Sporting Arrows


How will the formation of this new association affect YOU?

What is Sporting Arrows?   It's a new archery game similar to Sporting Clays, only this game uses bows and arrows instead of shotgun and ammunition.  Basically, a newly developed trap, throws archery targets into the air similar to the way clay targets are thrown for Sporting Clays. Look at the photographs below…

The trap shown left, will throw a target into the air and the archer, will aim and try to shoot his arrow into the target
The target is 10" in diameter.
The games of Sporting Arrows and Sporting Clays are very similar, only with Sporting Arrows
there are these benefits:

No noise, no permits required, no pollution (clays or lead shot), much smaller safety area.

As more and more people become interested in this fun sport, archery clubs, hotels, golf clubs,
schools, athletic clubs and even shotgun clubs can use the new Sporting Arrow trap as an
additional source of revenue.   But….. It doesn't stop there.

Let's see what the formation of the NSAA (
National Sporting Arrows Association) will do to the game..

First, look at Compak Sporting Clays..  A regulated game where groups of 5 shooters compete
with each other to shoot at a selection of clay targets thrown from 5 or 6 different traps.
A typical layout is shown below.  A target area 25m x 50m is defined and 5 shooters take positions shown with the blue boxes,  Clay targets are launched and must cross the boundary of the box.

I've drawn some typical trajectories of these targets.
The shooters will take turns at shooting at the targets.

Shooters will normally take 5 shots at each of the 5
stations, giving them a 25 shot game.

The NSCA (National Sporting Clay Association), controls the game of Sporting Clays and Compak Sporting Clays.  They regulate State, Region and Area regulation shoots, and hold National, and
World competitions throughout the year.  In order to participate in any of the competitions,
shooters have to be classified by the NSCA.  In order to be classified, shooters must attend
various shoots around the country and have their scores registered at the NSCA headquarters. 
They will receive their membership card with their classification printed on it.  (AA, A, B, C etc). 
When they attend national competitions, they will be grouped into squads according to their classification.  Shooters have to acquire their classification by shooting at registered, classification shoots approved by the NSCA.  In order for a club to be "sanctioned" to hold a registered shoot
they have to qualify by meeting NSCA requirements.

Now let's look at the formation of the NSAA.

If, like NSCA, the NSAA is going to hold competitions in the same way as NSCA, shooters
(archers) will have to be classified so grouping can take place at National Competitions.  In order
to be classified, they must attend registered "classification" shoots held at NSAA approved clubs.

You can now see where this is going……

If the NSAA is going to hold competitions based on the Compak Sporting game, clubs will have to set up a field, similar to Compak, as shown earlier, and have 5 or 6 Sporting Arrow traps available.
Look to the left, here is a simple set up, (only three traps are visible).

Obviously, the target presentations cannot be duplicates of Compak Sporting because the majority of those targets fly flat, but a five trap layout is easy to achieve using combinations from the list shown below.

TEAL - Straight up              RABBIT - Left or right           CHONDEL - Many variations of angle
To get ahead of the game, a club will need to plan to purchase at least 2 Sporting Arrows Traps, but plan, in the not-too-distant-future, for 5 or 6…..