Due to COVID-19, it has become necessary to implement expectations for social distancing in order to be able to reopen the 2020 AAC 3D Tournament season. These guidelines must be followed by both the shooters and the club to ensure the safety of the shooters while participating in the remainder of the AAC 3D Season.
Development of these guidelines was done based on the guidance from the Texas Department of State Health Services in accordance with Governor Abbott’s executive order GA-18, as well as with input from a Texas ASA Advisory Committee.
We understand that these guidelines might be inconvenient, however, please note that they are necessary to reopen the season. As circumstances surrounding COVID-19 relax, we will modify accordingly.
From the Texas Department of State Health Services: “As outlined in Governor Abbott’s executive order, GA-19, individuals may engage in outdoor sports provided that the sports do not include contact with other participants, and no more than four participants play the sport at any time.”
Health protocols for outdoor sports participants: Self-screen before playing in an outdoor sport for any of the following, new or worsening signs or symptoms of COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- Loss of taste or smell
- Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.00 degrees Fahrenheit
- Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19.
If a shooter is currently experiencing or has experienced any of these symptoms within the past 72 hours, then he or she SHOULD NOT participate in the tournament.
- All shooters and guests are expected to practice social-distancing while at the club and must maintain social-distancing of at least 6 feet at all times with the exception of family members residing in the same home.
- Spectators are not allowed except in the case of a parent walking with a youth shooter. Only one parent per youth shooter.
- AAC will have club officials on the course and at the static ranges at all times to ensure that proper social-distancing is in place. If a club official notes that social-distancing expectations are not being followed (with the exception of family groups living in the same home) the club official agrees to warn the group and potentially ask the group to leave if there are repeated issues.
- AAC will register shooters at both the lower parking lot and the clubhouse to minimize social interaction. All shooters must leave their scorecards at designated locations as they exit the course.
- There will be no coffee, donuts, or snacks of any kind provided by the club. Shooters are encouraged to bring their own snacks and drinks to the extent possible. A limited supply of bottled water will be available, but no refilling water stations will be placed along the course. Water will be handed to shooters or placed on a table rather than having multiple shooters access coolers.
- Shooters should arrive no more than 30-minutes before their intended start time and should wait in the parking lot for all group members to arrive before registering.
- Shooters should bring their own pen/pencil to fill in their scorecard. AAC will provide pencils, which should not be returned after use.
- AAC will provide hand-sanitizer at each porta-can on the range as well as at the clubhouse, gazebo and at each picnic table.
- Practice range will open at 7AM. Shooters should maintain 6-feet of separation at all times on the practice range with the exception of family members residing in the same home. There is a maximum of 5 shooters allowed at the upper static range and 3 at the lower static range.
- Shooters who are waiting for a spot to open up on a static range should wait at one of the picnic tables or in their vehicle.
- There will be a maximum of 4 shooters per group on the course. Start times for each group will be spaced by 15 minutes, with preregistration of timeslots made available on our website. All start times will be between 8:00 a.m. and noon.
- Each shooter must pull his or her own arrows after they are scored. Shooters should avoid touching the target with their bare hands as much as possible. Shooters should use their hip or knee to brace the target when pulling arrows.