4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

Shooting Sports

The California 4-H shooting sports program provides instruction in the safe handling of firearms and archery equipment while developing self-confidence and leadership abilities in 4-H participants.  As a youth development education program, 4-H shooting sports uses the skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in attaining knowledge and developing essential life skills. The program follows a standardized format, lists program components, and identifies clearly intended learning outcomes. The complete California 4-H Shooting Sports Program Policies and Procedures can be found online here. Learn more at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Website. For more information, please see the Shooting Sports Advisory Committee.

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CA 4-H Shooting Sports Rifle/Pistol Shooting Match - Facilitator Best Practice Guide

Interested in hosting a shooting sports match? The California Shooting Sports Match Guide is intended as a tool to help shooting sports leaders plan and facilitate an event.

California 4-H Statewide Postal Shooting

4-H Shooting Sports Workshop - Rifle Discipline

Saturday, December 6, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 Bakersfield, CA

A 4-H shooting sports workshop for the rifle discipline will be held at UC Cooperative Extension Office, 1031 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue in Bakersfield. Participants must attend both days of training to receive certification. Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will be certified as a rifle trainer and can lead a rifle project at the club level or serve as county trainer to certify other leaders. There is no cost for the course. To register for the course or receive more information, contact John Borba at: jaborba@ucanr.edu 

Leader Certification Training Opportunity - Shotgun 

Saturday, December 6, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 Alturas Rifle and Pistol Club
Centerville Road (CountyRoad54), near Alturas

There will be a 4-H Shotgun Leader Certification Training on December 6th & 7th, 2014 in Alturas, California. The Class will be held at the Alturas Rifle and Pistol Club, Centerville Road (County Road 54), near Alturas from 8 am– 4:30 pm on Saturday December 6th and from 8 am– Noon on Sunday December 7th. The class is being hosted by Modoc County 4-H.

To teach shotgun at the project,club and camp level,you must be an appointed 4-H club adult volunteer (leader) and attend both days to receive certification. The course will include a Power Point presentation, review of equipment, practice shooting and teaching,and a written test. The cost is $40 per person and includes a resource binder and lunch on Saturday. 

Registration is limited to a maximum of ten individuals. To register, please mail the following to the Modoc County 4-H Program, 202 West 4th Street, Alturas, California 96101:

Registration will be on a first come-first serve basis (you will not be considered registered until all of the above documents have been received). 

Please plan to register on or before Thursday November 6, 2014.  For more information call Heather or Cheryl at (530) 233-6400 (Monday-Thursday,7 am-5 pm)or hhadwick@ucanr.edu.

4-H Shooting Sports Archery Certification 

Saturday, December 13, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 14, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Safety First Shooting Association - River Oaks Range
11584 Shaffer Rd
Winton, CA - Merced County

If you have an interest in sharing your archery skills with youth, how about becoming a 4-H Archery adult volunteer or teen leader.  There will be a 4-H archery leader certification training offered in December  2014. The class will be held Saturday, December 13th, 9 AM –4 PM, and Sunday, December 14th, 9 AM- 1pm, at the Safety First Shooting Association, River Oaks Range, 11584 Shaffer Rd, Winton, in Merced County.   This class is being hosted by Merced County 4-H.   You must become a  4-H leader or member and attend both days to receive certification to teach archery at the project, club and camp levels.   The course will include a PowerPoint lecture, review of equipment, practice shooting and teaching, and a written test.   The cost is $35 per person to include a resource binder,  Saturday  lunch and Sunday breakfast.   

 Junior and teen leaders are invited but must attend with an adult or have a certified archery adult leader they will be helping back home. 

Driving directions to the range are at http://www.safetyfirstshooting.org/html/directions.html .  Dry RV camping is an option.

To register, please complete and mail the “CA  4-H Shooting Sports Training Request and Registration Form” available at  http://www.ca4h.org/files/2123.pdf,  and an adult or youth 4-H medical release form and a $35 check payable to “Merced  County 4-H Council” and mail to UCCE, 2145 Wardrobe Ave, Merced, 95341.  Registration is due Friday, December 5th, and  Space is limited to 15 attendees.   For more information call Darlene McIntyre at 209-385-7418or email her at dlmcintyre@ucanr.edu.  


4-H Shooting Sports Calendar

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