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Louisiana Archery State Tournament registration underway

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Archery in Louisiana Schools Program, a member of the National Archery in the Schools Program will begin registering students this month for the 2014 ALAS State Tournament set for March 1 in Alexandria.

Registration runs through Feb. 7 for the elementary, middle and high school competition that will again be held at the LSU AgCenter Emergency Storm Shelter facility on US Hwy. 71.

Only students who have participated in the ALAS program as part of their in-school curriculum during the current school year are eligible to participate.

Teams and individuals compete in one of three divisions that include 4th and 5th grades, 6th through 8th grades, and 9th through 12th grades. An $8 registration fee per archer is required and each competitor receives a 2014 State Tournament t-shirt.

Teams must consist of 12 to 24 archers with at least four boy and girl entrants per team and each team must be represented by a certified NASP-Basic Archery Instructor coach.

The ALAS state tournament is conducted using NASP rules which can be found at www.nasparchery.com . Awards will be presented to the top three teams in each division and the top five individuals in each division.

For more information on how to register or sponsorship opportunities, visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/archery/archery-louisiana-schools-alas, or contact Robert Stroede, ALAS program coordinator, at 318-484-2276 or rstroede@wlf.la.gov.