Adult Achievements

Adult Star Pins

Adult Star Pins are awarded for scoring achievements. Adult archers can earn Stars Pins for shooting indoors and/or outdoors with recurve and/or compound bows. A full USA Archery Youth, Adult, or Family membership option is required to participate in the Achievement program, as required in the Club Membership Form.

Each Star Pin is a different color, and each has a successive number of stars on it to represent the increasing challenge in earning that particular award pin. In order to allow the greatest flexibility in terms of indoors/outdoors, recurve or compound, each pin can be earned in a variety of ways.

In addition to Star Pins, JOAD archers can earn the official “6-Gold” pin when they shoot six 10’s in a row – either in a single 6 arrow end, or in two consecutive 3-arrow ends.

Adult Achievement Lanyards

Adult Archers can display their Stars Pins on lanyards designed for their archery specialty. Each lanyard holds all Stars pins as well as the optional 6- Star Gold pin.

Adult Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards

Adult Archers can earn advanced levels of recognition with Bronze, Silver, and Gold pins. USA Archery honors archers who reach these levels with special recognition. To earn an Adult Bronze, Silver or Gold Award the archer will be required to shoot the distance and target face that corresponds to their Class at National Events (i.e. Senior or Master).

Guidelines for the Scoring Matrices

  1. Archers participating in the Adult Achievement Award Programs will not be asked to re-earn any pins they have already been awarded.
  2. Archers should earn pins one at a time, in consecutive order.
  3. Archers progressing through the scoring matrices should use the new scoring guidelines starting with the next pin they are working toward.
  4. If an award level has more than one distance/target size, the club leader will choose what target face to have the archer positioned at based on the skill level and experience of the archer.
  5. To earn an Adult bronze, silver, or gold award pin, the archer will be required to shoot the distance and target face that corresponds to their class at National Events (i.e. Junior, Collegiate, Senior Master).
  6. The Achievement Program is not based on gender.

Download Scoring Matrix and Equipment Specifications