NASP – National Archery in the Schools Program

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is an in-person program aimed at improving educational performance among students in grades 4 – 12. The program teaches students focus, self-control, discipline, patience, and the life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life. Archery is a safe and fun activity for all students regardless of athletic skill, gender, or size. 

Schools that are a part of Nevada’s NASP program learn the basics of archery through their physical education courses. In addition, schools can participate in the state tournament held in Las Vegas every year! This tournament hosts hundreds of students from across Nevada to compete! Check out the video below:

We partner with schools and teachers throughout Nevada to get the training and equipment needed for your school to host a NASP team. Teachers facilitating the NASP program must go through the Basic Archery Instructor Course (BAI). This course teaches archery instruction techniques to both novices and experienced archers alike. Course content includes NASP program overview, range set-up and safety, use of the string bow, the eleven step to archery success, coaching techniques, and an equipment portion covering nomenclature, inspection, operation, and maintenance. Teachers who complete their BAI are certified to teach Olympic style archery to school-age students.

If you’re interested in becoming involved in the Nevada’s NASP program contact your regional coordinator:

Elko Area – Julie Gabrielson – jgabrielson@ndow.org

Las Vegas Area – Aaron Keller – akeller@ndow.org

Reno Area – Zac Campbell – zcampbell@ndow.org

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