NASP® Quotes and Testimonials from Teachers Principals and Superintendents.
The archery unit has been a very good addition to our physical education program at Lone Oak Middle School. Many students who have not had a lot of success in traditional physical education activities are excelling in archery.
One example of this at our school involved a boy with Down Syndrome. He was in a regular eighth grade physical education class. He always did his best no matter what the activity. Archery was no exception. He had never shot a bow before, so this was a new experience for him. I was worried that he might even hurt himself, so I really kept a close eye on him.
After a little practice he really started to get the hang of it. The second day that we were doing some shooting we had a class competition and this boy came in third place out of a class of about 25. Seeing his face with a great big smile on it and hearing him say yeah while pumping his fist in the air after hitting a bull's eye, well that was priceless.
Barry Tidwell Physical Education Teacher Lone Oak Middle School, Paducah, KY.
Erick Kestila, Parent
My daughter Mariah is dyslexic and did not like school. She did well in school, but did not like going. She did not participate in any school activities. When she started shooting NASP in 7th Grade she started liking to go to school. She found something that was fun to do. Then she joined the 4H NASP after school shooting club which helped her gain confidence in the sport of Archery. She has won the State NASP title for Michigan three years in a row. She has now joined many other organizations at school like Key Club, Art Club, and Theater. NASP has given her the confidence to try new things
A PRINCIPALS PERSPECTIVE
Julian Petzold, Principal
We have 2 students on crutches and have been shooting, including a student who has no ability to grip with her right hand.
My students with disabilities have been very eager to participate in archery.
My two students who use crutches are able to shoot very easily by having another student carry their bow to the shooting line and retrieve their arrows after shooting. The students have commented on how they can still participate in PE after breaking their leg because it is archery.
One student is recovering from cancer in her right forearm. She has no ability to grip with her right hand due to the extensive muscle damage caused when removing her tumor. I strap her bow to her right hand and wrist with an elastic band so that it will not fall after each shot. Hannah also prefers to have her teacher hold the bow once she is at full draw. She is shooting very well. It just took some trial and error attempts to get it right for her liking. We tried multiple methods of shooting until we found what worked AND she liked best.
A TEACHERS PERSPECTIVE:
Thomas E. Barnes, Detroit Public Schools
In our third year of NASP® participation, I could not be more pleased. Student motivation is high, female interest and participation in physical education classes soars during the semester we target shoot and discipline incidents drop as well. The moment that defined what the meaning of this program to my students came this year when we held our fifth grade tournament. Seven classroom champions competed from a total of about 125 students, five of the seven wanted to win so bad they were in tears when they did not win.
Two weeks later, when asked if they would write a short paragraph about what the archery program meant to them, every student in the program, some 325 students, not just the fifth graders but every class I asked wanted to contribute a paper. We held it to one class to keep down the paperwork! Our plan is to try to qualify for the national tournament next year!
Thanks for a great program and all of the support we receive from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan State University's 4H Youth Development Program.
Rod Bragg-Home School Parent
I have seen a lot of great things from NASP. We shoot 2 times a week in a cold barn and it is hard to get the kids to leave. I have watched kids come out of their shells. Last night I watched a shy boy who shot 170 as a 5th grader shoot 250. Squirrelly kids calm down and focus. I have seen the best athletes praise kids of lesser ability. Handicapped kids have shot in my barn.
The archery program has been a lifesaver to have for our students. Our students can do the work they just need some motivational strategies to get them to do their work in order to succeed. They have really changed their grades and their behaviors have decreased. I have less people in ISAP and detention now. They really work hard to get the archery program. In the past they were allowed to go to the gym and play basketball for 25 minutes a day if they were good. That worked for a while but then if they didn't want to do their work they chose not to. This archery program has been a plus for our special education students that weren't willing to do work before. They would cause problems in the classroom and back talk the teachers. This is not happening now. They were skipping school and this has decreased.
Mr. Anderson has been excellent with the archery program and has certain guidelines for this program or they don't get it weekly. They work really hard and they will really push themselves on Wednesday and Thursday to get archery. In the past they would quit Wednesday. There have been several things that the students wanted to say like why are we doing this and all I have to say is you are working for the archery on Fridays and they get to work. I am really pleased with the success and they feel special and it has really helped the self esteem because they feel success in the classroom and out of the classroom. They really look forward to going on Fridays. I had two people that earned it the first week. The second week I had 5 people. They went back to the classroom and talked about it and it sounded really interesting for these kids. They really tried hard and wanted to participate. They encourage each other and they work together to make sure their buddies get to go. I have some students that are really good at this sport and not successful in anything else. Kim Young Math Teacher Garrard County Middle School
TESTIMONIALS FROM AUSTRALIA
The archery program at Seaford Primary School has created great excitement. Included as part of the physical education program in the senior grades, it provides a unique opportunity for all students to participate at an equal level. Although in the early stages of implementation there is great expectation that participation in the National Archery in Schools Program will have a positive effect on the achievement of students in all areas of the curriculum, through its ability to engage students, develop positive attitudes to school and in promoting positive student interaction with each other and with their teachers.
Michael Browne: Principal, Seaford Primary School Australia
The children are very excited about doing archery, and it is an activity where all of them are able to achieve success. The thing about success is that once you have experienced it, you want more. If we can give these children a hunger for success, they will look for other ways to achieve it in their lives. This will lead to their staying at school in order to obtain employment skills. Everybody wins. Caroline Paz:
NASP® Coordinator, St. Annes Catholic Primary School Australia
The Frankston East Community is very excited at the prospect of the National Archery In Schools Program® commencing next week, the 1st. of May. The program is being offered to our Year 5 and 6 children as a high interest incentive activity. We see NASP® running parallel with our mentor/engagement/wellbeing program which is conducted by the Primary Welfare Officer. Early indications are that we will have nearly one hundred per cent attendance at our after school session on Wednesday afternoon. At this early stage we remain enthused at the potential the NASP® will open up to us in the coming months.
Philip Farrar: Principal, Frankston East Primary School Australia
Hands waved eagerly in deaf applause and students jostled at the target line to get the best view of the very first bulls eye achieved by a student at Victorian College for the Deaf! It was a feat that was excitedly acknowledged, and it generated vibrant discussion, as students were keen to continue practicing so that they too might keep improving their aim and eventually achieve a bull's eye. Though teaching and training the students only began on Monday 16th April, they have responded with much enthusiasm and are enjoying learning the challenges of this new sport - they are also adept at assisting with setting up the Archery range which pleases their teachers greatly! As our deaf students are visual rather than auditory learners, they have quickly learnt to respond to the hand-signals that accompany the whistle signals, and are learning and reinforcing with each other, the need to carefully follow the safety disciplines and procedures. Already the National Archery in the Schools Program® is proving to be a very positive initiative in our school.
Julie Rees: Vice Principal, Victorian College for the Deaf Australia
What I have noticed the most about NASP® is the response from the non-typical athletes. I have found, that by the time many girls enter middle school, they already believe that they are not any good in any of the PE programs. I have to convince many of them to try and shoot, and once they do, they really like it. In addition, many of the challenged students in Physical Education classes, who may not be very good at other PE activities, excel in the archery program. Once these students get the feel of the bow and how the equipment works, they do not want to stop.
Do I think archery makes a big difference in the schools? Absolutely.
This program introduces students to an activity that is not based on how big or muscular one is, but on how much one practices their eye hand coordination. This program lets many kids who never liked Physical Education, to look forward to it now. In an age where it seems like more and more kids are playing video games, archery gives kids a new reason to start moving again. Jen Pittman Georgia Department of Natural Resources 770.918.6416 phone
In the city of Louisville very few students have any exposure to archery. It is very rewarding to introduce the activity to the students for the first time. For the kids who are not traditional athletes, you can witness their self-esteem drastically improve when they experience a little success with a bow.
