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Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program


ANASP logo Archery is a great way to sharpen skills, build self-esteem and create a stronger atmosphere for success in the classroom.

The Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program – part of the National Archery in the Schools Program – targets students as young as fourth grade and as old as high school seniors. They learn archery skills, as well as an outdoor hobby they may enjoy for the rest of their lives.

Benefits of Archery
Kids of many physical skill levels can enjoy archery. A little concentration and hand-to-eye coordination is all it takes. Not only will students enjoy archery in the classroom, they’ll get the chance to display their skills at a state archery tournament sponsored by the AGFC.

Arkansas students will join thousands of others across the U.S. and Canada who have enjoyed and learned from NASP.

Beginning is Easy
Archery is fun and beneficial in many ways, but it’s also relatively inexpensive and simple. ANASP requires a Genesis bow with a universal draw length and a wide range of draw weights. It works for just about everyone, right- or left-handed. Young archers love this bow, which comes in a variety of colors.

A NASP kit, which costs about $2,500, includes:

  • 11 Genesis Bows
  • 5 Targets
  • 1 Backstop
  • 60 Regulation Aluminum Arrows
  • 1 Repair Kit

Sources of Funds
Money for ANASP may come from many sources, including Act 799 of 2003, which sends fine money collected from violators of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission regulations to all 75 counties. The money is earmarked for conservation education in schools.

The AGFC may offer grants for archery equipment. Contact the AGFC for more information at 800-364-4263. Conservation groups also may be interested in helping support ANASP.

General Information

Icon 2018 Regional Tournament Sites Map | Feb. 10, 2018 (941.4 KB)

Icon 2012 Arkansas State Frameworks Alignment (160.2 KB)

Icon 2016-2017 Coaches Guide (1.2 MB)

Icon 2018 NASP® National/World Tournament | Sanctioned Rules and Protocols (313.8 KB)

Icon ANASP Brochure (550.0 KB)

Icon ANASP Handbook | Revised October 2016 (3.6 MB)

Icon 2018 Regional Bid Application (417.8 KB)

2018 NASP Order and Tax Forms
Click on the link above for the following forms on the NASP website. Prices are effective through December 31, 2018.

  • Equipment Order Form | Public Schools and Government and Private Schools and Non-Profit Organizations
    • New! American Whitetail targets added as the fourth official NASP target
  • Supplemental Order Form
  • Exemption Certificate | Federal Excise Tax (FET) for Public Schools and Government agencies only
  • W-9 | Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
  • Order Form | NASP Target Replacement Items, 3D, Paper Faces, etc.
    • New! 3D IBO Life Size Polypropylene Target Faces and Foam
  • Order Form | Arrow Replacement Parts
  • Order Form | Online Store Items
  • Order Form | Replacement Bow Items
  • Order Form | Academic Archer Patch/Decal
  • Order Form | BAI/Banner/Scorecard
  • Order Form | Arrow Wall
  • Order Form | Online Store Items

ANASP Program Forms

Icon ANASP Grant Application (247.2 KB)

Icon ANASP Participant Information and Release Form (126.5 KB)

Icon Basic Archery Instructor Training Request Form (68.9 KB)

Icon Loaner Equipment Request Form (55.5 KB)

Icon Practice Archery Score Card (237.7 KB)

Icon Tournament Equipment Request Form (55.8 KB)

All BAI training counts as 6 hours of Professional Development credit. Click on the calendar link below to check for available classes in your area.

If your school would like to host a BAI training session, please complete the BAI Training Request Form and email to Curtis Gray, ANASP Coordinator.

Program Coordinator