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Adaptive Archery Manual

This manual was created through a partnership between Disabled Sports USA and USA Archery to help archery instructors incorporate archers of all abilities into existing archery programs. This partnership is a part of Disabled Sports USA’s Adapt2Achieve program, which aims to strengthen and develop community-based sports programs through adaptive sports training and education initiatives.


Adaptive Archery - Resource for Athletes and Parents

Adaptive Archery - Resource for Clubs and Coaches

Adaptive Archery Video Library

USA Archery has a library of helpful video content on topics such as shooting from a wheelchair, using a prosthetic or shoulder release, how to make a mouthtab, and more. These videos were made available with the generous grant funding from Veterans Affairs (VA) Adaptive Sports.

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Archery using a Prosthetic

Archery from a Wheelchair

Archery and the Vision Impaired

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World Archery Adaptive Equipment Resource Guide

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The VA Office of National Veterans Sports Programs & Special Events provides a monthly assistance allowance for disabled Veterans training in Paralympic sports, as well as certain disabled Veterans selected for or competing with the national Olympic Team, as authorized by 38 U.S.C. 322(d) and Section 703 of the Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2008.

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Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF)

The mission of the CAF is to serve people with physical disabilities through sport and fitness with meaningful grants. Over the last 27 years, the organization has given over 30,000 grants to individuals with permanent physical disabilities worldwide. Click Below to learn about different grant programs and the eligibility requirements, grant request options, and FAQs for each program.

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Kelly Brush Foundation

The Kelly Brush Foundation works to empower people with spinal cord injuries (SCI) to lead active and engaged lives. The KBF offers two grant programs: Path2Active, which provides scholarships for people with SCI to attend adaptive sports camps, lessons, and clinics; and the Active Fund, which provides people with grants for up to the full cost of personal adaptive sports equipment to enable independent participation in sports.

Learn More: Active FundLearn More: Path2Active


USA Archery follows World Archery event rules and conforms to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) guidelines.

To review the World Archery rule book please visit

To review the permitted assistive devices allowed please visit

Event Opportunities

A wide variety of adaptive archery opportunities exist, starting with recreational and developmental programs, to competitive events at the local, state, national and international levels, including the Paralympic Games and World Archery Para Championships. For more information on upcoming event opportunities, visit the USA Archery sanctioned event schedule.

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Policy for Wheelchairs, ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT, Agents and Service Animals

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Para Accessibility Survey

USA Archery (USAA) is committed to improving accessibility at all USAA camps and events. USAA’s survey-based assessment aims to identify individual accessibility needs to improve overall member experiences. 

Annual Para Athlete Accessibility Survey sample

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