Pennsylvania NASP

Pennsylvania NASP NASP is designed to teach target archery in physical education classes of grades 4 - 12. Students of all physical abilities can participate, succeed and enjoy.
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Thanks to support from the archery industry, the $6,000 equipment "kits" can be purchased by schools for approximately $3,100. The PA Game Commission is offering $1,500 grants to schools to off-set the cost of the purchase of a NASP kit. In addition to the PGC monies, other funds are often available as well to minimize the cost for schools. Teachers and other adult individuals who are interested (parent volunteers, paraprofessionals, etc.) undergo an 8-hour NASP Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) training program prior to presenting the archery curriculum in class. Act 48 credits are available for PE teacher participation. BAI workshops are offered at NO COST throughout PA. Students shoot at 80cm bulls-eye targets placed before an arrow curtain in their gymnasium. Equipment used is state-of-the-art and universal-fit so every student can use the same bows and arrows. Archery's safety record is better than that of every ball sport taught in schools except table tennis. NASP can translate into compelling subject matter for math, science, and history. Students enjoy NASP so much, that on days it is offered, it has the power to positively influence school attendance. Additionally, it involves physical activity in which virtually every student can participate and boys and girls can participate together. NASP can evolve into an extra-curricular activity which puts athletes and non-athletes on a level playing field and which students routinely take home to friends and family. Furthermore, NASP teaches a life-long physical activity that is intriguing enough that it can compete with computer games and TV, getting students off the sofa and out-of-doors. NASP routinely transforms previously unreachable, "high risk" students by unlocking self-esteem and has the ability to touch, transform, redirect, lift and change individual lives forever. Tournaments are held at the state, National (Louisville, KY), and World (Disney's ESPN Wide world of Sports) level.

Mission: The National Archery in the Schools Program (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, physical education and participation in the life long sport of archery. The program’s focus is to provide International-Style Target Archery training in physical education classes grades 4 - 12. Changing lives one arrow at a time.

Operating as usual

10/09/2020
2020 NASP Scholarship Winners

And the winners of the 2020 NASP Senior Scholarship Contest are.....

Katlynn Gallagher of Riverside and Evan Custer from Windber!
They both will receive a $1000 scholarship. We would also like to congratulate the following students who will also receive a $200 scholarship each.

Taylor Walker
Zach Oleniacz
Katherine Hatfield
Morgan Sheetz
Nikkitta McDowell

Thank you for all who participated and good luck in your future endeavors!

To See Katlynn's video look for the next uploaded post!

10/09/2020
NASP 2020 Scholarship Winners

And the winners of the 2020 NASP Senior Scholarship Contest are.....

Katlynn Gallagher of Riverside and Evan Custer from Windber!
They both will receive a $1000 scholarship. We would also like to congratulate the following students who will also receive a $200 scholarship each.

Taylor Walker
Zach Oleniacz
Katherine Hatfield
Morgan Sheetz
Nikkitta McDowell

Thank you for all who participated and good luck in your future endeavors!

To See Evan's video look for the next uploaded post!

DEADLINE FOR NASP SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST EXTENDED!We're giving you another 3 weeks to get those video entries submitted.  T...
09/03/2020

DEADLINE FOR NASP SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST EXTENDED!
We're giving you another 3 weeks to get those video entries submitted. The contest will end September 25th at 4pm. Make sure to submit all videos through the Pennsylvania NASP Facebook Messenger! Good luck.

National Archery in the Schools Program
08/31/2020

National Archery in the Schools Program

#naspschools #AcademicArcher - Open September 1, 2020
Identify and Recognize!

08/31/2020
Pennsylvania NASP

Remember this is the final week to get your videos submitted for the 2020 Senior Scholarship Contest!
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1832323863574631&extid=Cxp5A9KzHyoxnxFD

2020 Pennsylvania NASP Senior Scholarship Contest Announcement!

Rules
Must be a senior in the 2020 class
Your school must be enrolled in Pa NASP
Video must be between 30 seconds and a minute in length
Videos must be sent in a PM through the Pennsylvania NASP page.

*** EDIT***
Entries must be recieved no later than September 25th at 4pm.

Have fun and be creative!
Good Luck!

