15-17)

Bowhunter Freestyle
Freestyle Limited Recurve

Professional Divisions
$240 Early Registration ($290 after 3/8/21 Early Registration Deadline)
Adult, Senior (50+), Silver Senior (60+), Master Senior (70+)

All registrations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. All cancellation requests must be received in writing on or before the early registration deadline. No refunds will be considered on or after the early registration deadline.



Registration rates will be $100 for Adult and Senior divisions and $80 for Junior divisions. Registrations received after March 8, 2021 will pay a late registration fee of $50. Phone registrations accepted only with credit card payment.


Late registrations will be accepted until Friday, March 19, 2021. Late registration fee will apply.


All registrations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be made in writing on or before the location’s early registration deadline. No refunds will be issued after the location’s early registration deadline. Please email all cancellation requests to


All shooters must have proof of NFAA or USA Archery membership at the tournament site. All memberships are subject to verification at any time during the tournament.


Silver Bowls and Medallions will be awarded to Division Champions. Cash prizes will be awarded to Professional divisions.


1.     Two whistle blasts = archers to the line. One whistle blast starts shooting and the clock. Three blasts = retrieve arrows and score. Five or more blasts = Emergency; stop shooting. STOP IMMEDIATELY.

2.     You, the archer, are responsible for your equipment to comply with NFAA rules. It is also your responsibility to confirm you are shooting in the correct style and division. If you are registered in the wrong division or style, this must be corrected prior to shooting your first arrow for score. Archers may only register in ONE division, ONE style, and ONE location and will remain in the same division for the duration of the event. Archers that register in more than one location or division will have the additional registrations disqualified and will forfeit any registration fees paid.

3.     Maximum arrow shaft diameter allowed in NFAA competition will be 0.422 inches, with point diameter not to exceed 0.425 inches. The shaft diameter will include any wrap placed on the arrow and will include the size of the nock and the nock insert. If the arrow wrap, nock, or nock adapter exceed 0.422 inches in diameter and are embedded in the scoring area of the target, the arrow shall not be scored and will be reshot.

4.     No archer shall draw a bow in any manner that if accidentally released could fly beyond a safety zone or a safety arrangement over shoot area, backstop, etc. A warning will be given on the first instance. Second instance will require removal of archer from event.

5.     All protests must be in writing and turned in to the Tournament Chairman within one hour after the finish of the shooting line where the protest happened. The protest must be accompanied by $50 cash, which will be refunded if the protest is upheld.

6.     Any individual wishing to file a protest against another archer must inform that individual in the presence of a tournament official that a protest will be filed. Both individuals have the right to be present during the meeting of the protest committee. All protests must be submitted within one hour after the line on which the alleged offense occurred.

7.     Electronic scoring will be utilized for all archers. Electronic scoring will be considered an official form of scoring and failure to comply may result in disqualification of that day’s scores. Event staff will be available to assist with electronic scoring.

8.    An archer’s age will be determined by their actual birth date and their physical age as of the first day of the originally scheduled competition, March 19, 2021.

9.     Any equipment that impairs the hearing of the competitor will not be allowed on the shooting line. This is a safety issue and will be enforced.

10.   Pro Division Dress Code applies to all NFAA Pro Sanctioned Events.


1.     Each archer will shoot one standard NFAA Indoor Round each day, for two days during the event dates. Each standard round will consist of 60 arrows shot at a distance of 20 yards. Cubs will shoot at 10 yards. Each round shall consist of twelve ends of five arrows per end.

2.     Target:

a.     The target shall be 40 cm. in diameter and shall be of a dull blue color. The spot shall be two white rings with blue X in center ring. All inscribed scoring rings shall be white.

b.     The bullseye shall be 8 cm. in diameter with a 4 cm. X-ring.

c.     If using the NFAA Indoor Five Spot Target: An archer may shoot any of the 5 spots in any order and shoot as many arrows into any one spot as the archer desires, not to exceed the prescribed number of arrows per end. Scoring shall be five points for the combined 4 cm. X-ring and 8 cm. white ring and four points for the combined 12 cm. and 16 cm. blue rings.

3.     An archer must straddle the shooting line.  A disabled archer shooting from a chair or wheelchair will place the chair legs or wheels straddling the shooting line.

4.     The time limit shall be four minutes per end.

5.     In the event of equipment failure, the archer will have fifteen minutes repair time without holding up the tournament. One practice end will be allowed. The archer shall be allowed to shoot any arrows he or she did not shoot during the fifteen minutes repair time, after the final end.

6.     Prior to each shooting line there will be 2 ends of official practice on your assigned target. Scoring begins immediately after the two practice ends; no additional practice ends will be shot.

