Why Educators Like the NASP Program:
It also develops and improves muscle tone, and endurance and flexibility. It develops hand - eye coordination and dexterity and teaches the importance of focus / concentration.
Educators say they are starved for new, effective ways to engage and teach their students. Archery fits the bill!
What the teachers are saying:
Archery adds diversity and “something new and exciting” in PE class!
What the students are saying:
(taken from a pilot program survey with accuracy +/- 2.7%. 55% of the students surveyed were male; 45% were female):
Most student archers wanted to use their new life skill. Archery has increased their school pride and positively impacted their self-esteem.
Teaching archery in the schools is not a new idea.
Prior to the NASP program, many archery programs disappeared for several reasons:
The archery industry reports increased sales of archery equipment since NASP started. Equipment purchases produced more excise taxes at the manufacturers level which were apportioned, through the Pittman Robertson Act, back to the states to use for wildlife management.
Maryland’s NASP addresses all of these issues. Educators say they are starved for new, effective ways to engage and teach their students. Archery fits the bill!