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August archery-in-schools training: How to start and teach

Published by Central Office August 8, 2017

Contact(s): Dan Schroeder, 608-235-4619 or daniel.schroeder@wisconsin.gov

MADISON -- Anyone interested in bringing the lifetime sport of target archery to local schools will have an opportunity to attend a three-day certification training session coming to Sparta in August.

Dan Schroeder, archery education administrator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, will lead the National Archery in the Schools Program's Basic Archery Instructor Trainer class in Sparta from August 16-18. Schroeder, certified through the national program, says attendees will learn how to safely run an archery program and how to teach skills such as proper shooting form and techniques.

National Archery in the Schools Program
Instructor training is being offered for the National Archery in the Schools Program.
Photo Credit: DNR

"Besides all the fun and thrills of being in a sport from teamwork to competition, archery teaches motivation, attention, positive behaviors - all skills needed in real life," Schroeder said, adding the archery program is designed to be taught during school hours and most likely in the physical education classes. "This is a sport that welcomes all."

The training also will welcome all, Schroeder says. "The class is open to all public, private, parochial and home school educators who work with grades third through high school seniors, as well as parents interested in growing archery programs and opportunities for their kids," he said.

Schroeder says no special skills are needed. "You don't need previous archery experience or skills," he said. "Just a desire to learn and to support a program for youth."

If attendees want to become certified as Trainers through the NASP national program, attendance all three days is required. If interested in just the Basic Archery Instructor portion of the class attendees only need to attend the class on August 18.

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"The Wisconsin NASP program continues to grow across the state. This class is designed to certify people, of all skill levels, to help grow the program and introduce more youth across the state to this terrific program," he said.

For more information contact Schroeder at: daniel.schroeder@wisconsin.gov.

Last Revised: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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