Making the U.S.  Paralympic Archery Team

The process to make the U.S. Paralympic Team is slightly different and has different requirements than the Olympic Team. First, the athlete will need to have a current World Archery classification. This will help determine the division in which the athlete is eligible to compete. 

The athlete will also need to shoot a minimum qualification standard score for his or her division set by World Archery in the year before the Paralympic Games. 

The U.S. Paralympic Archery Team Trials process consists of several selection events. Athletes will be awarded points for their performance at each stage of the trials for which they qualify. Athletes can also earn bonus points for shooting specifically outlined scores.

The number of Paralympic quota slots per division will be based on the U.S.’s finishes at the World Archery Para Championships and secondary qualification opportunities in the year before the Paralympic Games. There will also be a specific Paralympic Qualifying event for slots not earned at those events.

The most slots any country can qualify is 3 Recurve Open Men, 3 Recurve Open Women, 3 Compound Open Men, 2 Compound Open Woman, 2 W1 Compound Men, and 2 W1 Compound Women.