What is SAF?
First of all, it’s a great way to promote education through fishing. Have you ever asked yourself, “when am I ever going to need to know this, or why do I need to learn that”? The objective of the SAF is to relate subject matter and basic principles of education to how anglers use them out on the water every day. Also, the SAF is aimed at getting students off the couch and back into the great outdoors by promoting the formation of fishing clubs and outdoor activities within the school. A byproduct of SAF efforts is the creation of competitive fishing in club tournaments and events between neighboring schools.
How can your school get started?
The process is pretty simple. First, if you’re an educator or parent interested in starting a club, click HERE for your application for the free SAF Packet. The packet includes a 15 minute classroom DVD, a sample copy of our club workbook, and detailed information about the SAF membership process, benefits, and dues.
If you’re a student, there’s one more step; meet with your principal or teacher to ask for a little help getting started. Then, you can apply for the same packet and be on your way by clicking HERE.
What is the TBF Student Anglers Federation in school national education program?
This is an educational program designed to introduce students to fishing and to show students the ever increasing career and educational opportunities through fishing. It also shows students how the basic elements of their education are used by tournament anglers every day out on the water and how you can use fishing and having fun to sharpen those basic skills that will help you later in life no matter what your career choice.
How can I get the TBF Student Anglers Federation program in my school?
This relatively new program is designed to get students in schools across the country excited about fishing through our classroom DVD. In this program we encourage students in the Jr. High and High School age groups to get involved by forming school fishing clubs. Our program also adds purpose to their education by giving them real life examples how education items like math, science, and language arts are used by anglers out on the water every day. Combine that with a discussion on the ever increasing career opportunities that are being created by the sport and it gives students another great option for their after school time.
How does it work?
Similar to any other after school club. You’ll need a faculty or parent advisor. You’ll hold regular weekly or monthly meetings. There will be an election of officers just like any other club.
How do we qualify for national events?
It takes 6 members of your school to join the Student Angler Federation to have an official School Club. Once you have gone through the registration process and paid your dues, your school club will be a member of the Student Angler Federation.
How can we join?
How much does it cost to join the SAF and what do we receive for our money?
Our Student Angler Federation membership is $25.00 and for that you will receive the following items:
- FULL TBF membership & benefits
- Insurance coverage for you and your club
- TBF Member Discounts to the TBF Member’s Only Online Store
- A Faculty/Advisor instructor CD & DVD.
- FLW competitor membership and electronic version of FLW Outdoors Magazine. (8 issues per calendar year)
- A workbook for every club member
- Access to our School Club Fundraiser
- The opportunity to fish in Competitive High School Events, such as the High School Fishing World Finals.
How do we get started?
Start things off by Applying for our FREE Student Angler Federation School startup packet.
If you have any questions Contact the TBF National Youth Programs Coordinator for more details: Mark Gintert at email@example.com