Academic Archer

WHAT IS THE ACADEMIC ARCHER PROGRAM?

The NASP® Academic Archer program is an optional program, available only to participating
NASP® schools

Participation is a local decision and in accordance with existing local school policies.

All students that fully participate in an in-school NASP® archery class and/or participate on
the school archery team at a recognized NASP® school and meet local academic criteria for
recognition, are eligible to be entered for Academic Archer status.

If no local school criteria exist for Academic Archer recognition:

  • The Student should be/have been a full participant in their school’s “in school” NASP® archery
    class during the time period where academic recognition and recommendation is considered.
  • Academic Archers can also be members of the school’s archery team (if one exists) during the
    time period where academic recognition and recommendation is considered.
  • The designated Academic Archer should maintain a grade point average that establishes them
    well within existing school GPA criteria for high academic scholarship.
  • When no school academic recognition criteria exists, the local NASP® coach should consult and
    collaborate with the school principal to establish such criteria, before designating students with
    Academic Archer status.
  • The Academic Archer program is independent from any/all forms of tournament participation.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

NASP® BAI certified teachers/coaches can log in to www.nasptournaments.org to enter eligible
students as Academic Archers.

NASP® teachers/coaches should monitor archer’s academic progress at each grading period to
ensure that the archer remains eligible according to existing school GPA criteria for high academic
scholarship.

All decisions on designating students with Academic Archer status are local decisions and
should involve collaboration between the NASP® educator and the principal of the school.

HOW ARE OUR ARCHERS RECOGNIZED?

A certificate and an Academic Archer shoulder patch will be provided to each student archer

A “year bar” will be awarded for each subsequent year

Certificates, and patches sponsored by Indiana NASP©

WHO TO CONTACT

NASP© Academic Archer Registration Instructions http://nasptournaments.org/documents/
DesignatingAcademicArcher.pdf

Indiana NASP© Academic Archer Administrator Chris Clark, 317/605-1028 or chclark@dnr.in.gov

Indiana NASP© Program Coordinator Tim Beck, 317/694-2531 or tbeck@dnr.in.gov

DATES TO REMEMBER

September 1 – April 1 – Certified NASP® BAI teachers/ coaches register student archers for Academic Archer status at nasptournaments.org and monitor students’ academic progress.

April 1 – Academic Archer registration closes for Indiana archers

May 1 – Academic Archer recognition packets will be mailed to NASP© schools.

May – June – Recognize Academic Archers at school awards and honors programs

More information and tutorials can be found at:  https://www.naspschools.org/opportunities/academic-archer