The Scholastic 3-D Archery program uses Mckenzie 3-D targets manufactured by McKenzie Targets that feature the ASA Pro 12-Ring ™ set at maximum distances as defined by each shooting class. These target features include: 8, 10, and two 12 rings. These targets are made of a high quality foam that helps their targets to be as durable as possible. The Scholastic 3-D Archery Program uses other targets from sponsors and partners as well, such as: Big Shot Targets, Walk-On Targets, American WhiteTail and many others. S3DA students shoot at various animals during competition. If you have any questions about targets, please contact the S3DA National Office!
Our 3D Targets come in the following animals
Large Alert Deer
Hill Country Whitetail
Med. Black Bear
Med. Brown Bear
S3DA started out as an organziation to help bridge students from one style of archery into 3-D archery that could lead them to a lifetime in the sport. This program has truly exploded across the country and we are proud to have such a strong 3-D component in our organization.
The S3DA National Tournament will consist of two (2) rounds of twenty (20) individual 3-D targets contested over a one or two-day period as determined by the Tournament Director. Each round will be a “Shotgun” start. At the state and regional level, the tournaments will consist of one (1) round of twenty (20) individual 3-D targets contested on a one-day period. Each round will either be a “Shotgun” start or a “Casual” start, also as designated by the Tournament Director.
With the explosion of our 3-D program across the US, we decided to add another season and another aspect to our program–Indoor 5-Spot Archery. Our Indoor program will allow our students to continue shooting archery throughout the entire year, as well as prepare our students even more for their potential college shooting careers.
S3DA standard unit for local, regional, and state shall consist of thirty (30) arrows shot at distances as shown in the “CLASSES” section of the rules document. Each round shall consist of six ends of five arrows per end.
S3DA has exploded so rapidly across the U.S., so we decided to add another aspect to our program– Outdoor Target Archery. S3DA held their 1st ever Outdoor Target Nationals in 2017 in Williamsburg, KY. In 2018, S3DA held their Outdoor Target Nationals in conjunction with USA Archery in Raleigh, NC. Our Outdoor target archery provides students a chance to be showcased in a way that 3-D and Indoor does not. This provides students with even more practice and gives them an even better chance for grants and college scholarships.
Olympic Recurve/Traditional: 122 cm Target Face- Gold (yellow), Red, Blue, Black, and White with ten concentric rings arranged to divide each color (10 through 1).
Fixed Pins/Open: 80 cm Target Face 6 Ring
Archers will shoot 6 ends of 6 arrows at their designated distance.