The NASP's goal of teaching 5 million
new archers each year!
What is the NASP?
What a crazy goal. Sure as hunters we know that we
should teach a kid to hunt and we're doing our best. But not
all our kids want to hunt and most kids grow up in non-hunting
families... I did. But I did learn to shoot a bow in PE class.
I'm sure that helped me get into bow hunting when I noticed the
monster bucks running through my back yard some 20 years later.
We can't bring guns into the schools and we can't
teach hunting in phy-ed, but we can teach archery. Kids love
it... attendance is up on archery days. What's so astounding
is that educators are finding significant benefits. The curriculum
is ready to use in any school. Developed by professional educators.
The format is Olympic style scoring and competition. The bow
is the unique Genesis... where the draw weight is constant after
the first 15". That means no matter how long the draw length,
every shooter has the same weight.
What this really means is that one bow truly fits all. It works
from 6 years old through adult.
So many people are putting this together, Matt McPherson,
Matthews Archery, TruFlight Arrows, Genesis Archery, National
Wild Turkey Federation and many others. A package to start a
school, is about $2,700 (for about $5,000 worth of equipment).
We want to encourage local archery shops, leagues and clubs to
seriously consider contacting NASP, your highschool and middle