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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)

To participate in the Colorado Archery in the Schools program, schools must have at least one Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) certified coach. To find a BAI course near you, visit the Basic Archery Instructor Resources page!

Step 2: Purchase Equipment

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

CPW offers grants for schools to incorporate archery into 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!

Step 4: Record Archery Teaching Hours

To stay certified as a BAI coach, you must record your hours (10+ hours of in-classroom lessons). To record your hours follow these instructions.

Step 5: Compete with Other Schools (Optional)

To learn more about the statewide virtual tournament, check out the Colorado Archery in the Schools Tournament page.