STARTING A CLUB WITH ARCHERY NEW BRUNSWICK
There are many benefits of becoming a member of Archery New Brunswick for both clubs and individuals. Clubs and members are covered by our insurance policy, also members have access to Coach Certification Workshops, Judge Workshops, Athlete Development and assistance.
Starting a club is fairly easy. In order to register a club, the club must have an executive consisting of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. The option is available to combine the Secretary & Treasurer’s positions, as there must be a minimum of 3 persons on the Executive. Once the Executive is in place, then please contact the Membership Chair for registration forms and fees required. When the club is registered, these individuals are registered at the same time, and payment must be made for the club & all executive.
***Also registration is to be renewed each year.
At the time of registration, the club will appoint one member of the club to represent their club as their ANB director. This individual will represent the club and the club’s concerns at all ANB’s Board of Director meetings. This individual has one vote for the club and is the liaison for information to be brought back to the club and its members.
Once the Executive is in place, the Executive should develop a Constitution for the Club, which outlines, the rules and regulations and membership fees. It is up to each club to set their own rules and regulations on their operating procedure and their membership fees.
Once the club is formed, then two members of the Club must become Range Safety Officers in order for the Club to qualify for liability insurance. For information on the Safety Officer training, please visit Archery Canada’s website and follow the instructions provided
MEMBERS MUST CARRY THEIR MEMBERSHIP CARD
**DNR has advised that if an individual is prohibited from possessing firearms, then a travel permit cannot be issued.
In addition, the club may also wish to check with a lawyer regarding getting the Club incorporated. Incorporation is a possible protection for the club’s executive to protect them from possible liability. This is another possible avenue for the Club, however, you may wish to obtain legal advice on this matter for the benefits of incorporation to the Club.
ANB has a Judge Certification Chair, who is responsible for anyone who wishes to become a Local Club Judge, a Provincial Judge or go on to become a National Judge etc. To become a Local Club Judge, you would contact ANB’s Judge Chair and arrange for the information and the tests. A local club judge, allows an individual to judge social shooting activity in the home club that is not on ANB’s tournament schedule.
A Provincial Judge Candidate is a local judge who wishes to move up through the Judging stream. This individual would contact the judge chair and request to start the process to mentor under a Provincial Judge at the ANB sanctioned tournaments. Once the mentoring requirements are met, the Judge Chair will certify the candidate.
**any tournament that is posted on ANB’s schedule requires a Provincial Judge to officiate.
ANB has a Coach Certification Chair. ANB offers Coach Certification workshops each year for the various National Coaching Certification Programs that are approved by Coaching Association of Canada. These are done in conjunction with Archery Canada. The courses are open to all ANB members in good standing. All clubs are notified via email through their Club president and Club ANB director when a coach course is being offered. For further information, the contact information can be found on the website.
ANB has a Provincial Coach who conducts clinics in various locations around the province that are held for athletes and their coaches who wish to advance their training and skills. The Provincial Coach is also responsible for the training camps for the Canada Winter Games team selection, and also the training once the team is selected. All clubs are notified via email through their Club president and Club ANB director when a clinic is being offered. For further information, the contact information can be found on the website.
CANBOW ARCHERY SKILLS AWARD PROGRAM
CanBow program is a National Program that offers young archers under the age of 21 an opportunity to improve their shooting skills and knowledge. It is a four level skill program where badges are earned on each level through shooting and knowledge progressions. As levels are completed, the participants earn national certificates. The program is for FITA (target) archery and also for 3D archery. It is usually run on indoor facilities, but can easily be adapted for outdoor facilities.