Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Updates for Basic Archery Instructor -

Certified Educators  

August 2011

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Welcome!  Sometime in the past few years you have expressed interest in or have participated in a Basic Archery Instructor Class hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife - formerly known as the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
This newsletter is intended to be a bi-monthly update for you to find out about new opportunities for your National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) archery program - refresher trainings, equipment tips and information, school equipment grants and for the 2011-2012 school year Colorado will host the first virtual state NASP tournament - which has the potential to qualify your team to go to the National Tournament in May!
If you no longer teach archery or are not interested in receiving these updates, please use the SAFEUNSUBSCRIBE link at the bottom of this email!


Colorado Parks and Wildlife Regional Education Coordinators are happy to help you with your Archery in the Schools Program questions. You will find a link to their information in the column on the right.


Check out the updates, and if you have any questions about the state-wide program please contact me!



Tabbi Kinion

Educator Outreach Coordinator

Colorado Parks and Wildlife or 303-291-7165

Equipment News and Concerns
Easton Push-In Nocks for New Arrow Style need to be replaced

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Last year Easton, in an effort to make running your NASP programs easier, introduced a new push-in nock for NASP arrows. However, we've seen many of these nocks fail, causing the arrow to slip off of the string as it is drawn - resulting in dry fires and therefore equipment damage. The problem is that the new-style push in nocks shipped last school year are expanding and cracking, see the photo above.This expansion allows the arrows to drop from the string, sometimes just as the student is releasing and some of our Colorado instructors have seen several accidental dryfires. 


The solution is that Easton is mailing/has mailed replacement nocks that will not expand through the heat of an archery class. They are being automatically mailed to everyone who purchased the new-style arrows - no need to contact Easton. In the meantime, in the interest of student and equipment safety, please don't use the faulty nocks! Replace them with the new nocks and get rid of the old ones.

NASP Equipment Grants 
For Schools with BAI-Certified Instructors ONLY


target girlsAre you BAI trained but don't have the equipment you need to teach NASP-style archery in your school? Are you willing to work with your community, local archery clubs and/or school to raise part of the funds?

Each year, the Easton Foundation makes it possible for every state and Canadian province to award up to $1000 to 6 local schools towards the purchase of a FULL NASP school set (about $3000 total.)


As an added bonus, the Colorado Archery in the Schools Program has funding to augment the national program. If you are excited to teach archery and are willing to raise part of the funding for the equipment, we want to work with you.

Submit your completed application by December 1, 2011.
National Tournament Rules
Colorado schools must qualify through Virtual State Tournament


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As we mentioned above, this year Colorado is going to host the first ever Virtual State Tournment. Details about dates, times, registration and how-tos will follow later this fall.

If you are interested in participating and interested in potentially taking your team to the National Archery in the Schools tournament in Louisville, Kentucky May 11-12, 2012 please review the National Tournament Rules. These rules will mirror the state tournament rule and are a good reminder of NASP procedure.


In This Issue
New Nocks
2011 Grants
Tournament Rules
BAI Classes
Quick Links




Basic Archery Instructor Classes


Do you have a co-worker, parent or friend you wish could help you more with your archery program? Have them go to training! Just click on the dates for specifics.
September 13

Bookcliff Activity Center 

Grand Junction


Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Buildling

Central District AAHPERD Convention
 Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs will also host a refresher BAI course as well as a new-teacher BAI course this fall. Contact Steve Lucero.