Scholastic 3D Archery has recently expanded into Pennsylvania, Wyoming, South Dakota, Georgia and West Virginia and is now active in 23 states with 11 more pending.
S3DA has well over 300 certified coaches serving thousands of young archers in grades 3 – 12. Internationally, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and Mexico have expressed interest in the youth 3D archery program.
Jennie Richardson, S3DA's Executive Director attributes this growth to the popularity of 3D organizations like the Archery Shooters Association (ASA) and the fundamental need to bridge beginning target archery experience into more advanced activities such as 3-D shooting and bowhunting. “Once these kids progress through the various introductory programs, they naturally want to expand their knowledge of shooting styles and equipment. The all-inclusive mind set of S3DA opens the door to the world of archery for these kids. The enthusiasm surrounding this program is incredible to experience.”
Scholastic 3D Archery (S3DA) provides 3-D archery opportunities for youth in afterschool settings, as well as with archery- affiliated clubs and businesses in their communities. S3DA places special emphasis on archery education, conservation and bowhunting. Started in December 2012 by the Scholastic Archery Association, S3DA has grown exponentially as a next step program to follow introductory programs offered as part of 4-H or the National Archery in Schools Program.
“Since announcing the joint venture between S3DA and Pope & Young, we have seen amazing growth, says Dirk Dieterich, member of The Pope & Young Club's Board of Directors. “We now have a National Director, state coordinators for 23 states and well over 300 instructors. Several thousand young folks have been introduced to the sport of archery and companies are contacting us on a daily basis inquiring on how to get involved with the S3DA program. We feel very blessed to be able to be a part of an effort that positively impacts our youth and we look forward to continued growth of the program as we move forward with our national rollout.”