The NASP® started when Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) Commissioner, Tom Bennett wanted archery to become a high school sport choice. The KDFWR hosted a Step Outside event to introduce the Kentucky Department of Education to the sport of archery. It was suggested that archery would be a popular sport with students. The Department of Education agreed to help if the program was started as a PE class in middle school.
Prior to the start of the NASP®, most schools didnt offer archery for a few main reasons:
-Questions regarding safety
-Lack of Equipment
-No place to practice or compete
-Teachers lacked the appropriate archery training.
Below: NASP® Pilot Class - Washington D.C. Schools - If they allow NASP® in Washingtion D.C. schools there is NO reason that you cannot have it in YOUR school.
Over 10 million youth have participated in Archery via the NASP® program
Over 10,000 schools have joined.
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