MI 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Certification Workshop
Date: April 24, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688
Contact: Nick Baumgart, firstname.lastname@example.org
This Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Certification workshop is for 4-H staff, adult 4-H volunteers who have completed the 4-H Volunteer Selection Process with their county, and teens enrolled in a 4-H shooting sports club who are at least 16 years old as of Jan. 1, 2015. Participants must be approved by their county MSU Extension 4-H Staff person to work with 4-H Shooting Sports Programs and have at least a basic working knowledge of, and experience in the discipline in which they wish to participate. Disciplines offered will include shotgun, rifle (BB, .22, air/pellet), archery, muzzleloading, and hunting and wildlife.
Participants will learn about the Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports mission, policies, risk management, safety, discipline specific equipment use and care, how to teach shooting fundamentals to youth, range set-up, and more. Participants will also develop and improve skills in teaching shooting sports activities to youth; learn how to develop, expand, and maintain local 4-H Shooting Sports clubs/programs; have the opportunity to exchange ideas for local and State 4-H Shooting Sports programs with volunteers from many counties; and develop renewed respect and concern for safety in the 4-H Shooting Sports program. Adults who successfully complete the workshop and all other requirements will receive certification as a Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor for the discipline in which they participated. Only 4-H certified instructors can lead live-fire, on-range shooting and archery experiences for youth and/or in 4-H Shooting Sports programs.
The 4-H Shooting Sports Adult & Teen Instructors Certification Workshop provides leaders an opportunity to:
• Develop and improve skills in teaching shooting sports activities to youth
• Work toward certification to become a Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports certified instructor in a variety of shooting disciplines.
• Learn how to develop, expand, and maintain local 4-H Shooting Sports programs
• Exchange ideas for local and State 4-H Shooting Sports programs with other leaders
• Develop renewed respect and concern for safety in the 4-H Shooting Sports program.
Support for this workshop is provided by the Hal and Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation.