New Mexico’s National Archery in Schools Program
A record number of young archers from across New Mexico competed in the 2018 National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) New Mexico State Tournament. 906 archers competed surpassing last year’s record attendance number of 840.
“Archery is gaining popularity as a competitive sport among New Mexico’s students,” said John Martsh, R-3 program manager for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. “Our department is proud to support young archers and encourage their interest in this challenging extracurricular activity. We are pleased so many kids were eager to demonstrate their skills and sportsmanship.”
More than 100 public schools across New Mexico participate in the program that fits youth no matter their popularity, athletic skill, gender, size or academic ability. The department will provide educator training, hosts the state tournament in 2019 and access to archery equipment through the “Archery Loaner Program” including 10 right and 2 left handed Genesis bows, two boxes of arrows, five targets, an arrow curtain, a repair kit and a bow rack.
For more information about the National Archery in the Schools Program and how your school can get involved, contact John Martsh, R-3 program manager at (505) 222-4719 or firstname.lastname@example.org.