Kyle McKune PE Teacher Moore Traditional Middle School
In regards to the National Archery in the School Program®, here in Kentucky it is one of the few programs that are all-inclusive. We do not have a single child in our building, whether they are gifted and talented, mentally challenged, tall or short, big or little, male or female, or any sub-group of our population that does not participate in our program. It is such a joy to see kids learning, developing skills, getting involved, and having fun. There is absolutely no down-side to this program. Any school not offering this to their children is missing a golden opportunity. Find out more today.
Rich Prewitt, Principal Whitley County Middle School, Williamsburg, KY
What we basically did was offer archery during our exploratory period. Most of the students in the school are in Accelerated Reading or Choir during this time. But we also offer archery from 7:50 to 9:00 for a two week period. At the end of the two week period another 15 students will take the class while those that just finished go back to their Exploratory Classes. 15 is a good low number to work with, and with 405 students in the school we will eventually teach a two week unit of archery to every student in the building. In addition, we are also offering archery during our 21st Century Program. This is for 2 hours 3 days a week. The kids love it. We currently have a shooter of the week, who gets his or her picture taken and placed on the bulletin board in the front of the building. We appreciate the opportunity that you have given us to bring in a curriculum that helps the students become more excited about coming to school and gives them a lifetime activity to participate in.
Aaron D. Anderson Pine Knot Middle School Principal School
First of all congratulations on being part of one of the greatest things that was ever implemented in the public school system. The archery program has been a great success here at McLean County Middle School. Also congrats on the success of the state competition that aired on Ky. Afield, I've had student's boys, and girls alike that saw that program and are now asking if they can go compete. My female students are finding great success, sometimes being a better archer than their male counterparts. It has really improved kids self-esteem. Thanks for your part and the KDFW.
James Sartain Health/PE McLean County Middle School - KY
The archery program at Union County Middle School has made a major impact on kids in the P.E.. department. Many of the students at our school are not the competitive type but really enjoy the archery program. Kids that never wanted to participate in any activity bug me all the time about shooting the bows. It has really help the student with low ability or low self esteem, because they are the ones that usually will win the shooting competition in class. We are planning to start an after school archery program and compete in this year's State Tournament. It was a great idea to start this program and I am very glad that I was able to get in the training last year.
Scott Ricks Physical Education Teacher Union County Middle School, Morgantown, KY.
The thing that I like about the archery program is the same kids that dominate your everyday Physical Education activities do not always dominate this. It teaches every kid something. The kids that are normally good at everything in PE class have to learn how to work at something they are not naturally good at. While some of the other kids get to feel what it is like to be the best at something. It is something that makes the average kid feels like a superstar. It also teaches the kids about safety, and how unsafe habits can cause injury to themselves or others around them. I have told Jennie before that when this idea was first pitched to me I was the biggest skeptic, but after doing it for a year and taking a group of kids to one of the contests I can say I am a big fan of the program.
Drew Heuertz PE/Health Teacher East Jessamine Middle School
Quote from: Superintendent of Trigg County Schools Tim McGinnis The archery program is an excellent vehicle for moving students forward academically because of the archery-curriculum units that have been developed for classroom use.
Quote from: Tina Davis; Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher for Trigg County Middle School I've never had so much fun coaching a sport in an educational setting in my 20 plus years of teaching. I feel we reach the students academically, socially, emotionally, mentally and physically through the Archery in Kentucky Schools Program.
Quote from: Kenny Roark Principal Leatherwood Elementary in Perry County, KY. The National Archery In the Schools Program® has benefited our school in many ways. The students who participate have developed more confidence in themselves and promoted higher self esteem. The archery students who participated at the state archery tournament last spring had an experience of a lifetime. They are still talking about their performance. Our students are very excited about this year's upcoming tournament as well. A child doesn't have to be the best athlete on campus in order to achieve high success at shooting the bow and arrow, and this allows them to experience what it feels like to achieve something positive. The program also introduces kids to the outdoors and helps them realize that there is more to enjoying free time than playing video games.
Hank Smith Stanford Elementary Lincoln County KY
My student story is about Laura. Laura was a freshman student who had participated in band, but had never been on any sports team or had never been a part of any other organization. She asked one day if she could be on the archery team, upon seeing the flyers I put up around school. She began finding ways to ask me about it every day and upon the first practice, arrived at the indoor facility where we were going to shoot.
