State Archery Association of Massachusetts

Welcome to SAAM !

SAAM is the State Archery Association of Massachusetts.
We are a chartered state organization of USA Archery. We promote the sport of archery in Massachusetts and
provide archery information to the general public. If you are a member of USA Archery and you live in Massachusetts, then you are automatically a member of SAAM.

Information and links for upcoming shoots can be found on the Calendar

MA State Tournament, August 6-7 2022.


This event will consist of 72 arrows per day at a single distance for a total of 144 arrows total over two days.

Details for the August 20-21 Fun Shoot!

Links are on the Calendar This is a 72 arrow qualification round, immediately following there will be an elimination round. On Sunday we will do a two or three person team round depending on the number of archers registered. It will be held at the Hopkinton YMCA field located at 45 East Street, Hopkinton Ma., 01748. The tournament will begin at 9:00 am with registration and bow inspection starting at 8:00.There will be no refreshments available, please bring plenty of water and snacks. The facility does not allow cooking at all on site.

** Next SAAM Meeting  **

Tuesday September 6th.
This will update board positions - details TBD. 

Anyone interested in joining the board as a member, alternate or committee member should contact one of the current board members.

New Age Classifications:

In a Nutshell... YOUTH AGE CLASSES:
• U13: through the calendar year of their 12th birthday. Previously called Bowman
• U15: through the calendar year of their 14th birthday. Previously called Cub
• U18: through the calendar year of their 17th birthday. Previously called Cadet
• U21: through the calendar year of their 20th birthday. Previously called Junior
Full update from USA Archery is Here (pdf)

Updated Dress Code: ( Sanctioned Event Dress Code)

This goes to clarify what is deemed as torn or ripped. Even some off the shelf jeans may be considered as torn, and therefore not professional.
Applies to ALL people that will be in front of the Spectator Line.

Full update from USA Archery is Here (pdf)

Note the new rules changes Effective 2022 -Jan-15th:

• There will no longer be makeup time for Equipment failures.

Barebow revisions also begin 1/15 allowing the use of vibration dampers and weights above the grip.  

• Minor adjustments to dress code, mainly allowing camo clothing except in televised or live-streamed events.

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