Monday, January 14, 2013


Registration open from Jan. 25 until Feb. 8

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are encouraging all schools participating in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) to register for Pennsylvania’s 2013 NASP State Tournament, which will be held on Friday, March 8, at the Penn State Multi-Sport Facility in University Park, Centre County.

While there is no fee to register, registration opens on Friday, Jan. 25, and closes on Friday, Feb. 8. Registration can be done through the NASP link in the “Education” tab on the Game Commission’s homepage (, or directly through the NASP Tournament website ( Teams are encouraged to register early this year as space is limited.

NASP helps school districts in Pennsylvania meet physical education curriculum requirements of the state Department of Education, while at the same time introducing them to the world of competitive archery.

Last year, 494 students from 23 school districts participated in the NASP state competition. This year, event organizers are expecting nearly 900 students from even more school districts and the 2013 tournament will be the largest NASP tournament to date for the agency.

“In addition to offering students a state archery championship for teams and individuals to compete for honors and trophies, the Game Commission is working with various partners to provide tournament participants and spectators the opportunity to visit a host of vendors, from archery equipment suppliers to a 3D range again this year for the Shooter’s Expo,” said Samantha Pedder, Game Commission outreach coordinator and state-level administrator for NASP.

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