After learning how, she discovered that she had good hand-eye coordination. She actually began shooting groups by the first night and by the third practice; she was hitting a bull's eye group. She informed her dad, when he picked her up, that she had found her niche in High School and gave me a hug as she left. Her obvious confidence grew, she began encouraging others and by the time we attended the first statewide shoot, she was no longer the shy, quiet girl, but the archery spokesperson for our group.
Our local Ducks Unlimited chapter sponsored our team shirts and Laura showed up in a purple bandana with SHS archery painted on it. She was so excited and so encouraging to others she said upon our entrance into the arena that she had never been more proud to represent her school and was smiling uncontrollably. After the competition was ended, we waited for the following flights to finish. As we did so, I walked over to check the board and noticed that Laura had one of the highest scores of the day and that only Middle school archers were ahead of her. It was soon after I discovered that there were no more High School archers and that Laura was the first High School State Champion!
Words cannot describe the look on her face as I walked down into the bleachers and quietly told her that she had just won! Almost immediately, they announced her name as the state champion and our kids erupted. I have never been more aware of what this program has done for at least one student and I have never been more proud to be an educator than I was on that day. Thank you to everyone who started this wonderful opportunity for students like Laura.
Tommy Floyd, Principal Somerset High School, Pulaski County, KY.
To whom it may concern: The archery program at Garrard Middle School has promoted student attendance, fewer behavioral referrals, and improved academics. This sport has provided a non-intimidating opportunity for many students who may not have been successful in the past with other competitive events and sports.
Linda Kyle Special Education teacher Garrard Middle School
I attended the NASP® workshop in Feb. of 2005...I was very impressed with the structure and the handling of all the matters. It was a great class.. Since then we have gotten our equipment and had our first class March 17th it went wonderful..All our students were excited and ask daily if we can shoot archery ...it really was an amazing plus for our school..Thanks to all who are with this program...
Jon Steffenhagen Gale Ettrick Trempealeau High School G.E.T High School - WI
To all of you at NASP®, would like to THANK YOU for these wonderful bows. I have two daughters shooting for the first time in school and bought them the Genesis bows. My 12 year old daughter has been in 4 tournaments this year 4th place 1st place 2nd place and won 1st over all the elementary school shooters in the last one. Needless to say BOTH my girls are headed to STATE this March. Just thought I would let you know your bows did it. P.S. We also bought one for me and my husband, we love them. We use to shoot the big bows and have found these are as good as them. So keep up the great work. We in Western Kentucky salute yall for a job WELL DONE. Thank you.
Drew Heuertz East Jessamine Middle School Health Teacher Assistant Football Coach at East High
I guess the numbers alone speak for themselves. Last year we had about 15 kids we felt comfortable taking to the tourney. This year we are taking as many as we could fit on a bus!!! If we could (we would) bring more we just don't have room!
Jason Sutton Assistant Principal Meade County High School, Brandenburg, KY
The bottom line is success. Success not just at hitting the ten ring but at getting young people excited about the sport of archery. The Genesis bow has allowed students at all levels, those who have owned a bow for years to those who have never picked up a bow, to be successful. Over 50 young men and young women in our school are learning the basics of archery, finding something new in which to participate, and having a great time in the process. This program is outstanding.
Traci Tobergte Girl Scouts- Archery in the Schools Coordinator Girl Scout Council of Licking Valley, Inc
I will say that the Archery in the School day program is such an asset, not only to schools, but also to the Girl Scout program. This program, like Girl Scouts, is a program of non-formal education. Using experiential learning, students engage in the activity to obtain new skills, learn to relate to others with understanding and respect, build self-esteem and to achieve their full individual potential.
The use of the Genesis bow has made the job even easier. Because Girl Scouts serves a larger population of students over a wider grade span, the use of the Genesis bow has given us the flexibility to serve more students using the same equipment. If not for the Genesis bow, we may have been forced to serve a more limited age bracket of students due to budgeting. Girl Scouts was also able to provide the same program written by the Kentucky Department of Education for schools that were not able to budget the money needed to purchase the archery equipment needed for the program.
