The Colorado Archery in the Schools Program (CASP) promotes student interest and skills development in archery by training educators to incorporate archery into Physical Education curriculum.
Start an Archery Program At Your School
To participate in the Colorado Archery in the Schools program each school must have at least one Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) certified coach.
BAI courses are generally 8 hours and happen at locations around the state. Core content covers range setup, safety, teaching techniques, equipment, mental concentration, and self-improvement.
For more information, see the Starting an Archery Program at Your School page.
Grants for schools to start their archery programs and maintenance grants for schools currently in the program.
Partnerships between schools, teachers, students, community groups, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff.
Professional, high-quality archery instruction skills and lesson plans.
CASP is an affiliate of the
National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®). NASP® is designed to teach international-style target archery as a part of in-school 4th grade through High School Physical Education classes.
If you are interested in teaching archery in other settings (including after school programs) please visit the Archery Trade Association or USA Archery.
In order to participate in CASP, schools must have at least one Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) certified coach. Public schools and charter schools, as defined by § 22-1-101, CRS, are eligible to participate in CASP. Private schools, as defined by § 22-30.5-103, CRS, and nonpublic home-based educational programs, as defined by § 22-33-104.5, CRS, are also eligible to participate in CASP, provided such schools and programs are organizations that have received tax exempt status from the IRS pursuant to § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.