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The Regional Elite Program and the National Elite Programs were established to identify and develop high performing athletes to represent the United States of America in both U.S. and World competitions. These programs give athletes the opportunity to train, with their peers and personal coaches, throughout the year at various regional camps and/or national training centers under the direction of regional or national head coaching staff.

Please review the USA Archery High Performance Program Guide to learn more about each program and eligibility criteria.

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High Performance Program Applications 

Program applications due January 15th, 2023

Apply to the Regional Elite Program

Program Tryouts: The first USA Archery Regional Elite Program Camp in each region is open to eligible athletes who have not met the required MQS and would like to try out for the program. Simply complete the application form above and denote in question 21. you have not met the required MQS and would like to try out for the program. If there are available slots in your region after the regional teams have been selected, you will be notified of when your try out camp will be. Please note, athletes trying out for the team will not be eligible for program sponsor benefits or receive a Regional Elite Program jersey unless officially appointed to a Regional Elite team.

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Apply to the National Elite Program

The National Elite Development Program Applications require an “Athlete Potential” submission in the form of a video.

  1. National Elite Development Program applicants must submit their videos to [email protected] .USA Archery asks that a parent or legal guardian be present or copied on all virtual/electronic communications per the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy – Electronic Communications
  2. Video submissions should not exceed 25 seconds of the athlete performing their shot cycle with a   stretch band or their bow.

Selection Criteria:

Archers will be evaluated on their shot process and have their video reviewed by the USA Archery National Coaching Staff.  Archers will be assessed on shot process control, perceived back tension, execution (release), follow through and mental focus.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Video should be recorded to show entire
body of the archery like the photo below:

REGIONAL ELITE CAMP DATES - TBD

Region Date Location City/State
West TBD TBD TBD
North TBD TBD TBD
South TBD TBD TBD
East TBD TBD TBD
South East TBD TBD TBD

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