Maryland Archery in the Schools Program (MD NASP)
Brought to you in partnership with the Maryland Bowhunters Society
Clear Spring High School Archery Team
2015 MD NASP® Championship
“Not everyone can dunk the ball, tackle or run fast.”
However, as a middle school girl said, “I can do this.”
MD NASP’s mission is to promote student education through
participation in the sport of Archery with the focus being to provide
International style target archery training in the 4th - 12th grades.
are taught through classroom instruction, positive communication and
hands-on activities. Students, responding to whistle commands, shoot at
bulls-eye targets placed before an arrow restraint net right in the
gym. By shooting indoors weather never becomes a factor. The students
can easily help set up the range as a part of the class.
Students are taught how modern archery equipment works, shooting
techniques, steps to archery success and how to improve their skills.
The act of shooting the bow improves upper body strength, grip
strength, muscle endurance and flexibility. Archery also develops
hand-eye coordination, dexterity and the importance of learning how to
focus or concentrate.
program complies with the American Disabilities Act with most
wheelchair-bound students being able to participate. Even blind
students can participate with the help of a teacher / parent.
Core content covers the history of archery, safety, shooting
techniques, equipment, mental concentration and self-improvement. This
program curriculum is already written and exceeds national physical
The goal of this web site is to be a valuable resource for students, parents, teachers, school administrators and donors.
The Maryland Archery in the Schools Program
is brought to you in Partnership with the Maryland Bowhunters Society.