2013 NASP® NATIONALS
Kentucky Exposition Center - May 10-11, 2013
Rules, Format, Location, and Logistics
- Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center @ http://www.kyfairexpo.org/
- Parking: $8 per Entry for All Vehicles
- Admission for 8 year old and up is $5/day/person (registered archers & coaches are free)
- Food & Beverage sold on site KFEC does not allow carry in or coolers inside building.
- Lodging: Recommendations to be Announced
1. Go to: www.nasptournaments.org All Times Eastern Standard (EST)
- 1.1. Pre-Registration: March 18 @ 8AM - April 7 @ 5PM EST. It is recommended to preregister your roster to optimize access to preferred shooting (flight) times. If your team finished 1st place you must preregister to be eligible for Early Registration.
- 1.2. Early Registration: April 8@ 11AM - April 9 @ 5PM EST. 1st Place Elementary, Middle, and High School teams and individuals may register early. Also, teams and individuals from schools located in the Mountain, Pacific, and Alaskan Time Zones may register early. You must have pre-registered by April 7th so we can verify your eligibility to register early.
- 1.3. Final Registration: April 10 @ 11AM - April 15 @ 5PM EST.
** Must have valid BAI number, username & password for on-line registration access.
** Any changes after registration closes will need to be addressed on site, one hour or more before scheduled flight time.
- 1.4. Registration fee remains $25/archer (3 coaches free) paid on-line when registering.
- 1.5. Each archer and up to the 3 registered (BAI-certified) coaches will receive a pin and t-shirt.
- 1.6. When flights are full registration will be closed.
2. Who: State Champions & State Qualifying NASP® Teams & Individuals
- 2.1. 1st place Elementary (4th-6th), Middle (7-8th), & High School (9-12th) teams from state tournaments
- 2.2. Male & female individuals placing 1st-5th in 4th, 5th, & 6th grades or in the Middle & High School Divisions.
- 2.3. Teams with qualifying scores (qualifying score = sum top 12 archers with at least 4 of the opposite gender)
- 2.4. Elementary School qualifying score is 2,850 points
- 2.5. Middle School qualifying score is 2,950 points
- 2.6. High School qualifying score is 3,050 points
- 2.7. The first place team in each division from every state is qualified regardless of team score.
- 2.8. Every registered Coach for the team must be at least BAI (Basic Archery Instructor) certified.
3. Planned Schedule of Flight Times - 8,000+ Shooters
3.1. Friday - May 10: 8:00, 9:15, 10:30, 11:45, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, 6:00, 7:15 & 8:15
3.2. Saturday - May 11: 8:00, 9:15, 10:30, 11:45, 1:00, 2:15 & 3:30
3.3 Awards: Saturday, May 11th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
4. Participation- Only students who attend NASP® schools may participate
4.1. Every competitor must attend a school offering NASP® lessons as part of the IN SCHOOL curriculum.
4.2 A student who no longer attends a NASP® school due to having moved, promoted, etc. is ineligible to participate in this tournament until/unless the student's new school joins NASP®.
4.3 A student who is home-schooled may only participate if the home school has enrolled in NASP® and provides NASP® archery lessons.
4.4. EXCEPT: Some home-schooled students receive various instruction, including Physical Education, from public or private schools. If a home-schooled student receives archery lessons while attending classes at a public or private school that is enrolled in NASP® that student may participate for the home school or the school where the archer receives archery classes.
4.5. Only students who are in grades 4-12 by the date of the tournament may participate.
4.6. Except: A student below 4th grade may participate if documentation from the school principal is provided to NASP® indicating the student has participated in the school's NASP® classes and can safely perform all tournament procedures with NASP® specific equipment.
4.7. Competitive Divisions: Elementary: 4th-6th grades. Middle: 7th & 8th grades, High: 9-12 grades. **6th Grade will move to the Middle School Division in 2014.
4.8. A student at a NASP® school that has graduated early during the current school year may, at the discretion of the coach, be registered to participate.
