The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Placer Valley Tourism are teaming up in 2018 to host the second-ever land-based archery tournament for schools that participate in the California National Archery in the Schools Program (CalNASP) on Saturday, Feb. 17. This unique program is available to students in grades 4-12 and will be held at the Sierra College gymnasium in Rocklin.
CalNASP is designed to teach international-style target archery for students of any athletic ability while fostering confidence and cooperative learning strategies. Currently there are more than 100 schools in the state participating in the program and many student teams and individuals are expected to compete in the February tournament.
Bridget Kennedy, CalNASP State Coordinator and Marketing Specialist, explained the importance and benefits this program brings to the youth of California: “Since its hugely successful start in 2007, CalNASP and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have been able to offer schools and students a new sport to engage in, the opportunity to work as a team, build confidence and enhance academic performance.”
The opening ceremonies will start at 8 a.m. with the competition immediately following. There is no fee for spectators, so be sure to mark your calendars and come to Sierra College to see this amazing archery program in action.
“With a focus on safety, mental concentration and enjoyment, the CalNASP Tournament brings parents, coaches and our state’s student archers together for a day of fun and excitement,” Kennedy said.
Registration for this incredible event is open through Feb. 1, 2018. If you’d like more information please visit the website at: www.wildlife.ca.gov/Learning/CALNASP/Tournaments.