ARCHERY

SEASON

GRADES

COORDINATOR

DEC-MAR

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Archery Program follows the NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program)

guidelines, using international-style target archery stressing discipline, concentration, and

self-improvement. Archery is open to all 3rd through 8th graders. 3rd graders can practice

with the team, but cannot participate in tournaments.


2016-17 REGISTRATION

4th-8th Grade: The registration fee is $60 for 4th-8th Graders and includes a team t-shirt

and tournament entry fees, which are typically $5-7 ($10 for the Regional) for each

tournament. The season will runs from December to mid-March, with the 1st practice in

early December.

3rd Grade: The registration fee is $30 for 3rd Graders because 3rd graders do not

compete in many tournaments. The fee includes a team t-shirt and equal access to

equipment.


PRACTICE INFORMATION

Practices are held twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays in the Cafeteria. Tuesday

practices are 6-7pm for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, and 7-8pm for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

Saturday practices will vary with the tournament season, though every effort is made to

be sure each participant gets practice time. If you have more than one child on the

Archery team in different grades, they may practice at the same time.

NASP specific equipment (bows, arrows & targets) will be provided for team practice &

tournaments. Students are encouraged to practice on their own as well, but will need to

purchase their own equipment for that purpose. If your child has a NASP-approved

Genesis bow, he or she may bring it to practice. If you bring your own bow, please be

sure to mark it with your child’s name. Please DO NOT bring arrows to practice.


TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

We usually compete in 4 to 6 tournaments, plus the regional. The tournaments are usually

on Saturdays (sometimes Friday evening as well). They last all day, but an archer will

only be there for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. You must arrive 1/2 hour before your flight time

to check in, and the actual shooting takes about an hour. Most tournaments have “1st

come- 1st served” advanced registration for flights, though we like to go in time "blocks".

The teams are divided into elementary (4th, 5th & 6th grades) and middle school (7th &

8th grades). A team consists of 12 to 24 archers and you must have at least 5 of each

gender. A school can have multiple teams, and archers can compete as individuals if there

are less than 12 members. Team members can “play up” to a higher level team.  More

logistic info forthcoming once the season begins.