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N.A.S.P BC - National Archery in the Schools Program



What is NASP®?

National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) is an archery program that promotes youth education and physical activity. Originally developed in the United States, NASP began as a program only for schools, but now spans 5 countries and 3 continents and is offered to camps, community groups, and other organizations. NASP provides training to youth from grades 4 to 12. The program covers archery safety, technique, concentration skills, self-improvement, and proper use of equipment.

 

 

 

 

 


NASP BC

NASP BC is a regional body of NASP which is headquartered in the United States. The BC Wildlife Federation has partnered with NASP, coordinates the distribution of information and provides support to NASP Basic Archery Instructors (BAIs) and the Basic Archery Instructor Trainers (BAITs). NASP BC also coordinates tournaments and links NASP schools in BC together.

Archery stance

 

The program objectives are to:

  • Improve self-confidence, motivation, concentration and focus
  • Improve academic performance and increase attendance in Physical Education classes
  • Increase student interest in hunting and shooting sports

 

 

 


How to Get NASP in Your School or Community

Before presenting the 2-week archery course to students, teachers must undergo an 8-hour NASP® Basic Archery Instructor Training (BAIT) Program.
During training, teachers learn how to set up and operate a safe archery range in their gymnasium. They are taught whistle signals which are used to direct students to do various maneuvers. They are also taught archery techniques,  safety, and the “Eleven Steps to Archery Success”. Finally, sessions are conducted to explain inspection, maintenance and operation of the bows and arrows.

Contact NASP BC's Coordinator, Chris Lim, to arrange a BAI training and for assistance in getting NASP started in your school or community.

Chris Lim
NASP BC Coordinator
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(604) 882-9988 x228 


Training Requirements

Before bringing NASP into your organization, teachers/instructors must first complete an 8-hour Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) course. During training, instructors are taught how to set up and operate a safe archery range, proper archery technique, and are taught the “11 Steps to Archery Success”. Instructors will also learn how to inspect, maintain, and repair compound bows and arrows.

During training, instructors are taught how to set up and operate a safe archery range, proper archery technique, and are taught the “11 Steps to Archery Success”. Instructors will also learn how to inspect, maintain, and repair compound bows and arrows. 

 

 

 

 


Equipment Costs

After successfully completing BC NASP’s 8-hour training, equipment is ordered by the school. One set of archery equipment kit costs about $4,000. However, this cost may be partially subsidized by BC NASP, depending on available funds. Many schools have turned to their local communities to fundraise for these kits and have had overwhelming support.

The archery equipment used in the typical kit consists of:

  • 12 bows (ten right-hand and two left-hand)
  • five-dozen arrows
  • five targets
  • bow rack
  • an arrow restraint net (30' L x 8'3" H)
  • archery repair kit

For general information about BC NASP, please contact Chris Lim by email or by phone 604-882-9988 ext 228.

 


NASP BC Tournaments

2018 NASP BC Provincial Tournament 

Kelowna, BC

April 2018
 
Early Registration opens January 2018
 
 
 

NASP Schools

Watch this space for more information, coming soon.
 
 

NASP Basic Archery Instructors