Your Guide to NASP Archery Equipment

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) employs a very specific, limited set of equipment. There’s one bow and one arrow that every NASP archer uses, and a short list of other NASP-approved gear.


By standardizing the allowed equipment, NASP is able to make archery affordable for just about anyone, and the competition field is leveled.

Lancaster Archery Supply Technical Writer P.J. Reilly interviews NASP Arizona coordinator Kelsey Gerchar in this video as she runs through all of the NASP-approved gear.

Gerchar discusses why the Genesis bow is a good fit for the program and why the Easton Genesis arrow is the official arrow of NASP. She also explains the purpose of the other gear schools use as they run their individual NASP programs.

That gear list includes targets, a backstop curtain, tool kit and bow rack.

If you’d like more information on how NASP works and why it’s a great program, be sure to listen to our podcast with NASP general manager Tommy Floyd here.

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Podcast: Tommy Floyd of NASP

Tommy Floyd is the charismatic vice-president and general manager of National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP).


NASP has introduced about 10 million kids to archery in 47 states and in several countries across the globe. It’s a program designed with uniformity in mind, even though it’s open to kids in grades 4-12.

Every archer shoots the same arrow – Easton Genesis 1820 – from the same bow – Mathews Genesis – at the same target – 80cm FITA face – at the same distances – 10 and 15 meters. Uniformity levels the playing field, according to NASP.

Lancaster Archery Supply sat down with Floyd, who is a retired Kentucky schools superintendent, at NASP’s national tournament in Louisville recently to talk about the growth of NASP and its effect on young people.

In this podcast, you will learn:

  • How and why NASP was started.
  • How a school can get involved with NASP.
  • The benefits kids derive from being on a NASP team.
  • How archery can help kids improve their total school performance and develop life skills.
  • The only school sport considered to be safer than archery is ping pong.
  • The size and scope of the annual NASP National Tournament.

“We will end up with almost 15,000 archers going through bull’s-eye, and several thousand going through 3-D…This is the largest archery tournament ever held. Ever.”

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And check out our NASP equipment video here.

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