NASP® Invites Its Students to the 2021 Virtual Nationals
The non-profit National Archery in the Schools Program has made the difficult decision to replace the largest archery tournaments in the world, our in-person 2021 NASP® Western and Eastern national events due to continued health risks, and other limiting factors.
Instead, for 2021 NASP® will offer a safe and inclusive virtual national tournament.
All students enrolled in an “active” NASP® school will be eligible to participate in this virtual national event. An “active” NASP® school provides in-school NASP® archery lessons during the school day by a certified NASP® instructor.
Details for participating in the 2021 NASP® Virtual Nationals as well as a new event named the NASP® National Warmup ,will be posted at https://www.naspschools.org/ and www.nasptournaments.org on March 1, 2021.
One of the largest barriers to participation in our national events is travel. By removing this barrier with a virtual format, we fully expect this to be our largest tournament to date and another world record. We hope that you and your school will be a part of this fun way to make archery history!
At this time, NASP® is still planning for an in-person Open Championship to be held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and Sports Complex on June 10 – 12, 2021. Participation in this Virtual NASP® National will be a prerequisite for any schools to register in the 2021 Open Championship
What is NASP®
NASP® is an activity that doesn’t discriminate based on popularity, athletic skill, gender, size, or academic ability. It’s a different kind of team sport. It’s open to any student. Its biggest supporters are professional educators. Teams come together around one thing: Archery.
The National Archery in the Schools Program is an in-school program aimed at improving educational performance among students in grades 4th – 12th. And through it, students are learning focus, self-control, discipline, patience, and the life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life.
Click here to see our Mission Statement and Guiding Principles
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 teacher.
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. Teachers have a choice of being certified as NASP® Basic Archery Instructors (BAI – 8 hours) or Basic Archery Instructor Trainers (BAIT–24 hours). To date more than 90,000 people have been certified by NASP®.
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. The only bow used in NASP® is a “Genesis®” compound which has no let-off and is adjustable from 10-20 pounds in draw weight at any draw length. And the only arrow is the Easton 1820 aluminum “Genesis” arrow.