The Scholastic 3-D Archery program was started in December of 2012.
This program was started to foster, educate and guide youth in the areas of 3-D, Indoor and Outdoor Target Archery, as well as safe, ethical bowhunting practices.
Scholastic 3-D Archery, known as S3DA™, was created by a group of leaders in the archery industry who realized there was a large gap between basic introductory archery programs and the next-step training initiatives that students are looking for.
A key facet of the S3DA™ program is the partnerships between the Archery Shooters Association (ASA), National Field Archery Association (NFAA) and the USA Archery Association (USA Archery).
S3DA™ is a non-profit organization with numerous corporate sponsors.
S3DA™ has an ever-expanding, diverse group of local, regional, state and national organizations, archery manufacturers, archery shops, trade groups, etc., who are interested in youth outdoor education and support S3DA™.
The driving force behind the growth of the program has been derived from many different facets, including the R3 program, Fish & Wildlife agencies, Dep. of Natural Resources agencies and interested parties across the nation.
$25- Yearly Student Fee includes $25K Insurance
$50- Yearly Coach Fee includes $2 million General Liability Insurance
$30- Background Check Fee every 3 years
**USA Archery Level 2 NSA or above members can provide their USA Archery number as a substitution for a background check.
$50- Yearly Club/Team Fee
**Team is defined as all members belonging to a certain school.
**Club is defined as an entity that any student can belong to with some limitations* on geographical location. It can be run through an archery shop, archery range, church, home school group, sportsman’s club, etc… There are no school affiliation requirements.
$150- Optional Club/Team Insurance to cover the venue where practicing (MUST provide proof of facility/venue insurance).
To be a coach in the S3DA™ Organization, any interested party must attend and complete the Basic Instructor Training Class. (*NOTE: You must be 18 years of age or older)
After completing the class, coach membership and background check fees MUST BE PAID.
A list of Basic and Advanced Instructor classes will be posted on the S3DA™ Event Calendar. If an Instructor course cannot be located in your immediate area, please contact the National Outreach Coordinator in your region. Current National, State and Regional coordinators are listed on the S3DA™ website here.
Basic 3-D Archery Instructor Training is $80. (This is paid to the instructor of the class).
Advanced 3-D Instructor Training is $150. (This is paid to the instructor of the class).
- Secure location, time and date of training
- Complete training template (Please contact the National Director or the S3DA™ National Office Staff for this template)
- Send template to National Outreach Coordinator (based on your region), State Coordinator (state where the training is being held) & Membership Services Manager (Holly Helton).
After following the steps listed above, someone will be in contact with you regarding the training.
Grants are available! There are many different grants that vary across the states.
For National S3DA™ Grants, there is programs such as: Bushnell, Duck Dynasty Family, Leupold & Stevens, Realtree, Gander Mountain Donations Team and Stewart J. Rahr Foundation.
Please check under our “Guidelines” tab and click on where it says “College Opportunities” for more information on scholarship information and grants!
Students love S3DA™ because S3DA™ does not require any specific equipment to participate in the program. S3DA™ standardizes the tournament format instead of the equipment involved. Students can choose to shoot any bow, sight, stabilizer, release, etc., that they want as long as they are within the rules for their shooting division and class.
A lot of students in the S3DA™ program are home-schooled. Many students enjoy S3DA™ because it gives them more time with their friends and family.