Archery in the Schools

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

Contact

Astrid Huseby, Recruitment & Retention Specialist

Phone

8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

The Details

What you need

  • 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

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

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.
  • 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. 

Contact

Phone

8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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