USA Archery Debuts Compound Junior Dream Team Program
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Team USA has had
tremendous success in the compound divisions internationally, often topping the
world rankings and leading medal counts at World Cups. In the hopes of continuing
to reach the current levels of Team USA’s international success, USA Archery
has announced the Compound Junior Dream Team.
This new initiative will be similar in scope to the
Junior Dream Team, which helps young recurve archers to gain access to top-level
coaching through periodic camps and online support from coaches. The Compound
JDT will focus on technical and mental skill development, with the ultimate
goal of developing future international success at the World Championship and
World Cup levels.
Coach Linda Beck will serve as the Head Coach of
the program along with Coaches Larry Wise, Jim Pruitte and John Fleury. “I am
honored to be working with some of the finest compound coaches in the U.S.,”
explained Beck. “I am confident our coaching team will be able to provide our
youth archers with tools and training to help them get prepared for
The Compound JDT will officially begin with its
first Selection Camp, scheduled at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center on
November 17-23. Priority for attending
the selection camp will be given to the top 5 ranked Junior and Cadet compound
archers from the current Junior and Cadet USAT Rankings.
Open slots will be filled from USA Archery and / or
National Field Archery Association (NFAA) competitive archers who meet JDT
selection camp criteria and wish to compete in international competition in the
future. All archers wishing to participate in selection camp must submit a completed
the one of the largest national archery membership associations in the U.S.,
with a majority of our members compound competitors, the NFAA fully supports
any advancement that USA Archery pursues to help young compound archers develop
their skills,” commented Bruce Cull, NFAA President. “As we look toward future
international competitions, we see the Compound Junior Dream Team as a great
step toward preparing the next generation of compound competitors."
USA Archery CEO Denise Parker noted:
"The level of competition internationally is getting tougher and tougher
every year. We have to look at doing all that we can to help our archers to
prepare. We hope that the Compound JDT Program can help accelerate archer
National Head Coach Kisik Lee said: “I’m very
excited to see that USA Archery is introducing this promising program, which we
hope will continue to improve the future international competitiveness of our
Click here to review updated Compound JDT Criteria; click
here to download the program application.