Wednesday, November 16th was a very exciting day for the National Archery in the Schools Program. Unbeknownst to Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) candidate Mike Jones of Indiana, he was the 100,000th BAI to successfully complete the NASP® BAI certification.
After completing his own certification to start NASP® instruction at the Jr/Sr High School he instructs, Mike excitedly returned to his school district where he influenced the middle school to adopt the program.
Since 2002, NASP® has offered in-school archery instruction for 20 million students in grades 4-12. During the 20th year of operation, NASP® can now boast certifying over 100,000 Basic Archery Instructors.
When asked about choosing NASP®, Mike said “I am new to school archery and was not aware there are other programs available. When I heard about NASP® and how structured it was using the 11 steps to teach the students to shoot, and all the safety features built into every aspect, I knew we had to have it at our school”.
“I think NASP® will be good to teach teamwork and responsibility. I am a Special Education teacher and plan to use archery with my students. It will give these students structure and a step-by-step method to complete the process” continued Mike.
Congratulations to Mike Jones, and all NASP® Basic Archery instructors who completed their training and continue to change lives, one arrow at a time!
For more information about bringing NASP® to your school, please visit https://www.naspschools.org/bring-nasp-to-your-school/