Elmer & Regina Sutton
This is the 2nd year my child has participated in the archery program & also the 2nd year he has gone to state. I think this one of the greatest sports to be introduced into the schools in a long time. It has really made a difference in ... the self-respect & confidence he has gained by participating in this program. It doesn't get any better than this!!!!!
Gail L. Begley
Kentucky State Tournament. My students were so excited when we returned home from the state tournament that they wanted to shoot the next day. I've coached several different sports (girl's basketball, girls' cross-country, cheerleaders) and never have my athletes been so excited after a competition. I am so very proud of their accomplishments. Some of my shooters had only learned to shoot this year in the 2 week unit of study I had taught. My little 6th graders bettered their best score by 30-40 points!! They are already talking about being a top shooter next year...Barry
Archery Success for Special Needs Students
The archery unit has been a very good addition to our physical education program at Lone Oak Middle School. Many students who have not had a lot of success in traditional physical education activities are excelling in archery.
One example of this at our school involved a boy with Down's syndrome. He was in a regular eighth grade physical education class. He always did his best no matter what the activity. Archery was no exception. He had never shot a bow before, so this was a new experience for him. I was worried that he might even hurt himself, so I really kept a close eye on him. After a little practice he really started to get the hang of it. The second day that we were doing some shooting we had a class competition and this boy came in third place out of a class of about 25. Seeing his face with a great big smile on it and hearing him say yeah while pumping his fist in the air after hitting a bulls-eye, well that was priceless.
Mack Jones Owner & Operator Bluegrass Archery of Corbin, KY
Impact on Archery Retailers
I would like to express the importance of the National Archery in the Schools Program, for Kentucky and all other states who may participate in this national sport. I have witnessed the increase in Archery both by the school students and their families. The P.E. teachers have stated there is more interest in P.E. classes than in years before, since the beginning of archery in schools. This program gives students a competitive alternative sport other than basketball or football and teaches them appreciation of outdoors, when competing with themselves and others on outdoor ranges. I have watched the changes it has made in so many children and families.
Gary Watters Big South fork Outdoors Whitley City, Kentucky
Impact on Archery Retailers
I wanted to thank Genesis for their promotion of the archery programs in our local school system. I have seen a significant rise in the interest in archery since these programs have been implemented. The interest has not only from been from the youth in the school, but from their parents as well. Since these programs started I have had shooters from four separate programs in my store.
Kim Young -Teacher - Garrard Middle School
The archery program has been a lifesaver to have for our students. Our students can do the work- they just need some motivational strategies to get them to do their work in order to succeed. They have really changed their grades and their (negative) behaviors have decreased. I have less people in ISAP and detention now. They really work hard to get the archery program. In the past they were allowed to go to the gym and play basketball for 25 minutes a day if they were good. That worked for a while but then if they didn't want to do their work they chose not to. This archery program has been a plus for our special education students that weren't willing to do work before.
They would cause problems in the classroom and back talk the
teachers. This is not happening now. They were skipping school and this has decreased. I am really pleased with the success and they feel special and it has really helped the self-esteem because they feel success in the classroom and out of the classroom.
They really look forward to going on Fridays. I had two people that earned it the first week. The second week I had 5 people. They went back to the classroom and talked about it and it sounded really interesting for these kids. They really tried hard and wanted to participate. They encourage each other and they work together to make sure their buddies get to go. I have some students that are really good at this sport and not successful in anything else.
Jerry A. de Bin Chief
Information & Education Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
Helen L. Hart
My son, Philip Franke, has been a member of the Waverly Middle School Archery Club for two years now. I wanted to let you know how much Philip has enjoyed this program and how much he has gained from participating. The Archery Club is a wonderful program for students like Philip who are involved in many extra-curricular activities and still want to participate in a sport.
