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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)


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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