JOAD Age Divisions

If you turn 21 during 2016, you are now too old for JOAD. Have fun as a SENIOR!

Any college student who meets the age requirements is still eligible to compete as a JOAD. USA Archery rules allow a dual classification of “collegiate” as well as a JOAD class (say, JUNIOR) during a given tournament, without having to pay two fees. Likewise, athletes with disabilities may choose to compete in their IPC classification (AR-Standing, ARW-2, ARW-1, for examples) as well as a JOAD or a Senior, based on their age as indicated below.

Juniors:

  • If you turn 20 during 2016, you are a junior until 12.31.2016.
  • If you turn 19 during 2016, you are a junior until 12.31.2017.
  • If you turn 18 during 2016, you are a junior until 12.31.2018.

Cadets:

  • If you turn 17 during 2016, you are a cadet until 12.31.2016 and then you become a junior on 1.1.2017.
  • If you turn 16 during 2016, you are a cadet until 12.31.2017 and then you become a junior on 1.1.2018.
  • If you turn 15 during 2016, you are a cadet until 12.31.2018 and then you become a junior on 1.1.2019.

Cubs:

  • If you turn 14 during 2016, you are a cub until 12.31.2016 and then you become a cadet on 1.1.2017.
  • If you turn 13 during 2016, you are a cub until 12.31.2017 and then you become a cadet on 1.1.2018.

Bowman:

  • If you turn 12 during 2016, you are a bowman until 12.31.2016, and then you become a cub on 1.1.2017.
  • If you turn 11 during 2016, you are a bowman until 12.31.2017, and then you become a cub on 1.1.2018.
  • If you turn 10 during 2016, you are a bowman until 12.31.2018, and then you become a cub on 1.1.2019.

Yeoman:

  • If you turn 9 during 2016, you are a yeoman until 12.31.2016, and then you become a bowman on 1.1.2017.
  • If you are 8 or under on 12.31.2016, you are a member of the yeoman division.