4.9. NASP® archery teams must contain 16-24 students, at least 5 of which must be of the opposite gender.
4.10. There is no minimum number of students from the state tournament roster required for the National roster. Students who did not participate in the state tournament may be added to or substituted for others on the state team for Nationals.
4.11. Shooting 'Up': A student, who by grade would be in a younger Division (elementary or middle school), may shoot 'up' for a team in an older Division, if the student is from the same school or same district and both schools offer NASP® as part of the school's curriculum.
4.12. Unless ‘shooting up', students may only shoot for a team at the NASP® school they attend.
4.13. A school may register as many teams that qualify at their state tournament.
4.14. If the school is single gender, opposite gender participants may come from other NASP® schools in the same city, county, or school district.
4.15. If the school contains fewer than 150 students (combination of grades 4-12) the team may be comprised of students from other participating small (< 150 students) NASP® schools in the same city, county, or district.
4.16. Interpretation of Elementary Students in 4th, 5th, and 6th Grades:
4.16.1. In some schools in some states there are districts or systems that send 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students to different schools. A common scenario would be an elementary school containing 4th and 5th grade students but no 6th grade students. The middle or high school may contain 6th grade students but no 4th and 5th grade students.
4.16.2. In such situations where the NASP® elementary grade students are split among different schools: The 4-5th graders may not shoot on an elementary team with the 6th graders because they don't attend the same school. The 6th graders may not shoot on an elementary team with the 4-5th graders because they don't attend the same school.
4.16.3. Being an elementary feeder school to a middle school does not qualify for an exception to these rules.
4.16.4. The only way 4th and 5th grade students could shoot with 6th grade students who attend a different NASP® school would be to ‘shoot up' on a middle or high school team.
4.16.5. A 'school' for the purposes of participation in NASP® tournaments is a building or set of buildings on the campus where students at that school attend. For instance, a high school may have 9th grade and 10th-12th grade students on the same campus but in different buildings. For the purposes of NASP® participation, this is one school. In another school all students K-12, 6-12, etc. may be in the same building or buildings on the same campus. This is one school. If a school or campus is at a separate address such as the 'North Middle School and North Elementary School' even if in the same district, they are separate schools and separate campuses and may not mingle shooters on teams unless shooting up.
4.16.6 NASP® schools that send multiple teams in the same Division to their State Tournament, may recombine archers from these teams to form a team or teams for the National Tournament. The recombined team or teams must remain in the same Division as at the State Tournament. Only teams that posted qualifying scores at the State Tournament are eligible for
the National Tournament. Archers who competed in one Division
at the State Tournament may not change Divisions (shoot up) for
the National Tournament.
Example: A NASP® schools sends two Middle School teams
to their State Tournament. Only one of the teams shoots a score that qualifies for the National Tournament. These two Middle School teams can recombine their members to form a single Middle School Division team for the National Tournament. If both teams had posted national qualifying scores, the two teams could recombine archers from both teams to send two teams to Nationals. None of the archers from these Middle Schools can be removed from the MS team to shoot-up for the High School Division at Nationals.
4.17. NASP® is a school program. Therefore if school administration deems a student unsuited to represent the school, NASP® will abide by the decision. Ineligibility generally occurs when a student has been disciplined or for academic reasons.
5. Equipment Only equipment specified for use in NASP® may be used in the tournament.
5.1. Bows: Only the stock (original) unmodified GenesisTM bow approved for NASP® may be used. All bows must be on bow racks for range official inspection before shooting begins.
5.1.1 A non-compliant bow must be removed from the competition by the Head Coach until it can be restored to a compliant condition before competition begins or resumes.
5.1.2. Only thread knots or heat shrink nock locators are permitted. There may be up to one nock locator above and below the arrow nock. Brass nock locators are prohibited. Instructions for tying on a nock locator are available at www.nasparchery.com.
5.1.3. The bow must be sight and sight-mark free. Camouflage bows may be used, but the face of the sight window must be covered to prevent camouflage lines serving as sight marks. Tape or paint placed to cover sight marks must remain in place throughout the competition. It is important that archers and coaches comply with this rule before their flight time.
