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Free Basic Archery Instructor Training to take place in Trumbull County


Classroom teachers and other members of school communities who are interested in becoming certified National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) instructors are invited to attend a free training workshop on Thursday, May 17th, 2012.
The Basic Archery Instructor Training will take place at Bloomfield-Mespo Elementary School in Mesopotamia from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration is required and those interested should call Ken Fry, Division of Wildlife, at (330) 245-3030 or email Kenneth.Fry@dnr.state.oh.us. Please put “NASP workshop” in the subject line.
The NASP program is rapidly growing and gaining popularity among both students and educators. It was introduced into 17 Ohio schools in 2004.  More than 500 Ohio schools now have teachers certified to instruct target archery.  Over 40,000 Ohio students participated in NASP as part of their physical education curriculum during the 2010-2011 school year.
NASP teaches target archery to elementary, middle and high school students, right in the school gym.  The curriculum covers archery, safety, equipment, technique, concentration skills and self-improvement.
The first NASP program was launched in Kentucky in 2002.  Since that date 48 U.S. states, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia have adopted it.
When students are introduced to the sport of archery, the in-school educational component is only the beginning.  Many NASP-participating schools then start after-school programs and archery teams.
For additional details regarding NASP in Ohio, visit wildohio.com