Archery is experiencing a surge in popularity, and rightly so. It provides both a physical and mental challenge; can be enjoyed year-round, and it’s an individual event that takes place in a fun social setting.
Archery is safe, fun and accessible for everyone. It also can be a great way for kids to learn valuable life skills including: focus, self-discipline, perseverance, patience and sportsmanship.
Best of all, kids learn all of these things without even realizing it because they are out on the range having FUN! Archery groups keep it interesting by shooting balloons and other fun targets, shooting from different positions and distances, and switching between inside and outside ranges.
Archery is a great sport to start at any age, because it is a skill that will last a lifetime and can be done by the whole family.
The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) is an in-school archery program for students in grades 4-12. This curriculum was created by education, conservation, and target archery experts to meet state and national educational standards.
Participation in a NASP® curriculum has been shown to improve student motivation, attention, behavior, attendance, and focus! Students are engaged in the educational process while improving micro and macro motor skills, listening skills and observation skills, while simultaneously building character and self-reliance.
Requirements to participate in NASP®
To learn more about NASP® and how to participate, complete the form at the bottom of the page and the ODFW archery education coordinator will contact you with more information.
“We always used to say archery is 1 percent physical skill, and 99 percent mental. When you’re shooting a bow, you are working on skills like patience, motivation, focus and positive self-talk. Archery really makes you learn about who you are as a person, and there are many opportunities to grow whether you shoot just for fun, compete or hunt.”
—Stephanie Rustad, ODFW archery education coordinator
S3DA is a community-based, next-step archery program tailored for students in grades 4-12. Sponsoring organizations can include schools, archery ranges, and community groups.
All types of archery equipment set-ups are allowed, the divisions include: olympic recurve, traditional, open and fixed pins. In addition, there are three main competition formats: indoor target, outdoor target, and 3D.
S3DA clubs provide a place and regular practice times for archers to come practice, improve their technique and enjoy time with fellow archers.
Requirements to participate in S3DA
S3DA Membership Fees (must be paid annually)
*If your organization already has sufficient insurance coverage, this fee can be waived. Proof of insurance required.
To learn more about the S3DA program and how to participate, complete the form at the bottom of the page and the ODFW archery education coordinator will contact you with more information.
|Volunteer Time Log||NASP State 2019||December, 2019|
|Volunteer Hours Explained||S3DA Indoor 2019||November, 2019|
|Clubs, Shops, and Public Ranges Interactive Map||S3DA Virtual Tournament 2019||October, 2019|
|S3DA Tournament Registration||S3DA State Outdoor Target 2019 S3DA||September, 2019|
|NASP Tournament Registration||State 3D 2019||August, 2019|
|Archery Dictionary||S3DA Indoor State Records||July, 2019|
|Tournament Etiquette||S3DA 3D State Records||June, 2019|
|Tournament Basics for NASP and S3DA||S3DA Outdoor Target State Records||May, 2019|