Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports Adult & Teen Instructor’s Certification Workshop

Date: April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Time: See description.
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688
Contact: Nick Baumgart, 906-774-0363, baumga75@anr.msu.edu

This 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, 2017. 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.

When:

Arrival/Check-in:  Friday, April 28, 2017 between 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Adjourn:               Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 1 p.m.

Registration Deadline:    

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Who:

Adult and teen 4-H volunteers who have been approved by their county MSU Extension 4-H Staff person to work with 4-H Shooting Sports Programs and who have at least a basic working knowledge of and experience in the discipline in which they wish to participate. Teens must be at least 16 years old as of Jan. 1, 2017. 

What:

Learn about MI 4-H shooting sports mission and policy, risk management and safety, discipline specific equipment use and care, how to teach shooting fundamentals to youth, range set-up, and more.

Objectives:

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

Why:

All MI 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs must have instructors who have been certified through an official 4-H workshop in order to offer live-fire, on-range shooting and archery experiences to youth members.

How:

To register use the link below. Note that all teens must have a Michigan 4-H Youth Authorization and Acknowledgement Form on file in 4HOnline or in their local county office. The Michigan 4-H Volunteer Authorization and Acknowledgement Form is highly encouraged for adults attending this event.

Cost:

$120.00 - Registered 4-H adult and teen volunteers and MSU Extension staff who bring adult and/or teen volunteers
$216.00 - Non-registered adult and teens and MSU Extension staff who do not bring adult and/or teen volunteers

Persons canceling without a replacement by Sunday, April 16, 2017, will be charged a $35.00 cancellation fee. Persons who do not show up at the workshop, do not have a replacement, or do not cancel to ANR Event Services at events@anr.msu.edu 48 hours (April 26, 2017) prior to the start of workshop will be billed the full registration fee.

Support for this workshop is provided by the Hal and Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation and the Tkachik Sisters Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

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