How To Get Your School Involved
Getting started is simple. Participating schools must have at least one staff member become a certified NASP archery instructor. There are three requirements every school must meet in order to participate in NASP:
1. A letter on school board letterhead approving NASP. A school must have permission from its school board to run the program at its facility.
2. A letter from the principal on school letterhead stating the NASP program will be taught during in-class curriculum.
3. Every teacher who will deliver the program to students at their school is required to undergo 6-8 hours of NASP archery training no matter how much archery experience they have. The training is included in the purchase of your NASP equipment.
Schools in the NASP program will purchase a standard, safe, durable, modern, and universal-fit archery equipment kit. Every child in this international program, no matter what province they live in, uses identical bows, arrows, targets, and shooting style. This standardization is one of the reasons the program fosters such high levels of self-esteem amongst students and it removes socio-economic barriers for participants.
The archery equipment your school will purchase retails for 45% more than through this program. For your school’s one-time investment, thousands of kids will learn this great sport over the lifetime of the equipment. The following are two NASP kit options to meet your school’s size and budget needs.
Indeed, this is a significant learning opportunity for students and teachers across the province. Ontario schools wanting more information about NASP can contact Tim Watts, OFAH NASP coordinator for further details at email@example.com.