Illinois S3DA Hosts 2nd Indoor Regional Qualifier
Williamsburg, KY – Illinois S3DA State and Regional Coordinators have worked extremely hard to create an Indoor schedule for the 2020-2021 competition season. With the current conditions in Illinois, White County Archery hosted the 2nd Illinois S3DA regional qualifier with a limited number of students participating. The staff at the White County Archery range did an amazing job of providing hand sanitizer throughout the facility. The archers were allowed two (2) guests, which provided ample room for social distancing. With multiple shooting times, archers were able to shoot at their designated time and then leave the building before the next group arrived. All bathrooms, bleachers, and chairs were wiped down and sanitized before each shooting line.
Several teams were represented during the event to ensure the validity of scores and to provide the student archers some form of normalcy. Spectators and shooters wore masks during the event, with the exception of archers on the shooting line.
White County Archery coach Mike Westfall stated, “We were extremely glad to be able to shoot again after the global pandemic shut everything down. We are taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of our student archers, parents, and staff. Most of these archers seemed excited to just be able to compete again.”
About Scholastic 3-D Archery
Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) is a unique, family-oriented youth archery program which has grown exponentially across the United States as a next-step initiative to follow introductory archery programs. The mission of the Scholastic
3-D Archery program is to foster, educate and guide youth in the areas of 3-D, indoor target, and outdoor target archery as well as safe, ethical bowhunting practices. The goal of the S3DA program is to provide archery and bowhunting opportunities to youth in after-school settings, as well as with archery-affiliated clubs and businesses in the community. S3DA students participate in 3-D and target archery using compound and traditional archery equipment. Students can participate at local, regional, state, and national archery events and earn college scholarships from colleges and universities across the United States. S3DA addresses the need for a program to bridge beginning target archery experience and more advanced activities such as 3-D shooting and bowhunting. The program currently operates across the United States with hundreds of certified coaches serving thousands of young archers, grades 3–12.
Contact the Scholastic 3-D Archery National Office at:
www.s3da.org or 225 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, KY 40769, Ph: 606.524.3685