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Getting Started

Archery instruction

Getting Started

Getting started is simple. Participating schools must send at least one teacher to an 8 hour NASP® Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) training course to become a certified archery instructor. After staff has been certified in NASP® they may order NASP® equipment and start teaching students!

Contact the TPWD Archery Coordinator to get the latest training information.

Burnie Kessner
TPWD Archery Coordinator
TAMU 2258 BLDG 1537

John Kimbrough Blvd
College Station, TX 77843-2258
Office: (979) 862-7341
Cell: (281) 793-5135

One of the keys to the NASP®’s widespread acceptance, popularity, and success is its design. It is a “canned” program, easy for the often over-looked and over-worked teacher to implement. There are three requirements that every school must meet in order to participate in the NASP®:

  1. Every teacher in the program is required to undergo 8-12 hours of archery training, no matter the teacher’s level of archery experience.
  2. Every school in the program acquires, at wholesale prices from the NASP®, a standard, safe, durable, modern, and universal-fit archery equipment kit. The kit is designed for teaching a class of 22-33 physical education students. Every child in the program, no matter the state or country, uses the exact same bow, arrow, target, and shooting style when learning the program.
  3. NASP® activities are taught during the school-day as a unit.