|Khaki Bottoms Approved for NAA Dress
Code, Effective May 1, 2004
khaki - light brown to moderate or light tan or beige
The following dress code has been approved by the
National Archery Association (NAA) and the Board of
Governors. If you have any questions, please contact a
member of the Officials and Rules Committee, or the
Chairman of Judges at the event. It is suggested that
you save this article and keep it handy when deciding
what you will be wearing at your next NAA event.
Target & Field Archery
During competitions competitors shall wear appropriate,
professional and coordinated attire.
Skirts, skorts, shorts or trousers shall be constructed
of any suitable navy blue (non-denim), white or khaki
(effective May 1, 2004) material. A vertical
manufacturer's stripe is acceptable. Blue denim is
acceptable for field archery. Shorts must reach the
archer's fingertips when standing, as according to FITA
rule 188.8.131.52, bullet 3.
Blouses, collared shirts and tee shirts may be composed
of any color or combination of colors. For women, upper
garments incorporating shoulder straps shall conform to
a 3-inch or larger strap. Men are required to wear long
or short sleeved shirts. All shirts must adequately
cover the midriff (midsection) during competition.
At no time may camouflage clothing be worn as an upper
or lower body garment.
Footwear must be worn by all competitors at all times
during the tournament.
Advertising and Trademark Restrictions
Advertising and trademarks on clothing must adhere to
the standards established in the FITA Constitution and
Rules as set forth in articles 2.2.5, 2.2.6, 2.2.7 and
Official U.S. Archery Team Uniforms
Members of U.S.A. Archery Teams may be required to
provide their own white, navy blue or khaki (effective
May 1, 2004) shorts, skirts and trousers. All members of
one team, men or women, are to be dressed in the Team's
uniform (FITA 3.23.2)
The NAA will adopt and designate Official Team Uniforms
from time to time. All Olympic Team, World Team, USAT,
U.S.A. Archery or any other NAA Official Team Uniform
will at all times be considered to conform to the NAA
The NAA will restrict the wearing of NAA Official Team
Uniforms to those individuals identified and for the
purposes intended. No individual may procure, copy wear
or display an NAA Official Team Uniform without the
express consent of the NAA.
The NAA has the right to rescind the privileges of use
of any NAA Official Team Uniform.
Dress Code Don'ts
Skin? Cover it up. Be sure that you are not too
revealing in your attire.
Shirts, tops and upper body attire must meet the top of
your pants, shorts or skirt, even when arms are raised.
Clothes with obscene language or symbols of sex, alcohol
or drugs are unacceptable. Leave them at home.
Sweat pants can be worn only if inclement weather has
been called by the DOS.
See through apparel, whether tops or bottoms, are not
Sleeveless shirts for the gentlemen are not permitted.
Patterned print shirts more suited for casual wear and
not NAA Championship events.
Camouflage clothing or clothing trimmed in camouflage
will not be permitted.
Dress Code Do's:
We suggest slacks, pants, cuffed pants, shorts and
skirts to be appropriate for NAA events. They may be
either white or navy blue or khaki (effective May 1,
2004) in color.
For upper body attire, golf shirts, collared shirts and
tee shirts are good choices and can be long or short
Ladies only are permitted to wear sleeveless shirts.
Shirts or upper body attire may be of any color but it
is requested that the colors of upper and lower body
attire be color coordinated.
It should not be the intent of competitors to draw
attention to themselves through their wearing apparel,
but rather through their shooting, their actions and
interactions with their fellow competitors, officials
and press on the competition field. If you are in doubt
about an article of clothing for NAA competitions then
it most likely will not be appropriate. We ask that
competitors not push the envelope to see how far you can
go outside the limits of the NAA Dress Code but rather
help set high standards for good taste in appropriate
dress for a NAA archery tournament. The NAA Dress Code
is a part of all NAA events and will be enforced. This
includes Official Practice times. We hope this article
will assist you as you prepare for the upcoming season
at NAA competitions and thus avoid problems of having to
change your clothing just before your competition. That
is time better spent on warm up, practice and focusing
for the day's event.
Attention JOAD Clubs: Dress Code
With new age classifications and other changes that
affect archers, JOAD clubs and archers have a great deal
to look forward to and to adjust to. One important issue
raised by many NAA members and competitors is the dress
code for JOAD Clubs.
It is important for JOAD Clubs and archers to be
recognized nationally and internationally. All JOAD
clubs MUST adhere to the dress code standards of the NAA
(please see above for complete dress code). All JOAD
competitors must wear the following:
Navy blue (non-denim), white or khaki (effective May 1,
Club shirts/tops are encouraged
Dress code will be enforced. Please ask if you are
uncertain about your attire. Anyone in violation of this
dress code will be asked to change clothes to
appropriate uniform or to forfeit competition as the
judges or officials see fit. Please see above for
complete dress code rules. Thank you, in advance, for
your cooperation. If you have any questions you may
always contact a member of the Officials and Rules
Committee, or the Chairman of Judges at the event.