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Archery in the Schools

The National Archery in the Schools Program teaches archery to students during a 2-week curriculum.

Astrid Huseby, Recruitment & Retention Specialist

The Details of Archery in the Schools

What you need for Archery in the Schools

  • Administrative approval.
  • A teacher to volunteer to teach the course. In most schools, NASP is taught by physical education teachers.
  • MassWildlife to come to your school for the required certification training.
National Archery in the Schools Program. Students taking aim.

How to get Archery in the Schools

Email Astrid Huseby at astrid.huseby@state.ma.us for more information and to sign up for a certification course.

Call Astrid Huseby at (508) 389-6305 for more information and to sign up for a certification course.

More info about Archery in the Schools

Why archery?

Archery is a fun sport for people of all ages and abilities. It helps improve student motivation, behavior, and focus. Archery helps improve self-confidence and can introduce students to the natural world.

 What is NASP?

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) introduces students to archery in an active school setting. Program partners, like MassWildlife, train teachers on the curriculum and help with providing the needed tools.

Three core elements of NASP

  • Archery Curriculum: The study units fit into a school's physical education curriculum. However, it can be taught as a part of other school subjects.
  • Teacher Training: MassWildlife holds an 8-hour Basic Archery Instructor Course. This course trains teachers on equipment, education, and safety standards. These trainings are free for physical educators thanks to the New England Chapter of the Safari Club International who purchase the training packets. 
  • Equipment and Safety: The bow used in the curriculum has no set draw length or weight. This allows beginners to be more successful regardless of their size or strength. 

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