MDC offers archery instructor training class

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CARL JUNCTION, Mo. – Teachers interested in becoming archery instructors at their schools will have an opportunity to receive training in January. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) basic archery instructor training class in Carl Junction from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 2 at the Christian Church of Carl Junction, 103 Hodge Drive.

The free training class is meant for teachers who are interested in incorporating MoNASP instruction into their school curriculum. Teachers must attend the training to receive instructor certification.

Basic archery instructor training is required for schools to participate in the MoNASP and to qualify for related grant money. MoNASP programs must be a part of a school's curriculum for at least two weeks to qualify that school for regional, state, national and international NASP competitions.

MoNASP is the Missouri branch of NASP, a national program that uses archery to boost students' physical dexterity and self-confidence. Participants also learn an activity they can enjoy for the rest of their lives in the form of recreational target shooting or bow hunting.

To register for the Jan. 2 class or to get more information about upcoming MoNASP basic archery instruction classes, contact Andy Rhodes at 417-629-3423 or at Information about the MoNASP and NASP programs can also be found at