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

 

 

 

 
The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is an in-school program aimed at improving educational performance among students in grades 4th - 12th. 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 archery training to youth from grades 4 to 12 (i.e. ages 10-18). Through NASP, students learn focus, self-control, discipline, patience, and the life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life.
 
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. 
 

 

The BC Wildlife Federation is proud to serve as the regional headquarters for NASP in British Columbia.NASP BC provides training and support to NASP schools, instructors, trainers, and coordinates tournaments.

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! NASP BC offers archery instructor training to teachers and community leaders. As part of our safety protocols, all NASP instructors must receive our Baisc Achery Instructor (BAI) designation. 

 


The BAI designation is an 8-hour archery course. No previous archery experience is required to take the training.During the course instructors are taught:

  • How to set up and operate a safe archery range (indoors and outdoors) 
  • International-style archery technique
  • The “11 Steps to Archery Success”
  • Coaching techniques
  • Behaviour Management
  • How to inspect, maintain, and repair compound bows and arrows. 

Certification is perpetual (does not expire) so long as the instructor teaches one NASP course every two years and submits an annual online BAI report. 

 


To set up a BAI course, please contact Chris Lim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

After completing NASP training, it is time to order equipment. 

What make NASP stand out from other archery programs around the world is our principle of "universal fit". Universal fit means that all NASP archers, from around the wordl, use the same equipment. The same bow, same arrow, same targets,right down to our arrow curtains! This guiding principle allows all NASP archers to compete on equal ground.

 

 

NASP kits cost between $4,000 - $7000 depending how the kit is purchase (i.e. through NASP USA or Canadian archery stores). Though the start-up cost of the kit is high, the kit essentially pays for itself in two year by providing youth the experience and opportunity to engage in a different kind of team sport. 

Ordering equipment can be complicated at times, for assitance please contact us at 604.882.9988 x228. 

2018 NASP USA Order Form - Canada (PDF)

 


A NASP kit consists of the following equipment:

  • Bows (original Genesis) 12 – (10 right / 2 left)
  • Arrows 10 dozen
  • 5 Targets
  • 1 Backstop net (arrow curtain)
  • 1 Equipment repair kit
  • 1 Bow rack
  • 10 Floor quivers

 


NASP BC can provide NASP Equipment Grants (up to $1000) to new schools who choose to purchase equipment through NASP USA. There are two NASP Equipment Grants left for 2018

To be eligible you must:

  • Be recognized school in British Columbia
  • Not be a pre-existing NASP school
  • Order all your equipment from NASP USA

To apply: Email Chris Lim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with the subject "2018 NASP Equipment Grant".

Grant deadline: December 31, 2018

 

2018 NASP BC Provincial Tournament

 

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

 

 


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 is proud to announce that we now offer NASP School Demonstrations. Demonstrations are intended for schools who areon the fence about adopting NASP into curriculum.
 
Demonstrations start at $6 per student per lesson - minimum of 28 students. 3 lessons are recommended. Lessons range from 60-90 minutes. Demonstrations can be customized to fit with school/class schedules.
 
 

 

 

 

 

NASP BC Basic Archery Instructor Courses


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

To schedule a course, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .