A Tournament Sanction designates an event as a qualifying tournament. Scores achieved at these events will be recognized as qualifying scores needed for participation in specified events, for qualification to national and international teams and for funding purposes.

In order to be sanctioned as a qualifying event, the event must have at least three participants and must follow FITA rules. USA Archery reserves the right to refuse scores shot at events that do not comply with these regulations. Application and fee must be received prior to the event.

Event Membership Requirements

USA Archery membership is required for participation in all sanctioned events.  Click here for a full listing of memberships and benefits, including corresponding event participation qualifications.

Please note, current members of the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) must obtain a Temporary Membership for each USA Archery sanctioned event in which they participate. For NFAA members only, the Temporary Membership fee will be waived.

It is recommended that all tournament organizers require participants to bring a copy of their USA Archery membership card to each event to verify correct membership and ensure the event will have liability insurance coverage.

The cost to host a USA Archery Sanctioned event is $20.

USA Archery Club Leaders: *Click here to submit a Sanction Application* (online submission)

USA Archery State Association leaders: Click here to download the event sanction form (must be emailed, faxed or mailed)

Please note: archery competitions that are held outside of general club activity must be sanctioned by USA Archery. "Outside of general club activity" is defined as a club holding competitions within the United States with open registration, where individuals are allowed to participate who are not current members of the member club. For purposes of this Sanctioning Form, these competitions are referred to as "Events." Included with the sanctioning of the Event is insurance coverage through USA Archery's insurance program, posting to the USA Archery calendar of events, as well as supporting material if provided.

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