FROM THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES
The largest youth archery competition in Alabama, the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Alabama State Championship, will be held April 7-8, 2022 at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl located at 220 Hall St. in Montgomery, Alabama. The public is invited to attend.
This year’s event will feature more than 1,800 young archers in grades 4-12 from schools across the state who had the opportunity to compete in the state championship after competing in the one of eight regional qualifying tournaments. These students will compete for the title of state champion and the opportunity to qualify for the NASP Eastern National Championship May 12-14, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky.
The first round of filming will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. A prize giving will take place after the last flight on Friday 8 April.
The public is invited to participate and enjoy the many fun activities planned for the event. There is a $2 admission fee for spectators which will be used to help fund a college scholarship program. This year, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will award up to $10,000 in scholarships.
The NASP in Alabama is a joint venture between ADCNR’s Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) and the Alabama Department of Education. The program uses the lifelong skill of archery to teach discipline, focus, and teamwork as part of a physical education class or after-school program. Scoring is based on Olympic-style target archery in three divisions – elementary, middle school, and high school. Competition is at the team and individual level.
The state championship would not be possible without the generous sponsorships of the Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officers Association and the Alabama Wildlife Federation.
For more information about NASP in Alabama, contact Marisa Futral, WFF Hunter Education Coordinator, at (334) 242-3620 or [email protected] For more information on the state championship, visit www.outdooralabama.com/archery-schools/nasp-alabama-state-championship.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management, and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, National Parks, and Wildlife and Fisheries. pure water. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.
Photo attached by Billy Pope, ADCNR