Starting a new club?
Here is a brief outline of things you need to consider:
You will need an executive board (the decision makers). It may be as few as one or two members running the show but as you grow larger you may need to share the workload. Your executive may look something like this:
President – Vice President – Secretary – Treasurer – Membership Coordinator
Other necessary roles include having a trained safety officer and a trained judge for conducting practices and holding shoots (if your club chooses to do so). If you have a junior program you need to consider coaches – NCCP coaches clinics are available to members interested in becoming coaches.
Archery Alberta Club Affiliation Fees: $105.00
Renewals received after September 30 will include the rest of that year (October-December) and all of the next year (January –December).
Archery Alberta (ATAA)
The Archery Alberta provides programs and assistance to clubs and its members. Its primary focus is 3D archery (indoor and outdoor), target archery (indoor and outdoor) and field archery.
Benefits of a club joining include:
Individuals, families, and clubs who purchase membership in the Archery Alberta receive the following benefits and services:
- Membership in the national organization, Archery Canada (AC).
- Access to all Archery Alberta activities and events and all Archery Canada activities and events.
- Access to NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) coaching clinics, judging clinics, and technical workshops.
- Access to additional training and guidance in coaching.
- Access to a high performance coaching system.
- Provincial judge training and certification.
- Eligibility to compete in the Archery Alberta Indoor and Outdoor Championships.
- Eligibility to compete in the Alberta Winter Games.
- Eligibility to compete in the trials for team selection for the Alberta Winter Games.
- Eligibility to try out for special teams (Team Alberta, 3D Championships, Canada Winter Games).
- Official representation for archery to the government of Alberta (PSA).
- Access to Athletic Assistance programs from the Sport Services Branch.
- Eligibility to compete for records at our championship events..
- Financial assistance for travel to the national championships.
- Financial assistance for travel to international championships.
- Regulations governing all aspects of the sport in order that the sport is fair and accessible.
- Inclusion in Archery Alberta’s recognition program for athlete, volunteer, and coach of the year.
- Access to all programs offered by Archery Alberta
- In addition to the above, clubs also receive:
- Eligibility to request clinics for their members.
- Eligibility to bid on hosting provincial and national championship events.
- Guidelines and rules for preparing and hosting tournaments.
- Eligibility to host a junior program.
- Archery Canada Insurance: $5,000,000 coverage for both clubs and individuals:
Archery Canada insurance is a primary insurance policy. For more information follow this link:
Archery Canada Insurance Information Page
Archery Alberta requires affiliated clubs to have all members of their club to hold Archery Alberta/Archery Canada membership for the insurance policy to be in effect. There can be no split with some members holding Archery Alberta membership and other members holding membership to another association or members holding neither, just club members. Each club must have a primary membership and if a club chooses to affiliate with Archery Alberta the described guidelines must be adhered to. This does not preclude clubs from offering additional memberships to other associations however; each member of your club must hold Archery Alberta membership in order for the club to have complete insurance coverage under the Archery Canada insurance policy. For clubs who have members who wish to have Archery Alberta / Archery Canada Membership they may join Archery Alberta independently.
Once your club is ready to affiliate please click here to go directly the the Club Affiliation Application portal. Please contact the Membership Coordinator at this link for additional questions and for help guiding you through the affiliation and registration process.
To assist you in starting up it is often advised to contact another existing club in your region to get the finer points of running your club. Also found on the website is a contact form so that you may send a message to other important Executive members such as the Judges Coordinator, and the Coaching Coordinator.