The NSSA Board of Directors has ratified a change in the definition of a Rookie for All-American purposes, as recommended by the Rules and Classification Committee. Voting on the rule change ballot closed on August 26. The new definition is:
Rookie for All-American honors is defined as an individual who shoots NSSA standards as required for concurrent categories, was not a “classified shooter” [see definition in V-A-7a] in any gauge with receipt of their current-year classification card or in any prior shooting year, nor has ever held an “initial classification” or “regular classification” under previous classification systems in any gauge or doubles. A shooter is only eligible to compete for Rookie All-American Honors for one shooting year during their lifetime. Such a shooter may shoot their initial registered targets of a shoot year and, if they do not become a “classified shooter” in any gauge or doubles by December 31 of that year, will be eligible for Rookie All-American honors and may enter single-shoot rookie concurrent events the following shoot year. In the spirit of this concurrent event, a shooter is eligible to compete in shoots as a rookie and be eligible for Rookie All-American honors only once in a lifetime based on this maximum two consecutive shoot years.