Arizona 4-H Shooting Sports Education
About Arizona 4-H Shooting Sports
The purpose of the Arizona 4-H Shooting Sports Education Program is to promote positive youth development through the safe and responsible use of archery equipment and firearms. Education is the foundation of this 4-H Program and is at the heart of teaching youth safe practices while handling firearms. The 4-H Shooting sports strive to also bring recreation elements by working with families to develop a passion for the sporting traditions of archery and marksmanship. The most visible aspect of the shooting sports program, but not the most important is the aspect of competitions that allows youth to exhibit their skills, develop goals, and engage in a social environment where they can interact with other youth and caring adults.
4-H Shooting Sports Programs strive to create a "spark" in Arizona youth to increase their opportunities to participate in STEM-oriented lessons, develop healthy lifestyles and choices, as well as engage in civic life through participating in regular lessons that are taught by highly certified, caring adult volunteers. Arizona 4-H Shooting Sports Projects vary by county and availability of certified instructors, however, courses available in Arizona include:
- Hunting/Outdoor Exploration
- Coordinator Training
Shooting Sports Education State Match
The shooting sports education state match brought together youth from around the state to engage in education and competition. The event was well-attended and it was great to see efforts from the year come to fruition at this state competition. More information will be coming soon about placings and exhibitors who may have qualified to compete at the National level.