Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM?
Kentucky Archery in the Schools Program offers the exciting physical
education program, "Archery: On Target for Life," which has been
added to the curriculum of more than 900 Kentucky schools in the past eight
years. I would like to challenge you to take the time to investigate how
this innovative program has the potential to impact your students on
HOW DOES THIS FIT INTO MY SCHOOL?
The unit, "Archery: On Target for Life," was written by the
Kentucky Department of Education curriculum specialist, utilizing the
National Curriculum Standards required by the Kentucky Education Reform Act.
The archery curriculum contains Academic Expectations and Core Content for
Assessment required by state regulation for Physical Education. In addition,
the curriculum provides interesting and creative possibilities for
integration with core content in social studies, mathematics, visual arts,
history, and English/language arts.
ARE THERE TANGIBLE RESULTS THAT I CAN GIVE MY
Potential aside, it is the results we have
already realized from the "Archery: On Target For Life," program
that have excited educators and administrators across the Commonwealth and
the Nation. Participating students have exhibited marked improvements in
self-esteem, confidence, self-discipline, structured programs and
self-worth--all qualities that lead to an all-around better student, and an
enriched student body. We have also documented improvements in
critical attendance, behavior and on-task behavior categories as a result of
student participation. Go to
to view the Evaluation Report.
HOW MUCH TIME IS EXPECTED FROM MY CURRICULUM?
The Kentucky Model of "Archery: On Target
For Life," is a two-week unit of study that incorporates Olympic-style
archery instruction that addresses safety strategies, concentration,
skills and techniques necessary to enjoy and participate in archery as a
"Lifetime Sport." The safety procedures and instructional
guidelines were adopted from the National Archery Association (NAA) and the
National Field Archery Association (NFAA).
WHAT TRAINING IS REQUIRED AND WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
Participating schools send at least one
teacher to an 8-hour, NASP BASIC ARCHERY TRAINING
(BAI) course to become a certified archery instructor.
Fee for this training is $75. The total cost of the equipment kit is
$2800.00 for Kentucky schools due to special grants and donations. The
equipment kit includes:
WHAT IS AVAILABLE BEYOND THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS?
The majority of the schools in Kentucky and other states which have
implemented the inaugural two-week course have now expanded archery into
after-school programs like ESS, 21st Century, Family Resources Service
Center (FRYSC), as well as school archery clubs and organized competition.
WHY SHOULD MY SCHOOL BECOME INVOLVED?
"Archery: On Target for Life," in
Kentucky, KDFWR has witness to hundreds of success stories that this program
has brought to Kentucky schools and students. Prominent among these is
word from principals and instructors that students who do not normally
participate and enjoy sports-related or extra-curricular activities seem to
excel in this program--something that invariably carries over into their
attitude, work habits and other school activity. We have two principals that
stated the NASP program is the key factor that enabled their school to be a
top 20 school in Kentucky on the state assessment in 2003.