California National Archery in the Schools Program

Teach Archery to Students in Grades 4-12

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is an international-style archery program taught by teachers and delivered to students in physical education classes in grades 4-12.

In many states, the program is adopted and administered by state wildlife agencies. In California, the program (CalNASP) is administered by the Department of Fish and Wildlife in consultation with the California Department of Education.

Teachers are trained by volunteer archery instructors to become NASP certified. Classes are offered as an in-person (eight hours) or a hybrid (four hours online, four hours in-person) options.

Instructors from after school programs and youth organizations are invited to participate in NASP training classes, but are not eligible to compete in school-based tournaments.

If interested in starting CalNASP at your school, download the CalNASP Flyer (PDF)(opens in new tab) and talk to a school administrator or principal.

View upcoming NASP Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) Training Courses(opens in new tab). There is no charge for the certification class.

Contact Leticia Palamidessi, CalNASP State Coordinator
(916) 708-8517 or

National Archery in the Schools logoTo order equipment or download National NASP curriculum for the classroom, visit the National website(opens in new tab).

To obtain CalNASP supplemental activities for the classroom, please contact the State Coordinator.

Wildlife Restoration Program logo   CalNASP is funded by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program.