While archery is a sport of individual skill, it is also a team sport. So, Philip has had a chance to improve his skills on both a personal and team level. Archery teaches the skills of patience, attention to detail, coordination, and concentration. All of these skills may be directly related back to academics, as well. As a result, being a member of the Archery Club reinforced important academic skills and there was no negative impact on academic performance.
When I first heard about the archery program, I was somewhat hesitant to allow my son to participate. I was concerned about potential safety issues that may arise while teaching a group of athletes of this age group. Obviously, if safety skill are not taught, enforced, and revered there is an opportunity for serious injury for the participants. I was very pleased to find how safely and efficiently the program was run. Since becoming a member of the Archery Club, Philip has also practiced his skills at other facilities. He now has an interest in continuing to pursue archery after he leaves Waverly Middle School. In addition, he would like to volunteer to come back to the Middle School to assist with the club once he becomes a student at the High School. I would like to thank you for taking the time and effort to run the Archery Club for the school. I am sure there are many students like Philip who have benefited from membership. It is my hope the Club will continue to be available to students in future school years.
A STUDENTS PERSPECTIVE:
WHAT HAS THE NASP PROGRAM MEANT TO YOU AND HOW HAS IT HELPED YOU AT SCHOOL OR IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE?
The NASP has made me a better archer and so I'm not dying of boredom.
Something special because it's making me feel more competitive in active activities. Also, it helps me focus on what's important. Finally, this program helps me build confidence in me and other things like getting medals and scholarships.
The NASP program means a lot to me because I love archery. The NASP program is giving me experience in a team sport even though my performance depends on my individual effort and it has helped by hand-eye coordination.
NASP held me in school because it helped me learn to concentrate. And it was stress free and relieves me. The NASP program has taught me how to focus and set goals in my life.
The NASP program has helped me in many ways. It has helped me make new friends. It also helps me in school. Archery also has helped me and it is a way to get away from everything. Those are just a few of the many ways NASP helps me.
The NASP means a great deal to me. It helps me concentrate in school, Also I focus better since I started shooting archery. My grades are better in school and I'm enjoying archery and school more.
The NASP program has helped me in my life by making me concentrate better and follow directions more closely. It has also helped me concentrate in school better.
The program has helped me at school and in my personal life by taking everything one step at a time and to not over-think a situation.
The NASP program helped me with my personal life because I have been practicing every day and strengthening my own muscles.
The NASP program has meant a lot to me. It has introduced me to the amazing sport of archery. I have met many different people through NASP. Also being in archery it doesn't interfere with my asthma. The NASP program has meant a lot to me.
The NASP program has been a lot of fun and gives me something to do after school.
The NASP program means a lot to me. I enjoy shooting archery because you are with a lot of kids who enjoy the same things as you. Archery is fun for me because I do well at archery. I met a lot of people I wouldn't normally talk to. Archery also requires a lot more thought and practice than a lot of other sports. Archery means a lot to me and I plan to continue through high school.
The NASP program gives me something to do.
The NASP program helps me stay active. It means determination, patience and it helps me make new friends. Archery teaches me many things.
I think archery is fun. It has taught me patience. It helped me to do the best I can.
It helps me because I go downstairs and shoot instead of watching TV. Also, it keeps me active and strong. Also, it helped me make new friends. I love archery. It helps me concentrate on things better and it helps me to be more patient. NASP teaches me many things.
NASP has helped me because it taught me to be more patient and focus better. I also met a lot of new friends while at practice.
The NASP program keeps me active and helps me as a stress relief. It is also a great place to make friends.
It means a lot to me because it gives something to look forward to do after school. It helped me in school because it made me try harder. It has taught me to set goals for myself. And it gives me stuff to do like practice and go to archery practice.
The NASP program helped me in school because it helps me concentrate. I also like it because when I am at practice I can do my homework. NASP is something that I look forward to improve on. NASP is something that I can keep my grades up and can get my varsity letter.
The NASP program helps me keep my grades up and set goals in my life. In high school I can look forward to earning my varsity letter. But when I am in high school I have to pay attention to my grades. If I don't then I would be kicked off the team. NASP keeps me concentrated and if helps me look forward to accomplishing things in my life.
