NASP/IBO 3-Star Challenge 2020 Schedule
April 24-25, 2020 NASP Western Nationals- CANCELLED
Mountain America Center
May 7-9, 2020 NASP Eastern Nationals- CANCELLED
Kentucky Exposition Center
June 11-13, 2020 NASP Open Championship
Daytona Beach, FL
August 6-7, 2020 IBO Outdoor World
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Seven Springs, PA
Please contact the IBO office if you are available to help as a range official.
We are expecting over 5,000 3D participants at the NASP Nationals
so your help for this event would be greatly appreciated! Lunch and volunteer incentives will be provided.
National Archery In Schools Program (NASP)
Educators are looking for ways to improve student motivation, attention,
behavior, attendance, and focus. Teachers strive to achieve state and
national educational standards regarding development of micro and macro
motor ability and listening and observation skills. They hope to engage
each student in the educational process and develop relationships to
promote graduation instead of drop-out.
Wildlife Conservation agencies are concerned too many young people are
forgoing learning outdoor skills that will inspire them to spend more
time with wild things in wild places. Natural resource professionals are
convinced learning target shooting skills will result in character and
self-reliance development that will serve the future of wildlife
The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP©) was developed to
serve these specific educational and conservation purposes. NASP© was
co-created by the Kentucky Departments of Fish & Wildlife Resources
and Department of Education and Mathews Archery in the late summer and
fall of 2001. The program was launched in 21 Kentucky middle schools on
March 3, 2002. Originally called the "Kentucky Archery in the Schools
Program", the effort's goal was to enroll 120 schools and teach target
archery skills to 24,000 students each year. Kentucky gave itself three
years to achieve this goal.
Within the program's first year the 120-school goal was achieved and
because of neighbor-state interest, "National" replaced "Kentucky" in
the program's name. NASP© also expanded its participation standards to
include students in 4th-12th grade. Shortly afterwards NASP© was granted
501 c(3) non-profit educational foundation status. NASP© is overseen by
an all-volunteer board of directors. Every state, province and country
enrolled in NASP© has a "Coordinator" in charge of leading the program
in their jurisdiction.
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NASP® affiliated companies.