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National Archery in the Schools Program

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) is an introductory level program that teaches youth from 4th grade through high school about the lifetime sport of target archery and provides an opportunity to grow their interest through local, state, national and world tournaments. The program is designed to be done during school hours during the physical education class.


Aside from the primary goal of teaching the basic skills needed to learn a traditional, lifetime shooting sport, NASP® aims to improve student motivation, attention, behavior and focus as well as increase their class attendance. The program helps students develop their micro- and macro-motor skills in addition to their listening and observation skills. Furthermore, NASP® has excelled at improving student's overall self-esteem, promoting graduation instead of dropping out.

For teachers

NASP® offers an 8-hour training to teach teachers how to teach the NASP® curriculum in a positive and rewarding atmosphere.



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S3DA Mission Statment

The goal of the Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) Program is to provide archery and bowhunting opportunities for young people in after-school settings as well as with archery-affiliated clubs and businesses in the community. We provide an effective after-school archery program, focusing on 3-D, indoor target and outdoor target archery, and the certification and tools to deliver the instruction to youth. As a result, S3DA expects to see increased participation in 3-D and target archery by youth and parent archers using compound bows and traditional archery equipment while also helping to increase participation at local, state and national archery events. In addition, S3DA expects to help provide a basic understanding and respect for our natural resources, environment and nature, with special emphasis on modern wildlife conservation and regulated sport hunting.