I became a staff shooter for a proshop this year. The shop owner asked me if I wanted to be one. I told him I would love to, but I couldn't promise him I could go to any regional (ASA) tournaments this year. He told me that my interest and continuation of the sport is what made him consider me. I jumped in to open class this year, and I'm 58 yrs. old. So, It really depends on the person.
Of course, there were a few perks, but I just love the sport of archery. And I promote his shop, BTW, by telling people that I here talking about bowhunting and all, that they might need to go to his shop to check it out!
The shop owner shoots Senior pro in the ASA and has been into archery for 50 years. He started when he was 8 yrs. old. I will say that I actually won my class (open C) at one of our 3d shoots. Really surprised me. I knew that there was a few that could slam me, but I guess I just had my " A" game that day. Made me fell like I was on top of the world. I also got a trophy for being the 2nd best shooter of the year, also.
That just made my year. If people can keep the %^^$$@ politics out of this sport and follow the rules that are in place, this sport will really take off. Just sayin'