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January 18, 2010

Clarifying Junior USAT Eligibility and USAT Event Structure

Clarifying Junior USAT Eligibility and USAT Event Structure

We recently blogged about the changes to the 2011 Junior USAT and USAT requirements, that led to a variety of inquiries in regards to age requirements and minimum event requirements for qualification.  The 2011 Junior USAT Documents have been adjusted to clearly state the age requirement for placement on the 2011 Junior USAT.    


Archer Eligibility for Juniors and Cadets on 2011 Jr. USAT

Junior Division of Jr. USAT - Archers competing as a Junior, born January 1, 1991 and after (1992, 1993 etc) are eligible to compete for the 2011 Jr. USAT. 

Cadet Division of Jr. USAT - All archers competing as a Cadet, born January 1, 1993 and after (1994, 1995, etc) are eligible for the 2011 Jr. USAT Cadet Division.


Junior Specific Information

During 2010 USAT qualifying competitions, archers competing as Juniors will receive both Jr. USAT and Sr. USAT placements simultaneously because both divisions will be shooting from 70m.  The Junior archer will not have to register as a Senior or shoot two times.

The Jr. USAT ranking will be calculated by utilizing the archers Ranking Round Placement of Junior archers only.

While competing as a Junior the archer will also earn Sr. USAT rankings points when the Junior and Senior scores are combined for the seating of the elimination rounds.  The Juniors and Seniors shoot together for the Olympic Round, so Juniors will receive Sr. USAT ranking points from the Olympic Round based on their final finish. 


Number of USAT Events to earn spots on Jr. or Sr. USAT

All archers (cadets, juniors, and seniors) will be required to attend at least three USAT qualifying events to earn their respective USAT designation.  The archers two highest places at USAT events plus their respective finish at JOAD Nationals (Jr. USAT) or U.S. National Championships (Sr. USAT) will be utilized to calculate final placing.    


Cadet Specific Information

Because Cadets compete at 60 meters during the USAT qualifying events, we are not able to combine their qualifying scores with the Senior division to allow them to receive both USAT and Jr. USAT ranking points simultaneously.  Therefore if a Cadet wishes to try for Sr. USAT, they would need to compete as a Junior or Senior during the USAT qualifying events.    

Cadet-aged archers can also qualify for both the Cadet Division Jr. USAT and Sr. USAT by:  

  • 1. Competing as a Cadet at 2 USAT events of their choice and the JOAD Nationals as a Cadet.
  • 2. Competing as a Senior or Junior archer at 2 different USAT events of their choice and the U.S. National Championships.

If you have further questions regarding Jr. USAT and USAT please contact me directly.

Robby Beyer
High Performance Manager
rbeyer@usarchery.org


Examples of Archer Placements while competing in USAT Competitions

Calculating the placements are as follows:
            1.  One parenthesis = Ranking Round Placement
            2.  Two parenthesis / 2 = Ranking Round Placement + Olympic Round Placement =  
            average event placement
            3.  Final Placement - determined by finish at JOADs or US Nationals + next two best
            placements

Example A - Junior Archer
Texas Shootout Narrative: The archer below finished 2nd in the Junior Division during the qualification round of the Texas Shootout. When the Junior and Senior qualification scores were combined (both shot the same distance) the archer placed 8th overall during the qualification. This archer finished 22nd in the Olympic Round.  Therefore, in this instance they received 2 points toward the Jr. USAT placement and 15 points toward their Sr. USAT placement. 

 

Jr. USAT Placement, Junior

Sr. USAT Placement

Texas Shootout

(2)

(8)+(22)/2=(15)

JOAD Nationals

(3)+(6)/2= (4.5)

-

US Nationals

(7)

(12)+(13)/2=(12.5)

SD Cup

(6)

(18)+(23)/2=(20.5)

Final Placing

12.5

48

Example B - Cadet Archer

In this example the archer signed up in the Cadet division for a USAT qualifying event.  Because the Cadets shoot at 60 meters, this archer is not eligible for any Sr. USAT placement points.  However, they will be receiving ranking points toward their Jr. USAT placement. 

 

Jr. USAT Placement, Cadet

Sr. USAT Placement

Texas Shootout

(12)

-

JOAD Nationals

(5)+(9)/2= (7)

-

US Nationals

(4)

-

SD Cup

(9)

-

Final Placings

20

-

Example C - Cadet Archer Competing for Sr. USAT

In this example the Cadet archer wanted to try to make the Jr. USAT event in the Cadet division AND they also wanted to try for the Sr. USAT team.  Therefore, they shot two USAT qualifying events as a Cadet and two ADDITIONAL events as a Junior or Senior. 

 

Jr. USAT Placement, Cadet Competing as a Cadet

Sr. USAT Placement
Competing as a Senior

AZ Cup

-

(14)+(10)/2=(12)

Gold Cup

(4)

-

JOAD Nationals

(13)+(8)/2= (10.5)

-

US Nationals

-

(23)+(26)/2=(24.5)

So Cal Shootout

-

(12)+(8)/2=(10)

Gator Cup

(9)

-

Final Placings

23.5

46.5

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