Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2067 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
Since 2003, the National Archery in the Schools Program has been an approved physical education program in Georgia. NASP® began in Kentucky in 2002, and now there are more than 7 million competing students in 47 states, plus Washington DC, 5 Canadian provinces and 6 countries (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, USA, Zamibia). Click Here  to download the NASP® program brochure.
Educators report that NASP® engages the unengaged; as students who drop out of school have indicated that they were not involved in extracurricular activities. This program is unique in that it crosses gender and strength lines, putting middle school children on an even playing field within their physical education class. In doing this, many children are able to succeed in a sport for the first time.
NASP® is a joint venture between state departments of Education and Wildlife. Several archery equipment manufacturers and organizations are also partners. The program promotes student education and participation in the life long sport of archery. The program's focus is to provide Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD)-style target archery training in K-12 physical education classes. The core content of the program covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, and self-improvement. Before presenting the 2-week archery course, teachers undergo a certification process through NASP®.
The programs safety record has been perfect. There has not been a single accident in any of the schools while participating in the archery program. According to the National Safety Councils Injury Facts 2002 Edition, archery is more accident free than most common sports such as baseball/softball, basketball, football, golf, and tennis.
NASP® TEACHER TIME SHEET: Click here for a sheet that will be helpful in documenting instructional hours, number of students taught and the number of bows purchased by students.
EDUCATOR INSTRUCTION: Please click here  for upcoming Instructor Training opportunities
NATIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION: National Archery in the Schools Program