Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get a NASP® archery program started at my school?
Who can I contact about NASP® in Kentucky?
How can I become certified to teach NASP® lessons?
Where can I find funding for my new NASP® program?
My child wants to compete in NASP® Archery events. What do I need to do?
What Region is my school in?
What Schools near me are teaching NASP®?
Why does the Coach or other archery instructor associated with my school need to sign my child up to shoot in NASP® events?
Can my child shoot “split-fingered”?
What does a school need to do to meet the “In School Requirement”?
How do I qualify to compete in Regionals, State Qualifiers, State Tournaments?
What do I need to know if I want to Host a NASP® event?
How can I find out where tournaments/events are happening?
Go to http://fw.ky.gov/Education/Documents/How%20to%20Start%20a%20NASP%20program%20in%20KY.pdf
You can contact Lisa Frye at firstname.lastname@example.org or find your regional coordinator
You can sign up for a class here http://naspbai.org/ClassSearch.aspx?country=US&state=KY
For most schools, the most difficult part of the process is funding the equipment kit. The cost of a kit is around $3100 (depending on what targets and bow stands you choose). KDFWR/KY NASP® has a limited amount of $500 discounts that we can offer to help offset the cost of a NASP® kit for a new program. A lot of schools use school athletic funds, activity fees, PTO funds, other fund raisers, and Century 21 Community Learning Center grants http://www2.ed.gov/programs/21stcclc/index.html to fund the equipment purchase. Once you have a program established, you can host weekend fundraising tournaments for raise money for your program. Also check with your local sportsman’s clubs and organizations to see if grants are available. And, NASP® A has a list of organizations you can contact for possible funding at http://naspschools.org/archery/ under “POSSIBLE GRANT OPPORTUNITIES IN YOUR AREA”.
If your school already has a NASP® archery program, you just need to get the coach/archery instructor at the school to sign your archer up. If your child’s school does not have NASP®, find out more here.
Go to http://fw.ky.gov/Education/Documents/naspregioncontacts.pdf
Go to http://fw.ky.gov/Education/Documents/NASPActiveSchools.pdf
An archer can only compete in NASP® events if the school teaches NASP® in school during the school day and the archer has the permission from the school to represent the school. To manage this effectively, Kentucky requires a BAI (Basic Archery Instructor) associated with the school to sign up archers from that school.
There is nothing in the rules that requires an archer to shoot with 3 fingers under the arrow. However, that is the method that NASP® teaches because it promotes safer arrow management. If an archer shooting split-fingered pinches the arrow while drawing, the arrow can/will fall off of the rest. This creates a safety concern for the other archers. So, if an arrow falls off of the rest, the range officials are trained to look for split-fingered shooting. If the archer is shooting split-fingered, the archer is instructed to immediately change to 3-finger under. If they refuse or switch back to split, the archer will be disqualified. This is a VERY traumatic situation for the archer. So, I would recommend teaching the 3-finger method of shooting.
The school must teach NASP® in school, during the school day, in a class as part of the class curriculum in each school year. These lessons should include eye-dominance, 11 steps of archery success, whistle commands and range setup, supervised shooting of the bow by all students in the class. 77% of students get their first archery lessons from NASP® in school. We encourage a school to introduce as many students as possible to the program and to teach it long enough for the students to feel successful in shooting the bow.
Go here and check out the info under "Tournament Rules and Information".
Go here and check out the info under "Hosting Tournaments".
Most tournaments in Kentucky are listed here.