National Archery in the Schools Program

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is the coordinator of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP).  This nationally acclaimed youth archery program implements a curriculum-based archery education program into the public/private school system throught the physical education department.  The NASP has been successfully introduced in 40+ states.  Illinois was one of the first 10 states registered in the program.
Designed to teach Olympic-style target archery in the school physical education class, core content covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration and self-improvement.  Students shoot at bulls eye targets placed before an arrow resistant net in their gymnasiium.  Equipment used is state-of-the-art and designed to fit every student.
Currently,  students under the supervision of certified instructor Karla Bartman, have been practicing to get ready for the State Archery Shoot to be held in Springfield, IL on Sat. March 23, 2013 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds ORR Building.