Richland County 4-H Shooting Sports has once again collaborated with the Wahpeton Parks & Recreation Department to provide a youth archery league using NASP equipment and guidelines, with affiliation to the Wahpeton Public Schools.
This will be our 13th year of programming in Wahpeton. The program is open to students in grades 3-12, however due to NASP Rule changes, preference will be given to those students in 4th-12th grade. Students in grade 3 must have a parent attend each session. Registration is limited to sixty (60) registrations; once the program is full a waiting list will be taken. Archers will be assigned to a time slot: 2-3 p.m. (Elementary, grades 4-5), 3-4 p.m. (Middle School, grades 6-8), and 4-5 p.m. (High School, grades 9-12). Sessions are limited to 20 archers. All sessions will be held at the Wahpeton Community Center, 304 5th Street South.
Register online at https://forms.gle/gAZRWsaUPJQfFKUGA
Registrations are date/time stamped and will be honored in the order they are received. Any registrations attempted/dated prior to 3:00 PM on December 1 will be deleted. If you have questions during the registration process please contact Heather at 701-640-5925.
Registration confirmations, notice of time assignments, fees due and next steps will be emailed after December 12th.
January 5, 12 and 19
February 2, 9, 16 and 23
March 1, 8 and 15
End of Year Awards/Party: April 5
Those archers participating in tournaments will also have an opportunity to attend weeknight tournament practice sessions on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings. More information and instruction on how to sign up will included with the registration confirmation email.
$40 PLUS applicable tournament fees (fees are $8-$25 per archer per tournament)
All fees are due on or before January 5, 2020.
2018-2019 TOURNAMENT DATES
Note: 3rd Graders are not eligible to participate in any tournaments.
All bows/equipment needed to participate is provided at no cost. If you would like to purchase your own bow (not required but recommended if you are serious about tournaments), Kirk Loewen is an authorized dealer. Kirk lives in Hankinson and can be reached at 701-899-4046 (let him know Heather or Nathan gave you his name).
Heather Retzer, 701-640-5925
Nathan Hill, 701-640-4590
WHAT IS NASP?
The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) was developed to serve specific educational and conservation purposes by the Kentucky Departments of Fish & Wildlife Resources and Department of Education and Mathews Archery in 2001. The program was launched in 21 Kentucky middle schools. 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 neighboring-state interest, “National” replaced “Kentucky” in the program’s name. NASP also expanded its participation standards to include students in grades 4-12. www.archeryintheschools.org