The 2010 OAS Mail-in Tournament has now finished! We had students from both California and Florida participating. As scores came in it was clear that there would be some very close competition especially in the Middle School division. For the boys, students from Westside Waldorf School, Sequoia Middle School, Alermia Middle School, and Simi Valley Adventist School, were all within a few points of each other. All of the boys in the top 10 shot over 300/360 and ultimately Isaiah Dupont, from Westisde Waldorf School, would take top honors with a 345/360. The girls competition was just as exciting and Leigh Ann Luong from Simi Valley Adventist School would finish 1st with a 343/360. We would like to thank all of our students and coaches for competing as well as send a big congratulations to our winners.
This Mail-in Tournament is an annual event to conclude the Fall School Semester. Look out for more competitions in the Spring!
OAS pilot program in Florida region set to shine
Staff of the Easton-Newberry Sports Complex (ENSC) are ramping up for the biggest distribution of equipment it has ever attempted. So far 50 schools have signed up for the Pilot OAS program and are excited about starting.
The schools surrounding the Easton-Newberry Sports Complex (Alachua County and the adjoining Marion County) have flocked to the OAS program. 50 teachers from these schools have already received Basic Certification from Elite Coach Bob Romero (ENSC Head Coach) Regional Coach Robert Turner (ENSC Assistant Coach) and local coach Phil Graves (Orlando based) and are now ready to get their programs up and running.
The latest phase for the ENSC is to equip all these schools with bows, arrows and targets for their programs. This will be a large task to equip so many schools, yet the ENSC has already prepared itself by receiving 2 large containers to house all the equipment and is ramping up for the building and the distribution of these kits. Newest ENSC staff member, Pamela Parrott, will be focussing on the OAS pilot program with the help of other ENSC and ESDF staff.
OAS Program Supervisor, Keaton Chia, is also set to visit the Easton-Newberry Sports Complex this week. Keaton will be meeting with the ENSC staff, completing workshops with the coaches and staff and familiarizing himself with the program. With the help of Keaton the Easton-Newberry Sports Complex will continue to move from strength to strength and is focussing on building the OAS into a strong and consistent program in region.
For any questions about the Pilot Program in Florida, or the Easton Newberry Sports Complex you can always contact them on 352-474-6334. be sure to ask for the OAS specialist staff Becky Hurley and Pamela Parrott.
We are pleased to announce our School Follow-up Requests. Providing support to our schools is essential to the continued success and excellence of the OAS Program. In order to do so, we offer an online Request Form that schools can submit. After receiving your request, an OAS Representative will arrange the follow-up with you.
There are a variety of requests you can make including:
- School Visits — an OAS Rep can visit your school to help you with your particular program. For example, they might assist you as you coach your students so that you can improve your coaching skills. Note that the purpose of these visits is to help you grow as an archery coach. The role of the OAS Rep is to be a mentor for you, and not a substitute.
- Seminars — if you are wanting to learn more about a topic like equipment repair, competition, etc., you can request a seminar. These seminars will be open to other OAS coaches so that more people can participate and benefit from the session. So if you think others might be interested in the topic you want to learn about, then a seminar would be the right choice. Seminars allow OAS Reps to be more efficient by meeting the needs of more coaches at a single event. If your school is interested in hosting a seminar, please indicate that in your Follow-up Request Form.
- Video Reviews — videos are a great way for us to provide feedback to you. We would love to see a video of your class to see how it runs or if you need help coaching a student’s form you could send us a video of them practicing for us to review. After submitting your form we will tell you how to submit your video to us.
- Program Startups — if you just joined OAS and need help getting started, this is the option for you. We can teach you how to setup the range at your particular school, evaluate storage areas for the equipment, etc.
- Online Meetings — Online Office Hours are available during times listed on that page. However if those times are not convenient, you can request a session.
- Other — if you have other needs or ideas feel free to send them to us!
For more info, please visit our School Follow-up Page. To make a request please fill out the Online Form.
We look forward to serving you!
~ the OAS Staff
Submit SCORES for the 2010 OAS Mail-in Tournament
All scores are due by December 10th, 2010.
To submit scores:
- Download the Excel Sheet — SCORE SUBMISSION
- When opening, ALLOW MACROS. This will let you easily create the spreadsheet needed. Just fill in the information at the top of the spread sheet first.
- Save your File as: “SCORE SUBMISSION_NAME OF YOUR SCHOOL.xlsm”
- Email the completed file to Keaton Chia at email@example.com
- We would love pictures from your school. Please use our Photo Release Form and email the pictures and forms to Keaton Chia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
From all of us at OAS, we wish you good luck and happy shooting!
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