Studying and learning about shooting is fun. The Indiana 4-H Shooting Sports Education curriculum was written to introduce youth to safety issues and equipment used in different shooting disciplines. The key to learning with any 4-H project is for youth to enjoy their studies and to learn at their own pace. We hope this study is just the start of a lifetime enjoyment of shooting sports. Youth can enhance their learning experience, especially as they develop more skills, by using other resources – learning from others and from written materials available in books, magazines, and on the Internet.
The 4-H Shooting Sports project offers many educational experiences, from learning the shooting basics to poise and concentration. Parents can be a big help if they are involved with their child’s learning, especially for younger 4-H members. Parents that sit in on meetings and ask their child about what they learned and what they did not understand help their child have a stronger learning experience. Youth are more excited to learn if they have parental support and interest in what they are doing. As they mature, youth should take on more responsibility for their learning and move to independent learning. Parental interest will reinforce what youth learn at any age.
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