NASP/IBO 3-Star Challenge 2017 Schedule

May 11-13, 2017 NASP Nationals
   Kentucky Exposition Center
 Louisville, Kentucky 

July 20-22, 2017 NASP World 
  Orange County Convention Center
9899 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819

August 10-13, 2017 IBO World 
  Seven Springs Resort 
777 Watewheel Dr. 
Seven Springs, PA 15627

NASP Nationals
$1000.00- Top Male and Female
$750.00- Runner-up Male and Female
$1000.00- Top Team (each member up to 12)
$750.00- Runner-up Team (each member up to 12)
For a total of $24,000.00!!!!

IBO World
$1000.00- Top Overall Male and Female from all three events.
$500.00- Runner-up Male and Female from all three events.
$500.00- Two randomly drawn names.
For a total of $4,000.00!!!

 Please contact the IBO office if you are available to help as a range official. 
We are expecting over 5,000 3D participants at the NASP Nationals
 so your help for this event would be greatly appreciated! Lunch and volunteer incentives will be provided.

National Archery In Schools Program (NASP)
Educators are looking for ways to improve student motivation, attention, behavior, attendance, and focus. Teachers strive to achieve state and national educational standards regarding development of micro and macro motor ability and listening and observation skills. They hope to engage each student in the educational process and develop relationships to promote graduation instead of drop-out.

Wildlife Conservation agencies are concerned too many young people are forgoing learning outdoor skills that will inspire them to spend more time with wild things in wild places. Natural resource professionals are convinced learning target shooting skills will result in character and self-reliance development that will serve the future of wildlife conservation well.

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.

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NASP/IBO 3D Challenge Poised to Expand in 2017

The International Bowhunter Organization (IBO) has announced the hiring of Ryan Bass to manage the popular and fast-growing NASP/IBO Challenge as it expands to include selected state NASP Championship venues in 2017 and beyond.

Bass, an avid bowhunter and retired Conservation Officer from South Carolina, has been involved in NASP for the past 13 years and most-recently served as the state NASP Coordinator. Under his guidance, the state program grew to include nearly 400 schools, while implementing the NASP/IBO 3D Challenge in 2015.

Bass brings an abundance of knowledge and dedication to the NASP/IBO 3D Challenge program. 

“As the Director of NASP/IBO 3D, Ryan will manage the continued growth and development of the fastest growing youth archery program in the world,” said IBO President, Bryan Marcum. “We consider ourselves very fortunate to have Ryan working with us in our efforts to make a difference in the lives of our youth.”

Since its launch at the 2014 NASP National tournament in Louisville, Ky., the NASP/IBO 3D Challenge has been received with growing enthusiasm by NASP participants and coaches alike. At the 2016 NASP Nationals, where a total of 12,897 student archers took part in the target portion of the competition, a record 3,416 youngsters opted to compete in the NASP/IBO 3D Challenge. Of those 4,145 attending the 2016 NASP World Tournament, 1,120 chose to participate in the IBO/3D section of the event. The top five males, top five females, and top three teams in the elementary, middle, and high school divisions received medals, plaques and trophies.

“I am excited to be a part of the NASP/IBO team. My entire career has been spent promoting conservation education and the youth shooting sports,” Bass said. “I am looking forward to working with our great partners and sponsors as we expand and introduce the NASP/IBO 3D Challenge to our youth archers across the nation.”

NASP President Roy Grimes Roy hailed Bass’ addition as an indication of a bright future for NASP, IBO, and student archers worldwide.

“We are excited about the prospects of Ryan Bass, expanding the NASP/IBO 3D Challenge to more state tournaments and grassroots clubs serving student archers in local NASP schools,” said Grimes. 


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