Teachers Invited to Attend Basic Archery Instruction Workshop
Workshop is free; pre-registration is required
ATHENS, OH - Classroom teachers and other members of school communities who are interested in becoming certified National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) instructors are invited to attend a free training workshop Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 in Meigs County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.
The Basic Archery Instructor Training will take place at Meigs Intermediate (Elementary) School in Middleport from 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pre-registration is required and those interested should call Chelsea Herrick, Division of Wildlife, at 740-589-9942 or email Chelsea.Herrick@dnr.state.oh.us.
NASP instructors teach target archery to elementary, middle and high school students, right in the school gym. The curriculum covers archery, safety, equipment, technique, concentration skills and self-improvement. When students are introduced to the sport of archery, the in-school educational component is only the beginning. Many NASP-participating schools then start after-school programs and archery teams.
The NASP program is rapidly growing and gaining popularity among both students and educators. It was introduced into 17 Ohio schools in 2004. More than 650 Ohio schools now have teachers certified to instruct target archery. More than 40,000 Ohio students participated in NASP as part of their physical education curriculum during the 2012-2013 school year.
The first NASP program was launched in Kentucky in 2002. Since that date 47 U.S. states, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia have adopted it.
For additional details regarding NASP in Ohio, visit wildohio.com.