Our family has become increasingly interested in archery. Movies like the “Hunger Games” and the DC Comic Television show “Arrow” demonstrate incredible archery skills by the lead characters and have brought attention to the sport of archery to a larger audience.
So how do you get started in archery and where do you begin?
1. Gear- The Genesis Archery Bow is easy to use and can even be shared among family members. You can read more about why the Genesis Archery Bow is great for families here.
2. Try a demo at a local Genesis retailer
Test out different types of Genesis bows under the guidance of an archery specialist.
3. Find a local NASP near you (National Archery in the Schools Program)
This program is a great opportunity for students to learn and develop archery skills.
The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) was developed to serve these specific educational and conservation purposes. NASP® was co-created by the Kentucky Departments of Fish & Wildlife Resources and Department of Education and Mathews Archery in the late summer and fall of 2001. The program was launched in 21 Kentucky middle schools on March 3, 2002. Originally called the “Kentucky Archery in the Schools Program”, the effort’s goal was to enroll 120 schools and teach target archery skills to 24,000 students each year. Kentucky gave itself three years to achieve this goal.
Within the program’s first year the 120-school goal was achieved and because of neighbor-state interest, “National” replaced “Kentucky” in the program’s name. NASP® also expanded its participation standards to include students in 4th-12th grade. Shortly afterwards NASP® was granted 501 c (3) non-profit educational foundation status. NASP® is overseen by an all-volunteer board of directors. Every state, province and country enrolled in NASP® has a “Coordinator” in charge of leading the program in their jurisdiction.
4. Join an official archery club on USA Archery
This is a great way to get involved with a community of people who enjoy the sport of archery. You can find out more about becoming a certified archery instructor and getting involved in tournaments.
You can find out more from about Genesis Archery Bows and programs from their website.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation. All opinions are my own.