BC 3D Team Selection and Funding Dissemination
BC 3D TEAM SELECTION CRITERIA
Purpose: to put the most possible B.C. athletes on the medal podium at the Canadian 3D Championships
Must be a paid up member of the BCAA, or have membership paid prior to competing at the BC Provincial 3D Championships.
Must declare his/her intentions to be available for the team no later than one week (7 days) prior to the start of the Provincial 3D Championships (archers MUST compete at Provincials and Nationals in their declared category). Submissions MUST be emailed to email@example.com no later than one week (7 days) prior to the start of that year’s BC 3D Championships. A declaration form will be posted on the BCAA website for prospective Team members to use. No late submissions or ‘walk on’ declarations will be accepted (these criteria have not been adhered to in the recent past, but have been followed since 2015).
Must declare the class in which they are going to shoot. Classes will be as found in the Archery Canada rule book, as these (in general) will be the rules and classes shot at the Provincials, and the Nationals. Any category not deemed a competitive class at the Canadian Championships will not be considered. In the event that an athlete competes in the M70f or M70m categories in the BC Championships and declares for the BC 3D Team, their scores will be compared to the category above them (M60f or M60m) for consideration for funding. Archery Canada does not recognize M70 categories!
Must shoot the BC Provincial 3D Championships. Placement in the BC Provincial 3D Championships will be used to select the team based on the established handicapping system (please see the handicapping system). Funding to go to the Provincials may be available under our Travel and Project Grant. See Travel Grant criteria for details.
The Provincial team is made up of eight archers competing in all classes and age groups, excluding peewee. The exception to this will be that when the Nationals are in Alberta we will send a team of 10 archers and when they are in BC, we will send a Team of 12 archers - this is due to reduced travel costs. Four Alternates will also be named each year.
We will select up to two archers in all classes based on the handicapped results. Up to three archers in M60m, M50m, CFPm, and CUm may be chosen, when the Team consists of 10 or 12 members (when the Canadian Championships are held in Alberta or BC). From 2014-2016, here are the percentages of shooters from the four largest groups shooting at the Canadian Championships - CUm (15 %), CFPm (9 %), M50m (7 %) and M60 (9%). Those four categories are better represented than all others (40 % of all shooters).
YOUTH TEAM MEMBERS (includes Junior and under archers) – Given the amount of money the BCAA dedicates to youth programs, youth (Pre-Cubs and older) will be eligible for the Provincial 3D team, but in a limited capacity. No more than 2 youth total can qualify for the team. Youth are subject to the same handicapping system as adults to make chances of qualification even across the board.
Youth team members MUST have a parent/guardian or an adult chaperone accompany them to the Nationals. This accompanying adult will be responsible for direct supervision of the youth at all times. This includes age categories that require a chaperone on course, whether it be a shooting chaperone or not. The youth will have all benefits of being a team member made available to them, but the BCAA athletes and representative will not assume any responsibility for the supervision of the youth at any time. Given this, the BCAA will require a letter attached to any youth declaration stating who the youth’s accompanying chaperone is going to be and that the chaperone understands their supervisory responsibilities. Chaperones will receive no funding.
Team members will receive the following from the BCAA: Team Shirt, funding support paid after the 3D Nationals, and a team leader/coach at the 3D Nationals. Current funding levels provide for $10,000 allocated for Western Provinces and $12,000 allocated for Eastern Provinces (Manitoba is considered an Eastern Province). 50 percent of the funding will be allocated to Team BC members directly. The other 50 percent of the money shall be disseminated using a merit system or a performance award which will depend upon performance at the Canadian Championships and will include the four Team BC alternates. However, funding levels can change on a year to year basis so be sure to check for available funds for the current year.
All athletes must sign an Athlete Code of Conduct (those athletes selected will be able to sign the Code of Conduct form at the BC 3D Championships). Violation of this code of conduct will result in loss of funding.
BC 3D Team Declaration Form (please print legibly)
*Please peruse the BC 3D Team Selection Criteria on the BCAA website.
*APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be scanned, completed legibly and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org one week (7days) prior to the BC Outdoor 3D Championships.
BIRTH DATE: ___________________________
AGE (as of December 31 of this year): _________
Note - Age classes: Master 60 = 60 or older
Master 50 = 50 or older
Senior = any age
Junior = 20 or less
Cadet = 17 or less
Cub = 14 or less
Pre-Cub = 12 or less
Pee Wee = 9 or less (not eligible for Team BC)
GENDER: Please circle one: Female Male
BCAA/Archery Canada number: ______________
PHONE: Home: _________________________
BC TEAM SHIRTS: SIZE: Please circle – S M L XL XXL
Gender choice of shirt: Please circle - Men Ladies
CHOICE: Please circle one - Long Sleeve Short Sleeve
SHOOTING CLASS/EQUIPMENT CATEGORY (must be the same as shot at the Canadian Championships): Please check Archery Canada website/rulebook for appropriate classes:
Shooting Class/Equipment Category: ___________________________________
Age Class: __________________
If archer is a Junior or younger, please provide the chaperone’s information and a letter of understanding of the chaperone’s responsibilities:
Chaperone: ADDRESS: _____________________________
PHONE: Home: _________________________