4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Training Workshops (Level I)

Participation in the 4-H Shooting Sports has steadily grown in recent years and with this growth comes a greater demand for volunteer instructors. The 4-H model is a comprehensive youth development program that utilizes shooting sports as a way of connecting with young people teaching life skills such as teamwork, respect, and discipline as well as safety and enjoyment. Currently there are certified 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors in every county in the state and that list is growing.

April 22 – 23, 2017 – Held in Augusta at the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine Headquarters

The first training is scheduled for April 22 and 23rd at the S.A.M. headquarters in Augusta. At this training, Archery, Rifle, Pistol, Muzzleloader, and Hunting/ Wildlife instructor training will be offered. Certification allows you to lead a 4-H Club or oversee shooting sports events under the guidelines of the State and National 4-H Shooting Sports curriculum.

(Similar to N.A.S.P., NRA, or others but distinct to 4-H youth development) Before being certified, one must also be registered as a 4-H Volunteer and complete V.O.L.T. training through their local Cooperative Extension office or online.

The Augusta training is aimed at targeting the central Maine region, and is focused on commuting to and from the training. Lodging is available nearby and we have secured a discounted rate for participants at several area hotels. Cost for the training is $75.00 per person, and includes lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday, materials and leaders manual.

June 16 – 18, 2017 – Held at The University of Maine 4H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond

A second training will be held at the 4-H Shooting Sports Headquarters, the University of Maine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond, on June 16-18th.  At this training, Archery, Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun instructor training will be offered. This training will be Friday evening through Sunday early afternoon training program with meals and lodging included. Cost for the training is $75 per person.

The minimum age to be an instructor is 21, and you must possess certification in the discipline that you would like to lead. Many folks end up getting certified in several different focuses, giving them growth and flexibility in what they can offer. This training will begin Friday with registration from 4 -6, dinner at 6PM. Program will conclude on Sunday at 1:00PM.

July 30, 2017 – Held in Augusta at the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine Headquarters

This one day training is for the new volunteer instructor looking to lead youth shooting sports programs in the rifle discipline only.  Certification allows you to lead a 4-H Club or oversee shooting sports events under the guidelines of the State and National 4-H Shooting Sports curriculum.

(Similar to N.A.S.P., NRA, or others but distinct to 4-H youth development) Before being certified, one must also be registered as a 4-H Volunteer and complete V.O.L.T. training through their local Cooperative Extension office or online.

Cost for the training is $35.00 per person, and includes lunch, materials and leaders manual.

Register Online  – Augusta

4HSS Training flyer2-2017