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Short-Term Training Program

The Short Term Training Program provides coaching and training access to athletes who desire to represent the U.S. at the World Cup, World Championships, Pan American Games, Olympic and Paralympic Games and for whom USAA coaches believes are capable of achieving international podium success.  Training sites are available in Charlotte, NC and Chula Vista, CA. Funding and program services availability will vary by location.

Please review the Short-Term Training Program Guide to learn more about the program and eligibility criteria.

Short-Term Training Program Guide Short-Term Training Program Application


National Elite Program

The National Elite Program is designed to provide support to athletes who desire to represent the U.S. at the World Cup, World Championships, Pan American Games, Olympic and Paralympic Games and for whom USAA coaches believes are capable of achieving international podium success. The National Elite Program permits athletes who may be currently enrolled in a high school or collegiate archery program or pursuing a career, who also desire to participate in intensive archery training to continue their training at the U.S. Performance Center on the campus on the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte. Selected athletes will be provided a stipend to assist with personal living expenses, however, athletes will be responsible for securing their own lodging and transportation to training.

Athletes interested in applying for the National Elite Program should review the National Elite Program Guide for program eligibility criteria and submit an Application Form online by September 15, 2023. Applications may be submitted year round, however, applications received after September 15th may be ranked and placed on a waiting list, as applicable.

National Elite Program Guide National Elite Program Application Form


National Elite Program – U18

The National Elite Development is designed to provide support to recurve athletes under age 18 who aim to be internationally competitive. The program will consist of two camps at the Easton Archery Center of Excellence in Chula Vista led by the USAA National Coaching staff. Archers will be expected to train at the same level as Resident Athletes during the camps and both the athlete and their personal coach must be willing to work with the USAA national coaching staff.

Regional Elite Program

The Regional Elite Program is designed to develop recurve, compound, barebow and Para athletes ages 13-17, through the USAA athlete competencies and High-Performance Ethos, who are nationally and internationally competitive. The program includes two self-funded regional camps per year, which are 2-4 days in length. Athletes and their personal coaches must be willing to follow the guidance of the Regional Elite Program Coaching staff.

Please review the High Performance Program Guide to learn more about National Elite-U18 Program and Regional Elite Program and program eligibility criteria.

Regional Elite and National Elite-U18 Program GuideRegional Elite Program Coaching Staff by Region2024 Coaching Opportunities

Application Forms and Deadline to Apply

2024 National Elite Program and Regional Elite Program applications and other required application materials must be submitted no later than November 30th, 2023. Applicants will be notified of their application status by January 31st, 2024.

National Elite Program-U18 Application Form
Regional Elite Program Application Form

Regional Elite Program Guests

Athletes who are interested in joining the Regional Elite Program, who did not meet the minimum qualifying score (MQS outlined in the Program Guide may have an opportunity to apply to try out for the program as a Guest, pending available roster openings per region. 

Athletes should first complete the Regional Elite Program Guest Application Form. 

USA Archery will evaluate and invite guest archers to the first camp of the year based on regional roster availability and available capacity at the camp. Guest archers will have an opportunity to earn the required MQS at this camp to determine if they are eligible to be ranked for consideration to be a member of the program in their region for that calendar year. 

Once the first camps have occurred in each of the regions, athletes who are not named to the Regional Elite Program roster may apply to attend regional camps as a Guest by completing the Guest Application (acceptance will be based on camp capacity) for their region. Athletes who attend camps as a Guest will not be eligible for Regional Elite Program athlete benefits such as a program jersey or sponsor benefits. 

Regional Elite Program Guest Application Form

REGIONAL ELITE CAMP DATES - 2023

Region Date Location City/State
National (Recurve and Barebow) June 20 - 24, 2023 Easton Archery Center of Excellence Chula Vista, CA
National (Compound) June 20 - 24, 2023 South Georgia JOAD Valdosta, GA
West April 29 - 30, 2023 Ben Avery Phoenix, AZ
West June 17 - 18, 2023 Easton Archery Center Salt Lake City, UT
West November 17 - 20, 2023 Easton Archery Center of Excellence Chula Vista, CA
North April 7 - 9, 2023 NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center Yankton, SD
North June 23 - 25, 2023 North Side Archery Club Chicago, IL
North August 11 - 13, 2023 Detroit Sportmen's Congress Shelby Township, MI
North November 10 - 12, 2023 North Side Archery Club Chicago, IL
East April 22 - 23, 2023 Bull Run Park Centreville, VA
East June 24 - 25, 2023 Look Memorial Park Florence, MA 
East August 5 - 6, 2023 Look Memorial Park Florence, MA 
South East March 17 - 19, 2023 Heritage S3DA Club Hanceville, AL
South East June 22 - 25, 2023 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA 
South East November 17 - 19, 2023 West Kentucky Archery Complex Madisonville, KY
South March 17 - 19, 2023 Fort Grard Guns & Archery Weatherford, TX
South June 23 - 25, 2023 Live Oak Archery Bryan, TX
South September 15 - 17, 2023 Fort Grard Guns & Archery Weatherford, TX

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