NDBA YOUTH EVENTS
NDBA offers many activities for youth, including youth shooting events, tournaments and grants to NASP, 4-H and other events. If you have any youth events to post please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch here for NASP Tournament information
Follow this link to the NASP Tournament Schedule
Look for youth archery opportunities on our tournament schedule page!
Yes, this year we are proud to announce College Scholarship Money will be up for grabs at the ND NASP State tournament! The newly formed North Dakota Youth Archery Advisory Committee spearheaded this initiative and has set a goal of raising $10,000. NASP will match every dollar raised locally up to $10,000 which means a potential of awarding $20,000 in college scholarships at the 2016 State tournament! Fundraising will continue until the final hour but rumor has it they are almost halfway there!
If you are interested in growing NASP in North Dakota the NDYACC is seeking certified NASP instructors to represent your region on the board. Email Jeff at Jrlong@nd.gov if you’d like to get involved.
- How may I become eligible for the NDBA
- All applicants must be at least
seniors in High School or enrolled in an institution of higher education.
- All applicants must be current
members of the NDBA and have been for at least (2) years.
- How many scholarships will be
given each year and the dollar amount?
- There will be (1) $500 scholarship awarded each year at the annual banquet.
- Will the scholarship be given to
the person finishing high school or semester with the best grade average?
- Scholastic achievements are not
the main requirement, but will be weighed in its proper balance during the
- How may I apply for the NDBA
- If you meet the qualifications
above, complete the application below and mail it to North Dakota Bowhunters
Association, PO Box 374, Bismarck, ND 58502. All applications must be postmarked
by March 1st to be considered for the fall semester of the same year.
- If I am selected to receive the
NDBA Scholarship when and how will I receive it?
- If the winner is not present during the presentation
at the annual banquet, he or she will receive a confirmation letter by May 1st.
During August of said year, the NDBA will forward the award in the form of a
check to the cashier of the institute of higher education of the recipient’s
choice for deposit to the student’s financial account to be used as the student
sees fit. If you decide not to attend an institution of higher education, the
amount will be returned to the NDBA Scholarship Program.
National Archery in the Schools Program
National Archery in the Schools Program is a two-week
physical education program designed to teach the fundamentals of archery in grades 4-12. Archery is a
completely safe activity where girls, boys, athletes and
non-athletes all compete on a level playing field. The program can be taught indoors or outdoors, and can be translated into compelling subject matter for math, science and history teachers. Many schools have also started after-school and summer programs and formed teams which compete in local, state and national tournaments. In just a few short years, NASP has spread throughout the country into 47 states, and schools involved in the program have documented an increase in attendance, heightened self-esteem, and improved academic performance when the program is offered.
The cost of the start-up kit is approximately $3,000 and includes: 12 compound bows, arrows, targets, safety net, arrow holders, bow holders and personal safety equipment. The bows were designed by a leading archery manufacturer specifically for this program to be used by students of all sizes with no adjustments.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department supports this program and offers grants to get your school started. Additional financial assistance may be available through local wildlife organizations or national conservation organizations.
View the Assessing and Evaluating the National Archery in the Schools Program report for benefits of hosting the program in your area.
Grants to Get Your School Started
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department continues to offer grants to schools interested in participating in NASP.
For more information on the program or for additional fund raising options, contact Jeff Long, state NASP coordinator at 701-328-6322 or select the link below.
National Archery in the Schools
The NDBA is very excited about the future of archery in North Dakota! All of this new excitement is due to the success of the ND - National Archery in the Schools Program.
*** The NDBA would like to offer a 1 year free membership to all of the Instructors and students who are participating in the NASP. You will recieve your NDBA membership card, a NDBA decal and an email verison of the NDBA publication, the "Archers Voice".
Instructors, please download this application "NASP Membership"
and thank you for all you do to make NASP the huge success it is!