Presentation on theme: "Oklahoma Archery in the Schools Program"— Presentation transcript:
1 Oklahoma Archery in the Schools Program An extension of the National Archery in the Schools Program(NASP)
2 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.
3 Safety, Safety, SafetyArchery is the 2nd 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.
4 Oklahoma SchoolsOver 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 4-6th 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.
5 In-school ProgramDesigned 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.
6 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 $16.00.The program can be sustained completely through fundraising.Maintenance and repair of equipment can be done by students, Mr. Malcom, and supportive parents.
7 The PayoffsThis 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.
8 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
10 Survey of NASP Participants Survey Participation1,734 respondents with 1,236 completing the survey54% female respondents39 states and 1 province respondedStudents 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 Friends56% report buying archery equipment after NASP®44% have School Archery Clubs75% Have Not visited their local Archery Club97% Who visit their local club say they WILL return40% compete in tournamentsAfter NASP®95% shoot for fun60% shoot often or very often67% say they will continue to shoot archery after school lives16% don’t know if they will continue shootingHunting and Licenses -- First National Info about this subject18% say they buy hunting licenses73% because family and friends hunt27% say they buy because of NASP®45% have greater interest in archery after NASP®41% talk more about hunting with friends and family54% have greater interest in other shooting sports after NASP®