National Archery in the Schools Program

Changing lives, one arrow at a time!

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is a joint venture between State Departments of Education and Wildlife. Several archery equipment manufacturers and organizations are also partners. The program promotes student education, physical education, and participation in the lifelong sport of archery.

Designed to teach international-style target archery in the physical education classes of 4th-12th grades, NASP’s core content covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, core strengthening physical fitness, and self-improvement.

Before presenting the 2-week archery course, teachers undergo an 8-hour National Archery in the Schools Program® and Basic Archery Instructor Training Program.

Students shoot at 80-cm bulls-eye targets placed before an arrow curtain in their gymnasium. The equipment used is state-of-the art and designed to fit every student.

Visit their website at to review how to purchase NASP equipment (for sale to non-profit organizations, public and private schools, and government agencies); to request a copy of the NASP Promotional DVD; and to obtain contact information for all NASP State Coordinators.