About THE NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE schools program
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) has well over 1000 student archers at the Missouri NASP State Championship Archery Tournament each year. MoNASP is coordinated through MDC and CFM in partnership with participating schools and numerous supporting organizations throughout the state. The Missouri State NASP Tournament is one of largest state archery championships in the country.
Almost 70,000 Missouri students in grades 4 to 12 from over 300 schools participate in MoNASP. Since NASP's beginnings in 2002, more than 10 million students have participated in the program through more than 12,000 schools in 47 states and six countries. Over 2.4 million NASP student archers competed during the 2014 school year.
The NASP® National Tournament is held in May the weekend directly following the Kentucky Derby, at the Louisville, Kentucky’s Exposition Center. The NASP indoor archery range is the world’s largest at 1,350 feet to accommodate the world’s largest gathering of archers at 10,000+ students. The NASP National Tournament maintains the Guinness World Record for the largest archery tournament and continues to break it every year.
Student archers and teams who shoot a qualifying score at the state tournament earn a spot at the NASP National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky and the World Championship.
Thanks to the generosity of many NASP® sponsors, $50,000 in scholarships were awarded in 2013. For 2014 season $77,000 in scholarships will be up for grabs at the National Tournament.
World NASP® competitors include archers from Canada, United Kingdom, Namibia, South Africa, and New Zealand.
The NASP National Guard All-American Team comprised of the top 16 placing students from the national tournament represent USA in the All-Star World Championships.
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