Oklahoma National Archery in the Schools Program
- Carla Buck, Physical Education Teacher, Mustang Public Schools
“Teaching Archery to Elementary & Middle School students has added diversity and excitement to P.E. class! It has brought our students, parents, teachers & community together & the excitement is contagious! ”
- Misti Mitchell-Bain, Comanche Public School Physical Education Director/Teacher
“While teaching the OAIS course curriculum I noticed that student attendance was near 100 percent and the students’ self discipline was greatly improved.”
-Colby Cagle, Teacher, Bethel Public Schools
Schools across the country are discovering an exciting new program that hits the bullseye in meeting the physical education needs of their students. Through the Oklahoma National Archery in the Schools (OKNASP) Program, students have the chance to excel today, tomorrow and throughout a lifetime in the unique sport of archery. The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), of which OKNASP is a part, is a coordinated effort and partnership between schools, state wildlife agencies and the nation’s archery industry.
In Oklahoma, OKNASP promotes physical education by providing target archery training to the state’s youth.Designed for 4th-12th graders, the curriculum covers archery history, safety, techniques, equipment, mental concentration and self-improvement.
How can your school join the program? Teachers attend an eight-hour National Archery Association training class taught by certified Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation instructors. They return to their schools fully prepared to teach the two-week archery course to their students.
required of teachers?
simply attend a free one-day
workshop conducted by OKNASP certified
instructors. Topics covered will
include range set up, running a safe
archery range, building student
skills, equipment maintenance and
more. If you are interested in
attending a workshop, please contact
the OKNASP coordinator. Once a teacher has completed
the training course, their school is
eligible to purchase an equipment