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Old 02-16-2008, 06:17 PM
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National Archery in Schools Program. Hey everyone, I have been working to try and get this program into our local schools for some time now. I finally was able to get my instructor certification yesterday, so when our school system finally gets on the ball and offers NASP. I can help.
I wanted to encourage everyone (regardless of your location) to check out this amazing program that is teaching kids all across the US about archery. For many kids, they get left behind, if they aren't the tallest kid to play basketball, or the strongest one that wants to play football. As archer's we all know that archery is one sport that just about everyone can participate in. So if you have an interest in helping the next generation check out NASP program. They are always looking for volunteers to help get the program started in area schools.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:19 AM
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Is the program already in your area? How did you get your certification? How are you trying to get it into your school system? Sorry, lots of questions but it's all very important as we need to get and keep the youth involved with the outdoors sports if we are going to keep them going.
Keep up the good work. Oh! And congratulations on your certification!
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:43 PM
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Great Job Lisa!! Im not sure if we have it in our area or not. I will have to check it out.
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:29 PM
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Thats awesome!
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:19 AM
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Lots of good questions. Several years ago I hunted with Jennie Richardson (the teacher that got it all started) she was so excited about this new program NASP that I couldn't help but keep my eye on it. We finally got it into our state a few years ago. We have numerous counties that participate. It is normally done on a school by school basis, or county by county. Just depends on how that particicular county is set up as far as school districts. Our county for example (all schools are in one district) the county south of me has two different districts. So when trying to get it started into a school you must consider "who" is the head honcho to talk to. We here in our county have been working to get this program going. We have numerous PE teachers and coaches that are so excited about this program, however, we still need to get the superentident to approve it. If I was to try and do this over again, I would suggest start at the top with the officials, but then again, you have to get the teachers excited about it. Regardless, it is a program that is changing kids lives. Indiana will now host it's second state tournament in March in Kokomo.
As far as finding out what your state has to offer, contact your DNR, this program works very closely with DNR and Conservation Officiers often are the ones providing training.
As far as training, it requires attending a 8hr course. The course is not about bowhunting at all, but about teaching proper safety, rules, shooting techiniques and more. I learned so much. sorry to go on and on, but this is a program that people need to look at.
if you want more info, please contact me. I will do what I can to help.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:24 AM
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One other point I should make. This program is NOT about bowunting, hunting at all. However, I would imagine that if you get a kid interested in archery, you stand a chance at getting them interested in bowhunting. You get them interested in bowhunting, you get them interested in hunting...PERIOD!!!

sometimes we need to look at subtle ways to introduce kids to the outdoors
something to think about....

if your interested in helping this program, I strongly suggest you find out what you can do in your area, you never know when you might have a hand in helping mold a future Olympic archer or the next famous bowhunter
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:13 PM
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Lisa congrats!

It's pretty rooted in Ohio. Most of the schools in Central Ohio are on board already. I see on the NASP web site the reference to the Arnold Festival for the competition here in Columbus. That's an event for body builders and other phyical strength events take place. Hocking College in Southern Ohio now is giving scholarships to the winners of the NASP event. Now that's what it all about.
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:56 PM
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Congrats......i wish they'd offer something like that when i was in school.....
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