Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ's
What is SC Archery in the Schools?
An in-school curriculum program designed to teach International-style archery in 4th-12th grades. Students shoot at bullseye targets placed before an arrow resistant net in their gymnasium. Students learn focus, self-control, discipline, patience and life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life.
What benefit will this program have on my school?
In a survey conducted by Responsive Management® the teachers say:
- NASP improves student self-confidence (84%)
- NASP improves student motivation (78%)
- NASP improves student behavior (73%)
- NASP improves student attitudes (74%)
- NASP improves student focus (66%)
- NASP improves teacher/student relationship (70%)
- NASP improves student performance in PE (43%)
- NASP improves student learning skills (43%)
How does my school get started?
A teacher, administrator or affiliated staff member must become Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) certified. Please refer to the training section of this page for more information on how to submit an application.
How much does the program/equipment cost?
Training is free for up to two teachers of public and private schools. After the two free the cost is $40. A recommended full kit of equipment for a new school costs on average about $3,000.
I am a parent whose children are interested in the program. How do I get a program started at my school?
Parents should encourage their school's Physical Education teacher, Principle and/or local School Board to consider implementing the program. The program must be sponsored by a school official and be taught by a BAI certified teacher. Once a school adopts the program at least one BAI is required to teach the minimum requirement of 10 hours of in school curriculum annually. Once the in-school curriculum is being met a school can choose to start an after school archery club or competition team.
Bows and Arrow! How safe is this program really?
Safety is the top priority to NASP. There is currently a zero accident record since the beginning of the program in 2002. Students are required to strictly follow all safety and behavior rules. All NASP coaches attend training and maintain BAI certification.
Is this program recognized by the South Carolina Board of Education?
Yes, The NASP correlates with the SC Physical Education Assessment Program for Middle and High Schools. It also meets with four (4) of the movements required for Elementary Schools.
I would like to purchase Archery equipment for my child, where do I go in my area?
Visit your local Archery shop and outdoor sporting good stores. Visit our Sponsor tab/page to see local businesses and organizations that contribute to archery scholarships in South Carolina.