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World University Championship 2012

posted Feb 29, 2012, 7:49 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 27, 2012, 5:31 PM ]

***World University Championship - Team Trials***

Deadline to register for the trials is 30 April 2012

Deadline for USCA to receive the required documentation outlined in this document is 1 May 2012

The 2012 World University Team trials will be held in conjunction with the US Intercollegiate Archery Championship 17-19 May 2012. The location is James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Must be a US citizen
  2. Must be born after 1 January 1984 and before Dec 31 1994
  3. a) Must be a current and active USCA individual athlete member and be a member of a current USCA club no later than 1 March 2012 or b) register as a 3-day Team Trial Only participant by 30 April 2012.
  4. Must be a full-time student both Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters at a recognized institution of higher learning (IHL) pursuing a degree and submit proof of eligibility as provided in the team trial requirements to be received by 1 May 2012.
  5. Athletes who graduated from a recognized IHL between May 2011- May 16 2012 must meet eligibility requirements including full time status for Fall 2010 and Spring 2011, received a degree from the IHL and met the gpa requirements.
  6. Must have a cumulative minimum of 2.0 gpa (3.0 minimum for graduate students)


  1. Athletes who are study abroad or co-op students who are considered full-time students by their university and otherwise meet the criteria are eligible.
  2. Athletes in their final semester and graduating in spring 2012 that are taking less than 12 units but at least 3 units and otherwise meet the criteria as outlined are eligible.
  3. USCA members affiliated with USCA clubs who did not submit Fall 2011 eligibility via the Archer Management System (AMS) may provide proof of full-time fall status by completing Attachment E, the ‘Fall 2011 Proof of Eligibility’ form or by submitting Fall 2011 semester transcripts that show full-time status and a minimum 2.0 gpa (3.0 for graduate students). USCA members who did submit fall eligibility via the AMS do not need to provide this information.
  4. If you have not submitted your eligibility via the AMS for Spring 2012, the AMS is available until 1 May 2012 to submit and get a signed hard copy. TTO participants are not eligible to submit information to the USCA AMS.  TTO participants must provide copies of transcripts for fall and spring eligibility along with the other required documents to be received by USCA no later than 1 May 2012.


USCA members in good standing REGISTER HERE and pay a separate registration fee in addition to USIAC fees to be paid by 30 April 2012

Students who do not compete in USIAC Register for TTO here  and pay a 3-day Team Trial Only (TTO) fee and a separate registration fee by 30 April 2012.

Trial Format: The format will be a double 70m round for recurve archers on a 122cm target and a double 50m round for compound archers on the 80cm 6-ring target (scoring ring to the 5). The total arrows will be 144, 72 arrows on Friday, 72 arrows on Sat. The top three (3) finishers in recurve and compound divisions, men and women class will make up the World University Team.

Required Documents: All athletes who plan to compete for the World University Archery Team must meet the eligibility requirements as stated and send the following documents to USCA to be received no later than 1 May 2012:

2 color copies of passport (passport must not expire before January 8 2013)
2 regulation passport photos (non-regulation photos will not be accepted)
Fully executed documents as follow:

  • Appendix A - Team Trial Arbitration agreement
  • Appendix B - FISU Eligibility Form
  • Appendix C - USCA liability waiver
  • Appendix D - USCA Code of Ethics
  • Appendix E - Fall 2011 Eligibility Form for USCA members
  • 3-Day team trial only participants must submit transcripts for both semesters as proof of full-time status and gpa requirements. A 3-Day team trial only participant who has graduated must submit transcripts that show a) proof of gpa b) a degree was conferred c) proof fulltime status for both semesters prior to graduation.

Failure to have provided the required documentation, deposits, and forms received by USCA by 1 May 2012, will result in disqualification from the team trials. There are no exceptions.

Mail the required documents and photos to:
PO Box 1537
Ridgecrest, CA 93556
*It is recommended to send the package return receipt requested or signature required as proof of USCA receiving by 1 May 2012.

Required appendices

Appendix D - Code of Ethics

Appendix E - Fall 2011 Eligibility Form (USCA members)
**TTO participants must submit official transcripts for both semesters

Registration Fees

Current USCA Members affiliated with USCA clubs are required to pay a Non-refundable Registration fee: $50 (this fee is in addition to the $110 for USIAC and banquet fee. ) Total fees required by 30 April 2012 $160. Both fees  must be paid by 30 April 2012. Check payments must clear the USCA bank prior to the 17 May 2012  


3-day Team Trial Only (TTO) participants: A Non-refundable Team Trial Registration Fee of $200 (in addition to the 3-day TTO participant of $135.00)  Both fees must be paid by 30 April 2012: $335. Banquet tickets available for $25.  Check payments must clear the USCA bank by 17 May 2012.

Funding: Team members will receive funding for the following: airfare, transportation at the venue, coach staff, VISA application, warm-up uniform/opening ceremony attire, 2 competition shirts, 2 pairs of shorts/pants, room and board at the event. USCA may require additional fees. TTO funding is generously provided, in 2012 as a one time support, by an anonymous sponsor.  USCA funding is not utilized in any manner for non-members. Other fees may be required. Any damage to the hotel, cars, or other damages are payable by individuals. No other fees or costs are paid by USCA unless specifically stated and approved by USCA.

Mandatory Meetings and Training Camp before WUC

Archers who are selected to the 2012 World University team are required to attend a team meeting with the WUC Staff on Saturday, 19 May.  The meeting will be from approximately 530pm to 830pm and include dinner. The final time and location will be provided at the close of the team trials on Saturday 19 May.  Other forms such as uniform, medical releases, additional liability waivers etc may be required for signature at the meeting.

The team will depart 1-2 days early for Cordoba, Spain.  Archers must agree to attend the early training and departure.


Authority of International Staff

In the event that an athlete violates any of the rules and requirements, including the Appendices that are part of the team trials process and any additional documents presented to the team upon team selection, the athlete may be disciplined by the staff.  The discipline/actions may include removal from the team, removal from any competitions, being sent home from the event at the athletes own expense, curfew restrictions and other such restrictions or actions as deemed necessary by the staff. 


World University Championship Information

30 June -8 July, Cordoba, Spain

Archers will depart on 30 June and return on 8 July 2012.

Depart US 30 June arrive 1 July

Team meeting/training - 1-3 July

Official practice 4 July

Competition - 5-7 July

Departure 8 July



Qualification round: 72 arrow qualification round (70m on 122cm target for recurve/50m on 80cm 6-ring target for compound).

Elimination matches - 70m on 122cm target for recurve utilizing the 'set system' and 50m on 80cm 6-ring target for compound utilizing 'regular' scoring. (no set system for compound)

Team round - Recurve, 70m on Academic target aka hit/miss; Compound, 50m on compound hit/miss target. The team's cumulative qualifying scores must be in the top 16 teams in order to participate.

Mixed Team - Recurve, 70m on Academic target; Compound, 50m on compound hit/miss target. The highest scoring man and woman in the qualification round at WUG will compete in the mixed team round if the scores make the FISU cutoff of top 8 teams.  In the case of accident or injury, the Head Coach will determine who will compete in this round. 

In all cases, the USCA staff will be in the coach box during medal matches.

The team will travel to and from the event as a team unless approved in advance by USCA and Coach Eliason