Elementary - Curricular 2021
- All of the equipment must be inspected on a regular basis and repaired as necessary.
- Arm guards and finger tabs must be made available to students.
- Bow length and weight must correspond to the height and strength of the participant.
- Compound bows must not exceed 30 lb. pull weight.
- An equal number of appropriate- sized/length arrows must be given to each participant.
- Appropriate targets.
- Target butts must be:
- a minimum of 5cm (2’’) thick of 0.9kg (2lb) density ethafoam pieces, or equivalent
- 1.2m x 1.2m (4’ x 4’) in size target face
- Compound bows are acceptable when target butts are able to stop compound shot arrows.
- Where compound bows are used, targets must meet the following requirements:
- 30-35cm (12-14‘’) deep bin/box of rags, plastic bags, stretch wrap, window screening, etc., which is inside the box and packed tightly
- 5cm (2’’) density of 0.9kg (2lb) ethafoam or equivalent on the front
- 80-120cm (31”-47‘’) target faces
- Where possible, store ethafoam target butts out of direct sunlight.
- No crossbows.
- Quivers must be used (for example, pylon used as a floor quiver).
- Appropriate clothing and suitable footwear must be worn (for example, running shoes, hiking boots). Loose fitting clothing on the upper body is not permitted. Sandals are not permitted.
- Exposed jewelry is not permitted.
- Playing areas must be free of obstructions and hazards.
- For indoor shooting, a properly installed safety net must be used.
- Access/exit to the facility must be controlled and warning sign posted.
- For outdoor activity, the shooting area must be well marked and controlled.
- If an outdoor facility does not have a safety net or controlled natural safety barrier (for example, hill), then an overshoot area must be established, well marked and controlled.
- Archery equipment must be stored in two separate secured areas; arrows in one area, bows in another.
- Shooting distance must be a minimum of 6m (20’), maximum of 10m (33’)
Establish a Safe Routine for the Transportation and Use of Equipment
- Establish a safe routine for transporting equipment to and from the activity area and for safe placement of the equipment (away from participants) during activity set up.
- Establish a “Start” and “Stop” shooting and retrieving system.
- Establish an emergency procedure including whistle system.
- “Shooting” line must be established, appropriate for the skill level of the students. Sufficient spacing must be provided for each student on the “shooting” line.
- No one in front of the shooting line until the signal to “retrieve” has been given.
- Retrieved arrows must be carried back to the shooting line for the next shooter.
- All students not involved in shooting must be positioned well behind the shooting line and away from the archers on the line.
- The signal to shoot may only be given once all participants have returned.
- Bows must only be loaded on the shooting line, after the signal to shoot has been given.
- Students must be instructed that a loaded bow must never be pointed at anyone.
- Prior to initial shooting, Students must receive instruction on:
- safety and emergency procedures (for example, transporting equipment, during set up, during the activity, during cleanup)
- whistle system
- shooting techniques
- care and use of equipment
- safe removal of arrows from the target
- Constant visual supervision is required.
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