Before You Start Shooting
Once your archers begin arriving, and are preparing to shoot, these are the things you should ensure you do before the competition begins in ernest.
- Get team
captains to register on arrival, and check that the details of their teams are
correct. It is highly likely that teams will change between e-mailing you and
arrival on the day.
- Get your medals
from of the BUTTS Organiser, who will supply them for you.
- Provide each
University Club Captain with a contact number of someone in your club who will
be available all day, in case of any queries or problems. Make sure you get a
contact number for each club too, in case you have to contact them for any
reason (such as time delays in presentation).
commencing shooting, do a quick safety talk to the all archers covering the
following minimum details:
- Location of fire
- Location of
- Who is the Judge
for the session.
- Who is the Field
Captain for the session.
- Any rules that
may be specific to your range (such as warnings of spectator areas etc…)
- Get the archers
to check their details on the score sheets before shooting, and that they
understand the score sheet.
- If you are
running one of the early legs, you will need to run through a full safety talk
including whistle commands, and fast calls, as most novices will never have
shot in a competition before.
- Give people a
short gap ( ~5 minutes) between the safety talk and sighters to prepare
- For smooth
running of the day, attempt to get started as promptly as possible.