5.1.4. The bow must be free of draw stops or stabilizers.
5.1.5. The bowstring and cables may be 'after-market' but of the same approximate length.
5.1.6. The cable guard, grip, slide, wheel, cam, bearings, riser, and limbs must be original and unmodified.
5.1.7. An archer's bow may be personalized by painting, stickers, etc. but the bow must remain sight-mark free.
5.1.8. The arrow rest must be original and unmodified. The rest arm sleeve may be absent.
5.1.9. Except for malfunction, bows must remain downrange of the waiting line once shooting begins.
5.1.10. The bow's draw weight must remain unchanged after the 1st scored arrow is shot at 10 meters.
5.1.11. Except for major malfunction the same bow must be used throughout the competition.
5.1.12. Loaner Bows: Archers are encouraged to bring their own NASP® bows. A few 'loaner' bows will be available in case of equipment failures. Our single line format is unsuitable for bow-sharing.
5.1.13. The standard bow grip must be present and unmodified.
5.1.14. All bows are subject to inspection at any time. This includes dismantling, weighing, axle to axle, brace height measuring & any other necessary measure deemed necessary by range officials.
5.2. Arrows: Only the stock (original) unmodified Easton 1820 arrows approved for NASP® may be used.
5.2.1. If providing your own arrows they must be the official and unmodified NASP® arrows.
5.2.2. Arrow nocks may be the NASP® glue-on or push-in nock.
5.2.3.Arrow points must be the NASP® standard; glue-in, cone shaped and weighing 60 grains.
5.2.4. Arrow vanes must be soft plastic, 2.5-3.0' long and no more than .4-.6' in height and attached to the shaft with a straight off-set of approximately 1.5 degrees. Only 3 vanes may be on the arrow.
5.2.5.Personal arrows may have vanes marked for purposes of identification. The arrow shaft may be marked, crested, or taped above the mid-point (towards the nock) for purposes of identification.
5.2.6. Arrow Supplies: Tournament officials will provide 5 arrows (and replacements as needed) in each archer's floor quiver. Push-in nocked arrows will be provided at this tournament.
5.2.7. If personal arrows are used, a readily accessible supply of replacements must be on hand.
5.2.8 Throughout the competition archers may use any approved NASP® aluminum arrows whether all push-in or glue-on nocks or a mixture of both.
5.3.1. Archers may wear finger tabs, tape, or gloves to protect draw-hand fingers.
5.3.2. 'No-glove' finger-protection devices may be placed on the bowstring. Must be without a 'Kisser or Locator Button'.
5.3.3. Heat shrink tubing may be placed on the bowstring to reduce finger strain but the tubing must cover the entire center serving above and below the nock locator(s).
5.3.4. Archers may wear arm guards.
5.3.5. Finger or wrist slings are allowed. Wrist slings may be attached using the bolt that comes with the strap. The bolt must be made of steel or plastic and must protrude one inch or less beyond the bow's accessory hole.
5.3.6. Mechanical release aids are prohibited except as pre-approved solutions for physically challenged archers.
5.3.7. 'Sims' vibration dampeners on the limbs are allowed.
5.4. At official discretion, any bow, arrow, or accessory may be subjected to inspection, including dismantling. Anyone found using disallowed equipment or modifications will forfeit awards and be disqualified from the rankings. Disqualification may affect their team's rank.