08/10/2020
Scholarship Video Conest

2020 Pennsylvania NASP Senior Scholarship Contest Announcement!

Rules
Must be a senior in the 2020 class
Your school must be enrolled in Pa NASP
Video must be between 30 seconds and a minute in length
Videos must be sent in a PM through the Pennsylvania NASP page.

*** EDIT***
Entries must be recieved no later than September 25th at 4pm.

Have fun and be creative!
Good Luck!

National Archery in the Schools Program
04/08/2020

National Archery in the Schools Program

#naspschools - NASP® Cancels 2020 Daytona National Tournament -https://www.naspschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2020-NASP-COVID-19.pdf

National Archery in the Schools Program
03/20/2020

National Archery in the Schools Program

NASP® National Tournaments in Salt Lake City and Louisville Cancelled March 20, 2020https://www.naspschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2020-NASP-COVID-19.pdf

In response to the global coronavirus outbreak, Penn State University today made an announcement that all non-essential ...
03/11/2020

In response to the global coronavirus outbreak, Penn State University today made an announcement that all non-essential campus events should be canceled through April 6.

This announcement, in addition to exercising an abundance of caution, is cause for the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s National Archery in the School Program’s state tournament, scheduled for Friday, March 13, on the campus of Penn State University, to be cancelled.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and the disappointment this announcement will cause our NASP participants. We will follow up with participants in the coming weeks with additional information and if rescheduling will be a possibility.

03/05/2020

Hi Everyone,
Because our tournament filled in record time, I have received approval to add an additional flight to allow more students the opportunity to attend our State Championship.
The flight will be added at 2pm today.

Thank you and I hope to see you all next week.

Congratulations to the following teams and individuals who have qualified for the 2020 Pennsylvania NASP State Tournamen...
03/02/2020

Congratulations to the following teams and individuals who have qualified for the 2020 Pennsylvania NASP State Tournament under Tier One.

For any teams or individuals that are not listed under Tier One you can still compete! Starting at 1pm on Mar 5th Tier Two will open to any teams or individuals that have shot at a state qualifier in 2019/2020 season. Tier Two will remain open until March 9th at 11pm or until the flights are all filled.

Pre Registration is open now
Registration opens on Mar 5th at 9am for Tier One.
Registration opens on Feb 5th at 1pm for Tier Two.
(Original post had an error and is corrected)

2019/2020 PA NASP Tier One Qualifiers
03/02/2020

2019/2020 PA NASP Tier One Qualifiers

2020 NASP IBO 3D State Tournament awards pictures.  February 1st, 2020 at the Great American Outdoor Show
02/11/2020

2020 NASP IBO 3D State Tournament awards pictures. February 1st, 2020 at the Great American Outdoor Show

2020 NASP IBO 3D State Tournament awards pictures. February 1st, 2020 at the Great American Outdoor Show

NASP / IBO 3D Challenge
02/03/2020

NASP / IBO 3D Challenge

Thank you Pennsylvania!

01/13/2020
Pennsylvania NASP State Tournament

We're getting excited for this year's NASP tournament season! Check out our latest video for some highlights from the state tournament, which will be held this year on Friday, March 13, in State College.

Teams interested in attending the state tournament must participate in a state qualifier which are now being held statewide. Click here for more details about the state tournament and more: https://bit.ly/2TicINM.

If your school is interested in being a pilot for the Student Air Rifle Program send us a pm. We are looking for another...
10/29/2019
Student Air Rifle Program - SAR Home Page

If your school is interested in being a pilot for the Student Air Rifle Program send us a pm. We are looking for another 5 schools to test this program here in Pennsylvania. We have grants available to help cover the cost of equipment and training!

And the winners of a complete NASP IBO/3D kit are...........Hampton High SchoolGrove City Middle SchoolUpper Dauphin Are...
10/21/2019

And the winners of a complete NASP IBO/3D kit are...........

Hampton High School

Grove City Middle School

Upper Dauphin Area Middle School

Fox Chase School

Pequea Valley High School

Neshannock Jr Sr High School

Spring Grove High School

North Hills High School

Hillview Elementary

Susquehanna Community School District

Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest. We had a record number of entries this year! If you were selected you will receive an email with information within the next few days.