It is a hobby and I like to hunt with a bow so I practice shooting when I shoot NASP.
To me it has meant for something for me to get excited about and something to always become better at. At school it gives me something to tell people about to be proud of.
The NASP program is very important to me and it gives me focus and concentration. It helps me focus in school. I have a lot of fun too.
Being on the archery team means a lot to me because it's fun. It gives me something to do when I am bored in the basement. We have a target and some arrows. Shooting a bow and arrow doesn't get you active but it is a very good sport. It teaches focus. That's why I'm glad to be an archer.
NASP taught me to stay more focused in sports and take my time and do things mentally. I enjoy the sport. I do it in my free time and try to practice whenever I can. In school it helped me to slow down and take my time.
The NASP program has meant a lot to our family. It is a great sport that teaches patience and instills a lot of self confidence. We have two children involved in the program this year. Last year we were introduced to the program by our oldest son. The program helped him meet a lot of people. He has learned to be more patient. He is also more confident in his everyday life. We feel archery is a great sport that should be in every school. The NASP program also offers chances for scholarships, equipment and sponsorships. It is truly a great program.
For my daughter, with it now being a school sport it now holds her accountable for her grades. It helps her to strive to succeed. It gives her confidence. It taught her a lot with hunting, outdoor life. To set goals and make them. Archery is her life and it shows thru and thru. Her form is amazing, she has been in it from the start and her drive to perform amazes all of us! NASP made this happen and Shelby Simonds thanks you.
Archery is a great way to increase your stamina and have fun. The tournaments are great and it's a great way to make new friends. I've met so many great friends that have the same all round interest and excitement for the great sport of archery. NASP is truly a great opportunity and I will treasure it for the rest of my long days. Archery is a truly precious opportunity that has
humbled me and really opened my eyes to all the possibilities and goals that I can achieve in my lifetime.
Thank you NASP.
Archery has been an amazing experience for me. I feel blessed to be able to do such a fun activity/letter sport! I think people don't realize how much coaches put their time into this. It has helped me because it makes me stronger. It helps me mentally in school. In this I want to say thank you to all the coaches and thank you for making it possible for me to learn an awesome, fun sport. I love all the coaches and how fun they make this sport. Love you all.
The NASP program has helped me focus and I enjoy it very much. I also like competing against other people. I love my bow and being on a team and I want to come next year.
The NASP program means a lot to me is that I get to shoot archery. I get to learn brand new things. I also like NASP because it is very fun and I can get a lot of scholarships, money and prizes. I also am using and learning great new things that I would not be able to enjoy at other school. This is what the NASP has done for me and how it has helped me in school by relieving stress at school.
I like archery because I get to do lots of tournaments. I get to win money, scholarships and equipment. I am able to make a lot of new friends. Archery helps to make my arm stronger. I really like archery. I think it's a great sport.
The NASP program has helped me a lot with my shooting skills and it has made me a better archer. I am still learning as I go but so far everything the NASP coaches have taught me I do and they help a lot making me a better archer.
The NASP program has aided me in finally finding a sport that I am good at. Most sports are either too 'contact', require too much stamina, or too much time. But archery gives me just the perfect amount of requirements that I always have to strive to be better without forcing myself to do too much. I have never been any good at team sports but archery is an individual mental sport. NASP is one of the best things I have gotten involved in.
The NASP program means a lot to me, I've always done it and it's a huge hobby in my life. It gives me something to do in my spare time and gets me outside. It helps me at school by reminding me to take my time, focus and practice.
The NASP program has helped me focus more at school. It has taught me to slow down and take my time. Now I double check my tests.
The NASP program means an opportunity for any student to learn about archery. It taught me how to mentally see things. Another reason is it helped me improve in archery.
It means a lot to me because I've never shot a bow before and now I shoot really good. It helps me focus in school so I can stay on the team. And it helps me want to be in first next year. It makes me have something to look forward to all week.
The NASP program means a lot to me because it gives me an excuse to go outside and practice. It helps me in my personal life because it gives me a new hobby over the weekend.
