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Arizona Archery in the Schools Program
 
 
The Arizona Game and Fish Department offers a popular Archery in the Schools Program based on a national physical education curriculum introduced in 2003. The national "On Target for Life" program curriculum was designed to teach Junior Olympic Archery Development-style target archery to students in fourth - 12th  grades. The core content covers archery, history, safety, techniques, equipment, mental concentration, and self-improvement. In addition, the curriculum provides interesting and creative possibilities for integration with core content in social studies, mathematics, visual arts, history, and English/language arts. Teachers of the two-week archery course undergo a Basic Archery Instructor training program.

Students shoot at bull's eye targets placed before an arrow-resistant net in their gymnasium or other enclosed space. Equipment used is state-of-the-art and designed to fit every student. Thanks to support from the archery industry, the $4,800 equipment “kits” can be purchased by schools for only $2,400. Schools may also be placed on a waiting list to receive a loaner equipment kit.

What teachers say about the program

  1. Students are enthusiastic about learning archery.
  2. Students' behavior and attendance is improved on archery days.
  3. Students that historically resist physical education class are eager to participate in archery.
  4. Students who excel in archery class are not only the stereotypical athletes.

National Archery in the Schools Program curricula and safety information

For more information about adding the program to your local school, call the Arizona Game and Fish Department at (623) 236-7233.

 

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- Physical Education Teacher letter []AIS%20Teacher%20Letter
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