This section is designed to assist clubs with information and resources necessary to fulfill the requirements of BC Archery programs.
To become a member-club of BC Archery (and Archery Canada), please follow instructions found on the Join the BCAA page.
In order to satisfy membership criteria, a club must have a minimum of two (2) certified Safety Officers and/or Judges who are active members of BC Archery. Information on how to become a Safety Officer or Judge can be found on the Judging page.
For clubs hosting the BCAA JOP program, it is necessary to have at least one (1) certified coach at the minimum level of Instruction of Beginner Archers to oversee the program. Those coaches who have not yet converted to the new NCCP certification are required to take Making Ethical Decisions in order to transfer your certification. More information is available on the Coaching page. The coach must also be an active member of BC Archery in order for their certification to be recognized.
Failure to meet these criteria will delay the processing of your membership application.
Hosting BCAA Championships
Are you interested in showcasing your club at a BC Archery Championship event? Member clubs are eligible to bid on hosting these events. The Tournament Hosting Manual details what is required to host the Indoor, Outdoor or 3D Championships. If you would like to be considered, please submit a bid form by August 25th in order to be considered for the next years' event.
Hosting the JOP
Member clubs are eligible to host the BC Archery Junior Olympian Program. Youth participants are the foundation for many clubs. Proper instruction and development is encouraged through the JOP. Details can be found on the JOP page. The club is required to have an NCCP-Certified Coach to be eligible to host the program.
JOP Indoor and Outdoor Championships are held regionally in April and June, respectively, each year. If you wish to host one of these events, please review the hosting manual and complete the bid form as found in the "Hosting BCAA Championships" column to the left. Bid deadline is October 25th for events for the following year.
Working with youth and vulnerable persons
If your club volunteers, including coaches, work with youth and/or vulnerable persons, it is necessary for the volunteers to obtain a Criminal Records Check (CRC) and Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC).
This can be obtained in person at your local law enforcement office for a fee, or it can be obtained online for FREE. If you choose to request the CRC/VSC online and you use the following link, the report will be sent to the Coaching Chair and will be kept on file until expiry (five years). You will receive a copy of your Check and can provide the report to your Club, or have your club contact the Coaching Chair for verification. Sometimes you will be requested to provide further information, such as fingerprints, for which you will need to visit your local office and pay a small fee. This may happen if someone else (with a sketchy background) shares your name or birthdate. Small inconvenience, but beneficial to separate yourself from the other individual.
Click Here to be taken to the government website, and use the BC Archery Access Code: GFBX8JVGVP
KidSport BC provides nominal funds to cover the costs of registration fees, to assist youth to participate in sport. Archery is one of those recognized sports. Details of the program, qualifying criteria, local chapters, etc can be found on their website. The club must be a BC Archery member in order for an application to be approved. Print and hang this letter in your club to explain the program; you never know who might need some help. And don't forget to include the cost of the BC Archery membership in the application--then your club can pay it on behalf of the youth benefiting from the funding.
Many Olympians have benefited from the KidSport program--maybe one of the next KidSport Olympic Ambassadors will be from your club!