Archers Quest

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(when you select the “Take this Course” button to start the course you will be prompted to register, it’s FREE)

This is a standard achievement system of rank advancement for Archery! 

(US Patent and Trademark Reg. No. 5,065,200)

It provides a progressive archery learning program for…


 Archers Quest has an open platform that good ideas are welcome for submittal to improve the curriculum/program. A jury panel reviews for inclusion.


Your individual QUEST is an archery adventure!

Ranks are earned by individuals through self-paced e-learning, guided access programs, mentoring resources, and shooting achievement.

Can you attain the honor of TOXOPHILITE (“Expert Archer”) rank?

START NOW! E-Learning Lesson & Quiz

(when you select the “Take this Course” button to start the course you will be prompted to register, it’s FREE)


Individuals need not join anything (no membership fees), just START!   When you complete online e-learning curriculum, QUEST adventures, and shooting challenges…you submit the qualifying results for rank achievement recognition in order of progression: Jr. Yeoman; Yeoman; Bowman; Archer; Master; and Toxophilite!

Initial award levels may be earned while participating in common recreation programs like summer camp, park classes, NASP, youth programs, where basic equipment is normally provided. You will acquire knowledge and resources in a logical progression to develop your ability and equipment decisions. The program allows for equipment evolutions and indoor/outdoor shooting venues… while learning about your local and national archery community… preparing you for the world of archery and your participation in it!

The ARCHERS QUEST system drives new and seasoned participants to locate archery resources including…introducing you to your Archery Community; presenting Safety and Equipment fundamentals; discovering how to participate in the games and SPORT; preparing you for equipment choices and ownership… and how to make the most of it while sharing your passion for Archery with others.


One of the unique things about this program for the individual is that it anticipates your evolution in skill and equipment. Right now, you may be borrowing a simple barebow from a program, say summer camp. You will be shooting outdoors mostly, but later you may be shooting a NASP program at school indoors with standard Genesis equipment. No problem. As you move through venue and equipment, we have a plan. The target size stays the same depending on equipment used (barebow uses the largest target, recurve-sights on a smaller target, and compound-sights gets handi-capped with a tiny target)… but everyone shoots from the same distance indoors or outdoors. Distances get longer (harder) as the program continues!


Recreational programs (Summer camps, NASP, Scouts, 4H, etc.)  may want to use the first three rank awards to challenge and recognize participation and achievement. The shooting requirements are done onsite. The e-learning program curriculum, assignments and testing are available to download. This provides a program guide to be administered by the program leader, counselor or coach. Organizations may purchase the rank insignia in bulk for your distribution. Importantly, your participants will have a connection to continue with archery achievement after the time limits of your program! 

For additional information, contact submissions email


RANK LEVELS – correspond to the World Archery target colors:


JR YEOMAN – First rank level, corresponds to the white (1st) ring of the standard World Archery target. It introduces you to your archery community and an introductory program where equipment is provided. You learn how to act on a range and start shooting instinctively.

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SHOOTING Requirement – 5M indoors/10M outdoors for a score of 210+



YEOMAN – Fundamentals of archery equipment and how it works.

SHOOTING Requirement – 10M indoors/20M outdoors score 210+





BOWMAN – Learn how to participate in the Sport, be aware of the different games and organizations, with a little Archery history mixed in!

SHOOTING Requirement – 15M indoors/30M outdoors score 210+



ARCHER – Equipment ownership is the focus, buying and building your own gear, customizing it to perform.

SHOOTING Requirement – 18M indoors/40M outdoors score 210+




MASTER – At this level you know how to shoot, but the tuning of you and equipment brings out the best! You are now also part of the Archery community.

SHOOTING Requirement – 25M indoors/50M outdoors score 210+




TOXOPHILITE –  This a PRESTIGE rank award beyond what is necessary and distinguishes you by achievement, leadership, and service to the archery community. A lover or expert in archery… “TOXOPHILITE”.


The ARCHERS QUEST program evolves with new developments in archery. If you have ideas to improve the program, please submit here to submissions email. The program committee will review and possibly include to better the program. Your contribution would be recognized. 


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