Illinois S3DA Hosts Indoor Regional in Edwards County

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Illinois S3DA Hosts Indoor Regional in Edwards County

Williamsburg, KY – Edwards County Archery recently hosted their first regional qualifier for the 2021 competition season. With the largest indoor turn out so far this year, archers entered the building throughout the day to compete for their chance to qualify for the Illinois S3DA State Championship and become the Illinois S3DA “Indoor” Shooter of the Year. Edwards County Archery is an archery team in the Edwards County School District, but since the COVID outbreak, events are not currently being held in conjunction with the school. Edwards County Archery worked with the Edwards County 4-H Board and was able to secure use of the county financial building in Albion, Illinois to host the event.

Illinois Regional Coordinator and Coach, Eli Landingham stated, “We were very pleased and would like to thank everyone for attending this event. We would also like to thank the Edwards Co. 4-H Board for letting us use their facilities to host our events. Since the COVID outbreak, we have had to deal with some adjustments and find other venues that will allow archery participation, which has not been easy. Most of the archers are used to shooting in a high school gymnasium with ample seating, but we were able to work with the 4-H Board and provide a safe and fun event for everyone.”

White County Archery Coach, Mike Westfall stated, “This venue turned out to be a great place to host an archery event. I am so glad that our Illinois S3DA students are still excited to participate with all that is going on in the world. The scores for the day were high, which was also quite impressive. Many NEW shooters attended this event, and we look forward to being able to see their smiling faces soon. Illinois S3DA continues to grow in the midst of a pandemic.”

Thank you to French Creek Photography for the amazing photos!

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: or 225 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, KY 40769, Ph: 606.524.3685