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The USA Archery Resident Athlete Program provides select recurve athletes the opportunity to train full-time with the goal of representing the U.S. in the Olympic Games.

The Resident Athletes (RAs) train together in a team environment under the guidance of the USA Archery National Head Coaching staff. The athletes in this program are provided year-round coaching, accommodations, meals, training facility access and sport performance services such as sports psychology, nutrition, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine. In addition, USA Archery provides additional funding for RAs to attend United States Archery Team Series events, and access to sponsor benefits, to include equipment.

Resident Athlete Program – Selection Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the RA Program applicants must meet the minimum qualifying score, which may be achieved at USA Archery sanctioned State, Regional, and National level events or at a World Archery sanctioned International event.

Division Double 72 Arrow Round Score
Senior 620 Men / 610 Women
U21 620 Men / 610 Women
U18 620 Men / 610 Women

Program Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the RA Program, you must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible to compete for USA Archery per World Archery rules, meet the required MQS for your age class, be ranked in the top 16 in the USA Archery National ranking system for your age class, or be invited to the program at the discretion of USA Archery National Coaching staff.

Each applicant will be evaluated based on their past performances, national ranking, physical abilities, and future potential. Athletes may be accepted into the program at any time during the year. USA Archery will continue to accept applications throughout the year and fill any open positions on a case-by-case basis.

All accepted applicants will be placed on a minimum 30-day trial period. The USA Archery National Coaching staff will review the athlete’s progress and overall potential for the program. USA Archery’s national head coaching staff will periodically review each athlete’s performance and determine his or her continued participation in the program, however, athletes may be dismissed from the program at any time at the discretion of USA Archery. 

Application Process

To apply for the Resident Athlete Program please complete the RA Program application and submit via email to USA Archery’s at [email protected].

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