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Membership

USCAA offers club and individual memberships. Clubs can join and enjoy many benefits including liability insurance for club activities. Archers who want to compete, join as individual members of their respective university club.

Clubs can submit club information, athlete eligibility, and pay membership fees online at our Archer Management System (AMS).

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Benefits 
  1. USCA Club Membership
    1. Competition - Club members may compete in both team and individual classes at all USCA sanctioned events and tournaments that offer college division. 
    2. Third party liability insurance - covers archery related activities sponsored and supervised by a USCA Club including instruction, practices, competitions and demonstrations. 
    3. Equipment Grants – based on criteria and commitment to growing on-campus clubs. 
    4. Travel Grants – based on funds availability for Target US Intercollegiate Archery Championship (USIAC) or 3D USIAC criteria including attending Regional events, university funding, and based on size of competition team. 
    5. Group Discounts - Eligible to receive group discounts by various manufacturers supporting USCA. 
    6. Host USCA Sanctioned Tournaments - Opportunity to host state, regional, and national events and championships, 
    7. Host scrimmages, Fun Shoots, Invitational's, workshops, clinics, training events, fundraisers and local tournaments. 
    8. USCA News – members are updated through special event notices, newsletters, and other publications. 
    9. Certificate of Membership 
    10. Head Coach and Assistant Coach Memberships gratis. 
  2. Individual Athlete Membership 
    1. Competition - May compete in team and individual classes at all USCA sanctioned events and tournaments. 
    2. Participate in scrimmages, Fun Shoots, Invitational's, workshops, clinics, training events, fundraisers and local tournaments. 
    3. Third party liability insurance - covers archery related activities sponsored and supervised by a USCA Club including instruction, practices, competitions and demonstrations. 
    4. Honors - Earn unique honors such as All-American, Academic Archery Team and Best New Archer. 
    5. International Competition - Opportunity to compete for International Team positions at World University Archery Championships and World University Games. 
    6. Group Discounts - Eligible to receive group discounts by various manufacturers supporting USCA. 
    7. Workshops - Opportunity to attend athlete workshops. 
    8. USCA Board positions – Only active athlete members are eligible to hold USCA Board positions. 
    9. USCA membership card 
  3. Coach Membership 
    1. Competition - May coach for his / her associated club in team and individual classes at all USCA sanctioned events. Athlete access varies per tournament rules. 
    2. Workshops - Opportunity to attend coach workshops and USCA seminars. 
    3. International Competition - Eligible to apply for World Team Staff positions. 
    4. USCA Board positions – Only active certified coach members are eligible to hold USCA Board positions.
    5. Coach Training Support - Eligible to receive training stipends (when available). 
    6. USCA membership card. 
  4. Independent Membership 
    1. This membership is available only under certain circumstances. In the event there are more than two members, an affiliated club must be formed on campus. Refer to USCAA Bylaws for full information. 
    2. Competition - May compete in individual classes at all USCA sanctioned events and tournaments. 
    3. Participate in scrimmages, Fun Shoots, Invitational's, workshops, clinics, training events, fundraisers and local tournaments. 
    4. Honors - Earn unique honors such as All-American, Academic Awards and Best New Archer. 
    5. International Competition - Opportunity to compete for International Team positions at World University Archery Championships and World University Games though ineligible for funding. 
    6. Workshops - Opportunity to attend athlete workshops though ineligible for funding. 
    7. USCA membership card 
    8. This membership may not vote, submit proposals for consideration, or be nominated or elected to any committee or to the Board of Directors 
    9. The fees are set forth by USCA and at a minimum shall be no less than the membership fee for a club and three athlete membership fees. 
    10. Independent Members may not participate in official team rounds. 
    11. Independent Members are not eligible or entitled to funding for competitions, teams, workshops, grants and/or sponsorships. 
  5. Supporting Membership 
    1. The purpose of the Supporting Membership is to provide opportunity for archers who want to participate in USCA events as part-time students, non-collegiate individual members and to provide opportunity for other persons to support USCA. 
    2. Competition – Supporting members may compete in Guest division at USCA tournaments that offer Guest Division. 
    3. Eligibility - is not required for supporting members to compete in a Guest division 
    4. Awards - Supporting members may earn non-collegiate awards as provided by tournament hosts for Guest division 
    5. If an archer has membership in another association and shows his/her membership card, then supporting membership fees are not required 
    6. Supporting membership is available to USCA Judges who are not affiliated with USCA as individual, independent, or coach members. 
    7. Supporting members do not have any voting rights. (See USCA By-laws) 


Competing in a Tournaments in College Division classes:
You must first meet eligibility requirements and be a USCA member athlete (see below). Then, the following requirements apply, based on the type of tournament:
  • Scrimmages are between two clubs and are not for official score do not require eligibility 
  • Fun Shoots have no awards, honors, titles and are not for official score do not require eligibility 
  • Tournaments that have a college division, archers must meet eligibility.

Eligibility Sessions:

1 August through 31 December and 1 January through 31 July

Athletes must submit Fall Session Archer Eligibility forms for the fall/winter semester/quarters to the Membership Manager by at least 15 days prior to your first fall event. The Spring Session Eligibility forms are due 15 days prior to your first spring event. If you plan on shooting ANY tournament between December 31st and February 1st, then Fall Eligibility forms should be submitted prior to that event.

Of course, if you add new shooters or there is a change of status for someone, you may amend your Eligibility forms. If you plan to compete in any tournament that has a specific college division, whether it is local, state, regional or national, you must be declared eligible by the Membership Manager. What does that mean?

Eligibility requirements:
  1. Full-time student pursuing a degree at any accredited college or university as recognized by the US Dept. of Education with a Federal School Code.
  2. Maintain cumulative 2.0 or greater GPA on a 4-point scale (3.0 for graduate students)
  3. Member of the appropriate organization as outlined above.
  4. Member of a college club registered with the US Collegiate Archery Association.
ALL clubs must register online with the Archer Management System (AMS) and pay the requisite fees prior to competing. Failure to do so voids your club insurance and athletes are ineligible to compete in the college division.

Required Paperwork:
  1. Archer Eligibility
    1. Register with the AMS and submit eligibility information online.
    2. Print out the eligibility form and have the University Registrar verify the information regarding full-time student status and minimum gpa requirements. The form cannot be signed by a club president, and individual archer, the coach or the sports recreation department unless you have proof of full-time status such as transcripts or official documentation from the National Student Clearinghouse (see if your school uses it).
    3. Each archer must sign the form next to their own information.
  2. Your club membership must be current. Submit payment and current information via AMS.
  3. Send the approved (by University Registrar) eligibility form to the address provided at least 15 days prior to your first competition each semester (Quarter schools must submit fall and winter quarters). 
It is each club’s responsibility to ensure their athletes are eligible and have completed the appropriate forms and submitted them to the appropriate places. If athletes compete and are not eligible, their scores will be removed from the results and lose a year of eligibility. Clubs are solely responsible for submitting eligibility information, the individual membership expiration dates, and the USCA club membership to the Membership Manager by the deadlines.

Questions? Need Help? Contact membership@uscollegiatearchery.org
Remember - Eligibility is your responsibility.

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