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Archery Program Introduced in Alabama Schools
May 15, 2003
Olympic gold and bronze medalist Rod White visited four Alabama middle schools May 15-16 to introduce a new archery program. “Archery – On Target for Life” is a two-week curriculum modeled after a similar program in
White, who competed in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, conducted demonstrations at the schools listed below to introduce the program to students and provide them with an opportunity to learn the basics of Olympic style archery. The pilot program will provide physical education students with an opportunity to become involved in a life skill that has no barriers. Unlike many activities, students of all sizes can easily be involved in archery.
School City County
Earlier this year, Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries personnel were trained by the National Archery Association as Level II instructors. Physical education teachers from each of the 16 pilot schools have been trained by agency personnel as Level I instructors. The teachers will begin teaching the two-week archery curriculum during the 2003-2004 school year.
Other schools selected for inclusion in the pilot program include the following:
Curry Middle School
Questions regarding the pilot program should be referred to