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Running Successful Camps & Clinics. Michele Makucevich Rhode Island CMP Junior Director. Shooting Camps & Clinics. The foundation for a life-long love of the sport. Why have a camp or clinic? . Education (basic and advanced techniques) Build enthusiasm Promotion Networking.

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Running Successful

Camps & Clinics

Michele Makucevich

Rhode Island CMP Junior Director

shooting camps clinics
Shooting Camps & Clinics

The foundation for a life-long love of the sport

why have a camp or clinic
Why have a camp or clinic?
  • Education (basic and advanced techniques)
  • Build enthusiasm
  • Promotion
  • Networking
what kind of camp
What kind of camp?

Competitive/Basic? Adults/Juniors/Open?

Day/Overnight? Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun?

facilities
Facilities
  • Local Clubs
  • National Guard Bases
  • Large Gymnasiums
  • Boy Scout Camps
  • College Campuses
  • Community Centers
  • Local YMCA
to host or sponsor
To Host or Sponsor?
  • How involved do you want to be?

Host = invite a dynamic leader

Sponsor = put everything together yourself

Combination

affiliations
Affiliations
  • State Association

-adds validity to your program

-possible financial assistance

-promotion/advertising

  • National Rifle Association

-locate certified coaches

-support material

  • Civilian Marksmanship Program

-pairs clinics

  • Schools and Clubs
liability
Liability
  • Insurance nearly impossible to get as individual
  • NRA– piggyback with club that has it
  • Riders and Supplements
  • Parent Organizations
planning stage 1 6 months 1 year
Planning Stage 16 months – 1 year
  • Secure Facilities
  • Seek Funding ($)
  • Coach Inquiries
  • Advertise
  • Seek Donations (stuff that would cost $)
  • Invite Speakers
planning stage 2 3 months
Planning Stage 23 months
  • Distribute fliers
  • Send Applications
  • Secure Coaches
planning stage 3 1 month
Planning Stage 31 month
  • Catering Deposit
  • Order Shirts and Awards
  • Recon Facilities
  • Make Repairs (target frames, etc)
planning stage 4 2 weeks
Planning Stage 42 Weeks

Plan Curriculum

Prepare Packets (shooter goody bags)

Final Headcount

Collate Binder with Medical Releases, Camp

Applications, etc.

planning stage 5 day before
Planning Stage 5Day Before
  • Transfer Stuff to Facility
  • Set Up Range
  • Confirm Catering
  • Post Directional Markers (if needed)
  • Establish a Check-In area and set up
  • Grab a Cold One (last chance)
key to success
Key to Success

Surround Yourself with Competent People

coach staff
Coach Staff
  • Certified Coaches
  • Collegiate Coaches
  • Club Leaders
  • US Team Members
  • Collegiate Athletes
  • Competitive Shooters
  • AMU
staffing
Staffing
  • Coaches
  • Range Personnel

-range officers

-set up/maintenance crew

-gopher

  • Food Servers

-preparation/clean-up

  • Chaperones

-monitor athletes in off time

-maintain order in dorms

duty distribution
Duty Distribution
  • Assign specific tasks to INDIVIDUALS
  • If possible, post a list

-peer pressure assures quality control

  • Assess the strengths of your volunteers

-assign tasks to suit that person

expenses
Expenses
  • The Big Three
    • Site/Housing
    • Food
    • Coach Travel/Accommodations
grant money
Newport Juniors volunteer at the Rhode Island Friends of NRA Dinner

Name recognition and personal contact leads to increased sponsorship

Grant Money
format for instruction
Format for Instruction
  • Work in more than one learning modality

(visual, auditory, kinesthetic)

  • Lecture (with visuals)
  • Demonstrate
  • Apply (on line with feedback)
  • Review/Report/Evaluate
sample schedule
Sample Schedule

Training Schedule - 2003 Rhode Island Camp

Saturday

0800-0930 Athlete arrival and Sign-In

0930-1015 Introduction/Orientation/Portfolio

1015-1030 Position Acquisition Process

1030-1045 Position Design Principles

1045-1200 Prone Position Class and Exercise

1200-1300 Lunch

1300-1400 Shot Plan Class and Exercise

1400-1445 Sighting In Class and Exercise

1445-1545 Shot Calling Class and Exercise

1545-1645 Wind Reading Class and Exercise

1645-1730 40 Shots Prone

1730-1800 Range Clean Up

1800-1900 Dinner

1900-2200 Free Time / Quiet Time

2200- Lights Out

Sunday

0700-0800 Breakfast

0800-0830 Range Set Up and Camp Photo (Wear Camp T-Shirt)

0830-0945 Standing Position Class and Exercise

0945-1100 Fundamentals of Firing the Shot Class and Exercise

1100-1200 40 Shots Standing and Shot Plan

1200-1300 Lunch

1300-1330 Physical Training and Nutrition Class

1330-1445 Kneeling Position Class and Exercise

1445-1545 Technique of Firing the Shot Class and Exercise

1545-1600 Range Clean Up

1600-1800 Miniature Golf

1800-1900 Dinner

1900-2100 Free Time / Quiet Time

2200- Lights Out

Sherri Gallagher – US Development Team Member

lectures
Lectures
  • Limit to 30 minutes at a clip
  • Supplement with visuals
  • Involve students with discussion questions
  • Insist on active note taking
  • Vary presenters (community professionals)
suggested topics
Suggested Topics

Fundamentals of each position

Shot Plan

Sighting and Calling Shots

External Conditions

Physical Training

Pre-competition Nutrition

Mental Training

Finals

Opportunities in the Sport

Vision Training

Shooting Diary

Stress Management

Rules

Etiquette

culminating match
PRO

Competitive experience

Fill out entry cards

Deal with time limits

Provide award opportunities

CON

Students ditch new techniques - overemphasizing score

Culminating Match
recognition
Recognition
  • Everyone wants to feel appreciated

-prepare certificates for each volunteer

-trophies/plaques appropriate for sponsors

-participation certificates for each athlete

-follow up with postcards and notes

follow up 1 week 1 month
Follow Up1 week – 1 month

Thank You Notes/Letters

Budget Assessment

Feedback Assessment

extras that mean so much
Extras that Mean So Much
  • Stickers
  • T-shirts
  • Camp photos
  • Non-shooting activity to mingle
  • Awards
from camp to college
From Camp to College
  • Stephanie Chrostowski,

Rensselaer

  • Paul Charbonneau, West Point
  • Rich Gauvin, Xavier University
  • Laura Gavin, University of Mississippi
  • Brendan Ledsworth,

Massachusettes Maritime Academy

  • Sherri Gallagher, University of Nebraska
  • Chris Dautel, Murray State Univesity
  • Kevin Simon, Jackson State University
  • Mara Polonsky,

University of Mississippi

2001 – NRA Collegiate Club National Air Rifle Champion, Stephanie Chrostowski

building the future of the sport
Building the Future of the Sport

The longevity of our sport is dependant upon our ability to interest our youth and provide them with the fundamentals that lead to a feeling of success

Keep it Safe!

Keep it Fun!