Competition Age Divisions

To determine which age division you would compete in please see the list bellow. USA Archery uses your age through the end of the calendar year.

USA Archery youth classes
Participants may compete as a:

  • Junior — Athletes may compete in the junior class up to and through the year of their 20th birthday.
  • Cadet — Athletes may compete in the cadet class up to and through the year of their 17th birthday.
  • Cub — Athletes may compete in the cub class up to and through the year of their 14th birthday.
  • Bowman — Athletes may compete in the bowman class up to and through the year of their 12th birthday.

USA Archery senior and master age classes
Participants may compete as a:

  • Master — Archers may compete as a Master starting in the year of their 50th birthday.
  • Senior — Athletes in the year of their 21st birthday, and older, will compete in the senior class.

Classes not offered at National Tournaments

  • Yeoman – This class is for young beginning archers. This class is for youths up to and through the year of their 9th birthday. This class is not offered at National Tournaments and is optional at other tournaments.
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