Arizona 4-H Shooting Sports Education
Save the Date: Shooting Sports Volunteer Training - November 9th and 10th, 2019 - Pima County Regional Shooting Sports Range, Tucson, AZ.
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 Instructor Certification Course
Arizona 4-H policy requires that, prior to being recognized as 4-H Shooting Education Instructors, volunteers must complete a Shooting Education Instructors Certification Course. This course is conducted by volunteer instructors who have received special instructors training endorsed by the National 4-H Shooting Education Committee. In 2020, courses will be offered for the following disciplines: Archery, Small Bore Pistol, Small Bore Rifle, Shotgun, and Hunting, Coordinator Training. Future courses may include Western Heritage and Muzzleloading
The Spring 2020 Training Dates and Location are as follows- February 15-16th, 2020 in Eloy, Arizona
Location: Shedd Shooting Range- Eloy, AZ.
The Shootings Education Instructors Education Course is only open to adult certified volunteers at this time. For more information, please see the application below.
Shooting Sports Education State Match
2020 Arizona 4-H Shooting Sports Education Matches Registration Information.
Application now available
Awards for each event will be provided at the end of the day during the ceremony. You must be present for your award or have someone pick it up for you at the awards ceremony. We will keep all unclaimed awards until March 31, 2020. If any awards remain unclaimed, they will be recycled.
• Any Arizona 4-H member active and enrolled in a local 4-H Shooting Sports project may enter
and shoot in the individual competitive events.
• Participants must be recommended by the project leader to participate in the event (look at the
application for details)
• 4-H Agent, Agent, Program Coordinator, or Staff that verifies the 4-H status of the participant
Junior (8-10) Intermediate (11-13) Senior (14-18)
Only Seniors will be selected to participate in 4-H Nationals