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NASP® Update – March 2015
- Posted Nov 15, 2014 1:37 PM
NASP® Update – March, 2015

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) is a 501 c (3) non-profit educational foundation established to teach target archery as part of the in-school curriculum in grades 4-12. NASP® is cooperative effort between conservation agencies, private organizations, and school systems to engage more students in the educational process. Educators are rightly concerned about elevated school drop-out rates. Conservation organizations worry that young people have too few opportunities to learn and practice outdoor skills. These groups believe archery can be used to stimulate improved educational performance and participation in outdoor-type activities among young people.

I. NASP® EXPANSION
• NASP® is in 47 states
• Still missing; RI, VT, & DE
• Washington DC joined August 4, 2010
• Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, & Manitoba
• Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Mongolia, UK,
• 12,219 schools enrolled as by June 30, 2014 – growing 1,000+ schools/year
• 2,150,000 million students last school year
• 10+ million students to date
• 2014 NASP® National Tournament participated by 10,443 students from 39 states – 47% female

II. ACADEMIC EVALUATION – January 2009 by Responsive Management & University Florida May 2012

The following percentage of NASP teachers said students have increased ….
• 94% NASP training is effective
• 84% Confidence
• 76% -78% Motivation, Concentration & Focus
• 74% Behavior
• 43% -49% Performance & Attendance
• 40% Interest in other sports
• 79% interest in target archery & 56% Interest in bowhunting
• 30% interest in other shooting sports

Students said..
• 82% like NASP
• 85% said their teachers did a good job teaching archery
• 77% had never or very rarely shot a bow
• 74% - 76% said NASP is exciting & archery skills are good or very good after the course
• 59% of students without an archery club said they’d like to have one
• 66% of the students had only been in NASP one year
• 64% Continue shooting after school -- 51% with their father
• 51% say self-esteem increased after archery
• 35% of NASP® graduates buy personal archery equipment
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