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NFAA National Outdoor League 2022

May 29 - 28, 2022

Join the 2022 National Outdoor League featuring Field AND Target rounds!

The National Outdoor League will run for 13 weeks and offers members the opportunity to compete at an international level from any NFAA outdoor range. Archers will shoot Field/Hunter/Animal rounds for the first 8-week session and Classic 600/900 Target rounds for the second 5-week session. The archer is required to complete 9 of the 13 weeks to be eligible for awards. Scores and scorecards will be uploaded by the archer via an online form prior to the end of each session. 

League scores do NOT have to be shot at a host location. If there is no host in their area, archers can still participate at any NFAA outdoor range around the world. Rounds shot at any NFAA event can also be submitted for the League.

Host locations with a current NFAA club charter or shop license and current NFAA Field Range Certification will be eligible for rebates.

NFAA National League Champion belt buckles will be awarded to the top finisher in the Championship flight for each division.

All participants are entered to win entries into the 2022 National Field OR Target Championships!

REGISTER HERE before June 20!

 

Registration

All NFAA divisions are welcome to participate and will be flighted as necessary. Participants must be a NFAA or validated USA Archery member in good standing.

Two participants will win FREE ENTRY to the 2022 National Field Championships OR the 2022 National Target Championships!

REGISTER HERE before June 20

Adult, Senior, Silver Senior, and Master Senior Divisions
$60 Registration ($25 Host Rebate)
Barebow
Barebow Recurve (Adult and Senior Divisions Only)
Bowhunter Freestyle
Freestyle
Freestyle Limited
Freestyle Limited Recurve
Longbow (Adult Division Only)
Traditional
Crossbow (Adult Division Only)

Cub, Youth, Young Adult Divisions
$50 Registration ($20 Host Rebate)
Barebow
Bowhunter Freestyle
Freestyle
Freestyle Limited Recurve

 

CANCELLATION POLICY
All cancellation requests must be received in writing to info@nfaausa.com by the registration deadline 6/20/2022. All cancellations will be charged a $15 administration fee. After the cancellation deadline, no refunds will be issued due to scheduling conflicts, illness, or other personal issues.

Host Information

Thank you for your interest in hosting the NFAA National Outdoor League! You are welcome to promote the National League in conjunction with your local league and encourage archers to sign up for both. Best of all, there are no fees or forms associated with hosting, and you do NOT need to register your League with the NFAA. The only requirements to being a host location include abiding by the NFAA field and target range and round rules set forth in the NFAA Constitution and By-Laws, Article IV.

  • Field/Hunter/Animal Round range and round rules: Article IV Sections A – C, pp. 50-54.
  • NFAA 900 Target Round (122cm target) range and round rules: Article IV Section G, pp. 57-60
  • NFAA Classic 600 Round (92cm target) range and round rules: Article IV Section J, p. 60

PROMOTION

We made it easy for you to promote the League locally by providing various marketing materials to help spread the word! Click HERE to download fillable and printable posters and templated social media images.

You can also create a Facebook event on your club Facebook page. Click HERE for instructions on creating a Facebook event.

REBATES

Host clubs or shops may receive rebates in the amount of $25 per adult participant and $20 per junior participant. No form needs to be completed by the host to receive this rebate. Rebate checks will be mailed to the address on file within 2 weeks of the National Outdoor League completion. Hosting clubs may also charge their own fee to the archer to further aid in covering expenses.

For a host to be automatically eligible for these rebates, all of the following must be true:

  • The archer declares the host as his/her host location on the Scorecard Submission Form.
  • The host has an active NFAA charter/license through the duration of the League.
  • The host has an active NFAA Field Range Certificate through the duration of the League. If the NFAA Field Range Certificate is expired, it must be reinstated no later than the end of the Field Session on 07/24/2022 to be eligible for rebates.
    • NOTE: The Field Range Certificate is a separate designation from the charter/license and requires a range inspection by a state official. If a renewal is required, please schedule this early to avoid delays.

 

Questions about hosting or how to get involved as a host? Email Erika Jones at ejones@nfaausa.com.

Format and Rules

LEAGUE FORMAT

The National League will consist of 13 weeks, broken into two sessions.

Field Session: May 29 – July 24, 2022. During this 8-week session, archers must submit at least 5 scores: 2 Field, 2 Hunter, 1 Animal. Hosts can run the League how they see fit, but are encouraged to hold it weekly and score a total of 3 Field, 3 Hunter, and 2 Animal rounds. If an archer participates every week, only the best score(s) for each round should be submitted. All scorecards for the Field Session must be submitted no later than July 29.

Target Session: July 25 – August 28, 2022. During this 5-week session, archers must submit at least 4 scores: 2 NFAA Classic 600 rounds (92cm target) and 2 NFAA 900 Target rounds (122cm target). Hosts can run the League how they see fit, but are encouraged to hold it weekly and score either an extra Classic or 900 round for the 5th week. All scorecards for the Target Session must be submitted no later than September 2.

