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USCA Dress Code
(as of 9/2010)
When teams compete, archers and member coaches must comply with the USCADress Code. Prior to the first arrow shot, including official practice, archers in each IHL gender and division team may be required to report together to have their uniforms and equipment inspected. Archers/Teams not in compliance will be warned. If a warned archer is not in compliance at the time of the first scoring arrow or within a reasonable time provided by officials, each warned archer may lose all scoring arrows until s/he are in dress code compliance. If a team changes their uniform, each team member is required to be in compliance.
Any IHL team uniform identical in color and style components is allowed with the exception of denim or camouflage. An IHL team uniform must be identical for a gender and division. (*See note below regarding gender and division.) Sponsor shirts are allowed as long as the name of the club member or athlete’s school is clearly visible on either the front or the back as outlined.
• Tears, holes, and/or rips in clothing are not permitted.
• Vulgar/obscene pictures, language or words are not permitted.
• Women must have 3” minimum shirt straps.
• Men may not wear sleeveless shirts.
• Shorts must be fingertip length or longer.
• Shoes must cover the foot safely – sandals, flip-flops and high heels are not permitted.
• The athletes must be easily identifiable with their respective university.
• School names or logo must be either on the front or the back of the shirt and must be clearly
visible. A logo must be a minimum 2.5” by 3”.
• Denim and/or camouflage are not permitted at any time.
Uniforms may differ within a full team (i.e. the compound men must dress alike in color and style but that uniform may be different than the recurve men, compound women and recurve women).
Women's team dressed differently than men's team is okay!
Likewise, all team members may have the same uniforms if the team so chooses.
All team members dressed the same. Cowboy hats are optional.
Shoes adequately cover the feet.
Team Round - all three members of the team must be dressed the same shirts and the same color bottoms. Members are permitted to wear bottoms for their comfort level (i.e some team members may choose to wear shorts while others choose pants of the same color).
Style of Shoes and hats are personal
Mixed Team Round - the man and the woman must be dressed to be identified as the members of the same team. They do not have to have the exact same shirts, nor shorts/pants but both tops and bottoms must be of the same color for each team member and meet the requirement to have their school name or logo on the front or back of the shirt.
Team members may have a mix of shorts/skorts/pants for the women and shorts/pants for the men. Team members should dress to their comfort level as long as the color and style is the same.
Coaches must comply with the dress code during the event or stay behind the spectator line and in addition:
• Should be identifiable to the team they represent.
• Coach clothing does not have to be identical to the team’s uniforms.
• Those who coach more than one team shall be identifiable to at least one of the teams.
Remember, you are representing your club and school
Make sure range setup and safety rules are clearly posted. All archers should read the safety requirements as part of joining your club.
All archers must sign the USCAA liability waiver before their first archery class/club activity. Your university most likely requires students to sign the university liability waiver as well.
Clubs should have copies of both liability waivers on hand at all club activities.
1. Use cones or rope to make the range lines. Remember if using rope, do not tie the ends down as students may trip on it.
2. Make sure the bales sit completely on the stands so that they do not fall over.
3. For spacing between the lines, make sure there is enough space so that students are clearly following the rules. 2-4 meters is a good starting point.
4. Indoor range- If possible, lock un-used doors. At a minimum, place signs outside the doors stating 'archery is in session.' The arrow curtain must hang freely (like a shower curtain) to be effective. Leave space behind it and let 6-12" lay on the floor.
5. Outdoor Range - The range should be roped off by using caution tape or surveyors tape on all sides. There should be at least 15 meters on the sides and 50 meters behind the targets (or a large hill). If there is not enough safety room on the sides and behind the targets, do not shoot! It only takes one accident to cause an issue for the club.