2024 Florida Senior Games, December, 2-15, Florida's Sports Coast/Pasco County

Schedule and Location
Saturday, December 7, 2024

Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus
3021 Sports Coast Way
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543


  • Compound Finger – AR001
  • Compound Release – AR002
  • Recurve – AR003
  • Barebow Compound – AR004
  • Barebow Recurve – AR005

Florida Senior Games Qualifying Rules
OPEN – No qualification necessary

Entry Requirements

  • Archery entry fee is $30 per participant for residents, $40 per participant for non-residents. NO REFUNDS.
  • The Online Registration Deadline is November 11, 2024.
  • Archers must provide their own bows and target arrows.


  • The “900” American round will be used for all competition. 90 arrows will be shot as follows: 30 arrows from 60 yards (5 ends of 6 arrows), 30 arrows from 50 yards (5 ends of 6 arrows), and 30 arrows from 40 yards (5 ends of 6 arrows).
  • Ends will be shot in 1 set of 6 arrows with five minutes allowed for each end to be shot. When three arrow ends are necessary, each end will consist of one set of three arrows with 2-1/2 minutes allowed for each end to be shot.
  • Three or four archers will be grouped per target shooting in two lines (A & B). Archers will rotate with their target mates after each end (A-B, B-A, etc).
  • Fourth place ribbons will be awarded in addition to Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for Florida residents. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to top overall athletes, if non-residents are in contention for medals.

Sport Rules

  • All archery events will be conducted in accordance with NAA (National Archery Association), NFAA (National Field Archery Association) and FAA (Florida Archery Association) rules, except as modified.
  • ‘X’ ring hits will be kept on the scorecard by all competitors and will be used as a tiebreaker.  If still tied, the number of ‘10’ ring hits will be used, then ‘9’ ring hits, and so on until the tie is broken.
  • Whistle system: 2 = go to line, 1 = shoot, 3 = advance to score, 4 or more = emergency stop.
  • Should equipment failure occur, a 30-minute repair time will be allowed with no disruption of the shooting line. A maximum of two ends may be made up at the discretion of the Director of Shooting.
  • Field glasses or scopes are permitted for spotting arrow hits. Scopes may be placed on the shooting line provided they do not disrupt the shooting of the adjacent archer.  Scopes shall be removed from the line between ends if not utilized by the other archer shooting in that space.
  • No broadheads will be permitted.
  • Regulation FITA 122-centimeter (48-inch) five-color target faces will be used. Scoring values are: Gold (10-9), Red (8-7), Blue (6-5), Black (4-3), White (2-1), 10-ring scoring. At the discretion of the Director of Shooting, replacement centers may be used to repair a target face during competition.
  • Dividing lines are part of the higher scoring ring. The arrow shaft must only touch the color or dividing line between scoring zones to score the high value.
  • Targets will NOT be marked for hits. A witnessed bounce out or pass through will be shot over.  If an arrow countersinks or destroys another arrow in the target and then bounces back, that arrow shall count the score of the arrow it destroyed.
  • Two archers at each target will keep the double set of scorecards. Scores shall be compared after each end.  If the scorecards do not agree after arrows have been removed from the target, then the lower score shall be the official score.  The winner in each style/age group shall be the archer scoring the highest number of points in the single 900 round.
  • Archers will not be required to wear white or blue attire, however, they will be expected to wear clothing appropriate for a state championships event.
  • Barebow Recurve Equipment: Any recurve bow or longbow may be used. Bow sights are not allowed. Archers may string-walk and/or face-walk in sighting. Both USA Archery and NFAA Bare bow Recurve rules will be allowed. Arrows must all be the same length and weight.
  • Barebow Compound Equipment: Any compound bow may be used. Bow sights are not allowed. Archers may string-walk and/or face-walk in sighting. No levels are allowed. Archers may use a stabilizer and may use a draw check that is either on the bow limbs or under the arrow in the bow window. Arrows must all be the same length and weight.
  • Compound Bow Equipment: The maximum peak draw weight allowed shall be 80 pounds. Maximum arrow speed shall be 300 feet per second with a variance of 3%. Lighted sights may be used.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the 2023 Florida Senior Games Rule Book.

National Senior Games Qualifying Rules
2024 is a qualifying year for the 2025 National Senior Games, to be held July 24-August 4, in Des Moines, Iowa.

1. All first-, second-, third- and fourth-place winners or athletes meeting this sport’s NSGA – 900 round minimum performance standards in competition at a 2024 NSGA qualifying games will qualify for the 2025 National Senior Games.
2. An archer may enter only the style in which he/she has qualified

CLICK HERE for NSGA Rules and Minimum Performance Standards.

Hotel information is forthcoming.


FSF Staff Contact

OJ Hill
(850) 577-7207 or ojhill@playinflorida.com

State Director
Oliver Austin (850) 688-2800 or oaustin@fsu.edu

CLICK HERE for a Florida’s Sports Coast Destination Guide.