LEAGUE LOCATION

Archers are NOT required to complete their League rounds at designated host locations. Field Session rounds can be completed at any NFAA field range, provided the range follows the rules as set forth in the NFAA Constitution and By-Laws, Article VI, Sections A-C (pp. 50-54). Target Session rounds can be completed at any outdoor target range, provided the range follows the rules as set forth in the NFAA Constitution and By-Laws, Article VI, Section G (pp. 57-60). If no outdoor target range is accessible, the archer can use target(s) of appropriate distances on a NFAA field range. 

If an archer participates at a host location and designates it on his/her Scorecard Submission Form, the host may be eligible for rebates. Read more about rebates on the Host Information tab.

FIELD SESSION RULES and FORMAT

Below is a selection of rules. All rounds will follow NFAA rules as stated in the NFAA Constitution and By-Laws. General Field Archery rules can be found in Article I (pp. 27-29) and rules regarding target sizes, yardage distances, shooting positions, and other rules can be found in Article VI, Sections A-C (pp. 50-54).

Each Field and Hunter Round will consist of 14 targets with 4 arrows per target. Animal Rounds will consist of 28 targets with 1-3 arrows per target (see Field Scoring Rules below). There is no required schedule that a hosting club must follow.

FIELD SESSION SCORING RULES

An arrow shaft need only touch the line to be counted in the area of next higher value.

Field Round:

  • Scoring is 5 points for the spot, 4 for two white circles and 3 outside black rings. Xs count for tiebreakers in all non-Professional divisions. In all Professional Divisions, scoring is 1 bonus point for the X (total 6), five points for the spot, four for the two white rings, and three points for the outside black rings.

Hunter Round:

  • Scoring is 5 points for the spot, 4 for center ring, and 3 for the outer ring. Xs count for tiebreakers in all non-Professional divisions. In all Professional Divisions, scoring is 1 bonus point for the X (total 6), five points for the spot, four for center ring, and three for the outer rings.

Animal Round: 

  • The scoring area is divided into two parts. The high scoring area is oblong while the low scoring area is the area between the high scoring area and the “hide and hair” line or “feathers”, as the case may be. The area between the “hide and hair” line to the outside of the carcass is considered a non-scoring area. 
    • Bonus dots are NOT in play for the National League.
    • A maximum of 3 marked arrows may be shot, in successive order, and the highest scoring arrow will count. If there is a possibility that the first arrow did not score, the archer may shoot the second arrow. If the second arrow may not have scored, the archer may shoot the third arrow. In the case of walk-up targets the first arrow must be shot from the farthest stake, the second arrow from the middle stake, and the third arrow from the nearest stake, in order to be scored. There is no penalty for shooting more arrows than necessary, however no archer shall advance to the target and then return to the stake to shoot again in the event of a missed arrow. Scores should be recorded as follows:
      • 20 or 18 for the first arrow
      • 16 or 14 for the second arrow
      • 12 or 10 for the third arrow

TARGET SESSION RULES and FORMAT

Below is a selection of rules for the NFAA 900 Target Round (122cm target) and NFAA Classic 600 Round. All rules for these rounds can be found in the NFAA Constitution and By-Laws, Article VI, Sections G and J (pp. 57-60).

NFAA 900 Target Round

Adults and Young Adults: 30 arrows at 60, 30 arrows at 50, 30 arrows at 40

Youth: 30 arrows at 50, 30 arrows at 40, 30 arrows at 30

Cubs: 30 arrows at 30, 30 arrows at 20, 30 arrows at 10

This round is to be shot outside. All divisions utilize 122cm target faces. Distances are to be shot from longest to shortest. 15 ends of 6 arrows each end. 5 ends at each distance.

NFAA Classic 600 Round

Adults and Young Adults: 20 arrows at 40, 20 arrows at 50, 20 arrows at 60

Youth: 20 arrows at 30, 20 arrows at 40, 20 arrows at 50

Cubs: 20 arrows at 10, 20 arrows at 20, 20 arrows at 30

This round is to be shot outside. All divisions utilize 92cm target faces. Distances are to be shot from shortest to longest. 12 ends of 5 arrows each end. 4 ends at each distance.

TARGET SESSION SCORING RULES

An arrow shaft need only touch the line to be counted in the area of next higher value.

NFAA 900 Target Round: Arrows in the standard 122cm target face shall be scored as follows: Inner Gold – 10, Outer Gold-9, Inner Red – 8, Outer Red-7, Inner Blue – 6, Outer Blue-5, Inner Black – 4, Outer Black-3, Inner White – 2, Outer White-1; all others shall be scored as an “M” (miss)

NFAA Classic 600 Round: Arrows in the standard 92cm target face shall be scored the same as for the 900 Target Round. The only exception is that a center version of the face may be used that utilizes only the 6 through 10 rings.

FIELD and TARGET SESSION EQUIPMENT RULES

All shooting styles and equipment rules can be found in the NFAA Constitution and By-Laws, Article II of the By-Laws, pp. 29-35.

Scorecard Submission

SCORECARDS

Archers are required to submit their scores and scorecards on the Scorecard Submission Form. Please watch the How-To video for more details.

