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Oklahoma Archery in the Schools Program An extension of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP)
Building Skills for Life Archery is a lifelong sport, enjoyed by people from “8 to 80”. Archery can be practiced by students with disabilities on the same field as regular students. Archery is a sport that everyone can achieve a high level of success, not just the most athletic of students.
Safety, Safety, Safety Archery is the 2 nd most safe sport practiced in schools, behind ping-pong. The safety procedures are consistent and proven throughout the nation. The range commands are a set of universal whistle blasts. Every student receives safety training, and procedures are rigorously followed.
Oklahoma Schools Over 350 schools in Oklahoma currently utilize the Archery in the Schools Program. In the Comanche after school program, there are 20 students in each group, for a total of 60 students, with over 100 students in grades 4-6 th trying out for the team last year. Schools with archery teams utilize an after-school Olympic archery program as sanctioned by the International Archery Federation (FITA). Most schools report that attendance is higher and student self-discipline is greatly improved on archery days.
In-school Program Designed for 4th-12th graders, the curriculum covers archery history, safety, techniques, equipment, mental concentration and self- improvement. To compete in an after-school program, each archer must complete a two week, in-school unit on archery. The in-school program can be done during student’s P.E. time. Safety and range procedures, bow terminology, and proper shooting techniques are taught and practiced before students pick up a bow.
The Big Question How Much??? The kit to get started is $ This includes 12 bows, 5 dozen arrows, a 30 ft. backstop, 12 armguards, 5 wheeled “FITA” targets, a repair kit, and a bow rack. There are grants available for $ or $ depending on availability. The targets can be completely rebuilt for $ The program can be sustained completely through fundraising. Maintenance and repair of equipment can be done by students, Mr. Malcom, and supportive parents.
The Payoffs This program will reach students who may not otherwise participate in any other extra- curricular program, or those who only play one sport/ activity. By participating in OASP, Empire is guaranteed a Fishing in the Schools and a Bowhunting in the Schools kit as well as the program materials, valued at over $ Archery tournaments are another way to get Empire supporters involved with the school.
Testimonials “The OAIS program allows our special needs students to participate on an even playing field with their peers.” - Carla Buck, Physical Education Teacher, Mustang Public Schools “Teaching Archery to Elementary & Middle School students has added diversity and excitement to P.E. class! It has brought our students, parents, teachers & community together & the excitement is contagious! ” - Misti Mitchell-Bain, Comanche Public School Physical Education Director/Teacher “While teaching the OAIS course curriculum I noticed that student attendance was near 100 percent and the students’ self discipline was greatly improved.” -Colby Cagle, Teacher, Bethel Public Schools
Survey of NASP Participants Survey Participation 1,734 respondents with 1,236 completing the survey 54% female respondents 39 states and 1 province responded Students Continue to Report “Liking NASP®” 89% of NASP® Students like the program (94% in 2004 and 80% in 2009) They like NASP because of “Access for All” and Socializing with Friends 56% report buying archery equipment after NASP® 44% have School Archery Clubs 75% Have Not visited their local Archery Club 97% Who visit their local club say they WILL return 40% compete in tournaments After NASP® 95% shoot for fun 60% shoot often or very often 67% say they will continue to shoot archery after school lives 16% don’t know if they will continue shooting Hunting and Licenses -- First National Info about this subject 18% say they buy hunting licenses 73% because family and friends hunt 27% say they buy because of NASP® 45% have greater interest in archery after NASP® 41% talk more about hunting with friends and family 54% have greater interest in other shooting sports after NASP®