ANNOUNCEMENT:

4-H BB-GUN PRACTICE CANCELLED FOR SATURDAY, 2/24/2018.  STAY WARM!


Youth Programs

SIDNEY SHARPSHOOTERS 4-H YOUTH PROGRAMS

Archery, BB-Gun, .22-Caliber Rimfire rifle, and Trap Shooting Programs

Any youth aged 8 years old (as of the previous Dec. 31st) through 18 years old who is actively enrolled in public school or a home-school program in Cheyenne County, Nebraska, is eligible to participate. Youths from surrounding towns without a program such as Dalton, Gurley, and Potter are welcome to be a part of the Sidney Sharpshooters program.

All participants in the Archery, BB-gun, .22-caliber Rimfire Rifle, or Trap Shooting programs must be enrolled in the Sidney Sharpshooters 4-H program.  Please contact the Cheyenne County Extension Office at 308-254-4455 to register, or sign up online at http://ne.4honline.com/.

Previous year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) members need to enroll again before participating in this year's events.  Please make sure to complete the permission section for shooting sports.  There is a $10 annual fee which can be paid online.


2018 Winter Archery and BB-Gun Season

The winter leagues of 4-H Archery and BB-gun shooting sports begin in January of 2018 and will meet every Monday through March 5 at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds in Sidney, NE.  BB-gun begins on Monday, January 8, 2018, and Archery begins Monday, January 15, 2018.  Youth may participate in one or both shooting sports.

There will be a BB-gun competition for Fair ribbons on Monday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds.  Only youth who participated in the instruction may compete.

Monday Evening Practice Schedule:

5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. - Set up
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. - Session 1 - Archery or BB-Gun practice
6:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. - Safety Meeting for all participants
6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. - Session 2 – Archery or BB-Gun practice
6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. - Take Down / Clean up

Participants enrolled in both disciplines will take part in Session 1 at 5:30 p.m., attend the Safety meeting at 6:00 p.m., and then switch to the other discipline at 6:15 p.m.

Youth who are enrolled in one discipline only may join either the 5:30 p.m. or the 6:15 p.m. session. 

Parents are encouraged to attend and help, especially if their child is under the age of 12.  Everyone is encouraged to take part in setup and take down.

In order to participate, parents must register their youth as a 4-H member at ne.4honline.com, or call the 4-H Extension Office at 308-254-4455.  Participants may join at any time as long as they register prior to practice.

For more information, please contact the coaches: 

Archery:

BB-Gun:

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2018 SPRING YOUTH TRAP SHOOTING

Practice Schedule

Season begins February 4, 2018 through the first week in May, depending on whether or not participants take part in the Cornhusker State Shoot.

General practices will be held at the Sidney Shooting Park from 1:00-3:00 pm on Sunday afternoons.

Practices for tournaments will be held at 5:30 pm on Thursday evenings.

Competition Schedule

Each Saturday, participants have the option to compete against other Panhandle youth trap teams. 

  • March 10, 2018 - Hyannis
  • March 17, 2018 - Mitchell Valley Trap Club (Hosted by Platte Valley Claybusters)
  • March 24, 2018 - Sutherland
  • March 31, 2018 - Oshkosh or Chappell
  • April 7, 2018 - Mitchell Valley Trap Club (Hosted by Scottsbluff County 4-H)
  • April 14, 2018 - Ogallala
  • April 21, 2018 - North Platte
  • April 28, 2018 - Sidney - Jim Pohl Memorial Youth Shoot (also the SSP Rocky Mtn. Oyster Dinner)
  • May 3, 2018 - Cornhusker State Shoot (Jr. High) Doniphan, NE
  • May 4-5, 2018   - Cornhusker State Shoot (High School) Doniphan, NE

Cheyenne County Fair - 4-H Shotgun Competition

TBD


Information About the Sidney Sharpshooters 4-H Youth Trap Shooting Program

Who can participate?

Any youth aged 9 years old (as of the previous Dec. 31st) through 18 years old who is actively enrolled in public school or a home-school program is eligible to participate. Youths from surrounding towns without a program like Dalton, Gurley, and Potter are welcome to be a part of the Sidney program.

Prerequisites:

Participants in the Trap Shooting program must be enrolled in the Sidney Sharpshooters 4-H program.  Please contact the Cheyenne County Extension Office at 308-254-4455 to register, or sign up online at http://ne.4honline.com/

Previous year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) members need to enroll again before participating in this year's events.  Please make sure to complete the permission section for shooting sports.  There is a $10 annual fee which can be paid online.

If you have not filled out the shooting permission form on the online 4-H website, please click here to display and download a liability release form. Please complete the release form and bring it to the first practice. 

Program:

Participants will be instructed in the fundamentals and techniques of trap shooting with SAFETY being the first priority. Having fun is the second priority.  The practice sessions will be structured to develop the skills and knowledge of the sport.

Practices:

We will meet at the Sidney Shooting Park trap range on Sundays from 1-3 p.m. beginning February 4th, 2018 and ending April 29, 2018. Up to 3 rounds of 25 targets will be shot each Sunday. We will also have classroom instruction.

Target Fees:

There is no clay target fee for the Spring Youth program!  Generous donations have been given to the program by our business and individual supporters that will cover the cost of the targets and ammo for 3 rounds per youth/per week.

Equipment:

Each shooter is required to use eye and ear protection, no exceptions. The shooter must provide his or her own 12- or 20-gauge shotgun, and shell pouch or vest. Semi-auto shotguns should have a shell catcher. No toe pads allowed.

We will use light target ammo 2-3/4 dram loads  1145 fps.  NO GAME LOADS. Some ammunition will be provided based on the number of shooters.

Cornhusker Jr. High/High School State Shoot:

Another opportunity of the program is preparation for attending and competing in the Cornhusker National Jr. High/High School Trapshoot held in Doniphan, Nebraska on May 3-5, 2018.  Junior High School teams and individuals will compete on Thursday, May 3rd, and the High School teams and individuals will compete on both Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th.   Doniphan is located south of Grand Island, NE.  

For this Cornhusker competition, a youth is required to have a Hunter Education card as it is run by the Nebraska Game and Parks Department.  All other practices and regional events for the Sidney program do not not require a Hunter Education card.

Further details on this shoot can be found at www.cornhusker-trap.com

Other Skills:
Shooters will learn how to safely set up the trap ranges, take them down, load the trap machines, score, and be part of a fun, exciting activity!

Parents:

Your attendance at practices is not required. Please be sure participants are on time both arriving and leaving. 
 

For further information contact: 
Jeff Ellwanger    308-249-5231
Dexter Smith     308-249-1701
DewAnn Smith   308-249-0461

We realize that Spring is busy and kids cannot make all of the practices. 

COME AND JOIN THE FUN!!

2012 Cornhusker State Youth Championship High School Female Champion - Racheal Houk  !!!

2012 Cornhusker State Youth Championship High School Female Champion - Racheal Houk  !!!

Requirements

Youth Requirements:

  • Open to all youth aged 8-18 enrolled in public school or home-schooled in Cheyenne County, Nebraska
  • Shotgun age is 9-18
  • All 4-H youth must enroll yearly at ne.4honline.com
  • There is a $10 per year charge to enroll