Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop Offered in Scottsbluff

A Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop is scheduled for April this spring. It will be held April 21-22, 2018 at the Panhandle Research & Extension Center in Scottsbluff. The early bird registration deadline is April 11th.

Volunteers have the opportunity to become certified as an adult (21 years and older) or apprentice (14-20 years old) leader. Seven project areas will be offered at the workshop - rifle, pistol, muzzleloading, archery, shotgun, hunting skills, and a new discipline, coordinator. The new certification being offered in Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports, Coordinator, is for individuals who work with certified shooting sports leaders, 4-H club leaders for shooting sports projects, 4-H volunteers managing shooting sports events/competitions.

 Coordinators will explore and learn more about the different disciplines in 4-H Shooting Sports, how to support the different types of coaches, structuring a budget, designing a fund-raising plan, build an overall plan focused on positive youth development, practice handling conflict, discover how to manage and recruit volunteers, best practices for managing events and competitions, teaching more than just shooting with science and healthy lifestyles, and work within your county’s 4-H structure.

 There is a minimum number of participants needed to offer these disciplines at the workshop. Workshop participants will learn under expert instruction from members of the Nebraska State 4-H Shooting Sports Training Team.                               

The registration fee is $110.00 per person for initial certification and those individuals adding an additional discipline except for Coordinator. The special early bird registration fee for Coordinator is $80 for this workshop. This fee includes meals, supplies and program materials. The registration fee after April 11 is $150. Participants must make their own lodging arrangements. Registration on Saturday runs from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.                                                                           

For more workshop information and registration link, go to the 4-H Shooting Sports web page.  Or contact your local Nebraska Extension Office or Steve Pritchard at (402)395-2158 or (308)536-2691. Registration is available only online at the link provided in the brochure.