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National Archery in the Schools (NASP)

About National Archery in the Schools

More than 200 Nebraska schools currently offer the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) for their 4-12 grade students. Each year more than 25,000 Nebraska students participate in a NASP course in their math, history or physical education class, and the program continues to expand. For youth participants, one of the highlights of NASP is participating in the state archery tournament each spring in Lincoln.

Nebraska Game and Parks schedules teacher training workshops as needed. Training workshops generally last eight hours and have been incorporated into teacher in-service workshops in many districts. Once completed, teachers receive national certification to teach basic target archery. Grants for equipment are available for interested schools.

The benefits of archery to youth are numerous and included enhanced self-esteem, self respect and patience; development of fine motor skills; and greater enjoyment of P.E. class, including for youth who are physically impaired or disabled. Additionally, boys and girls participate — and excel — in archery at similar rates. More information on the program and the benefits of archery is available on the official NASP website.

NASP Coaches

Coaches Comment Period – 2020 Tournament Guidelines

Please review the DRAFT document and provide any comment, suggestion and/or input to ngpc. NASP@nebraska.gov during the comment period, which runs through December 22, 2019. This comment and review is open to individuals that have been through the BAI training and are part of a school and/or team taking part in the NASP.
DRAFT 2020 Nebraska NASP Tournament Guidelines

2020 NASP Tournaments

2020 Nebraska – NASP- Regional Tournament

Saturday, February 29, 2020
North Platte, Nebraska
*Open to all participating Nebraska NASP Schools*
Registration Information

15th Annual 2020 State Tournament

Saturday, March 21, 2020
Lincoln, Nebraska
Registration Information
State Tournament Guidelines: Coming Soon

Tournament Preparation

Tournament FAQ’s
In-School Commitment Requirement (Must be completed prior to tournament participation).
How to Register for a NASP Tournament
NASP Scoring Protocol
Scoring Guide
Example Scorecard

Get involved in NASP

For more details, to learn about equipment grants or to apply, email ngpc.NASP@nebraska.gov or call 402-471-6198.