Archery lesson for VI physical education teachers


Kevin Dixon, the vice president of the USA’s National Archery in the Schools Program, will conduct a two-day training session for the Virgin Islands Archery Association, targeting educators at the primary and secondary levels.

Officials are expecting 15 participants for the session, which wraps up on Thursday.

“We’re hoping to get as many of our phys ed and academic teachers trained as possible,” said Patrick Smith, VI Archery Association public relations officer. “We are working on an archery program for the territory, so getting the teachers NASP certified is the first step in developing programs for the youths then older adults.”

After formalizing the body earlier this year, Smith said they noted that not all youths want to play baseball, basketball or team sports, and not everyone is athletically gifted.

He said archery is the sport that has the broadest level playing field, as it’s not limited to agility.

“You can have people in wheel chairs, students, you don’t have to be tall or agile,” Smith said. “You just have to have decent eyesight, a bit of concentration and go from there.”


Read Full Article: Virgin Islands Daily News

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