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




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. The program certifies schools to turn their gymnasiums to international-style archery ranges.


Originally founded in the USA, The BC Wildlife Federation is proud to serve as the regional headquarters for NASP in British Columbia.

NASP BC is available to help with the distribution of information and provides support to NASP Basic Archery Instructors (BAIs), Basic Archery Instructor Trainers (BAITs) and also coordinates BC’s annual NASP tournaments and connects BC NASP schools 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





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.



1. Contact NASP BC Coordinator

2. Order NASP Equipment

3. Certify teachers as Basic Archery Instructors

4. How to hold NASP classes during school hours



Contact Chris Lim, NASP BC Coordinator directly at:

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(604) 882-9988 x228 





Bringing NASP into your organization is easier than you think! The BC NASP Coordinator is here to help teachers/instructors complete an 8-hour Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) course, at your school at the time that is most convenient to you.

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. 



After successfully completing NASP’s 8-hour training, equipment is ordered by the school.

One of the great benefits for being part of NASP is every NASP students uses the same equipment! Same bow, same arrow, same target! This allows NASP archers from BC to South Africa to be on an equal playing field.

A NASP kit costs roughly $4,000. However, this cost may be partially subsidized by NASP BC, depending on available funds. Many schools have turned to their local communities or BCWF Clubs 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



2018 NASP BC Provincial Tournament


Click here to see Tournament Report and Results


2019 NASP BC Provincial Tournament


Saturday April 20, 2018

Kelowna Secondary School

Kelowna, BC

Registration Openning November 2018



2019 NASP Canada National Tournament


Date: TBD

Evraz Place Event Plex

Regina, SK

Registration Opening Winter 2019



2019 NASP Open Tournament

Formerly, the NASP World Championship

July 25, 2019 - July 27, 2019

Music City Centre

Nashville, TN

Click here for registration and more information



Find the closest NASP school or organization to you here.





NASP BC Basic Archery Instructor Courses

There are currently no Basic Archery Instructor courses scheduled at this time. 

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