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The mission of the RED Program is to develop recurve athletes, through the USA Archery athlete competencies and High-Performance Ethos, who are competitive nationally and internationally. RED athletes are expected to take a professional approach to their training and to work with the RED Program Coaches to set goals for proficient training.

For more information review the RED Program Guide.

RED program Guide


RED Program Athlete Selection Process and Application

The program will consist of six teams throughout the United States, divided into the following regions: East, Southeast, South, North, West, Southwest. The RED teams will each consist of 12 select promising male and 12 female recurve archers ages 13-17 per region.

USA Archery will begin accepting applications for the RED Program following the final United States Archery Team (USAT) event of the calendar year. Priority will be given to individuals named to the Cadet USAT for the following year. Individuals who do not make Cadet USAT but are committed to a program of preparation to make a future USAT and desire to represent the United States on future international teams are encouraged to apply to the RED Program.

RED program resources Application FormS

Resources include the Regional Elite Development Selection Criteria and Application Form and the RED Guest Application Form.


RED Program Coach Selection Procedures and Application

The RED Program Coaches will be responsible for providing coaching instruction to athletes in the RED Program within their region. All RED Program coaches will also be responsible for helping to plan, organize and administer the RED Program Camps. Strong organization, communication and interpersonal skills are required. USA Archery will accept applications annually for a head coach and supporting coaches in each region. Interested applicants should review the position description for minimum criteria and application deadlines.

RED Program COach Selection Procedures

Resources include Regional Coach announcements and descriptions for the head coach and coach positions.

2019 RED Camp Schedule

July 26-28 and November22-24, Lancaster, PA

RED East

July 24- 27, Statesboro, GA

RED Southeast/North

June 6th – 9th, Weatherford, TX

RED South 

July 19-21, Salt Lake City, UT

RED West

June 12-16 – Tuscon, AZ

RED Southwest

June 23-27, 2019 – Chula Vista, CA

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