Shooting Sports Activities and Events

Shooting Sports State Competition
Tentative Event Details: August 27, 2022

The annual State Shoot is an opportunity for youth in grades 4-12 to test their shooting skills against others from across the state in a variety of shooting disciplines.
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2021 Reference

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SESS 2022 Summer Postal Event
Registration is available on 
4-H​​​​​​​ Online

Time frame: May, June, July, August, and September

Scores for record: Coaches will enter monthly scores for all divisions via this online score form.

Sample Archery Postal Scorecard
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Any questions regarding rules and scoring should be referred to the instructors that are listed below:

All scores shot for record should be submitted by the end of each month, one score per shooter per discipline per month. Late scores will not be accepted. All leaders and youth competing must-read “Summer Postal Rules 2022”. If there are any questions about these rules contact the Coaches listed above or Allison Brundy, abrundy@iastate.edu.


Instructor Information

The success of 4-H programs relies heavily on dedicated volunteers.  Shooting sports instructors are responsible for the overall coordination and management of the county/area 4-H shooting sports program. If you are interested in being a volunteer or instructor for a shooting sports program, contact your county ISU Extension Office today. 

Responsibilities

  1. Administration: follow state plan, policies, and risk management requirements. Complete reports,  maintain 4-H membership records, and maintain equipment inventories.
  2. Communications: develop good working relationships with members, parents, instructors, volunteers, and Extension professional staff.
  3. Planning: work with other instructors, Extension staff, parents, members, and community partners to develop a county shooting sports short-term and long-term plan to create the best possible program for your county. This responsibility includes setting up a 4-H Shooting Sports Committee that seeks to grow the program.
  4. Volunteer Development: recruit, orientate, and recognize  instructors as well as other adult and teen volunteers (ongoing).
  5. Resource Development: develop resources such as cash, equipment, use of facilities, and keep financial and asset records in accordance with Iowa 4-H policy.
  6. Promote the 4-H SESS program to youth, families, and the community through various ways.
  7. Plan/schedule supplemental learning experiences (tours, special events, service projects, etc.).
  8. Liaison with the Extension Service and county 4-H committee.
  9. Ensure quality control of county program by monitoring club SESS activities.

Qualifications

  1. Age 21 or older and successful completion of the child protection and safety policy screening process.
  2. Willingness to attend ongoing training
  3. Ability to work with adults and delegate responsibility.
  4. Have an interest in the development of youth and shooting sports.
  5. State certification and re-certified as required.
  6. Previous leadership experience.
  7. Organizational, management, communication, public relations, and marketing skills.
  8. Knowledge of networking and collaborating.
  9. Knowledge of overall 4-H program and activities and/or willing to learn about them.
  10. Moral standards consistent with the 4-H philosophy.

Support Provided

  1. 4-H SESS coordinator training workshop.
  2. 4-H SESS curriculum handbook upon completion of the workshop.
  3. Local volunteer training programs.

To Apply
Contact your county ISU Extension Office

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