There is a great opportunity for school districts around the state to offer an in-school archery program for their students. The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is a cooperative effort between DEC and New York schools to develop and foster youth participation in the lifelong sport of archery. Since its inception in NY in 2008, NASP has reached out to well over 300 schools and 300,000 students.
New York NASP provides quality archery instruction in physical education curricula for grades 4-12 at a national level. The program is designed to train teachers to deliver a minimum of two weeks of archery instruction to NASP students. Aimed to teach international style target archery, the core content covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, and self- improvement.