Q1: What class should I shoot in?

Your equipment and ability determine the class you have to shoot in.  Please follow this link to the ASA Rules and scroll down to the Class Definitions section to find the competition class you should shoot in https://asaarchery.com/rules/pro-am-tour-rules .

Q2: Do I have to slow my bow down to shoot ASA Federation Tournaments?

Each competition class is limited to a maximum bow speed.  To find the maximum bow speed for your competition class refer to the Class Definitions in the ASA Rules.  A chronograph should be used to find your bow speed.  Please follow this link to the ASA Rules https://asaarchery.com/rules/pro-am-tour-rules.

Q3: How do I find an ASA club near me?

The ASA Current Clubs List will help you find an ASA Club near you.  Please follow this link to the ASA Current Clubs List https://asaarchery.com/about-asa-federation/current-clubs

Q4: How do I find my ASA State Director?

Please follow this link to find the contact information for an ASA Federation Director in your region or state https://asaarchery.com/about-asa-federation/director-s-list-listing

Q5: How do I qualify for the State Championship?

In order to compete in a state championship, you must qualify in that state.  
1.  A shooter who competes in one (1) ASA State Qualifiers (of the state they want to shoot the state in), regardless of finish will qualify for that State’s Championship.

Q6: Does everyone have to qualify to compete in the State Championship?

Everyone has to qualify unless they are exempted by the list below:

  1. Competitors in all classes must be current members of ASA to participate and to be eligible for awards at an ASA State Championship.
  2. ASA Lifetime Members and / or their family members are automatically qualified to compete in their ASA State Championship and in any bordering state to their own.
  3. All shooters eligible to participate in ASA State Championships will have qualified by shooting in at least one State Qualifier or in a designated Multi-State Qualifier for that state. State Qualifier Byes and all youth classes ( middle school, elementary school and junior eagle) are exempt from qualifying in their State Championship only.
  4. All youth class competitors will be eligible at other ASA State Championships if they qualified themselves, or may also be eligible if one or more of their parents have qualified in that state and are also participating.
  5. Semi-pro classes (Semi-pro, Known 50, Senior Known 50, Womens Known 45 and Crossbow 45) may compete in ASA State Qualifiers and State Championships and qualify for the ASA Classic through the Federation Tour.  Each club will use their discretion on setting ranges and there may be none longer than 45 yards.
  6. Shooters may only compete in a class that they have qualified for, or in a higher class, at the ASA State Championship.
  7. Shooters that qualify and compete in an ASA Federation State Championship, and those that receive State Championship Byes, will be qualified to shoot the ASA Pro/Am Classic.


Q7: Can I shoot a State Championship in a different State than the one I live in?

All ASA Members must qualify to compete in ASA State Championship tournaments in each state unless they are exempt due to age or membership category.  ASA Life Members may compete as stipulated in the Q6 answer.  All other ASA Members must qualify in a State to shoot that ASA State Championship.

Q8: When do I have to join ASA to shoot?

Anyone wishing to compete in the ASA State Championship or a Pro/Am must join ASA as a full member or family member preferably a few days before the day of the competition.

Q9: Do I have to wear a collared shirt to shoot ASA Federation Tournaments?

Clubs will set their own standards for appropriate clothing according to weather, terrain, and accepted club and area standards. ASA Pro/Am clothing guidelines are recommended, but not required.

Q10: Are ASA Federation and Pro/Am rules the same?

The ASA Federation and Pro/Am Rules of Competition are the same except where the Federation Rules have been amended to allow ASA Federation Clubs to tailor tournaments to their region. At the Federation level the clubs have the discretion of setting ranges to a max of 45 yards.  ASA Pro/Am Rules of Competition https://asaarchery.com/about-asa-federation/director-s-list-listing should always be followed except where modified by the ASA Federation Rules https://asaarchery.com/rules/federation-rules.