Appomattox 4H Shooting Education Club

4H Shooting Sports

Ages - 
9 to 19 
We meet in the Old Appomattox Elementary School Gym.
Experience and Equipment are not required. 
If you would like to join the club please contact the Appomattox Extension Office and notify them of your interest: (434) 352-8244, you may send an email to
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Archery – During the year, members will have the opportunity to practice on paper learning the mechanics of archery shooting.

Awards – Since the club was formed in 1988, individuals, club members and team members have won numerous local, state, and national championships. The club also uses the NRA Award Qualification Program and has awarded forty-seven Distinguished Expert Awards. 

BB & Air Rifle
 – The emphasis is on gun safety and marksmanship using a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience and covers many of the aspects of gun handling and knowledge that will be used in the other shooting disciplines. The BB program uses competition quality BB guns for junior members and air rifles for senior members.

The state 4-H BB & Air Rifle championships are in March with the top three teams being invited to the nationals. Also, the air rifle team participates in the American Legion championship and several other shoots through out the year.

Dues and Enrollment - Yearly dues are $50.00 per youth. As a parent you have an opportunity to become an instructor of any discipline. The benefit to becoming an instructor will not only help the club, but your children involved in the program. An additional benefit of becoming an instructor, as long as you are an active instructor with the club, the dues are reduced to $25 per youth. 

*All forms and dues for the year, must be returned by the second practice to be covered by 4H insurance.*

Funds & Fundraising – Most of the targets and some of the ammunition is provided by the club. The equipment has been purchased over time with available funds and more recently with grants from the Friends of the NRA. The club hosted its first sporting clay fundraiser this past year, and with the help of local business sponsors we were able to raise needed funds to purchase additional equipment and supplies. 

All members are requested to participate in all fundraising events and submit new ideas for new fundraising events. This will help the club to defray club operating costs for the year.

Grants – Our club has received funds from the NRA through the Friends of NRA committees in Virginia. Thank you Friends of the NRA.

Instructors - All club instructors are certified through the various 4H Instructor programs. All Instructors are required to actively participate in youth protection training and pass a background check. Parents are encouraged to become an instructor with the club.

Parental Participation – Parents are encourage to participate with their child. With many sports, participation is limited unless you are an on-field coach. In shooting sports there are opportunities to participate side-by-side with your child, particularly if you are a certified instructor.

Progressive Air Pistol – Progressive Air Pistol is an event aiming at getting all ages involved. Shooters may progress through various stages and may compete in any one of these stages. The different positions are two-handed sitting with gun rest, two-handed sitting, two-handed standing, and then one-handed standing, which is standard Air Pistol.

First Lego League

- There are opportunities for young aspiring robotic engineers, to join a STEM robotics team and compete in FIRST robotics competitions.
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Shotgun – Club members participate in numerous shotgun events during the year. Member experience ranges from beginner through the very accomplished with many members shooting in events outside of the 4-H program during the year. The games of skeet, trap, 5-stand, and sporting clay's will be covered.

Small-bore Pistol – Small-bore Pistol is an event emerging in 4-H for senior members. This event is now an option in the State 4-H Shoot. As far as practices go, there are no set club practices for this event but members could shoot .22 pistol during a .22 rifle practice.

Small-bore Rifle (.22) – Expanding out from the BB/AR programs, the small-bore rifle matches will include paper animal and bulls-eye targets and metal silhouettes.

Muzzle loading – Members in good standing may participate in muzzle loading and if there is interest a group can go to non 4-H tournaments in the area.

Outdoor Skills, Wildlife Identification, and Hunter Safety – These areas are covered during the year for several competitions in which club members can participate, including the Hunter Education Championship.
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