6. Competitive Format
6.1. Range Set-Up
6.1.1. Targets faces (paper) will be NASP® 80 cm FITA face with 10 scoring rings.
6.1.2. Target butts will be placed directly on the floor similar to the height of school butts.
6.1.3. Target faces will be attached to the butts approximately 4-6 inches above the floor.
6.1.4. The target line will be approximately 2 yards or meters from the target butts.
6.1.5. There will be 10 meter (32 feet 10 inches) and 15 meter (49 feet 2 inches) shooting lines.
6.1.6. The waiting line will be at least 4 yards or meters beyond the 15 meter shooting line.
6.1.7. A 'Coaches Alley' will be delineated between the waiting line and spectators.
6.1.8. Spectator seating will be placed as close as possible behind the waiting line.
6.1.9. Approximately 270, 5 foot wide shooting lanes with 2 archers per lane per flight.
22.214.171.124. Shooters occupying a lane will be from different schools where possible.
126.96.36.199. Solo shooters will be combined where possible to promote integrity.
6.2. Whistle Signals: NASP® whistle commands will be used to operate the range.
6.2.1. 5+ whistles for an emergency
6.2.2. 2 whistles to 'get bow'
6.2.3. 1 whistle to 'shoot'
6.2.4. 3 whistles to 'go get arrows'
6.3. Arrow Handling and Movement About the Range: NASP® safety rules must be followed.
6.3.1. Archers must walk when moving about the range.
6.3.2. Archers must have one foot on each side of the shooting line with 'bows on toes' before shooting begins.
6.3.3. The tournament-provided arrow quiver must be placed ON the shooting line in FRONT of the archer.
6.3.4. Shooter and quiver must remain in their half of the assigned lane when at the shooting line. Archers who crowd their lane-mate must be corrected by their coaches.
6.3.5. Archers must remain standing on their feet and off their knees when at the targets scoring & pulling arrows.
6.3.6. While both archers may approach the target when scoring, only one archer may remain at the targets when arrows are pulled. The other archer must be safely behind the target line while arrows are being pulled.
6.3.7. Points must be covered with one hand and shafts grasped below the vanes with the other when carrying arrows.
6.3.8. The archer must pre-draw, draw and aim in a manner to keep the arrow pointed safely below the top of the backstop curtain at all times.
6.3.9. The archer must pre-draw, draw, and aim in a manner to keep the arrow pointed towards the targets and away from the floor.
7. Order of Shooting
7.1. Each archer will shoot one practice end of 5 arrows and 3 scoring ends of 5 arrows at 10 meters.
7.2. Each archer will shoot one practice end of 5 arrows and 3 scoring ends of 5 arrows at 15 meters.
7.3. Archers will have 2 minutes to shoot each 5-arrow end. An alert will be provided near the conclusion of each end.
7.4. An arrow that bounces off the target may be shot again as instructed by range officials.
7.5. A dropped arrow will be left on the floor and replaced by a range official.
7.6. An arrow that reaches the target line without hitting the target is considered a shot rather than a dropped or bounced-out arrow and will be scored zero points.
7.7. After shooting the last arrow the archer must immediately rack the bow and return behind the waiting line.
8. Dress Code NASP® tournaments are an extension of the educational experience
8.1. It is important that students remain safe and comfortable. Therefore, all student archers must wear close-toed shoes. (Bare feet and sandals are disallowed EVEN IF allowed by the school dress code)
8.2. All coaches should make sure their student archers adhere to their school's dress code at the tournament except for the total ban of open-toed shoes above in 8.1.
8.3 Use of personal music playing devices, ear buds & head phones is prohibited on the range.
8.4. Behavior considered disruptive, unsafe, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate may result in expulsion of the archer, coach, or observers.
8.5. Sportsmanship: Archers are expected to respect others. Acts of unsportsmanlike conduct will result in disqualification and removal from the event. Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Volunteers and Spectators are also expected to remain respectful of others. Acts of unsportsmanlike conduct could result in removal from the event. If a coach, assistant coach,volunteer or spectator disrespects, threatens, or inappropriately touches a lane official or tournament judge they will be immediately disqualified from the event and will be escorted out of the facility and not permitted re-entry.
9.1. All arrows should be scored before any arrow or the target's face is touched.
9.2. Beginning in the center of the target, scoring rings are 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, & 1.
