The National Archery in the Schools Program will hold its National Tournament May 11-12 in Louisville, Ky. Nearly 7,000 student archers from more than 35 states are expected to participate at the largest archery tournament in the world.
The program was launched in 2002 as a fledgling pilot program in the state of Kentucky. It is presently growing at a rate of 27 percent a year nationally and is incorporated in about 10,000 school physical education programs. It is currently in 47 states and the District of Columbia as well as several foreign countries. A total of 22,000 instructors are certified to teach the regimented shooting program, which touches 2.5 million young archers annually.
With NASP now celebrating its 10th year it has set its sights on creating the next generation archery tournament. The NASP e-Championship is an exciting new platform that will give every student the opportunity to compete in an international competition for scholarships and school archery equipment while benefitting each student on an individual level.
NASP has partnered with the Outdoor Roadmap to host this completely new generation online tournament. The platform provided by Outdoor Roadmap will allow 100 percent of NASP students to participate in an international competitive event with scores, progress and rankings that will be presented in an all-new, feature-rich, pro sports-like application on the Outdoor Roadmap’s web site: www.outdoorroadmap.com/echamp.
The NASP e-Championship gives students the opportunity to experience the excitement of competition and enjoy the beneﬁts of increased student conﬁdence, socialization, attendance, behavior, attitude and goal setting. The tournament will also give students the opportunity to win a share of the $70,000 in NASP equipment and scholarships.
Participants in the NASP e-Championship will also be eligible to be named to the first, NASP All-American Team! The team will be comprised of the top 16 NASP archers — the overall top-ﬁve-ﬁnishing girls, overall top-ﬁve-ﬁnishing boys and the next six top-ﬁnishing archers registered in the e-Championship.
“Its a very exciting program that promises to create buzz about NASP with the younger generation. We feel that by engaging youth of today, we plant the seed for future generations of outdoor enthusiasts that are so important to our state conservation programs,” said Roy Grimes, President of NASP.
You can log into the e-Championship at www.outdoorroadmap.com/echamp.
By creating an online environment for scoring tournaments and analyzing archer data, NASP, its instructors, and students gain a cutting-edge tool that can be used over an archer’s lifetime as well as an interactive portal to attract new participants to the sport.
About the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP):
The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) brings the sport of archery to millions of students in schools across the United States & various other countries. NASP provides an archery education program that was started in Kentucky in 2002 and has spread throughout the United States. The program provides a physical Education Curriculum for fourth through twelfth grade students. NASP follows National Physical Education Standards and provides instruction in International Style Target Archery. For more information go to: http://nasparchery.com