Athlete Funding

What is the funding?

Funding for our Performance level BC Archery athletes (Cadet and older) in Target, Field and 3D comes from various sources and the amount payable to our athletes varies each funding year. 

Where does it come from?

Some athlete funding is generated from our BC Archery membership fees and some funding comes directly from our viaSport partners.  Each funding stream has specific eligibility and reporting requirements.

Who is eligible?

All applicants must be in good standing with BC Archery. Applicants must be working with a coach (minimum certification of Instruction of Intermediate-old Level 2). If you are unsure of your coach's certification level, you can ask for their NCCP# and verify their status through their Public Transcript. Applicants must submit all the required documents which they will have developed and worked on with their coaches. Applicants must meet the required benchmark scores as well as have attended the required events for the applicable funding year.

Types of Athlete funding available and application requirements

Types of Coach funding available and application requirements

How do I apply?

Before submitting the Application, include the following documents in an email the HP-Funding Chair:

  • Complete and sign the Athlete Funding Application form
  • attach a separate activity log (in case discrepancies are found between the activity log and the GoogleForm submission, the activity log will be accepted as correct)
  • attach your training plan
  • include all other documents as referred to on the Athlete Funding Application form
  • (and ensure you have renewed your membership for the current year)

Incomplete submissions (missing documents, incorrect application form) will not be accepted, nor will you be notified.

Completed documents must be sent to the HP-Funding Chair no later than January 31 of the year following the funding year.  The log and training plan may be completed for a full year, but has to be submitted alongside the rest of the documents by January 31. Funding will only be considered for the time frame of the plan whether it is a Yearly Training Plan or a seasonal plan. Need a training plan template?

What should be included on the log?

Everything the athlete achieved and attended during the funding season, such as:

  • tournaments
  • clinics
  • training camps
  • Performance Program or 3D Team participation
  • AC squad ranking
  • records set/broken
  • performance in elimination rounds at events

*Note that only events shot in equipment categories approved for funding will be accepted towards funding.

When does funding get released?

All applications are held until January 31. BC Archery will determine which funding streams(s) the athlete is eligible for based on the established requirements. Funding payments are processed in March.

How much funding will I get?

Funding payouts vary based on the athletes log, how many athletes apply and the available funds for that funding year.

If I make a Team such as Canada Winter Games or BC Winter Games or a BC Team at Nationals, how do I get funding?

  • Athletes selected for Team BC to participate at the Canada Winter Games will have all costs associated with the event (uniforms, travel, accommodations & meals) organized and covered.
  • Athletes selected for the BC Winter Games Teams are required to pay for the Team Uniform and the event registration fee and may receive a portion of the registration fees back following the event. Travel, accommodations & meals are provided by the BC Games Society. 
  • Athletes who are selected to represent BC at the Archery Canada Outdoor National Championships will initially cover all their own costs and then will receive funding to partially cover those costs without needing to apply.  This includes the 3-D Team and the Target Team.

The amount of funding  for our National Teams varies based on where Nationals are held and the criteria of the 3-D and Target Team Programs (these programs are separate from the Athlete Funding program).  The coordinators of the National Team programs will submit for the National Team funding payments soon after you return from the event.  Please refer to the individual program documents on the main Athlete Information page for more information.

Benchmarks

Either an Indoor or Outdoor benchmark for your age/gender/equipment category must be met in order to be eligible for funding.

2019 Athlete HP funding benchmarks (Target)
Benchmark scores Recurve
Female Male
Cadet Junior Senior Master Cadet Junior Senior Master
Indoor 472 506 520 473 495 523 541 502
Outdoor 504 516 542 506 541 547 581 550
  60m 70m 70m 60m 60m 70m 70m 60m
 
Benchmark scores Compound
Female Male
Cadet Junior Senior Master Cadet Junior Senior Master
Indoor 547 551 558 531 552 557 567 562
Outdoor 614 622 642 574 626 640 665 652
  50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m
 
Benchmark scores 2019 Athlete HP funding benchmarks (3D)
Minimum score to be achieved at the 2019 3D Provincial Championships
M60 M50 CU JRC CADC BB IN LB
Male 744 731 745 703 735 625 604 546
Female 695 641 694 591 650 380 393 438

 

 

Mandatory events

Along with meeting the benchmark scores, the following events are considered mandatory in order to be eligible for funding:

 

Target:  3D:

2 of the 5 following events, one of which MUST be the BC Indoor or BC Outdoor Championships:

  • BC Indoor Championships
  • BC Outdoor Championships
  • Archery Canada Regional Indoors
  • MICA
  • BC Winter Games

(JOP events do NOT qualify)

  • BC Provincial 3D Championships, AND

  1 of the 3 following events:

  • any Archery Canada registered 3D event
  • any registered Indoor Target event
  • any registered Outdoor Target event

 

 

After the 2nd year of funding, it is expected that the athlete is progressing through the LTAD (Long-Term Athlete Development Plan) by attending higher level events. 

In addition to the above criteria, one of the following will also be required in each subsequent funding year (year 3 onward): 

  • any high-level Canadian event which is registered and includes elimination rounds, which may include
    • Canada Cup
    • Alberta Summer Classic
    • Ontario Spring Classic
    • FTAQ (Quebec) Championships
    • any registered Provincial Target Championships outside of BC
    • Archery Canada Open
  • Canada Winter Games
  • Archery Canada Nationals 
  • an Archery Canada camp
  • US / JOAD Nationals (Indoor or Outdoor)
  • any USAT event 
  • any Target World Cup or World Championships
  • any out-of-Province Provincial 3D Championships
  • Indoor 3D Nationals
  • Outdoor 3D Nationals
  • 3D World Championships
  • any event from the Target list to the left
  • major US 3Ds such as Redding and IBO Worlds

Failure to meet the event requirements (over and above the benchmarks) would incur a penalty of 50% of the total funding allocation. (Benchmarks must be met or the athlete is ineligible for this program)

 

If event requirements are not met across two consecutive years, the athlete will not be eligible to receive funding.

 

The athlete may re-qualify for funding after waiting a one-year period, provided they meet the benchmarks and event requirements stipulated at that time.

Questions regarding Athlete Funding?  Contact the VP-Athlete Development