Archery Blog Updates
The Archery Rules Clinic is open for viewing at this time. The presentation can be viewed from any computer, and is a web-based flash video product that should be view able through any web browser. Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, correspondence is automatically generated to the KHSAA so that you can receive credit. If the presentation is not completed, you will not receive credit.
Some of you are new to this, the clinics are located on the member schools only area. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and click on the link that says “Online Rules Clinics“. If you have any trouble finding that link, you can type the following URL into your Internet browser. http://schools.khsaa.org/rule_clinics/
Please make sure you log in. If you simply watch the public version without logging in, you will not receive credit for the clinic nor will you receive credit by logging on and using someone else’s log-in and password information. If you have trouble logging into the system, contact your Athletic Director or the KHSAA offices at 859-299-5472
Beginning at 8:00 this morning, coaches can pick when they want to shoot. They have until 5:00 PM ET on 1/28 to sign up, but to better allow us to plan for all archers, we prefer that they sign up as quickly as possible.
Here is a link with detailed instructions. http://fw.ky.gov/pdf/nasphowtoregisterregional.pdf
Welcome to the KHSAA Sport Blog for Archery. Many of you are new to the KHSAA and some of you are new to the NASP Archery program. I wanted to alert each of you to the Archery page on our website and make you aware that as information is produced for the Archery Program it will be posted to this site. You may want to make a bookmark for the site on your internet browser. Please note the links include Contacts and dates for the regional tournaments along with directions on how to enter the regional and State tournaments. Please feel free to contact Patrick O’Connell, the State Coordinator for NASP, at (502) 564-7109 or email him at email@example.com ; and/or Michael Barren, Assistant Commissioner of the KHSAA, at (859) 299-5472 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance. Here is the link for the Archery page:
Frequently Asked Questions (as of September, 2012)
This list will be updated as topics are resolved. Keep in mind that there are various approval requirements for much of the information, and final determinations may not be available until December, 2012.
Is the KHSAA now sponsoring an Archery championship?
Yes, in 2012-2013, the KHSAA will conduct an Archery championship. Competition will be held in a single division, with appropriate assignments to regions once participation numbers are determined.
With the KHSAA now sponsoring an Archery championship, does that make Archery exactly the same as all other sports and activities within the school?
The management of individual teams within a school is a local decision. School administrators will decide about issues such as compensation, travel allowances and other benefits in compliance with federal, state and locally adopted policies. Nothing about the KHSAA adding this sport activity makes anything “automatic” within a school or school district.
The KHSAA has deliberately drawn a distinction between sports and sport-activities to make sure that the positive aspects of making the activity available isn’t somehow overshadowed by local policy concerns and pressures. For that region, there has only been developed a “season window” and not limited contests or scrimmages. In this manner, the Association can be primarily focused only on sponsoring an event at the region and state levels. It is important to keep sports and sport-activities on a separate path to allow the schools and districts to deal with interest groups and the pressure that can somehow be exerted over such things as budget and salary.
How is Archery going to be managed within the KHSAA?
The Commissioner will appoint an Assistant Commissioner to be the day-to-day liaison for Archery within the office. The KHSAA will partner with KY NASP to manage the championships in conjunction with the National Field Archery Association Championships in Louisville in March, 2013.
An Advisory committee will also be appointed by the Commissioner to help with the implementation and management of the championship. This committee may be divided into sub-committees to perform various functions throughout the year related to the championships. The names and demographic information about the Advisory Committee will be posted on the KHSAA web site.
Where will all of the rules be printed about the Archery championship?
When finalized, these rules will be published in the Handbook, placed on the KHSAA web site, and distributed to all member schools.
Any discussion that necessitates an amendment to the KHSAA Constitution or Bylaws will be properly submitted through the Board of Control and appear on the agenda of the Annual Meeting of the member schools in September.
Is a school required to offer the KY NASP program as part of the curriculum in order for the students to participate?
No. While the KY NASP program is an outstanding element within the school curriculum, and allows for the purchase of much of the equipment to be done as instructional supplies, it is not required. It may be that member schools choose only to have the team for region and state competition and not have the NASP program within the curriculum.
Are there requirements of students?
Students must be properly enrolled as a full-time student (minimum four hours of instruction) in a member school in order to represent that school in the Archery competition. There is no licensing requirement at this time.
What about insurance for Archery?
The schools and students will be responsible for any equipment related insurance and other necessary insurance just as in any other sport or sport activity the KHSAA conducts. All member schools are reminded to take precautionary steps to ensure that all equipment and product safety risk measures are taken including insurance coverage. KY NASP is working with NASP to develop an additional insurance plan to assist the member schools should it be desired. If such a plan is developed, details will be provided to the member schools.
The KHSAA will also have catastrophic coverage for both the regional and state tournaments.
SEASON LENGTH AND BYLAW COMPLIANCE
When is the first date of practice in order to be covered by catastrophic insurance?
The first organized practice date for insurance purposes will be October 15
What is the maximum number of Archery competitions?
There will be no maximum number of competitions as this sport activity will not have a specifically defined season due to its classification as a sport-activity.
When does the defined Archery season end?
The defined season ends for the purpose of catastrophic insurance for Archery with the State Championship. For insurance purposes, the opportunity to participate in regular season contests shall end at all levels of play (grades 9-12) on the day prior to the first day for varsity level competition in KHSAA sanctioned postseason events, with the exception that the varsity team may practice and play through its elimination from KHSAA sanctioned tournament play. Following elimination, there shall be no further official practice or play during the remainder of the academic school year.
Will Archery participants be permitted to compete in outside events before the season and after the season, but during the school year?
Yes. There are no restrictions on outside competition, but the KHSAA Catastrophic insurance is not in force during those periods before and after the defined season.