7.     Scoring:

a.     The scoring is 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 from the spot out.

b.     X-rings shall be counted and used as tie breakers and will be considered part of the official score. Ties for first, second and third place in the Professional Divisions will be determined by shoot off. Shoot offs will be one practice end, followed by one end where only the x ring scores 5. Then additional ends where
only the x ring scores 5, scored inside out, until ties are broken. All ends are sudden death.

Ties for first place only, in the Junior, Adult & Senior (not professional) divisions, will be determined by shoot-off. Same shoot off format as above. All other ties will receive duplicate awards.

c.     Archer shall record X’s and the numeric value of each arrow in each scoring box before touching or drawing any arrows from the target.  No archer may touch the target face before all arrows are scored.

d.     An arrow cutting two rings shall be scored in the ring of greater value. Scoring is determined by the position of the shaft. In all NFAA Rounds, an arrow shaft need only touch the line to be counted in the area of next higher value.

e.     In the event the scoring ring has become distorted due to torn or missing paper, the scorer shall visually reconstruct the natural arc of the scoring ring to determine the value of the arrow(s).

f.      Witnessed bounce outs or arrows passing completely through the target will be re-shot.

g.     Hits on the wrong target will be scored as misses.

h.     When an arrow is dropped while the archer is in the act of shooting, he/she may shoot another arrow in place of the dropped arrow if any portion of the dropped arrow is within ten feet of the shooting line.

i.       If an archer shoots more than the prescribed number of arrows in an end, the excess arrow or arrows of higher value will not be scored. A penalty of one scoring ring (1 point and 1 X if applicable) will be assessed for each arrow shot over the prescribed number of arrows.

j.       If an archer shoots less than the prescribed number of arrows in one end he/she may shoot his/her remaining arrows if the omission is discovered before the end is officially completed; otherwise they shall be scored as misses.

k.     The target group, which generally consists of four archers, will select a score caller, two scorekeepers, and a target captain. The target captain shall be the judge of disputed arrows on his/her target.  When a captain’s arrows are in question, the majority of the group shall decide the status of the target captain’s arrows.  When a line judge has been appointed and an appeal is made to the line judge, the line judges call will be final.

l.       Scorecards must have all totals correct and in the proper place. Both scorekeepers and the archer must sign the scorecard. A scorecard submitted with incorrect total(s) may be disqualified.

m.   Colored scorecards should be turned in within 30 minutes of the end of the assigned round. White scorecards should be kept by the archer until the official scores are posted at the conclusion of the event.  All scoring on the official scorecards must be completed in INK. Any changes on the official scorecard must be agreed upon and initialed by all archers in the scoring group. Any archer turning in an incorrect scorecard will be subject to disqualification.



The schedule is subject to change based on attendance! 

Monday-Wednesday, March 15-17, 2021
9:00AM-8:00PM Paid Practice as Space is Available

Thursday, March 18, 2021
9:00AM-6:00PM Late Registration & Check In
9:00AM-8:00PM Paid Practice as Space is Available

Friday, March 19, 2021
8:00AM-Sunset: Outdoor Paid Practice – First Dakota Field (Please pay & pickup target in front lobby)
8:00AM-6:00PM Late Registration & Check In
8:00AM-10:00AM Paid Practice as Space is Available
10:30AM Senior Divisions & Professional Divisions: Round 1
3:30PM Senior Divisions & Professional Divisions: Round 1
1:00PM-8:00PM Paid Practice as Space is Available

Saturday, March 20, 2021
Sunrise-Sunset: Outdoor Paid Practice – First Dakota Field (Please pay & pickup target in front lobby)
6:00AM Adult & Junior Divisions: Round 1
8:30AM Adult & Junior Divisions: Round 1; ALL Master Senior & Silver Senior Divisions: Round 2
11:00AM Adult & Junior Divisions: Round 1; ALL Professional Male Divisions: Round 2
1:30PM Adult & Junior Divisions: Round 1; ALL Professional Female, Professional Senior, & Senor Divisions: Round 2
4:00PM Adult & Junior Divisions: Round 1
6:30PM Adult & Junior Divisions: Round 1
9:00PM Adult & Junior Divisions: Round 1 (Tentative: only if attendance requires)
6:30PM Professional Shoot Off

Sunday, March 21, 2021
Sunrise-Sunset: Outdoor Paid Practice – First Dakota Field (Please pay & pickup target in front lobby)
7:00AM Adult Female Freestyle, Adult Male Freestyle (Bottom 50%), Adult Male Bowhunter Freestyle, Adult Female Bowhunter Freestyle, Adult Female Freestyle Limited, Adult Female Barebow, Adult Male Barebow Recurve, Adult Female Freestyle Limited Recurve: Round 2
9:30AM Cub Divisions, Youth Divisions, Adult Male Barebow, Adult Male Freestyle Limited Recurve: Round 2
12:00PM Young Adult Divisions, Adult Female Barebow Recurve, Adult Female Traditional, Adult Male Traditional, Adult Male Freestyle Limited, Adult Male Freestyle (Top 50%): Round 2

Pro Payouts

Professional Male Freestyle

1 $7,500.00 11 $460.00
2 $3,000.00 12 $415.00
3 $2,000.00 13 $375.00
4 $1,200.00 14 $345.00
5 $950.00 15 $315.00
6 $845.00 16 $290.00
7 $715.00 17 $275.00
8 $650.00 18 $260.00
9 $580.00 19 $250.00
10 $520.00 20 $235.00

Professional Female Freestyle

1 $2,500.00
2 $1,000.00
3 $500.00
4 $250.00

Professional Senior Male Freestyle

1 $2,500.00
2 $1,000.00
3 $650.00
4 $435.00
5 $375.00
6 $300.00
7 $260.00


Riverfront Hotels
121 3rd Street, Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Phone: (605) 760-6460

Lewis & Clark State Recreation Area (Cabins) – (15-minute drive)
54731 897 Road, Crofton, NE 68730
(402) 388-4169

Red Roof Inn Vermillion (20-minute drive)
1208 Cherry St, Vermillion, SD 57069
Best Western Vermillion (20-minute drive)
701 W Cherry St., Vermillion, SD 57069
Prairie Inn Vermillion (20-minute drive)
916 N Dakota St, Vermillion, SD 57069



Yankton Missouri River KOA (Campground/ Cabins) RV ONLY – CABINS SOLD OUT
807 Bill Baggs Road. Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Phone: (605) 260-1010

Lewis and Clark Lodge (20 minute drive)
89002 NE-121, Crofton, NE 68730
Phone: (402) 388-2630
Studio 13 Motel Vermillion (20-minute drive)
1313 W Cherry St, Vermillion, SD 57069
Cobblestone Inn & Suites (30-minute drive)
405 Arens Dr, Hartington, NE 68739
(402) 254-9866

Best Western Kelly Inn SOLD OUT
1607 East SD Highway 50. Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Phone: (605) 665-2906
**Mention ARCHERY or NFAA for the event room block & rate.**

Holiday Inn Express SOLD OUT
2607 Broadway Avenue. Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Phone: (605) 665-3177

Lewis & Clark Resort SOLD OUT
43496 Shore Dr, Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Phone: (605) 665-2680

Econo Lodge SOLD OUT
611 W 23rd St,Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Phone: (605) 689-3400

2410 Broadway Ave, Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Phone: (605) 679-6519

Holiday Inn Express Vermillion (20-minute drive) SOLD OUT
1200 N Dakota St, Vermillion, SD 57069

For any additional information on accommodations in the Yankton area, contact:
Yankton Convention & Visitors Bureau
803 East 4th Street. Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Phone: 1-800-888-1460 or (605) 665-3636 or

COVID Protocols

To ensure the safety of our participants and spectators, we have implemented the following measures to promote the health and wellbeing of attendees and staff:

  1. To promote social distancing and adequate spacing, only 2 archers will be assigned per target bale, shooting two at a time (A line only).
  2. All archers and spectators are asked to follow physical distancing guidelines and maintain at least six (6) feet of distance between themselves, when possible.
  3. All archers and spectators are required to wear masks whenever possible. Archers may choose to not wear a mask on the shooting line.
  4. All archers will participate in daily contactless temperature checks prior to shooting or entering any NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center range/building. Archers will receive a daily verification sticker on their credentials when they record a temperature of 100.4 F or under. Failure to do so will result in removal from the tournament and/or the facility.
  5. For all events, spectators will be limited and separated from the shooting line. No spectators will be allowed past the spectator barrier without prior approval.
  6. The touching of shared surfaces is discouraged and the sharing of objects should be limited. If items have to be shared, hands should be washed or sanitized afterward. All participants will be provided hand sanitizer in their shooter bag.
  7. Archers are encouraged to bring a pre-filled water bottle each day to lower the usage of shared water coolers.
  8. Scorecards will be distributed by target/group at the beginning of each round, NOT by individual.
  9. For electronic scoring, one archer from each target/group will be asked to use their own device to score on the Ianseo app. This will eliminate the need for tablets to be sanitized between each scoring line.
  10. When turning in scorecards, please have your target captain turn in the entire group’s official color-copy only. Each archer should keep their individual white scorecard as it will serve as their receipt. Before leaving your group, make sure both scorecards MATCH and that all signatures are complete. The signatures will act as confirmation that both scorecards mirror the correct score.
  11. All attendees are encouraged to take everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please stay home if you are feeling sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  12. NFAA and NEYAC staff will be cleaning and disinfecting all common surfaces and areas throughout the facility, as often as possible. Please notify the tournament staff if you have any questions or concerns.
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