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Starting an Archery Program at Your School
Starting an Archery Program at Your School

​​​​​​​​Step 1: Become a Certified Basic Archery Instructor (BAI)

NASP

Schools participating in the Colorado Archery in the Schools program must have at least one Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) certified coach. BAI courses are generally 8 hours and hap​pen at locations around the state​. Participants receive a nationally-recognized National Archery in the Schools Program® certification number upon successful course completion.

Requirements to be able to participate in a Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) course:​

  • Must be at least 18 years old;
  • Must be a Colorado-certified 4th-12th grade teacher;
  • Take the BAI course. (8-12 hours);
  • Pass the BA​I practical test and score at least 70% on the written test;
To find up and participate in a BAI certification course near you, visit the National Archery in Schools Program - Upcoming Classes page.

Step 2: Purchase Equipment

Once a staff member has completed the BAI certification, schools are eligible to order from the National Archery in the Schools Program®. To be considered part of the program, schools must use this standardized equipment.

CPW offers grants to schools to incorporate archery into their Physical and/or Outdoor Education programs​ during school hours. Schools only interested in implementing after school programs are not eligible for grant funding. ​

Step 3: Teach Archery Using the NASP Method

Once the equipment arrives, your school is ready to implement the program! You can make use of our Basic Archery Instructor Resources​

Step 4: Compete with Other Schools

Check out tournament information for the VIRTUAL Colorado Archery in the Schools Program tournament.

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