The ASAP (After School Archery Program) was conceived by the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) to serve as a next-step youth activity for all the youth in the USA who wanted more than just a first-peek at this fun sport.
As the program was developed, other leading archery associations joined forces to create a complete activity that helps new archers gain confidence and experience in a wide variety of archery styles.
What does each partner bring to ASAP?
- The National Field Archery Association (NFAA) is the leader in conducting community archery events
- The USA Archery is the official governing body for Olympic archery. They have included an introductory scoring game into the ASAP that teaches new archers about the Junior Olympic program.
- The Archery Shooters Association (ASA) is a leader in conducting 3-D archery events all over the country and has included a scoring game that teaches how to shoot at a scoring target that isn't exactly round!
- The National Alliance for the Development of Archery (NADA) is an association of certified archery instructors and coaches from all walks of life and serves as the ASAP program facilitator.
- The Archery Trade Association (ATA) represents the archery industry -- its member manufacturers, pro shops, and distributors.
You can start an After School Archery Program quickly and easily. All you need are some interested youth archers and an adult instructor who has been trained and certified by USA Archery, NFAA, 4-H, or National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). A special start-up package can be obtained from www.afterschoolarchery.com.