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The Resident Athlete Program, located at the Easton Archery Center of Excellence in Chula Vista, California, provides athletes the opportunity to dedicate themselves and train full-time for 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 accommodations and meals and access to sport performance services including sports psychology, nutrition, strength and conditioning, sports medicine and a host of other athlete services. In addition, USA Archery funds some of the cost for RAs to attend United States Archery Team Series events, and our sponsors provide much of the equipment used by the RAs.

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 or Regional Championships Events, USAT Qualifier Series Events, National Championships, or World Ranking Events for their current age division.

Division FITA Score Double 70m (60m Cadet)
Senior 1250 Men / 1240 Women 620 Men / 610 Women
Junior 1250 Men / 1240 Women 620 Men / 610 Women
Cadet 1250 Men / 1240 Women 620 Men / 610 Women

To be eligible to apply for the RA Program, you must be a U.S. Citizen ranked in the top 16 of the Recurve National Ranking System of the application year, or be invited to the program at the discretion of 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 30-day trial period. The RA Program coaching staff will review the athlete’s progress and initiation into the program. This procedure is designed to allow both the coaches and the athlete to determine if the athlete has the potential to be successful, mentally and physically, within the structure of the current USA Archery RA 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. To apply for the Resident Athlete Program please complete the RA Program application and submit via email to USA Archery’s High Performance Program Manager at [email protected].

Resident Athlete Program Resources

Resident Athlete Program resources include the Resident Athlete Program Application and the CVEATC (Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center) short term training program application.

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