National Archery in the Schools Program®
The National Archery in the Schools Program® (NASP), provided in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources, is designed to teach students in grades 4-12 responsibility, discipline and respect while they learn basic archery skills.
After-school clubs are designed to engage students who may not take part in other school sporting activities. Schools in the Fifth District that implement after-school archery clubs may be eligible for funding for start-up or replacement equipment through Operation UNITE’s community coalitions.
“Archery: On Target for Life”
Kentucky Archery in the Schools Program offers the exciting physical education program, “Archery: On Target for Life.” This physical education and cross-curriculum in-school course 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 basic archery instructor training program.
“Archery: On Target for Life” has been offered since March 2002, when it was launched at 21 Kentucky middle schools. Written by the Kentucky Department of Education curriculum specialist, utilizing the National Curriculum Standards required by the Kentucky Education Reform Act, this program holds interesting and creative possibilities for integration with core content in social studies, mathematics, visual arts, history and English/language arts.