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The mission of the Scholastic Archery Association, DBA Scholastic 3-D Archery, program is to foster, educate and guide youth in the areas of 3-D, indoor target, and outdoor target archery as well as safe, ethical bowhunting practices.

Scholastic 3-D Archery will design, promote and foster national youth and high school 3-D and target archery competition as an after school program affiliated with educational learning institutions, sportsman’s clubs and archery dealers.

Scholastic 3-D Archery is a program that has exploded across the country!

Starting in only 3 states at their 1st National Tournament, S3DA™ is now active in 41 states and growing tremendously. S3DA™ is growing so rapidly for many different reasons. One reason is that S3DA™ is entirely an after-school initiative that can be run through not only schools, but archery shops, churches, fire stations, wildlife departments, ASA clubs, NFAA clubs, JOAD clubs, etc.

Students are attracted to S3DA™ because they are free to use any equipment of their choice, from any brand or company, only restricting speed limits based on the age and shooting division of the students. Along with students being able to choose their own equipment, they are also able to progress through the sport as they grow and develop. Each S3DA™ class provides a natural progression that helps students grow from elementary school through high school and it allows them to move straight into shooting at the collegiate level, where they are earning scholarships to shoot archery.


Not only are students attracted to S3DA™, but families are as well. All of the S3DA™ events are family-oriented and family friendly! For all of those reasons and more, S3DA™ has become one of the fastest growing archery programs for our youth in the nation!

Our program is growing every year just like the national program. We started with 15 kids our first season and we have over 50 kids for the 2024 season. We strive to teach our kids to be good people and good archers. For information about the S3DA program, please contact

Chris Shearier at 765-341-9625.

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