Being on the archery team is a lot of fun. I'm proud of myself for making the team mostly because before this I've never picked up a compound bow. I can't wait to go to nationals. I'm going to shoot in my basement and work hard in practice so I can get to worlds. That is what I think of archery.
The NASP has meant a lot to me. I love to come down and shoot and have fun. It has helped me pay more attention to what I'm doing.
The NASP program has helped me become a better archer and has taught me to concentrate more at the target and to forget about my score when I was shooting. I have noticed now that I can only be a great archer if I believe that I am a great archer.
The NASP program is a brilliant program. It has helped me blow off stress and prepare for the archery team.
Archery has made me think and look before I act. If you don't you can hurt or injure someone/something. It has also made me more patient. I take little steps but in the end, I succeed. It's not just in the sport, but in life that I have used all of that.
Archery is honestly fun. It's a nice addition to gym class. It seems like almost everyone enjoys it and I am glad we are lucky enough to be part of NASP.
This program gave me a new interest. I knew nothing about archery or that it was a sport now this year. I am thinking about joining the school archery team.
The NASP program has helped me to want to participate in things more. It has also made me enjoy school more, since I can look forward to participating in the NASP.
It has motivated me to shoot outside of class. It gave me a chance to try something new. It proved that you can have fun with sharp things and not get hurt. It gave me a motive to try to train and use stronger bows.
NASP has meant a lot to me. It has changed my school life. I made a new friend and it is really fun. I wish every kid in America could do it. If we didn't have NASP I would be very unhappy and miserable.
I love archery because I feel like we are actually better than the boys, and that never happens in PE.
From YouTube NASP® video - testimonial from a parent
This video doesn't say enough about this program. We are in the second year of the NASP® at my daughter's school. Not only do the kids fall into this, the parents do too. I ended up as one of the coaches at her school. Not to mention that it's helped keep her out of trouble, but it creates father/daughter time. And that is priceless in this day and age. Parents that get involved with this, get just as much out of it as their kids do.
Archery has given my child something to be good at and something to belong to. We all need to feel that we are good at something. The archery team gives my child a chance to belong to a team and also improve as an individual. It has been a great addition to our small school and the kids love it. The community is very proud of the team and what they have accomplished.
The archery in the school program has made my child excited about going to school.
When I think of the archery program I feel it is a form of art. In most sports it is about the speed of your body, this is poise, steadiness and a sharp vision of a different sort. I enjoy watching my son in any sport he chooses to play but in archery I like watching the time he takes taking aim and watching the arrow fly through the air, seeing the joy on his face when he hits the bull's eye. There is time to see that. Archery is a new venture for our school, it seems many of the students are interested and sincerely hope the sport is able to continue.
Archery through the school has been a very positive experience for my son who is in the fourth grade. Through archery he has built self discipline and concentration and a new respect for archery. He has always shown an interest in archery and now has the opportunity to excel in his skills.
Archery at Put In Bay has also given him an opportunity that not all kids get, to compete on a state and national level. They have also gotten the chance to compete against other students who have done this longer, which helps in building their own skills.
I have been very proud of my son and his progress he has made in such a few short months since archery has been offered at our school. I would love to see this opportunity continue for our kids. I feel that for kids my sons age it helps teach them responsibility and concentration. Thank you for the opportunities that have been given to my son since archery.
The archery program has been a wonderful experience for my child. It is a sport that everyone can do and it helps the child to learn coordination and to experience being challenged on an individual basis. All of the children that have participated in this sport have been very enthused about it and have shown up for practice without complaining. The team, school and community were very excited about competing in Columbus and I think it was a fabulous experience for all of them to compete with other schools.
I believe we should continue this sport because it helps teach these children discipline and challenges them to compete to the best of their ability.
The archery program at Put In Bay has been such a phenomenal addition this year. Not only has it provided our children with an additional after school activity (which are few and far between), but it has opened the doors to a program that has taken them across the state and now across the country. It has taught them a new, individual skill that can be enjoyed indoors through school, which then also carries to the outdoors. My son loves it. Susan Harrington - Put in Bay NASP® Archery coach
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