About the National Archery in the Schools Program
Designed to teach International style target archery in physical education classes in 4th-12th grades, core content covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, core strengthening physical fitness and self-improvement. Before presenting the 2-week archery course, teachers undergo an 8-hour National Archery in the Schools Program® Basic Archery Instructor Training Program.
Students shoot at 80 cm bulls-eye targets placed before an arrow curtain in their gymnasium. Equipment used is state-of-the art and designed to fit every student. Thanks to support from the archery industry, the $6,000 equipment ‘kits’ can be purchased by schools for $3,100 to $3,500 dependant upon which targets and bow hanging units are chosen. The National Archery in the Schools Program® (NASP®) brings the sport of archery to millions of students in schools across the United States & various other countries.
An Archery education program that was started in Kentucky in 2002 and spreading throughout the United States Physical Education Curriculum for fourth through twelfth grade students Instruction in International Style Target Archery Follows National Physical Education Standards.