Registration Underway for Sixth Annual NASP State Championships Set for April 2-3 in Murfreesboro
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 | 01:55am
NASHVILLE --- Registration is underway for The Sixth Annual Tennessee National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Championships will be held April 2-3 (Monday-Tuesday) at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro.
This will mark the third consecutive year for NASP State Championships to be held in Miller Coliseum with another record field expected. More than 940 students representing 43 schools from across the state competed last spring.
Due to the growth of the event, two flights of competition will be held on Monday and five flights are scheduled for Tuesday. An awards ceremony will follow the competition. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency hosts the event.
There will be three divisions. Schools will compete in the elementary, middle school and high school divisions. Awards will be presented to the top team and individual finishers in each division.
Only students who attend NASP schools may participate. For more information on the rules and regulations, visit the Tournament Information icon located under the Hot Topics section of the TWRA website by clicking here. The registration deadline is Feb. 29.
Tennessee began NASP in late 2004 with 12 pilot schools participating in the program. The number of schools has grown to more than 200 that now participate in the program. NASP is a 2-8 week curriculum taught during school that teaches International Style Target Archery.
Each student will shoot 30 arrows, 15 from 10 meters and 15 from 15 meters with a maximum score of 300. The top team and top five male and female individuals in each division automatically receive a bid to compete in the National NASP Tournament to be held May 11-12, 2012 in Louisville, Ky.
If a school or teacher is interested in starting a NASP program, please contact Don Crawford, TWRA Assistant Chief of Information and Education at Don.Crawford@tn.gov or (615) 781-6542 or Matt Clarey, Regional Training Coordinator in TWRA Region III at Matt.Clarey@tn.gov or 1-800-262-6704 or (931) 484-9571.