SC National Archery in Schools Program (NASP)
In 2020, we gave away $41,000 in scholarships to participating high school seniors. Please visit our Sponsors to see a list of all the business and organizations which donated generously to our South Carolina Archers.
Changing lives one arrow at a time. Watch the You Tube Video and see how students are learning: focus, self control, discipline, patience and life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life.
Archery: "On Target For Life"
The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is a joint venture between state departments of Education and Wildlife. Several archery equipment manufactures and organizations are also partners. The program promotes student education, physical education and participation in the life-long sport of Archery. The program's focus is to provide International Style target Archery training in physical education classes grades 4-12. The South Carolina program has however been modified in some schools to accommodate agricultural classes, in-school outdoors clubs and special education classes.
School teachers undergo an 8-hour Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) training program. The core content covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, and self-improvement. In turn they present archery to their students. The students shoot at bullseye targets placed before an arrow resistant net in their gymnasium.