Archery Club is open to 4th- and 5th-graders and will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7:50 – 8:20 a.m., in the Orchard gym. Archery Club will run from mid-October to mid-December. There will be a parent meeting in mid-October.
Safety is our number one focus, so only certified persons will be allowed in the gym during practice. Certification training for parents will be offered. For more information, contact one of the advisers.
What is NASP
The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is an in-school program aimed at improving educational performance among students in grades 4th – 12th. Through it, students are learning focus, self-control, discipline, patience, and the life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life. For more information about NASP, please visit http://nasp.washingtonarchery.org/home.
Units of Study were written by Education, Conservation, and Target archery experts to meet state and national educational standards. This enabled NASP® to speak the language of educators who are intent on teaching core content throughout the school day. These units were designed for inclusion in a school’s Physical Education curriculum but in a few NASP® schools these archery lessons are presented by history, language, art, and even Spanish teachers.
Instructor Training was developed so teachers in every participating school could be certified to present NASP® lessons that are safe for students, instructors, bystanders, and the facility.
Archery Equipment used in NASP® is highly standardized to be safe, durable, economical, and most importantly, universal fit for almost every student. In NASP® learning the “process” of shooting is stressed far more than arrow scores.