Welcome to the source for target, field and 3D archery in Alberta. Archery Alberta, the trade name of the ATAA (Alberta Target Archers Association is the recognized Provincial Sport Association representing archery in Alberta through the Alberta Sport Connection.
Archery Alberta facilitates the development of the sport of archery by providing accessible opportunities for clubs and archers to participate in a broad range of programs across the multiple disciplines to whatever level they choose.
2016 Alberta Provincial Outdoor Target and Field Championships - Lac La Biche
The 2016 Outdoor Target Provincials are being hosted by the Lakeland Archers in Lac La Biche, Alberta on September 2nd to 4th. 720 rounds will be shot on Saturday and the Field rounds will be shot on Sunday. See the poster for full details and contact email should be firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Usher Cup - Back in Alberta!!
Categories for nominations for 2015 provincial awards. Full details and submission criteria on the document itself.
2016 Team Alberta Information Package
After 17 years, Alberta is bringing home the Fred Usher Cup! Last week at the 2016 Canadian Target Nationals, the provinces and territories squared off against each other to vie for the Fred Usher Cup. This is an exciting timed, relay team event whereby the coach for each province or territory selects three members, regardless of equipment, gender, and age to face off against the others. This year’s Alberta team was selected by Tricia Oshiro, who in turn named Aaron Cox, Cole Beres, and Dawn Groszko to the team.
The Fred Usher Cup is shot at 70m and the teams have 2 minutes to shoot 6 arrows, 2 per archer. An archer is not allowed to “move into the shooting box” until their teammate has completed their shot and exited the box. A handicap is assigned to each team based on their makeup of members (i.e. whether they shoot recurve or compound, are male or female etc.) and is added to the team’s score after each end. Alberta competed with a handicap of 7.5. With the target set at 70m and strong, ever changing winds, they first faced off against Saskatchewan but were extremely consistent and easily moved on. Their next match was a little closer against Ontario, but again consistency and the ability to rebound from wayward shots won the match. Their final match was a nail biter against the strong Manitoba team. Alberta led the way after the first end but dropped behind after the second. After the third end Alberta was behind by 2 points, but never gave up. They pulled to within 0.5 points of Manitoba after the fourth end and when it was all said and done, won by 0.5 points!
“I knew these three competitors had the makings to be the winning team”, said Oshiro. “They had the skill, but more importantly, they each had the ability to shoot strong shots under pressure, with the elements, and adjust their shot sequence if needed due to the time clock. That’s what makes a winning team.”
Special thanks go to Ann Neumeyer and Kristin Niles for acting as the agents for the team.