The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation (MCHF) are hosting the 2022 Missouri National Archery in Schools Program State Tournament March 19 at the Branson Convention Center.
More than 3,000 student archers from throughout Missouri in grades 4-12 are scheduled to compete in the state tournament after shooting qualifying scores through various local MoNASP tournaments over the past year. Participants also can compete in the National Archery in the Schools Program national tournament.
More information on the schedule of activities and admission fees is available at mochf.org/monasp-schedule-of-activities/.
MoNASP is coordinated through MDC, MCHF, and the Conservation Federation of Missouri in partnership with more than 800 participating schools and numerous supporting organizations throughout the state. More than 85,000 Missouri students participate in the program. MoNASP is an affiliate of NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) and is an in-school program for grades 4 through 12 that teaches the basics of archery, along with the confidence, self-control, patience and discipline necessary to success both behind the bow and in school and life. It provides an engaging activity that’s inclusive of nearly all children, regardless of age, size, or physical ability. Statistics show that school archery programs improve participants’ school attendance, increase their self-esteem and physical activity, and help get kids outside.
Free Trolley for Tournament Attendees
The Downtown Branson “Sparky” trolleys will be running each day of the tournament from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. to help participants and fans get around easier. There’s even a trolley stop across Sycamore Street from the main Convention Center entrance. A detailed trolley route and GPS trolley tracker is available at RideSparky.com