4-H SHOOTING EDUCATION
in ARIZONA

INDEX OF THIS AND OTHER PAGES
What is 4H What is 4H?
What WE Teach What We Teach
6 Disciplines The Seven Disciplines
We Believe We Believe
Program Goals Program Goals
Why Shooting Education Why Shooting Education
What is Gained What Participants Gain
Shooting Education Leader Is Shooting Ed Leader Is
Leader's Responsibilities Leaderís Responsibilities
Parent's Responsibilities Parentís Responsibilities
4-H County/State Info Arizona 4-H SS Leader Certification Information
4-H Picture Album 4-H SS Picture Alubum
4-H National Info National/State/County Info & Competitions
Current dates Current Dates for Workshops/Competitions
4-H Links 4-H Links (check for new links)
Other Shooting Education Links Other Shooting Education Links
Messages To Arizona 4H Junior Shooters and Parents

The 4 H's:
Head, Heart, Hands, Health

      are you:

            
                   

INTERESTED IN
KIDS, SAFETY, SHOOTING, HUNTING?

Archery Hunting Muzzleloading Pistol Rifle Shotgun

I am interested.
I am a 4-H and an NRA certified Rifle/Pistol Instuctor
and a member of the
Arizona 4-H State Instructor's Team for Shooting Education.

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In 4-H, we teach youth and adult leaders:

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There are 7 disciplines covered by the 4-H Shooting Education Project:

Each discipline teaches safety, concentration, self-discipline, self-confidence, goal-setting, decision-making, and courtesy as the young people learn basic skills and build toward more advanced activities. Both competitive and cooperative skills are included. Participants are exposed to local policies, regulations, laws, and ethical behavior both by repeated demonstration and through personal practice.

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WE BELIEVE

Human growth and development are the primary goals of the 4-H Shooting Education program.

Shooting Education is an outstanding way to provide human growth and development opportunities.

Introducing safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment opens valuable vocational and life-long recreational education.

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"The shooting sports are not limited by age, sex, or physical ability. Once the basic skills are acquired, they can become lifelong activities. 4-H is designed to bring people together and promote citizenship and a spirit of cooperation. The shooting sports projects accomplish these objectives."

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PROGRAM GOALS

  1. To encourage understanding of natural resource concepts through participant's interest in shooting and hunting.

  2. To enhance development of participant's self-concept, character and personal growth through safe, educational and socially acceptable involvement in shooting activity.

  3. To promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior.

  4. To expose participants to the broad array of vocational and lifelong avocational activities related to shooting sports.

  5. To strengthen families through life-long recreational activities.

  6. To complement and enhance the impact of existing safety and hunter education programs.

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WHY SHOOTING EDUCATION AND SPORTS

About 2/3 of the homes in the U.S. have firearms. Exposure to safe and responsible handling is vital to preventing accidents at home or next door.

Shooting is the second most popular international sport behind track and field. It is nearly unique in being a lifetime sport.

Shooting Sports attracts new audiences to 4-H and creates adult-youth bonds.

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PARTICIPANTS GAIN


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A SHOOTING EDUCATION LEADER IS...

Shooting ability is not essential to be a good, responsible 
leader, but a willingness to learn coaching skills is essential.
Training is available for interested people. The program 
materials gained through training provide excellent support. 
In Arizona's 4-H Shooting Education Program, attending at lease 
one 3 day workshop is required in order to be certified as a 
4-H Shooting Education Leader. State certification workshop is 
usually conducted twice a year and alternate from 
northern to southern Arizona (see below for more information). 

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THE LEADER'S RESPONSIBILITIES

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THE PARENT'S RESPONSIBILITIES



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