Williamsburg, KY – Tennessee S3DA held their 8th Indoor Regional of the 2021 competition season at Crossroads Archery in Knoxville, Tennessee. Although there are still COVID restrictions in place in Knox County, approximately fifty archers from eleven teams entered the facility throughout the day to compete and qualify for the 2021 TN S3DA State Championship. Archers and spectators understood the guidelines and had no issue with keeping everyone’s safety at the forefront of the event. Tennessee S3DA staff did an amazing job to ensure the event ran smooth and everyone was highly satisfied that they were able to compete.
Mallorie Horton with Taylor’s Archery competes in the Jr. Eagle Barebow division. This is Mallorie’s first year with S3DA. When asked about her experiences thus far, she said, “My favorite part of the tournament is getting to display all the hard work I have put into archery. I enjoy competing and honing my skills and I especially enjoy meeting new people at every event.” Mallorie’s father, Dustin, added, “I love Knoxville so it’s always fun to come out for the day. I thought this tournament was very well organized and fun for all competitors. I think S3DA is a great organization and I am glad that we got involved. This program provides shooters something to work towards. I am looking forward to being more involved in the future as a parent and coach.”
Tennessee State Coordinator and Crossroads Archery Coach, Robert Carter, talked about the COVID related changes that have been implemented this season. “We have reduced the shooting line to half capacity to allow for social distancing between the shooters. Masks are required for everyone who enters the facility and spectators are limited. The attendance numbers are restricted, so the tournaments are being broadcasted in real time through Facebook LIVE. We have also transitioned to a virtual format for awards. Despite all the changes, TN S3DA has seen tremendous participation during this 2021 Indoor season.”
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
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