New 2020 NASP Rules and Tournament information is up on the website. You will also find the Coaches Meeting Notes from l...
10/07/2019
NASP State Tournament

New 2020 NASP Rules and Tournament information is up on the website. You will also find the Coaches Meeting Notes from last week as well.
https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Education/NationalArcheryInTheSchoolsProgram/Pages/NASPStateTournament.aspx

To maintain student interest in archery, schools may want to create an after-school program or team to represent your school at the Pennsylvania NASP State Tournament in University Park, Pennsylvania. Each year, students from across the state gather to compete. The highest placing teams and individu...

The Pennsylvania Game Commission will once again be giving away the NASP IBO 3D Challenge kits this fall. We will be giv...
09/17/2019

The Pennsylvania Game Commission will once again be giving away the NASP IBO 3D Challenge kits this fall. We will be giving away 10 complete kits to be drawn at random! These kits are worth $3,000 each. What is the NASP IBO 3D Challenge? This is a program that coincides with the current NASP program your school is teaching but allows students to shoot at life-like foam animal targets for score. The range places the animals at different distances creating more of a challenge for your students. What do you have to do to enter?

1. Have one certified BAI(Coach) from your school send a picture to [email protected] of your archery team/club or students shooting during class with your school name visible. (on a t-shirt/banner/wall/ or add it to the photo)

2. Follow our PA NASP page to see if you are chosen.

That’s It!

Each school may only win one kit and only apply once. (If your school won a kit in the past you cannot win again) Your school must be actively teaching the NASP curriculum for the 2019-20 school year to be eligible. Photos may be entered until October 18th at 4pm. A verification email will be sent upon receiving your entry.

The drawing is for Pennsylvania schools only and will take place on October 21st.

Each kit includes:
1 – Rinehart 3D Deer
1 – Rinehart 3D Sheep
1 – Rinehart 3D Antelope
1 – Rinehart 3D Coyote
1 – Rinehart 3D Turkey
1 – Rinehart 3D Bear
1 – Arrow Curtain
6 – 3D Target Stands

Please share this with other NASP Schools!
GOOD LUCK!

2020 Pennsylvania NASP Coaches Meeting Dates:This meeting is for any Pennsylvania NASP coaches. The meeting will cover 2...
09/16/2019

2020 Pennsylvania NASP Coaches Meeting Dates:

This meeting is for any Pennsylvania NASP coaches. The meeting will cover 2020 rule changes, state qualifier requirements and any other questions that coaches may have.

The western coaches meeting will be held at Grove City Middle School on October 1st at 6pm. The address is 100 Middle School Drive Grove City, Pa 16127

The eastern coaches meeting will be held at Tri Valley High school on October 2nd at 6pm. The address is 155 E Main Street Hegins, Pa 17938

We join many others in the Pennsylvania NASP community in being deeply saddened by the recent news of Cole Wilson’s pass...
06/11/2019

We join many others in the Pennsylvania NASP community in being deeply saddened by the recent news of Cole Wilson’s passing. Cole was a senior at Portersville Christian School and a dedicated member of his school’s NASP team. He recently competed at the National Championship event in Kentucky. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, teammates and classmates during this time of sadness and loss.

Photo from Portersville Christian School Archery Teams page.

The National Archery in the Schools Program establishes NASP® Academic Archer program to promote and recognize academic ...
05/22/2019
Academic Archer | NASP®

The National Archery in the Schools Program establishes NASP® Academic Archer program to promote and recognize academic excellence among 2.23 million NASP® student archers. Since its inception in 2002, NASP® has been proven to be a powerful motivational force for millions of participating students.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission selected 6 random Pennsylvania Academic Archers to receive a custom Genesis bow of their choice and a dozen custom engraved arrows. These students have proven to be a standout in the classroom and on the archery range. Congratulations to the following winners!