Archers are encouraged to submit their scorecards as their rounds are completed during the League. Updated placements based on each archer’s average round scores will be posted online at various points throughout the League, including at the close of the Field Session. Scores will not be posted until the League has been completed and final rankings are announced. 

Archers must submit all 9 required scores to be given a final ranking and be eligible for awards. The required scores are as follows: (2) Field Rounds, (2) Hunter Rounds, (1) Animal Round, (2) 900 Target Rounds, (2) Classic 600 Rounds.

Scorecards must be signed by the archer plus at least ONE witness to be considered valid.

Any standard scorecard can be used to record arrow values. National Outdoor League Scorecard Templates can also be printed for use, but are not required. 

Important!!!! Once the scorecard form is completed for the first time, the archer receives a confirmation email. This confirmation email should be saved as the link provided in it must be used to edit that same form for subsequent scorecard submissions. Each archer must use a unique email address and the same form for the duration of the League. You are not able to use the same email address to submit scores for more than one participant. 

SCORECARD SUBMISSION DEADLINES

All Field/Hunter/Animal round scores for the Field Session must be submitted no later than July 29. Scores will NOT count toward an archer’s final ranking if submitted past the deadline.

All NFAA Classic and NFAA 900 round scores for the Target Session must be submitted no later than September 2. Scores will NOT count toward an archer’s final ranking if submitted past the deadline.

Awards and Prizes

National League Champion belt buckles will be awarded to the top finisher in each Championship Flight. 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the Championship Flights will be given National League medals. Awards will also be given to the top 3 finishers in each subsequent flight.

Field and Hunter round keychains are available for purchase during the League or after its completion. To purchase, visit the NFAA store.

FAQ

Where can I shoot rounds for the National Outdoor League?

Great news! Archers are NOT required to complete their League rounds at designated host locations. Field Session rounds can be completed at any NFAA field range, and Target Session rounds can be completed at any outdoor target range. If no outdoor target range is accessible, the archer can use target(s) of appropriate distances on a NFAA field range. For a full description, please refer to the Format and Rules tab.

How can my club/shop earn rebates for League archers?

All NFAA clubs and shops are eligible for rebates as long as their NFAA Club Charter/Shop License AND their NFAA Field Range Certification is valid through the duration of the League. If the Field Range Certificate is expired, it must be reinstated no later than the end of the Field Session on 07/24/2022. The club/shop will automatically receive a rebate for each archer who designates the location as his/her host on the Scorecard Submission Form. No form or additional work is required from the host. For more details, see the Host Information tab.

What are the maximum distances?

For the Field Session, the maximum distances are 30 yards for Cubs, 50 yards for Youth, and 80 yards for everyone else. For the Target Session, the maximum distances are 30 yards for Cubs, 50 yards for Youth, and 60 yards for everyone else. 

How do I submit my scores and scorecards?

Please watch the How-To Video for a full explanation. Scorecards must be submitted through the Scorecard Submission FormOnce the Form is completed for the first time, the archer receives a confirmation email. This confirmation email should be saved as the link provided in it must be used to edit that same form for subsequent scorecard submissions. Each archer must use a unique email address and the same form for the duration of the League. You are not able to use the same email address to submit scores for more than one participant. 

What if I can’t submit my scores every week?

Archers are not required to submit scores during the League, but their name will not appear on the periodic results if no scores are submitted. The deadline for all Field Session scores to be submitted is July 29. The deadline for all Target Session scores to be submitted is September 2. Any scores received after the deadlines will not count toward the archer’s National Outdoor League ranking. 

Can I submit scores for the League that I shot at a NFAA tournament?

Absolutely! You can submit scores from any NFAA tournament that takes place during the League dates of May 29 through August 28. 

What if I do not submit the required 9 scores?

Participants who do not complete the League with the required 9 scores will be given an Incomplete finish for the League and will not be eligible for awards. 

What if no one else in my area wants to shoot the National Outdoor League?

That is okay! There is no shooting group size requirement to participate in the League. As long as you have one witness to sign your scorecard, you are all set. Go out, shoot some arrows, and have FUN!!

Where do I find a scorecard to use when shooting my rounds?

Any standard scorecard can be used to record scores. For your convenience, you can download and print Sample Scorecards to use.

Do bonus dots on the animals count for an extra point?

No, the bonus dots are not in play for the National Outdoor League. 

What are the target sizes for the Target Session?

The 92cm face is used for Classic 600 Round, and the 122cm is used for the 900 Target round. 

How many targets do I shoot for each round?

For the Field Session, archers will submit (2) Field round scores (14 targets each), (2) Hunter round scores (14 targets each), and (1) Animal Round score (28 targets). For the Target Session, archers will submit (2) NFAA 900 Target round scores and (2) NFAA Classic 600 round scores. Archers who do not submit the required scores will be given an Incomplete and not be eligible for awards.

Where can I purchase targets?

Maple Leaf Press is the official target supplier for the NFAA. Targets for the Field Session can be purchased HERE. 122cm and 92cm target faces for the Target Session can be purchased HERE

For additional questions, please email Outreach Project Manager, Erika Jones at ejones@nfaausa.com.

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