County teams


Representing the county

The YAA selects and funds, or partly funds, county teams for several events each year. These are senior and junior teams shooting recurve, compound and longbow.

The criteria for selection are published several months in advance of the shoots. All YAA-affiliated archers are welcome to submit scores so they can be considered for selection.

The events for which the YAA currently selects teams are:
 The Archery GB Mid Summer Event - the National County Team Tournament;
 The NCAS Five Counties Junior Tournament;
 The NCAS Five Counties Senior Tournament.

Selection criteria and submission forms will be published on this page in advance of these shoots.

Selection


Inter-Counties shoots 2021

This year the Intercounties event will be taking place at York AC Hopgrove Playing Fields, hosted by Yorkshire AA.

The Junior event will be on Saturday 2nd October and the Senior event on Sunday 3rd October.

Juniors will be shooting Bristol rounds, appropriate to age group and Seniors will be shooting York/Hereford rounds.

Entries this year will be online. Paper entry forms are available on request please email yaateams@gmail.com.

For juniors:
 YAA Junior Team Selection - Intercounties 2021

For seniors:
 YAA Senior Team Selection - Intercounties 2021

Deadline for score submission is August 31st.

Selection for the junior event will be done by Sarah Dickinson (County Team Manager) and Helen Woodcock (YAA Junior Officer).

Selection for the senior event will be done by Sarah Dickinson (County Team Manager).

Inter-Counties Juniors

The Inter-Counties Junior Tournament is an annual event held on the Saturday immediately before the first Sunday in October, moving around the Northern Counties on a rota basis. For 2021, the event will be hosted by Yorkshire AA, and will be held on Saturday 2nd October 2021, at York AC Hopgrove Playing Fields.

The Bristol rounds will be shot in the Tournament, appropriate to age group. This Tournament incorporates the NCAS Junior Individual Championships as well as the County Team Championships.

Each of the 5 Counties has an allocation of 15 junior places for the tournament. There will be 6 separate team awards. There will be no overall County Award.

All five Counties are allocated the following teams:
 Girls Recurve team, consisting of 3 Girls
 Boys Recurve team, consisting of 3 Boys
 Girls Compound team, consisting of 2 Girls
 Boys Compound team, consisting of 2 Boys
 Girls Longbow team, consisting of 2 Girls
 Boys Longbow team, consisting of 2 Boys
 One spare place for a girl or boy, any bow style

Archers should submit 3 scores from UK and/or World record status competitions for 12 dozen Metric or Imperial Rounds shot during the current season appropriate to their age category. For the Intercounties these must include:
 At least one 12 dozen imperial round
 At least one age-appropriate round to the one that the archer will shoot at the Intercounties

We are aware that this season it may be difficult to get 3 open competition scores, we encourage archers to submit scores from Club Target day shoots if they have not competed in enough Open shoots. Priority will be given to open competition scores.

We will also consider scores from other rounds if insufficient rounds meeting the above criteria are submitted.

Closing date for submission of teams to YAA - 23:59 31st August 2021.

Inter-Counties Seniors

The Inter-Counties Tournament is an annual event held on the first Sunday in October, moving around the Northern Counties on a rota basis. For 2021, the event will be hosted by Yorkshire AA, and will be held on Sunday 3rd October 2021 at York AC Hopgrove Playing Fields.

The rounds to be shot in the Tournament are the York for Gentlemen and the Hereford for Ladies. For the senior Intercounties there are 16 available team spaces: 2 per bowstyle (Barebow, Compound, Longbow and Recurve) for each gender.

Qualifying rounds:
Archers should submit 3 scores from UK and/or World record status competitions(12 dozen orWA720rounds) from the current season. All scores submitted must be for roundsappropriateto thesenior category according to genderand bowstyle.

For the Intercounties we request that at least one of the submitted scores is from an imperial 12 dozen round at the appropriate distance.

We are aware that this season it may be difficult to get 3 open competition scores. We encourage archers to submit scoresfrom Club Target day shoots if they have not competed in enough Open shoots.Priority will be given to open competition scores.
We will also consider scores from other rounds if insufficientrounds meeting the above criteria are submitted.

Junior archers may submit to be considered for selection in the senior team - they must submit scores forqualifyingsenior rounds shot.

GNAS handicap available via GNAS Handicap Tables or via https://archr.net/handicap-calculator

Selectionprocess:
1. The handicap earned for each score submitted by an individual archer will be combined tocreate an overall handicap for the archer.
2. Archers within each categoryi.egender and bow style, will be ranked lowest to highest according to their overall handicap.
3. The top ranked archers in each category will be selected. The archer with the lowest overall handicap will be considered as ranked no 1 in their category.

Closing date for submission of teams to YAA: 23:59 31st August 2021.

Expenses

Travel expenses of 25p per mile per car may be claimed. If travelling more than 80 miles, up to 30 per team member may also be claimed for an overnight stay before the tournament.

The YAA will also nominate reserves who may be called upon, up to the day before the shoot, should one of the selected team be unable to attend. The YAA will not be supporting travelling reserves.

For those selected an expenses form will be sent out with the selection letter.


Funding


YAA contributions to costs

YAA members (archers, judges or coaches etc) may apply for a contributory grant towards the cost of expenses incurred attending events abroad where the member is representing their country, and where funding support is not being provided from other sources.

YAA judges and coaches may apply for a contributory grant towards the cost of expenses incurred attending conferences (within the region or nationally), where funding support is not being provided from other sources.

Applications to be submitted in writing through the County Treasurer, Judge Liaison Officer or County Coaching Organiser.

There is no limit to the number of applications which may be submitted and all applications will be considered on merit by the YAA Committee.


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