NASP - National Archery in the Schools Program

Changing Lives One Arrow At A Time!

It started as a simple idea to teach kids the basics of archery as a part of school curriculum. But it has grown into so much more.

The National Archery in the Schools Program has the ability to:

  • Affect school attendance
  • Increase self esteem
  • Increase physical activity
  • Translate into subject matter
  • Appeal to all students
  • Become an after school activity
  • Truly change lives!

National Archery in the Schools Program is designed to teach archery to grades 4 through 12. Core content of the program covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, core strengthening physical fitness and self-improvement. Before presenting the 2-week archery course, teachers undergo an 8-hour National Archery in the Schools Program Basic Archery Instructor Training to become certified.

Students shoot at 80 cm bulls-eye targets placed before an arrow curtain in their gymnasium. Equipment used is state-of-the art and designed to fit every student. Thanks to support from The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation and Fries Tallman Lumber we have been able to obtain 4 archery kits.

A major part of the success of this international program is the fact that it uses state-of-the-art equipment. The Mathews Genesis compound bow is the official bow of the NASP program and for good reason:

  • Kids can't outgrow it - because there is no specific draw length requirement.
  • It's simple to buy - no need to measure and fit for draw length.
  • It's easy to shoot - because the draw length is always right, the beginning archer won't develop bad habits caused by an ill-fitting bow.
  • Great for families - everybody in the family can shoot the same bow.
  • Perfect for schools, clubs, organizations - no need to worry about draw length.
  • Stores love it - great for getting people interested in archery, and it's the perfect bow for use with video target systems.
  • Built to last - durable and tough, these bows can take the punishment that multiple shooters can dish out.

Check out the NASP website

Regina Public Schools now has 90 plus teachers trained as archery instructors. If interested please contact Wayne Tranberg at 306-523-3153 or

Related Documents:

NASP Equipment List
Range Layout with Diagram