JUNIOR AND CADET AGE GROUPS - The USAA Board of Directors decided to follow the FITA age classifications for Junior and Cadet athletes. Please note how these age groups are determined based upon date of birth.
- Junior - Up to and including the year they reach the age of 20, archers are eligible to shoot in the Junior division.
- Cadet - Up to and including the year of their 17th birthday, archers are eligible to shoot in the Cadet division.
- Archers are eligible to compete in JOAD and earn JOAD achievement awards up to and including the year they reach of the age of 20.
2010 SET SYSTEM - COMPOUND AND RECURVE - For all USAT and National events, both the recurve and compound divisions will shoot the set system during the elimination rounds. Both compound and recurve divisions will shoot from 70m in 2010.
Set System valid as of April 1, 2010 for all Outdoor Competitions
7.6.5 Set system
18.104.22.168 The winner of a set is the archer which has the highest score of the arrows shot for that set. The winner of the set gets two(2) points, If the score is tied both will receive one (1) point.
22.214.171.124 For events depending on the number of arrows per set, there is a maximum number
Six (6) arrows/set -> best of three (3) sets. After a minimum of two (2) sets, the athlete with the highest points is declared the winner of the match, when his opponent can no longer tie with the remaining points. If the tie persists after the third (3rd) set, a single arrow shoot off will be shot and the athlete with the arrow closest to the centre will win.
Three (3) arrows/set -> best of five (5) sets: After a minimum of three (3) sets, the athlete with the highest points is declared the winner of the match when his opponent can no longer tie with the remaining points If the points are tied after four (4) sets a fifth (5th) set will be shot. If the tie persists after the fifth (5th) set, a single arrow shoot off will be shot and the athlete with the arrow closest to the centre will win.
It is intended that for 1/64, 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 there will be 6 arrow sets. From the 1/4 finals there will be 3 arrow sets. For Olympics it will be always 3 arrow sets.
For the best of three sets you can have the following scenarios (in bold when the match is finished)
After 1st set: 2-0; 0- 2; 1-1
After 2nd set: 4-0; 2-2; 3-1; 1-3; 0-4
After 3rd set: 4-2; 2-4; 5-1; 4-2; 2-4; 1-5; 3-3-> Tie Break
NEW COMPOUND ROUND - The new hit and miss 50m Compound round will NOT be shot during the 2010 U.S. Target Championships or any USAT event. However, tournament organizers will be asked to have targets available pending new target face availability.
SCORECARDS AND RESULTS MODIFIED per USA Archery Blog Dec. 23, 2009
Archers are responsible for the arrow value, the total sum, the 10s and the Xs.
Archers will have a maximum of ONE HOUR from the end of shooting to turn in their completed scorecard.
If two arrow values disagree once the arrows are withdrawn - the archer receives the lower value.
Once the scorecards are signed and turned into event organizers:
If a box is not filled in - it is a zero (including a total score or distance score)
If a score total is greater than correct - it gets corrected
If a score total is lesser than correct - it stays the lower score
- Results are deemed official upon the presentation of the awards.