Texas 4-H Shooting Sports - Texas 4

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Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Program
Texas 4-H Natural Resources Program
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Shooting Sports
Sport Fishing
Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program (WHEP)
Outdoor Education
Hunter Education
Disciplines Offered
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Archery
– Compound, Recurve, Barebow
– F.I.T.A., Field, 3D, Clout, Wand
Hunting & Wildlife
– Wildlife Identification & Management, Hunting Skills & Safety, Outdoor Skills, Live Fire (all firearms)
Muzzleloading
– Rifle, pistol, cap and ball pistol
– Paper targets and silhouettes
Pistol
– Air, smallbore, centerfire, .45 (senior level only)
– Paper targets and silhouettes
– Slow, timed, & rapid fire
Rifle
– BB gun, air, smallbore, high power sporter & military
– Paper targets and silhouette
– 3 position, CMP, light rifle, running target
Shotgun
– Trap (American & International), skeet (American & International, 5 stand, and sporting clays
Coach Training Opportunities
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Discipline certifications: archery, coordinator, muzzleloading, pistol, rifle, and shotgun
Two day classes that prepare coaches for working with their local clubs
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Registration on 4-H Connect
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Counties must certify participants
Good way to maintain list of certified coaches in your county!
Youth Assistants - age 14 by September 1 of the current 4-H year
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basics of and history of 4-H
risk management procedures
range safety and regulations
proper practices for coaching youth audiences
discipline specific aspects of shooting sports
Accompanied by an adult leader who will serve as their sponsor at the training
Parent or guardian must fill out the Youth Assistant Acknowledgement form that can be found on the website
Cost
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$110 – participants who do not own Shooting Sports Guide and will receive one at training
$88 – participants who own Shooting Sports Guide and will bring their own (typically a returning coach for additional
certification)
FREE – County Extension Agents
Coach Training Opportunities
2011 Training Schedule
REGION
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LOCATION
Headquarters
January 29-30, 2011
College Station
North
March 25-26, 2011
Lubbock
East
May 21-22, 2011
TBA
State Games
July 16-17, 2011
National Shooting Complex, San
Antonio
West
August 13-14, 2011
San Angelo
South
October 22-23, 2011
Victoria
Resources
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4-H website
Curriculum
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Currently not in electronic format
Various teaching aids
We do not have shooting
equipment to loan.
Program Calendar
Calendar can be accessed through
website.
Updated regularly
Available for club, county, or district
programs
Monthly Newsletter
• Published 1st of each month
• Includes monthly calendar of deadlines and
events
• Results of recent events
• Announcements of upcoming events and
activities
• Available for local announcements and news
4-H Shooting Sports Program Annual Events Schedule
August
– Texas Team & Ambassador Applications
Due in State Office
September
– Trap & Skeet Postal League Scores
Reporting Deadline
October
November
– Archery, Pistol, Rifle Postal Registration
Deadline
December
January
February
– Indoor Archery Registration Deadline
March
– Extravaganza Registration Deadline
– Indoor Archery Matches (Graham & Bay
City)
April
– Archery, Pistol, Rifle Postal League
Scores/Targets Return Deadline
– Extravaganza (Brownwood)
May
– JOSC Registration Deadline
– Roundup – Indoor Rifle Registration
Deadline
– State Games Registration Deadline
June
– Trap & Skeet Postal Registration
Deadline
– JOSC Camps (College Station)
– Roundup – Indoor Rifle Match
– National 4-H Shooting Sports
Invitational
July
– State Games (San Antonio)
Postal Leagues
• Events are shot at the local level and either
scores or targets are submitted to the State
Office for compilation, tabulation, and awards
structuring
• Registration on 4-H Connect
• Events include:
– 3-P smallbore rifle, air pistol, archery, BB gun, light
rifle, precision air rifle, sporter air, and trap and
skeet (spring/summer)
Extravaganza - April, Texas 4-H Center
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Open match for beginning shooters requiring only basic knowledge of safety, rules and
format
Emphasis is on fun and exploring new shooting activities
Not intended to be a match for our top level shooters, but an introduction to competitive
shooting for beginners
Advanced shooters are encouraged to participate as coaches or mentors for younger, less
experienced shooters
Participants have opportunity to stay on site at Texas 4-H Center
Indoor Archery Matches
Two locations
– Graham
– Bay City
Scores from two locations are compiled for high overall
awards.
18 meter indoor
– Recurve
– Compound
Roundup Indoor Rifle Match
• State Roundup contest
• Held during week of State Roundup
• Must qualify on District level as team or individual (1st-3rd
places)
• 3-position smallbore rifle
• 2 day event
• Second day features a high individual shoot off round
• High individuals/teams are recognized at Roundup Assembly
State Games – July, San Antonio
• Week long competition at the National Shooting
Complex
• All disciplines represented in various games and
events (approximately 40)
• Close to 1,000 4-H participants currently
• No qualifications except experience in and
knowledge of the disciplines registered
• Volunteer ran – Any volunteers?
National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational/Texas
Team
• Rotates every two years to a new host state
• 9 teams of 4 participants represent Texas at
the annual Invitational
• Team members selected by discipline subcommittees within Texas 4-H Shooting Sports
Training Team
• Applications due annually in August
Ambassador Program
• Represent 4-H and specifically 4-H Shooting Sports for public relations purposes at
special events such as donor/supporter functions and with the general public, peer
groups, 4-H groups, community service groups, schools and media contacts.
• Serve as spokespersons for the 4-H Shooting Sports program, helping to make 4-H
Shooting Sports programs more visible.
• The Ambassadors further develop their skills in leadership, public presentation,
citizenship, community service, public relations and team building.
• Represent the four Extension regions of Texas, five per region
• Volunteer lead – one overall director and four regional directors
• Applications for the Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassadors are due annually at the
end of August.
CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information on this topic
please contact:
Larry Hysmith or
Karen Kubos
4180 State Highway 6
College Station, TX 77845
(979) 845-1214
[email protected]
http://texas4-h.tamu.edu

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