The 4-H Shooting Sports Program follows a standardized format, lists program components, and identifies clearly intended learning outcomes. For more information, please see the complete California 4-H Shooting Sports Program Policies and Procedures (PDF).
Learn more about shooting sports in 4-H at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Website.
4-H National Shooting Sports Ambassadors
The 2016 National 4-H Shooting Sports Leadership Institute continues the tradition of developing leaders within 4-H Shooting Sports
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA- August 2-6, 2016 – The 2016 National 4-H Shooting Sports Leadership Institute was held at the University of Minnesota. This conference hosted 26 youth, selected from across the US, to train as ambassadors for the National 4-H Shooting Sports program. Ambassadors were mentored by 4 adult leaders: Mark Tassin, Nicole Pokorney, Scott Blank, and Tycee Prevatt, all of whom are involved with 4-H.
The 4-H Shooting Sports program is dedicated to teaching safety and proficiency in various shooting sports disciplines, such as rifle, shotgun, and archery. As an ambassador, each youth returns to their state to promote the Shooting Sports program to other 4-H members and the general public.
The ambassadors met with an industry panel from the Department of Natural Resources, National Wildlife Turkey Federation, Vista Outdoors, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The panel and Ambassadors discussed how they could work together for the protection of wildlife. In addition, the ambassadors attended educational sessions to improve their public speaking, communication, leadership, and presentation skills.
The ambassadors, with their passion for shooting sports, have come together to serve the program, which has significantly impacted all their lives. A common theme among the ambassadors’ practice speeches was how the confidence and skills that 4-H taught helped them achieve goals they thought impossible. The ambassadors knew that National 4-H Shooting Sports is more than just shooting sports: challenging youth to grow and improve as an individual and leader in their community, perfectly demonstrating the 4-H motto: “To make the best better”.
Workshops & Events
4-H Shooting Sports Advisory Committee
The 4-H Shooting Sports Advisory Committee offers insight, review, and recommendations for the operation and management of the Shooting Sports program for the California 4-H Youth Development Program.
4-H Shooting Sports Mailing List
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 a tool to help shooting sports leaders plan and facilitate an event.