The D5 4-H Youth Development Program is pleased to announce an opportunity for county 4-H programs to have adult volunteers, teen leaders and County Extension Agents certified as coaches in the following shooting sports disciplines: archery, pistol, or shotgun. The training and certification will be conducted on April 1 - 2, 2016 at the Houston County Extension Office in Crockett, Texas. The training will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 1st and conclude the following day as disciplines complete the necessary information.
Registration will open on Tuesday, March 1 and close on Friday, March 25th at midnight via 4-H Connect, https://texas.4honline.com. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT AND APPROVED 4-H CONNECT PROFILE TO REGISTER. Registration is non-refundable, but may be transferred to another person within the same county 4-H program.
Please see this information is shared with any potential coaches to ensure everyone is informed. Listed below are the categories for which individuals can register. An individual may only register for one discipline.
1. COACH – if the individual will lead the program, or have direct supervision of youth they should register for this category. A coach must be 21 or older. Cost is $120. The participant must register on 4-H Connect and be a screened volunteer.
2. ASSISTANT COACH – if the individual is between the ages of 14-20 they can assist a certified coach. Cost is $120. The participant must register on 4-H Connect and either be a screened volunteer or current 4-H member. If under 18 years of age, the individual must be accompanied to the training by a certified coach or adult participating in the training. An assistant coach can be upgraded to a full 4-H Shooting Sports Coach Certification with no additional training once an assistant has reached 21 years of age and is an approved volunteer leader via 4-H Connect.
3. CERTIFIED COACH – coaches who are already certified and attending as a chaperone to accompany an assistant coach. Registration on 4-H Connect is required, but no fee will be accessed.
4. EXTENSION PERSONNEL – All County Extension Agents are welcome to attend as a professional development opportunity and become certified in a selected discipline. Registration on 4-H Connect is required, but no fee will be accessed.
If you have questions, please let me or Ms. Jo Smith, Houston County Extension agent, know. Additional details, waiver and a final agenda will be sent to those who register. This training will be open for registration statewide beginning March 1.