The NSCA Executive Council has made several changes in the criteria that will be used for the end-of-year review process, which will be taking place the week of January 22, 2024. Changes are indicated by bold italics text. If you would like to review the previous criteria, you can view the OLD criteria here.
- ONLY shooters who started and ended the year in the same class and shot a minimum of 500 registered targets or more are eligible for end-of-year review.
- If a shooter has accumulated FEWER THAN the following required minimum number of punches in their ending class for the year and if their calculated CCFR (Current Class Finish Ratio) in their ending class for the year is greater than 0.400, the shooter will be reviewed and down-classed. Number of punches earned per class, to be down-classed:
Master Class – fewer than 15 punches;
AA Class – fewer than 7 punches;
A Class – fewer than 6 punches;
B Class – fewer than 5 punches;
C Class – fewer than 3 punches;
D Class – fewer than 2 punches.
The CCFR is determined from the total finishes in ending class events divided by the total number of entries in ending class events for the current year (for all gauges), which can be found on the NSCA website and in the individual shooter’s information records (Shooter History).
- A shooter who has not shot any registered targets in the past two shooting years (2022 and 2023) will be down-classed by one class.
- A shooter who has opted out of the end-of-year review will not be reviewed for end-of-year review.
- Any international shooters will not be down-classed at the end-of-year review.
There will be no end-of-year review for sub-gauge.
A shooter wishing to opt-out of the end-of-year review may do so by emailing their request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A shooter who has been down-classed may refuse the down-class by returning the class refusal form at the bottom of their class card or simply emailing their request to email@example.com.