The Executive Director established the 3D Task Force to provide recommendations toward the development of a three-year plan to fully incorporate 3D in USCAA. The task included discussion and plans including State Championships, Regional events/championships, possible National Indoor Championships, All-American honors, Academic Archery Honors, review current equipment and scoring rules.
Equipment and scoring rules - USCAA has agreed to utilize the Archery Shooters Association equipment rules and scoring. The exception is that Basic Bow and Bow hunter are exclusive to USCAA so the rules as outlined in the Rules and Procedures shall apply regarding equipment. The maximum diameter of arrow shafts will not exceed .422"; the field or glue-in point for these arrows may have a maximum diameter of .425". Maximum arrow speed in each competition class as measured by the official on-site chronographs, is 290 FPS with a three percent (3%) margin for differences between chronographs. For safety purposes all arrows need to weigh a minimum of 5 grains per pound of draw weight. Arrows in the corresponding area of the target will be scored with point values of 5, 8, 10, or 12. Each target has two (2) 12-rings. At each target the lower 12-ring will be in play initially for all shooters.
Dress Code - the USCAA 3D Dress code shall apply
Dates of events - due to Target schedules and finals/mid-terms, the 3D Regional Championships and 3D USIAC will be in the fall. The Regional Championships will be prior to 3D USIAC.
Divisions/categories - All USCAA divisions/categories will be offered, specifically bow hunter, basic bow, recurve, compound
National Indoor Championship - Will revisit this possibility in 2014
Champions - Champions are determined based on the final scores from the marked and unmarked distances.
All-American - 2013-2014
· The number of honors is determined by the same formula Target All-Americans
· Required events - 1) participation in at least 1 regional event and finish in top 50% in that event, 2)Score from 3D USIAC
All-American - 2014-2015
· If a National Indoor has been established, archers will attend National Indoor and 3D USIAC. If a National Indoor has not been established, archers will attend 2 qualifiers/regional championship plus 3D USIAC
Regional Championships - In 2013 and 2014, instead of a regional championship, there will be a series of regional qualifiers. Each region will host at least one regional qualifying event
· In 2013, Southeast Illinois College and Wayne State (North), Univ of Cumberlands (South), Liberty College (East).
· All-Region honors -in 2013 and 2014, All-Region honors will be based on the final score of the participation at the Regional qualifying event and your final score at 3D USIAC. In 2015, regional championships will be conducted. Clubs can compete at any regional qualifying event and use that as the participation requirement for Regional honors.
Regional Qualifying events - USCAA will seek host clubs to conduct regional events. There could be up to 2 regional qualifying event per region. Participation in at least one regional event is required to earn Academic Archery Honors (AAH) and All-American status in addition to 3D USIAC. To qualify as a regional qualifying event, there must be a minimum of 3 USCAA clubs and a minimum of 10 USCAA members.
ASA qualifying events - USCAA will work with ASA to sanction approximately three (3) ASA events as qualifying events that can be used towards participation requirements.
· USCAA will request the ProAm in Texas as a test event to sanction
State Championships - outdoor - open to clubs to work with USCAA and host . There will be 1 host per state.
Academic Archery Honors -
· The number of honors is determined by the same formula as Target Academic Archery Honors
· To earn this honor, archers must be in the top 50% of the ranking in a regional qualifying event in addition to the requirements for participation in 3D USIAC.
Team Rounds -
· 3 archers per team per category
· Each match will consist of 3 ends of 3 arrows (one arrow per shooter at each of 3 different animals) per shooter for a total of 9 arrows per team per match. High score moves on. Tie breaker is one arrow shot by each team member at one target, high score wins. If still tied the team with the closest arrow to the middle of the center X on the tie breaker end wins.
Mixed Team Rounds -
· top man and top woman in each category from the ranking round
· Each match will consist of 3 ends of 3 arrows (one arrow per shooter at each of 3 different animals) per shooter for a total of 6 arrows per team per match. High score moves on. Tie breaker is one arrow shot by each team member at one target, high score wins. If still tied the team with the closest arrow to the middle of the center X on the tie breaker end wins.
Local/intercollegiate competitions - Clubs are encouraged to set up districts within 250 mile radius of each other to establish intercollegiate club competitions during the academic year. Clubs need to submit the event on the events calendar via the website. www.uscollegiatearchery.org