National Field Archery Association


National Field Archery Association

The National Field Archery Association is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the sport of archery.

The NFAA was founded in 1939, and now consists of fifty chartered state associations and more than 1,100 affiliated clubs. The NFAA is a member of the International Field Archery Association and a national allied organization of the National Archery Association (NAA).

The NFAA is dedicated to the conservation and preservation of game and its natural habitat. The organiation is very active in cooperating with federal and state agencies and sportsmen and conservation organizations. It is resolved to foster, perpetuate and preserve “the use of the bow in accordance with its ancient and honorable traditions.”

The NFAA incorporates numerous styles of archery, including Freestyle, Freestyle Limited, Barebow, Competitive Bowhunter, Bowhunter Freestyle, Freestyle Limited, Recurve, Traditional. Cub, Youth, Young Adult, Adult, Senior, and Professional are the NFAA divisions of competition.

The NFAA hosts three National Championship tournaments: outdoor, indoor and Marked 3-D – that draw nearly 3,000 archers. The organization also hosts eight Sectional Indoor, and eight Sectional Outdoor Championships that draw more than 3,000. The NFAA sanctions more than 100 State Championship level tournaments and thousands of club shoots. Popular league programs and mail matches are sanctioned by the NFAA.

The NFAA operates a liability insurance program for affiliated clubs, state associations and pro shoots. Members receive four issues of its magazine, Archery. The NFAA Certified Instructor Program as well as shooting and equipment clinics and shooters schools are accessible in all 50 states. Many awards for skills, service and membership may be earned by meeting benchmarks.

NFAA members may compete at NAA national and Regional events and NAA members may compete at NFAA national and Sectional events.