The 2014 National Archery in the Schools Program World Tournament will be held July 11-13, 2014 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis., the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Madison Area Sports Commission have announced.
The National Archery in the Schools Program is an in-school curriculum for students in grades 4 through 12. Many participating NASP schools create after school programs and archery teams, in addition to their in-school archery program. These archers and teams from participating NASP schools then participate in various local, regional and state tournaments.
This is the 6th annual NASP World Tournament. Archers and teams qualify for the NASP national tournament based on scores they achieve at their state tournaments. United States archers and teams then qualify for the NASP world tournament based on their scores at the NASP national tournament. Archers and teams from other NASP participating countries follow a similar qualification process through their respective provincial and national tournaments.
“We expect archers from approximately 25 states to participate in the 2014 NASP Worlds as well as archers from, Canada, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Mongolia,” said Dan Schroeder, NASP coordinator for the DNR.
The 2013 NASP world tournament was held in St. Louis Missouri. The four prior world tournaments were held in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, near Orlando Florida. Participation from 2012 to 2013 increased by 134%. There were 2,907 archers at the 2013 world championship.
For information about the National Archery in the Schools Program search the DNR website “NASP,” or visit www.naspschools.orgfor NASP tournament information please visit www.nasptournaments.org (both links exit DNR).