Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) Names Sharp Illinois State Coordinator

Williamsburg, KY – Scholastic 3-D Archery is pleased to announce Jim Sharp as the new S3DA Illinois State Coordinator. Jim is a businessman having owned his own business, Sharp’s Stone & Concrete, for over 20 years. He brings a wealth of management experience into the position as well as archery and coaching experience. Jim’s goal is to get more schools and clubs involved in archery and to create more structured practices for the kids allowing them the opportunity to develop more refined archery skills.

Jim will oversee all aspects of the S3DA program in Illinois, including tournaments, trainings and designation of regions that will allow S3DA participants multiple monthly competition venues as close as possible to their home location. The state of Illinois is currently divided into six regions. As the Illinois State Coordinator, Jim plans to seek more involvement from Illinois Regional Coordinators. He would like for the Regional Coordinators to add two new clubs/teams annually and host one basic instructor class per year.

Jim is a very out-going person and has been married for 23 years to his wonderful wife Sheri. They have two daughters Jalyn, 17, and Jerzi, 13. Jim and his family are very active in the S3DA program. He is a current coach of the NCOE Archery team which has 55 student members and he is also a coach for the White County Archery club which has approximately 18 kids. Jim helped to orchestrate the opening of the local indoor archery range in Carmi, IL, which is a venue where practices and Regional Tournaments are held. The range is also open to the public.

Jim states, “I was 14 years old when my step-dad took me bowhunting. I have enjoyed hunting since that first day and I have introduced the sport to my own family. I enjoy hunting with my wife and daughters. I want to get more kids involved in the S3DA program to let them know about the scholarship potential if they work hard and put their mind to something that is worthwhile.”

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.

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