Selection Criteria for Foundation Archery Centers

Archery Facilities

There are four possible types of facilities.

Archery Center General Requirements (for all types of centers)

A strong local 501(c)3 organization, university, school, state, or local government as a development and operating partner at each facility (we also expect them to have a proven record of financial stability)

Strong community support (City, County, State & Department of Fish & Wildlife), financial commitments, and in-kind contributions to the project

An existing base of local archery activities near a major population center (with several universities within one hour drive) with the potential to expand youth, interscholastic, and collegiate archery participation

Partners that are willing to help support the facility through a matching grant program with the Easton Foundations.

Requirements by type of Center

1) Local Club or Recreation Department Facility

Support of archery – practice ranges

Training facilities – indoor and/or outdoor shooting ranges

Desirable to have archery training and transition programs

Ability to track and report archer progress to National CHAMPS database of National Head Coach and USAA is desirable

Local archery activities

A plan to expand existing youth programs

2) Community Archery Facility

Support of archery – Olympic-style practice field; Field & 3-D Courses, and Bowhunting ranges

Training facilities – indoor and/or outdoor shooting ranges

Archery training and transition programs (program progression through NASP, ASAP, JOAD, OAS, College Archery Program)

Archer progress tracked & reported to National CHAMPS database of National Head Coach and USAA

Near large population center

Near College or University with College Archery Program potential

Regional & Local archery activities

A plan to expand existing interscholastic & collegiate programs

3) Archery Center

Support all styles of archery – Olympic-style training, practice & competition fields; Field & 3-D Courses, and Bowhunting ranges

Year round training facilities – indoor & outdoor shooting ranges required

Archery training and transition programs with an Olympic-style archery goal (program progression through NASP, ASAP, JOAD, OAS, Dream Team, College Archery Program, Olympic Team, Resident Athletes)

Archer progress tracked & reported to National CHAMPS database of National Head Coach and USAA

Near major population center

Near major College or University (within 1-hour drive) with sports medicine capabilities, and College Archery Program potential.

National, Regional & Local archery activities

A plan to expand existing youth, interscholastic & collegiate programs

4) Archery Center of Excellence (ACE)

Major facilities that have all the requirements of (3) above

A center that will be a regional center for other archery centers

A center that will have a 70 meter indoor range that will accommodate 10 targets

A center that has frequent visits from coaches associated with the USAA Archery Center of Excellence

A center with adjacent or near-by outdoor 90 meter range to hold team trials and other USAA competitions

A center with tournament timing and scoring equipment to use on site or to loan out to tournament organizers in the region

Any future Foundation requirements to become an ACE.

The Easton Foundations only provides partial funding for most projects and requires use of city or state property and/or buildings and matching funds.

In your grant application please explain how your group will address these issues and meet the Easton Foundation objectives listed above and also detailed on the grant application form.