SC National Archery in Schools Program (NASP)

The State Archery in the Schools Tournament Scheduled for in April 2020 have been cancelled. Please monitor this site for updates. SCDNR encourages the public to stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 information by visiting the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control at www.scdhec.gov/health/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19 and the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In 2019, we gave away $54,500 in scholarships to participating high school seniors. Please visit our Sponsors to see a list of all the business and organizations which donated generously to our South Carolina Archers.

Changing lives one arrow at a time. Watch the You Tube Video and see how students are learning: focus, self control, discipline, patience and life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life.

Archery: "On Target For Life"

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is a joint venture between state departments of Education and Wildlife. Several archery equipment manufactures and organizations are also partners. The program promotes student education, physical education and participation in the life-long sport of Archery. The program's focus is to provide International Style target Archery training in physical education classes grades 4-12. The South Carolina program has however been modified in some schools to accommodate agricultural classes, in-school outdoors clubs and special education classes.

School teachers undergo an 8-hour Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) training program. The core content covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, and self-improvement. In turn they present archery to their students. The students shoot at bullseye targets placed before an arrow resistant net in their gymnasium.