Good Luck at State!
Congratulations to the teams and individuals that qualified and secured a position at the 2021 Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) State Tournament at the Branson Convention Center March 18-20. We look forward to seeing you!
We are committed to keeping everyone safe during this pandemic. See our COVID-19 protocols. It includes information about Coaches’ Check In and how we are requiring registration fees be paid ahead of time to limit contact. It also includes information about how teams will shoot in the same flight.
Lots of fun activities have been planned for the whole family. Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s will be bringing lots of fun games, including an RC Racetrack, bounce houses, and archery games. Plus, meet professional angler Charlie Evens, along with Marshell and Skye from Paw Patrol.
Wonders of Wildlife will be there with live animal encounters, animal shows and educational opportunities.
Learn about black powder guns and handmade bows from Mike Davis, winner of Discovery Channel’s Master of Arms television show.
Joella Bates, 12-time 3D World Champion, will be holding sessions each day about her JoCamps. She is also providing coaches and parents with the opportunity to learn how to repair bows.
Russ and Diskey the Wonder Dog, as seen on America’s Got Talent, will be doing shows throughout the entire tournament. You don’t want to miss this dynamic duo!
Orscheln Farm & Home will be there this year with lots of great items, plus you can learn about career opportunities with this great company.
Missouri’s Electric Cooperatives will be bringing an electric car.
Check out the amazing Raffle items on the 2nd floor of the Convention Center and enter to win some amazing packages. Proceeds benefit MoNASP and conservation programs in Missouri.
Special Shows Each Night
You are invited to attend three special shows while in Branson. All archers will receive a FREE TICKET to each of these shows, with family receiving specially priced tickets.
Thursday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. – Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai at the Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theatre. Reserve your tickets by calling 417.336.0888.
Friday, March 19 at 8 p.m. – Presleys’ Country Jubilee. Enjoy comedy and live music at this iconic show. Call 800.335.4874 to reserve your seats.
Saturday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. – Illusionist Rick Thomas’ Mansion of Dreams. Get tickets by calling 417.336.0888.
Special Activities Around Branson
Shepherd’s Adventure Park is giving each competitor a FREE Ropes Course Fun Pass, plus family gets 50% off. Don’t worry, you can come back to Branson later to redeem – it expires June 1, 2021!
Branson Chamber of Commerce and CVB has put together a great deals and discounts package with many participating businesses in Branson.
A special thank you to Big D’s, named the best in Branson, for sponsoring our volunteer lunch on Thursday, March 18. Consider eating there while in Branson for the tournament.
Need to Know Information
Hotels – If you haven’t already booked your hotel please do so soon. Call Hilton Branson Convention Center (phone #: 417.336.5400 or book online by March 10) or the Hilton Promenade Landing (phone #: 417.336.5500 or book online by March 10). If these are full, we have other sponsoring hotels with discounted rates.
Because of COVID-19, we will not have marked staging areas. There is plenty of room to spread out throughout the Branson Convention Center. Please note that neither the Branson Convention Center nor MCHF will be held responsible for unattended equipment. Please mark all belongings with contact information.
String Cinch Backpack – You will receive a string backpack donated by Orscheln Farm & Home filled with sponsor materials
Lanyard – Get your lanyard with a space to write your name at the Competitors Welcome table. SPECIAL NOTE: the lanyard serves as a FREE admission pass for archers to the Titanic Museum. Please make sure you get your hand stamped at this table. This is your entry ticket into the ranges.
Concessions – There will be a concessions area just off the Bullseye Range selling food and drinks. No outside food or drinks are allowed in the Convention Center. Food can be found Downtown or in the Branson Landing.
Free Shuttle Service – The Historic Downtown Branson Trolley provides free shuttle service from the free parking lots at the north and south ends of the Branson Landing to the Convention Center. Trolleys will run a 25-minute route.
Parking – A parking garage is attached to the Branson Convention Center and may be accessed via Sycamore Street. Prevailing rates will be charged for garage parking. A large, uncovered parking lot is available on the south side of the Convention Center. There is a $5.00 per day charge for parking in this lot. You will also find limited, free parking around the Branson Convention Center.
Waiver – All competitors must sign a waiver to compete, and you must turn them by emailing email@example.com or turning them in at Coaches’ Information table.
Gate Entry Fee – The fees are $10 for adults, $3 for kids ages 5 to 11, and children 4 and younger are free. Two- and three-day passes, and family passes are available.
T-shirts – Extra t-shirts will be available for purchase.
Social Media – Tag us in your pictures using #2021MoNASP. Look for our Snapchat filter.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 800-227-1488 or visit MOCHF.org.
Coaches’ Need to Know Information
Coaches’ Shoot Off – At our Coaches’ Shoot Off on Saturday, March 20 at 5:10 p.m., coaches will have a chance at their own friendly bullseye competition, all while supporting youth archery. The top three highest scoring coaches will receive a prize. The top five highest scoring coaches will shoot against 3D World Champion Joella Bates for a chance at a grand prize. Each coach should shoot four arrows of the same color and one arrow of a different color, which is worth double the points to help break ties. Coaches will score each other. Your $10 entry donation to participate supports youth archery. You can register at Coaches’ Information.
Check in / Coaches’ Information – To reduce contact at the tournament, we are requiring that all teams pay their registration fees ($25 for bullseye and $15 for 3D) online at https://mochf.org/monasp-state-tournament-payment/ or by mail at PO Box 366, Jefferson City, MO 65102 before the tournament. If sending by mail, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know the check number, check amount, how many registered for bullseye and 3D, and schools you are paying for. We will not have Coaches’ Check In like in the past as coaches will receive their team’s target assignments before the tournament and archers will not be handling score cards. We will have Coaches’ Information in the same location as years past inside the Branson Convention Center next to the escalator on the second floor overlooking the main lobby accessed from Sycamore Street. Coaches’ Information will be open Thursday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
T-shirts – We trust that you will provide accurate quantities and t-shirt sizes when you register for the tournament as exchanges will be limited to within one size of the t-shirt ordered. All exchanges are subject to availability. Pick up your team’s shirts at the t-shirt vendor’s booth on the second floor. Extra t-shirts will be available for purchase.
VIP Lounge – Please visit the VIP Lounge we have prepared for coaches and volunteers for snacks and water. This area is restricted and not available to your students or spectators.
Bus Parking – Bus parking will be at the south end of the Branson Landing; this is south of Bass Pro Shops and close to the bridge. Buses can unload on Sycamore Street at the main entrance of the Convention Center.
We need volunteers!
Volunteers make the MoNASP State Tournament possible! Your help is vital in making this event successful.
We encourage you to join us in Branson March 18-20 to help with the tournament. From welcoming competitors to helping with a bounce house, we need folks to help make this event run smoothly.
Our sign-up form makes it easy to pick which shift and position works best for your schedule.
Please consider donating your time to help make this an event these kids won’t forget!