Will there be a limit on team size for Archery?
No. There are not team size limits in any KHSAA sport or sport-activity. However, individual competitions will likely (as will KHSAA) limit the number of competitors in a given division or within a defined competition area. KY NASP competition regulations will be in force, with minimum numbers of both males and females required for competition.
Will home school students be allowed to compete for a KHSAA member school?
No. Only full-time enrolled students may compete for KHSAA awards. It is at the discretion of the KY NASP competition rules as to other students competing.
Will single sex schools be given a competition alternative?
Based on the results of school surveys of interest, the Association will work on a case by case basis with member schools that enroll only one gender to attempt to allow for participation by those students.
Which KHSAA Bylaws ARE applicable to Archery?
Currently, the following KHSAA Bylaws apply to Archery teams and all other sport activities -
Bylaw 1 (Responsibility for Eligibility);
Bylaw 2 (Physician’s & Parental Consent Form and Insurance requirement);
Bylaw 3 (Age, per state law);
Bylaw 5 (Minimum Academic Requirement);
Bylaw 9 (Other Eligibility Requirements and Regulations);
Bylaw 11 (Practice of Sportsmanship);
Bylaw 14 (Protests);
Bylaw 15 (Request for Rulings);
Bylaw 16 (Protests);
Bylaw 17 (Supplying Information);
Bylaw 18 (Countersigning Contracts);
Bylaw 19 (Submission of Reports);
Bylaw 20 (Member of Faculty to Accompany team);
Bylaw 21 (Compliance with NFHS Rules);
Bylaw 23 (Sanctioning and approval of out of state travel);
Bylaw 24 (Forfeits);
Bylaw 25 (Limitation of Season);
Bylaw 26 (Summer Activities);
Bylaw 27 (Coaching Requirements);
Bylaw 28 (Distribution of Tournament Profits);
Bylaw 29 (Officials Division);
Bylaw 30 (Coaches not to officiate) and
Bylaw 33 (Penalties)
Which KHSAA Bylaws ARE NOT applicable to Archery?
Bylaw 4 (Enrollment);
Bylaw 6 (Transfer Rule);
Bylaw 7 (Non-Domestic Students);
Bylaw 8 (Contestant on Other Teams);
Bylaw 12 (Amateur and Awards);
Bylaw 13 (Financial Aid);
Bylaw 22 (Specific Sport Regulations);
Bylaw 31 (Use of Licensed Officials) and
Bylaw 32 (Agreement regarding professional baseball)
Competition Rules (Bylaw 2)
Archery competitors are to fully comply with KHSAA Bylaw 2 which requires both a parental permission slip and physician clearance (permissible only by using KHSAA Form GE04) and must carry medical insurance with a minimum $25,000 medical maximum.
Competition Rules (Bylaw 21)
Unless and until the NFHS addresses the issue of playing rules, Bylaw 21 will have no practical application to Archery. The KHSAA will designate the appropriate competition rules to be used in the region and state championships. Those rules will be the competition rules of KY NASP until further notice.
Sanctioning/Out of State Travel (Bylaw 23)
As a practical matter, Bylaw 23 related to sanctioning will not apply to Archery.
Coaches Requirements (Bylaw 27)
All Coaches must meet KHSAA Bylaw 27 Minimum Coaching Requirements including NFHS coach education requirements, Sports Safety & Concussion, KHSAA/NFHS Rules Clinic. This includes faculty and non-faculty coaches and any other individual involved in Archery-specific training and these individuals must be listed on the KHSAA Coaching Registry. The KY NASP Instructor training will be allowed to substitute equally for the NFHS Coaching Education requirements.
Who will assign the judges/officials for Region/State?
Judges/Officials will be assigned by the KHSAA through KY NASP.
Who will train judges?
Judges will be trained for the KHSAA events with assistance by and instructions by KY NASP.
COMPETITION RULES AND RESTRICTIONS FOR THE KHSAA REGION CHAMPIONSHIP
When will KHSAA Region Archery Competitions be held?
Region competitions will be held at dates established within the regions, in conjunction with KY NASP regional competitions. .
Who will select and manage the region competitions?
The final assignments for site selection will be made by the KHSAA in conjunction with KY NASP. These individuals will be listed on the KHSAA web site.
What is the entry fee for region competition?
There is no additional entry fee to participate in the KHSAA competition. The requisite fees for competing in the KY NASP competition will continue and all participants must be registered for that competition and comply with all competition entry requirements.
How will funds be divided from Region Competitions?
If there are any surplus funds from ticket receipts at region competitions, funds from these ticket receipts from region competitions shall be divided based upon agreement of the schools in the region. Should a written policy not be in place, they shall be divided evenly following expenses.
What are the competitions divisions for the Archery championships?
All competition will be in one division (not divided into enrollment classes) and gender based award recognition will be given.
What awards will be issued by KHSAA at the Region and State Tournaments?
The KHSAA will give awards to the first and second place team, and the top four individuals at each region tournament. These are in addition to any awards given by KY NASP.
How does a school enter the Archery Tournament?
Each school may enter online in the school subsystem that your school will enter a team for the Archery tournament. School commitments to enter a team should be submitted by November 1st this year to allow for planning of the Archery State Tournament.
COMPETITION RULES AND RESTRICTIONS FOR THE KHSAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
When is the 2013 KHSAA State Archery Competition?
The 2013 KHSAA State Archery Competition will be held during the period of March 16-19 to be hosted in Louisville in conjunction with the National Field Archery Association Competition.
Who advances to State Competition?
Qualification standards for the state tournament will be developed in the coming months and detailed on the KHSAA website.
Withdrawal from the State Competition
Any school that participates in the region competition and then withdraws from the state competition after having qualified will be ineligible to enter the region competition for a period of not less than two years.