9.3. An arrow touching a scoring ring line is awarded the higher point value.
9.4. An arrow outside all scoring rings is awarded 'O' points.
9.5. The 'X' ring in the center of the 10 is simply scored as a 10.
9.6. An arrow that 'robin-hoods' another arrow receives the value of the arrow in the target.
9.7. An arrow that skips off the floor and imbeds in the target is scored where it sticks.
9.8. An arrow that skips off the floor and bounces off the target is treated as a bounce-out.
9.9. Summation of the highest 12 individual scores, with at least 4 of both genders will comprise the team score.
9.10. Scannable (bubble-type) scorecards will be used. Archers should practice with this type of scorecard before coming to the tournament. CLICK HERE for a practice score card.
9.11. Both archers should walk to the target in their lane.
9.12. Both scorecards will be on the same score board.
9.12.1. One archer will call arrows HIS/HER own arrows while the other bubbles in the score of these arrows.
9.12.2. Archers will then reverse roles, the other calling HIS/HER own arrows while the other bubbles.
9.12.3. If archers cannot agree on an arrow's score, a range official must be asked for the final decision.
9.12.4. The scorecard must be signed by the archer and lane-mate at the conclusion of the flight.
9.13. Range officials will gather signed scorecards at the conclusion of each flight at the target.
9.14. Disqualification may occur if an archer takes the scorecard to the coach or other unofficial person(s).
9.15. Only archers and tournament officials will be allowed downrange of the waiting line.
9.16 If an archer witnesses the lane mate recording a false score the range official should be alerted.
10.1. 1 team trophy will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams in each division.
10.2. Each 1st thru 3rd place teams' members + up to 6 coaches will also receive a medal.
10.3. Students younger than 4th grade who participate according to the national rule allowing this, will be included among 4th grade students for individual awards.
10.4. Trophies & medals will be awarded to 1st - 5th place individual boys and girls in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. See change below for 2014 regarding 6th grade.
10.5. Trophies and medals will be awarded to 1st - 5th place individual boys & girls in the Middle & High School Divisions.
10.6. Individual boy and girl champions will be awarded a Genesis Bow.
10.7. Additional prizes may be awarded teams and individuals as they are available.
11. Ties will be broken
11.1. First by the computer by comparing total score, then # of 10's, 9's, 8's, and so on.
11.2. If necessary a shoot-off will take place prior to the awards ceremony. KEEP YOUR BOW NEAR BY! Archers absent for tie-breaking will be awarded the lower rank.
11.2.1. Tied individuals will shoot a 5-arrow warm-up end at 15 meters.
11.2.2. Then a 5-arrow end competitive end at 15 meters.
11.2.3. If still tied, a single arrow shot from 15 meters, closest to the middle of the target's center will break the tie.
11.3. Tied teams will select one male and one female archer from their teams.
11.3.1. These two archers from each team will shoot a 5-arrow warm-up end at 15 meters and then a 5-arrow scoring end at 15 meters.
11.3.2. The combined scores of both the boy and girl team members will be compared to break the tie.
11.3.3. If a tie persists both the boy and girl from each team will shoot a single arrow at the same target.
11.3.4. The arrow closest to the center of the target will win the tie.
12. Protest Procedures
12.1. A committee will be designated to receive and resolve official protests regarding the tournament.
12.2. Committee members will be in the 'Coaches Review Room' (CRR) at least 30 minutes after every flight.
12.3. Coaches should visit the CRR following the conclusion of each flight before results are deemed final.
12.4. Only the officially registered coach of the archery team or individual may file and participate in a protest.
12.5. A protest must be received by the committee within 30 minutes following the conclusion of each flight.
12.6. Protests may concern the following:
12.6.1. An individual archer or team's score.
12.6.2. Equipment compliance.
12.7. Video or other photographic evidence regarding the protest will not be considered.
Rule clarification or suggestions may be provided by going to 'Contact' at: http://www.archeryintheschools.org/
Change Coming for 2014 NASP® National Tournament: As per results of a recent survey among NASP® coordinators, teachers, and coaches, 6th grade will become part of the Middle School Division (70.4% of respondents requested this change). We are announcing this rule change nearly 2 years early for long-term planning purposes.