Texas - NASP Overview

Texas - National Archery in the Schools Program (TX - NASP) provides international-style target archery training in 4th-12th grade physical education classes. It is an affiliate of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®)

TPWD is the official sponsor with these additional sponsors and partners.

TX - NASP Brochure 


Why is TPWD committed to TX - NASP?                                  

  • Archery is accessible to all students and abilities
  • Training and equipment kit includes everything you need to start teaching
  • There are clear safety protocols
  • Archery is a fun, lifelong activity that helps youth connect to the outdoors

Archery can be a casual pastime or lead to participation in tournaments at the local, State, National and Olympic levels.   

Educators nationwide report that NASP®  engages the unengaged - inspiring students to greater achievement in school. 

NASP® Student Survey Results


Since 2004, TPWD staff and volunteers have certified hundreds of NASP® Archery Instructors and Trainers. 

Currently, over 1,700 schools actively participate in TX - NASP. 

In 2022, 2,922 students from 148 schools participated in the State Bullseye Championship Tournament with more than 880 students from 67 schools participating in the IBO 3D Challenge.

Getting Started in NASP®


Centershot Ministries utilizes archery skills to connect audiences with faith based messaging. Contact NASP® or Community Archery staff to request a Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) certification training to be eligible, or for more information. BAI is the recognized training for Centershot and NASP participation. 


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