National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) instructor training is offered through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The NASP course content is designed to teach archery instruction techniques to both archery novices as well as experienced archers. Course content includes range set up and safety, use of the string bow, eleven steps to archery success, coaching techniques, equipment nomenclature, inspection, operation, maintenance and repair.
Basic Archery Instructor (BAI)
The Basic Archery Instructor is an instructor certified to teach NASP-style archery to school-age students.
Be at least 18 years of age
Attend the full day BAI course scheduled through the Iowa DNR
Pass a written exam administered at the end of the training
Training material cost is $40. Cost is paid by the DNR for teachers conducting in-school NASP programs. Checks should be made out to Iowa Bowhunter's Association and brought the first day of the class or mailed ahead of time to Charles Arnold, PO Box 16, Derby, IA 50068. At least 10 candidates must be pre-registered in order to conduct the class.