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PSAA NEWS & INFORMATION

Important Information from the Board Meetings

STATE ANIMAL ROUND UPDATE: During the Spring meeting the PSAA board has reversed their decision to change the animal round for 2020 based on the feedback received following the posted changes earlier in the year. For 2020 we will be following the previous format - 4 arrows and no sticker as printed in the yearbook. - This reverses the change voted on at the spring meeting that was published in the newsletter.  


FITA Barebow: It was voted on at the fall meeting that the PSAA will follow the World FITA rules for this division.


State Target Round:It was voted to do a 2-year trial period (2019 & 2020) with the following format: Saturday-900 Round -shooting in the typical format of longest distance to shortest distance.  Sunday-900 Round (reversed)-shooting the shortest distance to the longest distance. **Those shooters participating in the event during the trial period will be given a survey to share their thoughts on the round. **

Regional Target Roundwill be 900 round shot in the typical format of longest distance to shortest distance.  

 

Tournament Lodging:All major hotel chains are located within the Harrisburg/Hershey & Mechanicsburg/Carlisle areas.  Any hotel offering a discount will be listed on the website.

 

PSAA BOARD MEETINGS: Sunday, March 1 2020 - Time: 8:00 am

At Mechanicsburg Sportsmen’s Association, Enola, PA

 

ATTENTION ALL YOUTH SHOOTERS:    (reposted)

All new youth must shoot a qualifying round for target games (indoor & target rounds) and field games (field/hunter & animal) at a PSAA club monitored by a knowledgeable PSAA member prior to attending a State Championship Tournament.  All youth that move from one age group to another must reclassify for the new age group.  ** If you choose to classify in a higher age group, you may not switch back.  This means choosing to move up in an age group prior to you actually being that age.  You will not be permitted to return and compete in the lower age level.

Field/Hunter & Animal Changes – Youth Divisions: - Click here for the new distances
Intermediates(15-17) – Will shoot the same distances as the adults.

 

Juniors (12-14) – Will shoot a max of 50 yards 
 

Cadets (9-11) – Will shoot a max of 30 yards 

 

Pre-Cadets (< 8) – Will shoot a max of 30 yards 

**There will not be a traditional variance for the youth divisions. 

 

 

PSAA Shooting Divisions and Rule Information

The PSAA competes based on shooting styles.  There are different rules for different types of equipment and age levels.  Use the information in the rulebook to determine what division is the best fit for you based on the type of equipment you shoot.

Youth Divisions:
PreCadet: Children 8 and under.  These children will compete based on gender and as combined divisions of   Unlimited/Bowhunter Unlimited, Freestyle/Bowhunter Freestyle/FITA Freestyle, and Barebow/Bowhunter Barebow/ FITA Freestyle with no classification.    
They will be accompanied by an adult shoot for field tournaments.

 

Cadet: Children 9 - 11. This group competes based on gender, classification scores, and with combined divisions of Unlimited/Bowhunter Unlimited, Freestyle/Bowhunter Freestyle/FITA Freestyle, and Barebow/Bowhunter Barebow/ FITA Freestyle. 

 

Junior: Children 12 - 14. This group competes based on gender, classification scores, and with combined divisions of Unlimited/Bowhunter Unlimited, Freestyle/Bowhunter Freestyle/FITA Freestyle, and Barebow/Bowhunter Barebow/ FITA Freestyle. 

Intermediate:Children 15 - 17. This group competes based on gender, classification scores, and with the same divisions as adults. 

Senior Divisions:
Senior: Ages 52 - 61.  This group competes based on gender and as combined divisions of Unlimited/Bowhunter Unlimited, Freestyle/Bowhunter Freestyle/FITA Freestyle, and Barebow/Bowhunter Barebow/ FITA Freestyle with no classification. 

SeniorPlus: Ages 62 - 71.  This group competes based on gender and as combined divisions of Unlimited/Bowhunter Unlimited, Freestyle/Bowhunter Freestyle/FITA Freestyle, and Barebow/Bowhunter Barebow/ FITA Freestyle with no classification. 

SeniorXPlus: Ages 72+.  This group competes based on gender and as combined divisions of Unlimited/Bowhunter Unlimited, Freestyle/Bowhunter Freestyle/FITA Freestyle, and Barebow/Bowhunter Barebow/ FITA Freestyle with no classification. 

 

If you have questions please feel free to contact the executive secretary.

PSAA Classification Information

The PSAA uses a classification system to allow archers to compete against other archers shooting at a similar scoring level.  This is an important process and needs to be completed before attending a State Tournament.  You can classify at a Regional shoot or at any PSAA member club.  If your club is not a PSAA member, contact your regional delegate for help.  If you are not classified prior to a State Tournament, you will be placed in the top class of your division for the tournament.  The only classification cards that will be accepted at the tournament will be the Official PSAA Classification Card.   You can find more information about the classification process  by clicking here.  

If you have questions please feel free to contact the executive secretary.

Looking to Purchase PSAA Targets?

If you are interested in purchasing the targets used by the PSAA,  you need to contact Greg Schoen either by email or by phone at (717) 349-7386.  

 

Barbara Goss Scholarship Information

Interested candidates must file a completed scholarship application with the PSAA Executive Secretary to be post marked no later than February 24th of the year in which the scholarship is awarded.  Application Found Here
If you have questions please feel free to contact the executive secretary.