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

Shooting Sports Archery Certification Workshop

October 4, 2014, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
October 5, 2014, 9 a.m.-12 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 October  2014. The class will be held Saturday, October 4th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 5th, 9 a.m. - 12 noon, 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 be 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, and Saturday breakfast & 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.  If you are already a certified volunteer archery leader and would like to become a trainer, contact Jeanne at 530-524-7278 or email mtlassenlover@gmail.com  to discuss options.

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, September 22nd and space is limited.  For more information call Darlene McIntyre at 209-385-7418or email her at dlmcintyre@ucanr.edu  or contact Jeanne at the contact information above.

California State 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Meeting

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
River Oaks Range Facility
Winton, CA – Merced County

All California 4-H shooting sports teen leaders and adult volunteers are invited to attend a state meeting to be held on October 18 & 19, 2014.

The meeting will be held in Winton, CA at the Safety First Shooting Association – River Oaks Range Facility. Self-contained RV and tent camping will be allowed on site. Hotel/motel arrangements are available in Winton, Atwater, and Merced which vary from approximately 5 to 10 miles from the meeting site.

There will be presentations of information regarding the project, guest speakers, and hands-on activities for all participants. Lunch and supper will be provided on Saturday and a continental breakfast will be provided on Sunday. There is no fee to attend. For directions to the facility visit: http://www.safetyfirstshooting.org/html/directions.html.

You must pre-register online at: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=13330

Participants will be required to fill out a facility waiver to participate. To view the language of the waiver or to download it and sign it prior to the meeting you can go to: http://www.safetyfirstshooting.org/SFSA_Risk_Agreement_rev1a.pdf

Questions regarding the meeting can be directed to John Borba at: jaborba@ucanr.edu or phone (661) 868-6216. Be sure to spread the word about this meeting among the shooting sports leaders in your county.

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 

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