Archery in the Schools
- What NASP Is About
The Archery in the Schools Program is designed to introduce target archery in 4th through 12th grade physical education classes during the school day. To date, over 500 schools representing 78 counties statewide have adopted the program. Nationwide millions of students have safely participated in the program. Find out how your school can get involved today!
- Why Join the Program? Archery is a sport nearly everyone can be successful at regardless of age, size or physical ability. Statistics show that school archery programs engage more students in the educational process, improve classroom performance and reduce drop out rates.
- State Tournament Information Click on the link above for more information about the annual State Championship NASP Tournament, including details about registration, rules, and forms for ordering t-shirts, banners and scorecards.
- NASP Academic Archer Program The National Archery in the Schools Program has established the NASP Academic Archer program to promote and recognize academic excellence among NASP student archers. Since its inception in 2002, NASP has been proven to be a powerful motivational force for millions of participating students. As an extension of the classroom, NASP continues to demonstrate how in-school archery is a great way to engage students and help many of them become motivated to succeed academically…many for the first time! NASP Academic Archer is intended to be another tool for today’s NASP educators to use for student motivation.
- NASP On Target for Life Awards Program
The OTFLA program is intended to capture examples of the "best" of what NASP® is doing in 47 states and 11 jurisdictions with both team and individual awards. In November of 2015, National NASP® leadership and a group of NASP® educators/coaches and students met to discuss ways to further enhance the 15 year old program. A system of recognitions and awards to capture the many "positives" that go on behind the scenes of NASP® was recommended. As a result, these awards and recognitions will be recognized at the 2016 National NASP® tournament.
- NASP Testimonials Learn how NASP has impacted the lives of students, teachers and parents
- Archery in the schools program 'just keeps growing' More than 600 students participated in the 2015 statewide archery tournament for youngsters in the National Archery in the Schools Program. The program is designed for students in fourth through 12th grades. It's about archery as a recreational activity, a sport and a learning experience. According to the teams' coaches, it's succeeding on all those levels.
- Many Walmart stores will begin to carry the NASP®-approved Genesis bow, and 2,100 stores across the country will establish a NASP®-approved archery section within their sporting goods department. Walmart will carry archery accessories including Easton arrows, flipper arrow rests, quivers, fletching and soft bow cases. Maurice Sporting Goods, a 45-year sporting goods vendor partner with Walmart, is supplying Walmart stores with this exciting new lineup of NASP®-approved Easton/Genesis Youth Archery accessories. These items are just now being brought into select locations, and in early 2016 a significant number of Walmart stores across the country will begin to carry them year-round!
How to Get Started
- Get Trained Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) courses are FREE for physical education teachers!
- 2016-2017 Basic Archery Instructor Class Schedule
- Get the Equipment The archery equipment used is state-of-the-art and designed to fit every student.
- Get the Curriculum The National Archery in the Schools (NASP) curriculum will provide students with the skills necessary to participate in and enjoy the lifelong sport of target archery.
- Thank you to our many sponsors!
If you would like to Adopt-A-School, please contact DNR Archery Education Coordinator Kathy Garland at 313-396-6871 or GarlandK3@michigan.gov.