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Archery in the Schools

The National Archery in the Schools Program is an in-school program that promotes the teaching of international-style archery. The South Dakota program is under the direction of GFP in cooperation with the S.D. Department of Education, and with the assistance of conservation groups, businesses, and individuals.

Study materials are provided to schools adopting the program so they have the option of teaching concepts of archery in other areas of studies besides physical education classes. Study units available include science, reading, social studies and math. These units have been correlated to match the South Dakota Content Standards at various grade levels.

All training to safely incorporate archery in the schools is provided by GFP at no charge.

Archery has been part of countless introductory programs including schools, summer camps, youth organizations and community recreational programs. Archery ranks as one of the safest activities offered in any organized group setting. In the history of NASP, there has never been a shooting-related injury in the program.

Archery ranks as a safer activity than football, basketball, baseball, and even golf and tennis.

Please contact us for more information, and join with the growing number of South Dakota schools that include Archery in the Schools as part of their curriculum.


Jason Kool
GFP NASP Coordinator
20641 SD Hwy 1806
Fort Pierre, SD 57532