New Exciting Opportunity!
Are you interested in doing archery at your school? You will now have the opportunity to learn how to make this happen at our pre-conference workshop on Friday, October 11 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We have limited spots available, so make sure to register today! Deadline to register is Friday, October 4.
Studies show that archery improves student motivation, attention, behavior, attendance, and focus. It is also great for students that aren’t involved with other school sports.
NASP® (National Archery in the Schools Program) is an in-school archery program for students in grades 4th- 12th. The archery curriculum was written by education, conservation, and target archery experts to meet state and national educational standards. Currently, ODFW is providing both the certification training and equipment kits needed to start NASP® at no cost to Oregon schools. This includes the training needed to be an archery instructor and equipment including: bows, arrows, a back-stop curtain, targets, and a bow rack.
Archery is currently a growing sport here in Oregon, and each year more schools become involved in NASP®. NASP® is both an in-school and after-school activity. This means that competition and scholarship opportunities are growing as well. This past year we had over 9,000 students from 78 school participate in NASP®. At the State NASP® tournament ODFW was able to award $4,500 in scholarship prizes.
Want to learn more about how NASP® is run and some frequently asked questions? Check out the document!