Shooting Sports

The Tennessee 4-H Shooting Sports Program is a volunteer-led program that teaches life skills and STEM principles through shooting sports. Youth learn safety and shooting techniques in the disciplines of air pistol, archery, hunting, muzzleloader, rifle, and shotgun. This program is affiliated with National 4-H Shooting Sports. Contact your county Extension office for more information on joining 4-H and the opportunities in your county. 

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Volunteer Instructors

Be a Certified 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor. “4-H Certified” means that you are versed in the areas of youth development AND shooting sports. If you want to lead a group of young people in the 4-H Shooting Sports Program, you must become certified through a Tennessee 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Certification Workshop.

Next certification workshops (register with your County Extension Office):

August 3, 2024Austin 4-H Center, Greeneville
November 2, 2024 – York 4-H Center, Crossville

*Bold events not confirmed*

Dates of Interests

January 27, 2024 – Level 1 Instructor Training, Ridley 4-H Center in Columbia 

March 23, 2024 – State BB and Air Rifle Jamboree, Lane Agri-Park in Murfreesboro

April 19-20, 2024 – State Archery Jamboree, Hyder-Burks Pavilion in Cookeville

May 4, 2024 – State Shotgun Jamboree, Nashville Gun Club

May 27-31, 2024 – Target SMART Camp, York 4-H Center in Crossville

June 23-28, 2024 – National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, NE

June 30 – July 3, 2024 – Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match in Rogers, AR

July 24-27, 2024 – State 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Crossville

August 10, 2024 – Level 1 Instructor Training, Austin 4-H Center in Greenville

November 2, 2024 – Level 1 Instructor Training, York 4-H Center in Crossville

* Bold Events NOT Confirmed*

4-H Target Smart Camp

4-H Target Smart Camp is a program of Tennessee 4-H Shooting Sports. It is for youth who are enrolled in grades five through nine. At camp youth learn appropriate skills to succeed in a variety of shooting sports and related areas such as archery, riflery, shotgun use, muzzleloading, and outdoor skills. Programs emphasize safety, correct form, and responsible use.

Dates – May 27 – May 31, 2024
Location – Clyde M. York 4-H Center, Crossville
Cost – $360

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* Transportation is the responsibility of individual participants.

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