Ava Gates 8th Grader from Tri- Valley School District in Hegins Pa

Trinity Mummert 9th Grader from Upper Dauphin Area High School in Elizabethville Pa

Ella Pesce 7th Grader from Central Valley School District in Monaca Pa

Alex Illig 9th Grader from New Brighton High School in New Brighton Pa

Bow Garrett 6th Grader from Tunkhannock Area Home School in Mehoopany Pa

Kolby Minnich 7th Grader from Pine Grove Middle School in Pine Grove Pa

If you’re interested in enrolling in the Academic Archer program find out how here.
https://www.naspschools.org/opportunities/academic-archer

The official website of The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®).

Pennsylvania NASP's cover photo
05/14/2019

Pennsylvania NASP's cover photo

The Pennsylvania NASP program would like to wish good luck and safe travels to the following schools that combined are s...
05/07/2019

The Pennsylvania NASP program would like to wish good luck and safe travels to the following schools that combined are sending 232 students to the National Championships which start May 9th in Louisville, Kentucky.

BEAVER HIGH SCHOOL
CENTRAL VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
ELK LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT
GILLINGHAM CHARTER SCHOOL
GROVE CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
GROVE CITY HIGH SCHOOL
HALIFAX MIDDLE SCHOOL
LATHROP STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
LINE MOUNTAIN
MILLERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
MONTROSE AREA HIGH SCHOOL
MONTROSE MIDDLE SCHOOL
NEW BRIGHTON HIGH SCHOOL
NORTHERN DAUPHIN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
PORTERSVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
SUSQUEHANNA COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
TRI-VALLEY
TUNKHANNOCK AREA HIGH SCHOOL
UPPER DAUPHIN AREA HIGH SCHOOL
UPPER DAUPHIN AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL

Looking to become a certified NASP Instructor?   We have some openings in our trainings listed for the upcoming weeks.  ...
04/15/2019

Looking to become a certified NASP Instructor? We have some openings in our trainings listed for the upcoming weeks. Find the calendar here
https://register-ed.com/programs/101

03/11/2019

A students wallet was found at the Penn State Multi Sport facility after the tournament. If you are missing a wallet please pm the description to us so we can get it back to its rightful owner.

⭐️ NASP Competitor Spotlight Kolby Munnich, pictured left, is from Pine Grove Area. This is his third year in NASP. He s...
03/08/2019

⭐️ NASP Competitor Spotlight

Kolby Munnich, pictured left, is from Pine Grove Area. This is his third year in NASP. He shoots archery competitively. His favorite part of NASP is getting to shoot his bow with friends and having fun while doing it.

Connor Sirbaugh, pictured right, is from Pine Grove Area. This is his third year in NASP. He hunts and shoots his bow competitively. His favorite part about NASP is that anyone can do it and everyone can have a chance to shoot. He says, “It’s a fun sport for everyone!”

Thanks for participating today, guys!

Here are photos from the 2019 PA NASP State Tournament’s award ceremony.
03/08/2019

Here are photos from the 2019 PA NASP State Tournament’s award ceremony.

Top 2019 Standings
03/08/2019

Top 2019 Standings

2019 Individual Scores
03/08/2019

2019 Individual Scores

2019 Team Standings
03/08/2019

2019 Team Standings

It’s time for awards here at the 2019 PA NASP State Tournament. We will post pictures after the ceremony concludes.
03/08/2019

It’s time for awards here at the 2019 PA NASP State Tournament. We will post pictures after the ceremony concludes.

Address

2001 Elmerton Ave
Harrisburg, PA
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General information

The program, which is administered by the non-profit NASP Inc., provides international-style target archery training through a standardized education package that can be directly incorporated into a school's physical education or other curriculum. Core content covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, core strengthening physical fitness and self-improvement. Additionally, the curriculum follows National Physical Education Standards. Since its inception in March 2002, by the end of the 2010-2011 school year, more than 9 million students in over 9,000 schools located in 47 states, Washington D.C., and 5 countries have participated in NASP.

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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

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I can not find the info for archery coach contest. Please post again. Thank you.
Upper Dauphin Area Archery will be traveling to Louisville on Wednesday. Our State Championship Middle School team will be competing as well as four top ten individuals from our high school team!!
How do you know if you qualified for nationals
How can I order a shirt from today?
Thank you Pennsylvania NASP! Well run and well organized. Our flight was great and what a great experience for our Portersville Christian School Archery Teams.