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2014 Florida NASP State Tournament

by Chris Larsen

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The 2014 Florida National Archery In Schools Program (NASP) State Tournament is coming up soon! The tournament will be held in Newberry on February 22nd. This year’s competition will have two formats: a live tournament at the Easton-Newberry Sports Complex and a virtual tournament for students who can’t travel.

The 2014 Florida National Archery In Schools Program (NASP) State Tournament is coming up soon! The tournament will be held in Newberry on February 22nd. This year’s competition will have two formats: a live tournament at the Easton-Newberry Sports Complex and a virtual tournament for students who can’t travel.

The virtual tournament allows students to shoot in their own gymnasium and have their results tallied in a database with other virtual shooters and tournament shooters at the Easton-Newberry Sports Complex. Scores from the live tournament will be compared with scores from the live tournament and winners will be selected in three different divisions: elementary, middle, and high school

Florida NASP State Coordinator Steve Robbins says trophies will be awarded to the top three schools in each division with each team member receiving a medal. Top boy and girl shooters in each division will receive a trophy, with a Genesis bow presented to top overall boy and girl shooter. All archers will get a T-shirt and certificate.

Robbins says one of the best things about archery is just about anyone can participate. "It helps build muscle endurance and flexibility, develop hand-eye coordination, and grip and body strength. You don't have to be over 6 feet tall and able to dunk a basketball to participate. Girls can compete with boys, and youngsters with physical disabilities can also participate."

2014 is the seventh year of the Florida NASP State Tournament. The tournament usually has between 600 and 800 participating archers. Florida NASP is a collaborative program between the Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) and the Florida Department of Education. The FWC has certified teachers from nearly 400 schools to be archery instructors. To become a certified instructor, teachers undergo an eight hour NASP Basic Archery Instructor Training Program.

For more information on the Florida NASP tournament, go to:http://www.myfwc.com/NASP

 

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