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Jun 04

4-H State Outdoor Archery Tournament

Saturday, June 4 - Sunday, June 5

a man standing in outdoor field shooting archery

South Dakota 4-H will host the 2022 4-H State Outdoor Archery Tournament at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center on June 4 and 5. This workshop will expose youth, parents and 4-H archery instructors to events which will be used to select South Dakota 4-H Nationals Archery team members for the 2023 team. The event is a requirement for those wishing to make the 4-H national team, and it will:

  • Expose youth to shooting a Fédération Internationale de Tir à l’Arc (FITA) Match and a National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Field Round.
  • Provide an explanation of the courses and their rules, as well as an opportunity to practice.
  • Offer an opportunity to practice, then a tournament to allow for skill development.

The tournament will have four divisions per archery style (recurve and compound): Beginner (4-H ages 8-10 as of Jan. 1, 2021), Junior (ages 11-13), Senior (ages 14-18) and Adult (ages 19+).

Event rules for the senior age class can be found on the 4-H National Event website under event synopsis.


Saturday, June 4

  • 7:30 a.m. (CDT) - Registration
  • 8 a.m. - FITA course explanation, rules and practice
  • 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. - ½ FITA Round Match
  • 1:00 to 5:00 pm - Field course explanation, rules, and practice

Sunday, June 5

  • 8 a.m. (CDT) to Noon - NFAA Field Round Tournament
  • 1.5 hours after last score card is turned in - Awards ceremony


Registration by May 15, 2022 is encouraged to get an accurate number of spots. For more information, contact John Keimig, SDSU Extension Youth Safety Field Specialist, Jonathan Hays at 605-280-8695 or Tim Withers at 605-280-6435 for more information.

Event Deadlines

• Tournament Registration