Ace Archers Club
Ace Archers, Inc. sponsors the Ace Archers club. A JOAD club is one of the developmental arms of USA Archery to produce and maintain tournament archers in Olympic Style Recurve Bows, Compound Bows, Barebows and Traditional Bows. Ace Archers include both a JOAD program (8 years old through 20 years old) and the Adult Archery Program (over 20 years old) of USA Archery. To become a member of Ace Archers you must be a member of USA Archery and then select Ace Archers as your local club. Every 8 weeks we hold a scoring round where the club members can earn their next JOAD or Adult rank.
Ace Archers includes Team Aces, an advanced group of tournament archers training to successfully compete in local and national tournaments. Team Aces meets at least once a week, on Sundays, from 9:10 am to noon for the indoor season (Mid-August through April) at Ace Archers, Inc. and during the outdoor season (May through Mid-August) we meet outdoors at Mansfield’s Memorial Park Practice Field. All members of Ace Archers are welcome to come shoot outdoors at the Memorial Park Practice field (you must have you own equipment). Once an Ace Archers club member achieves their Red Star for Olympic Recurve or FITA Compound or their Blue Star for Barebow, and providing there is room, they can join Team Aces. The Head Coach the the senior coaches will evaluate all candidates and select the Ace Archers club members to join Team Aces. Team Aces is limited to 18 members.
In addition to Team Aces, there is a Traveling Team in Ace Archers. To qualify for the Traveling Team, you must have at least your Black Star in your bow discipline (Olympic Recurve, Barebow/Basic Compound, and FITA Compound). Once you join the Traveling Team, you must attend the weekly Ace Archers meeting (Thursdays, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm), you must attend the Ace Archers Indoor Tournament Schedule (September – March), and you must continue shooting at your current JOAD or Adult Program Rank.
There is a $60/year dues that is due on January 1st of every year. If you join later in the year, the yearly dues is prorated by the month. (The prorated value is $5/month that has completed, so if you join in May, your prorated dues is $40.) Dues is used to purchase JOAD and Adult Awards (stars), educate members as Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 instructors and coaches, and to help offset the costs of running the club.
Ace Archers meets on Thursday evenings, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Ace Archers, Inc. indoor facility. The first hour is about shooting archery, the next 1/2 hour covers a topic about shooting and the last 1/2 hour returns to shooting archery. The range fee is $7/hour for all Ace Archers members.
Since we are a competitive club, members are expected to attend tournaments. Since USA Archery requires all club members dress alike, there is a club shirt. Each club member is required to purchase a club shirt from the club. Travel Team members are required to purchase a Travel Team shirt. Team Aces member are required to purchase 2 shirts and 1 practice t-shirt.
We focus on Indoor Tournaments for all members, and for Team Aces members, we also attend Outdoor Tournaments. The tournaments for 2017-2018 is:
Cobweb Classic (September, at Ace Archers, Inc. – co-sponored by Ace Archers, Inc. and Ace Archers)
Mass Open (November at Luneburg Sportsmens Club, Luneburg, MA)
Mass Indoor Championships (December at Riverside Rod & Gun Club, Hudson, MA)
Lunenie (January, at Luneburg Sportsmens Club, Luneburg, MA)
Nationals Warm-up (February, Buckley Family Archery, Fall River, MA)
USA Archery Indoor Nationals and JOAD Indoor Nationals (Feburary, Fiskdale, MA)
Indoor Archer’s Cup (March, Ace Archers, Inc. – co-sponsored by Ace Archers, Inc. and Ace Archers)
Outdoor Warm-up (June, Mansfield Memorial Park – co-sponsored by Ace Archers, Inc. and Ace Archers)
Outdoor Archer’s Cu (June, Mansfield Memorial Park – co-sponsored by Ace Archers, Inc. and Ace Archers)
Bay State Games (July, Mansfield, MA)
Outdoor State Championships (August, Mansfield, MA)
We also run all four USA Archery Virtual Tournaments, 2 indoors and 2 outdoors.
We plan on attending the USA Archery National Outdoors in 2018 and the 2018 JOAD Outdoor Nationals.