Three Parts of the National Archery in the Schools Program

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National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP)


An educator with nearly three decades of teaching experience, Douglas Grant most recently served as a substitute teacher at Randolph Field Independent School District in Universal City, Texas. While serving as a sixth grade social studies teacher with San Antonio’s Northside Independent School District, Douglas Grant founded a fishing club and a 75-member archery club. In addition, he is a certified National Archery in the Schools Program instructor.

Designed to improve attendance, focus, and behavior among students, as well as to foster a connection to the outdoors, the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) teaches target shooting skills and promotes wildlife conservation. NASP launched in 21 Kentucky middle schools in 2002 and has since expanded to children enrolled in 4th through 12th grade in Kentucky and neighboring states. The program consists of three main components:

1.Its educational curriculum adheres to both state and national standards and is designed to be delivered in Physical Education classes.
2.Teacher training focuses on safety, effective coaching, and equipment maintenance.
3.Utilizing a universal fit component, the program ensures all students can share the safe and sturdy equipment.