The YDMS archery team is based on the National Archery in the Schools Program [NASP®]. It is international, Olympic style target archery. The program is highly structured with close and direct supervision. To be clear, this is not a hunting program. Per NASP® regulations, the sport focuses on safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, physical fitness, and self-improvement. Students are encouraged to focus on 11 steps to archery success, based on form and shot execution; it’s more than just arrow scores. Students shoot indoors at 80 cm bulls-eye targets placed in front of an arrow curtain. Shooting distances are 10 meters and 15 meters.
This is the second year for the program and the major focus is building the interest and skill for archery with intent to compete locally and at the state level.
2018 Archery Club Members (To Be Announced)
Sign-up for archery will be at Back to School night and then the for following week it will be outside my door in 705. After that the date for tryouts will be announced during morning and afternoon announcements and students will be required to fill out a waiver to try out. The tryout will be after school and last approximately 2 hours. If too many students sign up, I will be forced to hold tryouts on two days.
Practice will be after school one day a week depending on the gym availability.
We will attend a tournament together to watch other teams compete so that archers will understand the safety protocols and regulations for a tournament before participating in one.
If your child makes the team they will need to pay the $50 fee on PayForIt. If you are unfamiliar with PayForIt, then you may send your child with the money and they can pay the fee directly to me in room 705. They will need to notify me when they have paid their fee. The fee goes toward a team shirt, as well as toward maintaining equipment, and attending the tournaments. Some out of pocket expenses may occur for tournaments at or above the state qualifying level.
Archers are required to behave properly in school and maintain a GPA of 1.8. Any disciplinary issues will result in dismissal. Any issues with grades will result in a suspension, until GPA increases.
I can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Remind app. Archers are on Remind to receive notifications from me, and archery parents are welcome to join. Download the app, create an account, click join class, and type in the class code. Class code: ydmsarcher