UGA Extension Office

Shooting Sports

4-H Archery Team & BB Team

Visit the Georgia 4-H S.A.F.E. website for all shooting sports guidelines and rule book.

BB/22 Rifle Team   

The BB Team is open to all 4th-8th grader's. Practice will be in our 4-H Clubhouse.

The 22 Rifle Team is open to 9th-12th grader's. Practice takes place at the Sheriff's range on Hwy 116.

We will have a BB/22 Rifle Team Meet & Greet on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30pm in the 4-H Clubhouse. This is mainly for new shooters to find out about the requirements. But, you are welcome to come fill out paperwork, pay dues and meet the new shooters. We do need to know who all will be returning for the season.  


The age range to be eligible to compete on the Archery Team is 4th grade through 12th grade.

We will have the Meet & Greet on Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30pm in the 4-H Clubhouse. This is mainly to share the archery information with new students, but you are welcome to come as well. You can fill out paperwork, pay dues and meet the new ones interested in the sport. We do need to know who all will be returning.

Practice will begin at the Ag. Center on Sunday, October 21, 2:00pm. Help everyone to learn the range commands and requirements

We strive to continually improve our programs. Hosting an event as large as our State Outdoor Archery Match is complex. Scoring a large match is a challenge. Well prepared coaches and volunteers enable us to conduct the match safely and in a timely manner. There is expanded guidance on scoring that should be used by coaches and volunteers to prepare for our match. We have made changes in distances to align with 4-H at the national level. Please study the “Tournament Guidelines” beginning on page 12 for these details. Please take time to read through the document as soon as you can to familiarize yourself with the changes.

We need more volunteers to help and go through Coaches Training.

For information on any of the above teams call our office at 706-628-4824.

Becoming a S.A.F.E. Certified Coach  

Certified Coaches and adult leaders are instrumental in delivering S.A.F.E. Programs on both the county and state level. If you are interested in becoming a certified coach and volunteer for your local 4-H program, contact your local county Extension office. To become a certified coach, you must:

Meet the volunteer screening requirements of the University of Georgia which includes filling out an application with the local county office, submitting references and undergoing a background check conducted by the University.

Volunteers must also complete Chaperone Training if they plan to be the leader of a group or accompany youth on overnight trips. Chaperone Training is completed during the State  SAFE Certified Coaches trainings.

To lead S.A.F.E. (Shooting Sports Programs) leaders must attend a Certified Coaches Training. These are held three times a year at Rock Eagle 4-H Center (Friday Evening-Sunday Morning). Interested adult leaders that would like to work with S.A.F.E. programs are registered for the state level trainings through their county offices.

S.A.F.E. Certified Coaches Trainings

There will be three S.A.F.E. Certified Coaches trainings offered this program year.

  • November 30-December 2, 2018  (includes Air Pistol discipline) Details coming.
  • January 11-13, 2019  Details coming.

The trainings are designed to help coaches establish and conduct 4-H youth development programs related to Target Sports. Training consists of 8 hours of discipline training (Archery, Pistol, Rifle or Shotgun) and 6 hours of youth development training that includes information on working with youth, chartering your 4-H Club and Risk Management.