MDC plans archery instructor training class

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Teachers interested in becoming archery instructors at their schools will have an opportunity to receive training in May.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) basic archery instructor training class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 24 at the O’Reilly-Tefft Gym in Springfield. The gym is located at 1408 E. Pythian St.

This free training class is meant for teachers who are interested in incorporating MoNASP instruction into their school’s 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 May 24 class, individuals can register at Information about MoNASP events can also be found at