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Equipment

The archery equipment used in NASP is highly standardized to be safe, durable, economical, and most importantly, a universal fit for every student.

In NASP learning the “process” of shooting is stressed far more than arrow scores.

Sights, release aids, and stabilizers are kept out of NASP to facilitate equipment sharing among students in archery class.

EQUIPMENT FAQ

How much does the equipment cost?

There are two standard equipment packages. The half kit that allows six shooters at once costs $4,350.00 plus HST. The full kit that allows ten shooters at once costs $6,650.00 plus HST.

For remote and fly-in locations, there may be a shipping surcharge required to cover additional costs.

How long does the equipment last?

With proper maintenance, the equipment will last for years. During the teacher training session, a portion of the training includes bow and arrow maintenance. This will ensure that your school receives years of fun from your investment. Depending on usage, some wearable components (target covers, fletchings, nocks) will need periodic replacement.

How do we repair the equipment?

Equipment repairs are demonstrated during the teacher training session so staff are able to maintain the equipment and make basic repairs.

Can we share a kit with another school?

Yes, this is a great way to reduce the upfront cost of the equipment. You may share the full kit with another school. The full kit easily fits in a minivan to transport between schools. Teachers from both schools must be present at the same teacher training session.

If we already have some archery equipment, can we just buy the equipment we need?

Sort of. NASP is designed to be the same for every student in the world. The Mathews Genesis bow, and the Easton NASP arrow are mandatory and must be used by the school in order to run NASP. However, if you already have some equipment like the backstop netting, bow rack and targets, your school is not required to purchase those items again.

Can we buy additional equipment in the future?

Absolutely. Contact the OFAH NASP Coordinator at 705-748-6324 ext. 235, or nasp@ofah.org and you will be able to purchase equipment at an amazing discounted price.

EQUIPMENT FAQ

How much does the equipment cost?

There are two standard equipment packages. The half kit that allows six shooters at once costs $4,350.00 plus HST. The full kit that allows ten shooters at once costs $6,650.00 plus HST.

For remote and fly-in locations, there may be a shipping surcharge required to cover additional costs.

How long does the equipment last?

With proper maintenance, the equipment will last for years. During the teacher training session, a portion of the training includes bow and arrow maintenance. This will ensure that your school receives years of fun from your investment. Depending on usage, some wearable components (target covers, fletchings, nocks) will need periodic replacement.

How do we repair the equipment?

Equipment repairs are demonstrated during the teacher training session so staff are able to maintain the equipment and make basic repairs.

Can we share a kit with another school?

Yes, this is a great way to reduce the upfront cost of the equipment. You may share the full kit with another school. The full kit easily fits in a minivan to transport between schools. Teachers from both schools must be present at the same teacher training session.

If we already have some archery equipment, can we just buy the equipment we need?

Sort of. NASP is designed to be the same for every student in the world. The Mathews Genesis bow, and the Easton NASP arrow are mandatory and must be used by the school in order to run NASP. However, if you already have some equipment like the backstop netting, bow rack and targets, your school is not required to purchase those items again.

Can we buy additional equipment in the future?

Absolutely. Contact the OFAH NASP Coordinator at 705-748-6324 ext. 235, or nasp@ofah.org and you will be able to purchase equipment at an amazing discounted price.

"It is so much fun and engages everyone. This is an inclusive activity and it helps to build everyone's level of confidence."

Julie Cyr, Teacher
École secondaire Cité-Supérieure, Marathon

"Instruction in NASP reaches every student. Each student form grade 3/4 to grade 7/8 participated without barriers. This includes students on the Autism spectrum, A student with below the waist paralysis using a walker, and students formally identified with other learning disabilities. Three grade 8 girls who NEVER participate in gym class did participate in the NASP program, and after the first two days did not even need to have extra encouragement to do so."

Cathy Mask, Teacher
St. John Bosco Catholic School, Barry's Bay

"NASP is a great program from many points of view. It is enjoyable as a sport. Both students who are athletically inclined and students who don't usually excel at team sports can find great success with archery. As well, it helps students develop self-discipline and self-confidence. From a mental health point of view, archery promotes mindfulness and inner focus. Many of our students who struggle with anxiety and/or stress find archery relaxing and to a certain degree, therapeutic. Finally, archery has become a great vehicle for parent engagement. During our evening archery club sessions, many parents attend and an increasing number of parents are starting to participate as shooters. All in all, NASP is a great program that benefits our school community in many ways."

Dan Russell, Principal
Alexandra Community School, Owen Sound

"A comprehensive and student-centred program which allows learners to actively engage in target games to improve and widen their skill set."

Sherry Fernandes, Teacher
Courtice Secondary School

"We have one young gentleman, who is on a behaviour IEP who made the archery team. This is a young man who doesn't see a lot of success at school. When asked to write about something he was proud of, he wrote to his teacher about the being able to go to the tournament."

Kari Shufflebotham, Teacher
Hillcrest Elementary School, Owen Sound

"NASP has been a huge success at our school. We have a 100% participation rate with our students from grades 5 to 8. In 2019 our school team did extremely well at the Eastern Ontario Tournament, which gave our students a great feeling of school pride. Unfortunately our schools were closed this year for Covid 19 and the tournament was subsequently canceled. This was disappointing for our students, but we plan to be back next year for the competition!"

Martin Matthews, Teacher
Percy Centennial Public School, Warkworth

"The NASP program lets Archery be taught in a professional manner, instilling confidence, self control and allowing the participating students to feel success while allowing a connection to tradition Aboriginal Activities."

Dave Stepanik, Numeracy Coordinator
Bimose Tribal Council, Kenora

"The NASP program is not only beneficial by including students less inclined with traditional sports but it administers discipline. With potential safety concerns, students are better behaved and more aware of the rules and whistle commands."

Derek Munroe, PE Teacher
Tilbury Area Public School

"Students have a chance to compete with themselves, and shine amongst their peers. Archery frequently is done well by the quiet and reflective person who shies away from team or one on one sports, and in some cases, this is the only sport they enjoyed."

John Artymko, Teacher
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, Petawawa

"In a community where hunting, particularly bow hunting is part of the traditional local culture, our students have been very excited to participate in this sport. Even our non-hunting students fully engage in sessions. It is a highlight of our Physical Education programming for the year."

Anne Marie Landon, Principal
George Vanier Catholic School, Combermere

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