Step 3: With administrator approval, register educators and volunteers who will instruct archery.
Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) certification was developed for instructors to present NASP® lessons that are safe for students, instructors, bystanders, and the facility.
This training will show you how to safely set up the range, teach the program and maintain equipment.
It is always a good idea to train multiple people at a school. In addition to the teacher that will be teaching the archery class in school, you can also train interested parents, coaches (for an after-school program/team), and other faculty at the school.
BAI trainings are offered regularly throughout the year in each state. If you do not see a class that meets your needs, you can contact your state coordinator to request training.
The cost of the training will vary from state to state. The class listing should provide the cost of the training, if a fee is charged.
No previous archery experience required!
Basic Archery Instructor Certification
- NASP® Overview
- Range Set-up
- Determining Eye Dominance
- Making & Fitting a String Bow
- Eleven Steps to Archery Success
- Coaching Positions
- CPR: Compliment, Positive Correction & Review
- Managing Disruptive Students
- Safety Orientation
- Running the Range
- Bow Maintenance
- Arrow Maintenance
Requirements to stay active
- Instructors must annually conduct and report 10 hours of NASP® instruction
- Schools must annually offer and report at least 10 hours of in-school instruction
Traditional vs Hybrid
BAI classes are managed by state coordinators. Schedules and class types will vary by state.
Traditional: 8 hour in-person certification class that goes over all topics in full.
Hybrid: 4 hour online and 4 hour in-person range day. The in-person session will review the online materials and then complete the hands-on portion.