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NASP® Update – December, 2016
- Posted Jan 10, 2017 4:32 PM
NASP® Update – December, 2016

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 dropout 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 – 11 Countries

* NASP® is in 47 states

* Still missing; RI, VT, & DE – There is no PUSH to enroll these states

* Washington DC joined August 4, 2010

* 8 Canadian Provinces (BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, NB, NS, PEI)

* Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Mongolia, UK, British Virgin Islands

* 14,442 schools enrolled – Up 8% as of June 30, 2016

* 2.4 million students – Up 9% since last school (Little League Baseball-2.4 million, Boy Scouts-2.4 million, Girl Scouts-2.8 million)

* 16+ million students to date

* 2016 NASP® National Tournament registration 12,897 students from 42 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

* 76%-84% Motivation, Concentration, Focus, and Confidence

* 74% Behavior

* 46% Performance & Attendance

* 40% Interest in other sports

* 79% interest in target archery & 56% Interest in bowhunting

* 30% interest in other shooting sports

Students said..

* 89% like NASP

* 85% said their teachers did a good job teaching archery

* 77% had never or very rarely shot a bow

* 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

* 44% of NASP® talk more about archery pursuits

* 35% of NASP® graduates buy personal archery equipment

* 27% have or plan to obtain support wildlife conservation via hunting license purchase Back to News →