Richland County 4-H Shooting Sports in collaboration with Wahpeton Parks & Recreation Department provides a youth archery league using NASP equipment and guidelines, with affiliation to the Wahpeton Public Schools. This league is open to students in 4th grade through 12th grade.
Registration for the 2021-2022 year is limited to 60 registrations (20 per time slot); once the program is full, a waiting list will be taken. Archers will be assigned to a time slot (TBD) between 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Sundays. All sessions will be held at the Wahpeton Community Center, 304 5th Street South.
The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) was developed to serve specific educational and conservation purposes by the Kentucky Departments of Fish & Wildlife Resources and Department of Education and Mathews Archery in 2001. The program was launched in 21 Kentucky middle schools. The effort’s goal was to enroll 120 schools and teach target archery skills to 24,000 students each year. Kentucky gave itself three years to achieve this goal.
Within the program’s first year the 120-school goal was achieved and because of neighboring-state interest, “National” replaced “Kentucky” in the program’s name. www.archeryintheschools.org
Register online at https://forms.gle/2rB6EedmjHaKDVAL8 beginning Sunday, December 5. Registrations are date/time stamped and will be honored in the order they are received. (any forms received prior to 12/5 will be rejected.) If you have any questions during the registration process please contact Heather at 701-640-5925 (voice or text).
Registration confirmations, notice of time assignments, fees due and next steps will be emailed after December 15.
January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13
(Additional dates may be added for Nationals depending on results at State)
$40 plus applicable tournament fees (fees are $8-$25/archer/tournament)
ALL fees are due on/before January 9.
PLEASE NOTE: two or more unexcused absences (no shows/no call) will constitute removal from the program. (Please contact Heather for absence notifications.)
Tournaments will be mainly held in person with limited virtual virtual options this year. If a tournament is being held virtually we will schedule a time to shoot tournament scores at the community center and then submit our scores to the host site. More information and additional tournament dates will be shared as it becomes available.
All bows/equipment needed to participate is provided at no cost. If you would like to purchase your own bow (not required but recommended if you are serious about tournaments), Kirk Loewen is an authorized dealer. Kirk lives in Hankinson and can be reached at (701) 899-4046 (let him know Heather or Nathan gave you his name).
Due to continued COVID-19 concerns we recommend masks to be worn regardless of vaccination status. As concerns related to COVID-19 change, coaches reserve the right to implement a mask requirement; also if requested we will implement requirements from 4H and suggested guidelines from NASP as well as suggestions/requirements from the Wahpeton Community Center, Wahpeton Schools and ND Game & Fish if applicable – stay tuned.
Here are the guidelines we ask that everyone follow– these are subject to change at any time and notifications will be sent as needed:
If you cannot follow our expectations, you will be asked to leave the program.
Heather Retzer, 701-640-5925
Nathan Hill, 701-640-4590
OR email us at WahpetonNASPArchery@gmail.com