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Hosting a USA Archery event is a great opportunity to help archers in your community grow and gain competition experience. Archery competitions help archers build lifelong friendships, track their progress and growth, and reach whatever goals they may have within the sport.

Competitions that are held outside of general club activity must be sanctioned by USA Archery. "Outside of general club activity" is defined as a club holding competitions within the United States with open registration, where individuals are allowed to participate who are not current members of the host club. For purposes of the USA Archery Event Sanction Form, these competitions are referred to as "Events".


Who can sanction an event?

Any current USA Archery State Association or Club may sanction an event for a nominal fee of $20. For an additional fee of $50, the event may in addition, be sanctioned as a World Archery STAR Event. Sanctioned events must adhere to World Archery rules, and a USA Archery judge must be present.

The benefits of an event sanction include:

  • USA Archery will promote current USA Archery State Association and Club events in the USA Archery online calendar of events.
  • All participants will be protected with liability insurance.
  • An event sanction designates a qualifying tournament; scores achieved at state events will be used to determine state records and state rankings and may also be used to qualify athletes for national events and programs.
  • World Archery STAR event sanctioning allows archers to set world records at your event and apply for World Archery Star Awards.

Membership Requirements for Sanctioned Events

  • USA Archery membership is required for all participants.
  • National Field Archery Association (NFAA) members may obtain a Temporary Membership for each USA Archery sanctioned event they enter at no additional charge.
  • It is recommended that all tournament organizers require proof of USA Archery membership to ensure the event will have liability insurance coverage.

Online Event Sanction Application Instructions

Step 1 Click on the link on the right to submit a Sanction Application.
Step 2 Sign in with your USA Archery club administrator Username and Password.
Step 3 Complete the Sanctioning Application and Submit Payment.  
Step 4 You will receive a confirmation email that your event was successfully submitted.
Step 5 USA Archery will notify you in the event any additional information is needed.  Upon making any necessary edits and re-submitting the Sanction, USA Archery will notify you that the tournament is approved.

Sanction your Event

Log into your USA Archery membership services account to submit an event sanction.

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Event Resources

Scorecard templates, event hosting guide and more.

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Hosting Opportunities

Interested in becoming a host city for a USA Archery event? If there are currently open events for bid, the related bid packages will be listed below. These documents will tell you what requirements are needed to host a USA Archery event. The package should be completed and submitted by the noted deadline date to be considered for application. We are looking forward to reviewing your bid!

Bid Packets

For more information about event hosting opportunities, contact events@usarchery.org.


If you prefer to download and complete an Event Sanction Application Form, please submit completed forms to memberships@usarchery.org.

Event Sanction Application Form

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