Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) Names BelingNew Jersey State Coordinator

Williamsburg, KY – Scholastic 3-D Archery has named Chris Beling as the S3DA New Jersey State Coordinator. As the State Coordinator, Chris will oversee all aspects of the S3DA program in New Jersey, including tournaments, trainings and the division of the state into regions that will allow S3DA participants multiple monthly competition venues with minimal travel. Chris will recruit and hire Regional Coordinators to oversee and manage these individual regions.

Chris Beling has over 35 years of archery experience encompassing target archery, bowhunting and coaching. Beling competed for over 15 years in the Bowhunter Freestyle Unlimited class before moving to the NFAA Bowhunter Professional division from 1988-1989. In 2001, Beling joined the NFAA Open Pro Division. In 2005, he moved into the NFAA Senior Pro Division.

Major Competition Accomplishments

  • 2007 NFAA Senior Professional National Indoor Champion (established new record 600-119x)

  • 1989 Professional Bowhunter Freestyle New England Indoor Sectional Champion

  • NJ SFAA Indoor Senior Pro Champion – 2009, 2010

  • NJ SFAA Outdoor Senior Pro Champion - 2007, 2009

  • NJSFAA Indoor Amateur BHFS State Champion – 1982, 1983, 1985

  • Atlantic City Archery Classic Amateur Champion – 1983, 1985

Chris Beling is the current President of the New Jersey State Field Archery Association and NFAA New Jersey Director. He is a coaching member of WaXoBE Archers, which is one of the largest archery clubs in New Jersey. Beling is a Level 3/NTS Archery coach, which allows him to coach beginning, intermediate and advanced archers. Beling is a NFAA Senior Pro and USA Archery member.

Beling is joining S3DA with the hopes of educating and promoting archery through clubs, archery shops, local, regional and national events. Beling wants to continue to teach and coach programs for kids. Beling has made it a personal goal to get S3DA clubs and teams to participate in local, regional and national events with the expectations of a New Jersey child nationally ranking.

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. S3DA addresses the need for a program to bridge beginning target archery experience and more advanced activities such as 3-D shooting and bowhunting. The program currently operates across the United States with hundreds of certified coaches serving

thousands of young archers, grades 3–12.

For more information on S3DA membership go to: WWW.S3DA.ORG or email: infos3darchery@gmail.com

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