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SHOOTING SPORTS CLINICS

Shotgun Sports College Preparation Clinics |  September 23 & 24, 2023
Saturday clinic is full - sign up for Sunday Sept 24
New Pioneer Gun Club Waukee, IA (Sponsored by Iowa SCTP, Inc.)

 

Shotgun Athlete Collegiate Prep Clinic: All ages welcome, especially high school athletes who are planning to or interested in competing in college. One day clinic with Instructors Katie Jacob and Will Thomas.
What to expect and look for in collegiate shooting

  •  Basics of skeet doubles and sporting clays

  •  Gun set up for different disciplines

  •  Eyes and lenses

  •  Gun fit, posture, stance for each discipline

  •  Movement and barrel awareness

  •  When and how to make changes

  •  Training to be an all-around shooter

  •  Mental game

  •  Coming up with a plan for a target presentation using natural point of aim

  •  Applying concepts on the field


Cost: $100

This is a classroom and shooting clinic. Targets and lunch are provided by Iowa SCTP (bring a flat of shells). 

Advanced Coach Clinic |  2 day Clinic - October 28 & 29, 2023
Otter Creek Sportsman's Club, Cedar Rapids, IA (Sponsored by Iowa SCTP, Inc.)

 

  • Advanced Principles: What they are, how they affect the shot, and how to coach them for your teams.

  • Goals: Developing goals for teams and athletes from beginner to advanced.

  • Training Plans: Developing more effective practices/training plans.

  • Seeing the Target: Advanced vision techniques

  • Diagnosing your athletes and team: Identify issues, communicate proper corrections for lasting results

  • Maximize your time on the range: Effectively manage your practices using drills and plans for maximum results

  • Preparing your team for competitions: How to win the mental game - pressure training, match prep

 

Course includes lots of fieldwork with coaches and athletes

(real-time application of new techniques)Please bring a student athlete the 2nd day of the course for practical application of skills learned in clinic.


Cost: $150

This is a classroom and shooting clinic. Targets and lunch are provided by the Iowa SCTP (bring a flat of shells).

Instructors

Meet the instructors that the Iowa SCTP board contracts to continue growing knowledge and shooting sports in the state of Iowa.

Katie Jacob and Will Thomas possess extensive experience in the shotgun sports, having embarked on their journey within the SCTP framework at the ages of 8 and 10 respectively. Their initial accomplishments in skeet shooting seamlessly translated into achievements in both trap and sporting clays disciplines. Subsequently, their focus shifted towards International Skeet, where they achieved notable success.


Katie has distinguished herself with numerous medals on the global stage. Noteworthy accolades include a Junior World Championship title, an individual World Cup Bronze medal, and a mixed team Gold, in addition to securing the top spot at the USA Shooting National Championship.


Will's trajectory encompasses membership in the USAS Junior National Team and World Cup Team. He served as a team captain at Lindenwood University where he notably stood out as an all-around team member and earned multiple honors as a Collegiate All-American in the all-around category. His pinnacle achievement was clinching the combined skeet national championship (both International and American) during his senior year of collegiate study.  Notably, Will is also on the verge of completing his studies in Chiropractic school, where he has adeptly merged his academic pursuits with his passion for shooting sports. This fusion has propelled him to contribute significantly towards elevating the shooting sports domain.


Both Katie and Will have benefitted from coaching at the highest echelons of the sport and are resolute in their desire to impart the wealth of knowledge they've gained to the upcoming generation of shooting enthusiasts. 

 

Come learn lifelong skills with Katie and Will on September 23 or 24!

Hank Garvey started 3GE, LLC with his wife Mary to help build bunkers globally and increase the number of bunker/Olympic trap shooters within the sport. He has built innovatively designed bunkers out of both metal and concrete. Based on his extensive experience with numerous bunkers around the globe, his design solutions provide the customer with the best solution for their needs.

Hank is a coach, mentor, leader and innovator. Sharing the sport is an important part of Hank’s life and his volunteer work for various organizations is abundant.

• 3GE, LLC

o Designed and constructed Fort Worth Trap and Skeet bunker

o Designed and consulted with Hillsdale College on their bunkers

o Rewired North Mountain Sportsman’s Club and Texas A&M bunkers

• USA Shooting – Assistant Coach and Master Instructor

o Led USA Shooting Junior Teams to multiple international matches in Germany and Italy

o Rewired and upgraded Olympic Training Center bunkers

o Led Advanced Coach Class for twelve coaches

• New England International Junior Shooting Sports, Inc. – President

o Formed a 501c3 for New England shooting, with purpose of supporting and encouraging

the shooting sports for youth athletes

o Raised over 200k and built bunker

o Raised over 2 million dollars and distributed to NE SCTP teams through the MidwayUSA

Foundation

o Coached 5 athletes to the USA National Junior Team

• Scholastic Clay Target Program

o NE Regional Field Rep growing teams in NE

o Head Coach of Minute Man Sharpshooters

o Head Coach of Harvard Shooting Team

o Lead Coach for USA Shooting Camps at Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

o Coach for SCTP International Camps at Cardinal Center

• NRA - National Coach Development Staff

o Taught hundreds of coaches across the US

• Ducks Unlimited Chairman 13 years

o Guest hunter/guide on 3 DU TV Shows

• Youth Hunting Mentor for 30+ years at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

• Lead negotiator for Boston 2024 Olympic Range

 

Pro Staff and Professional Affiliations:

• Sitka Gear Pro Staff   • Yeti Insider

• Raymarine Pro Ambassador  • NRA Life Member since 1989   • USA Coast Guard 25T Masters License

Paul Wojtaszek is a Program Manager and Six Sigma/Lean expert for Raytheon and lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife, Adrienne. A 2002 graduate of the Naval Academy, Paul began his coaching career while at the Naval Academy serving to train incoming classes in both rifle and pistol. After leaving the service and moving to the Boston area, he became a NRA certified shotgun Instructor and coached the Minute Man Sharpshooters SCTP youth team and Harvard University’s Skeet and Trap Team. Paul was recognized by USA Shooting in 2016 for his dedication, leadership and ability to develop youth athletes and was designated as a High Performance Development Instructor for USA Shooting. Currently he serves on the Board of Directors for New England International Junior Shooting Sports, a charity dedicated to helping youth teams in New England. He is an assistant coach for the Lawrence County SCTP Team, an assistant coach for the SCTP International National Team, and a SCTP Coaches Instructor for developing new and advanced coaches. Paul has also developed and mentored athletes and coaches at oplmpic development camps for USA Shooting and SCTP.

CERTIFICATIONS

USA Shooting High

Performance Instructor

NRA Shotgun Instructor

SCTP Certified Coach

SCTP Coach development Instructor

RECURRING TRAINING

Save the date for the 2024 Coach Conference: Saturday, January 20, 2024!

Location: FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa

Watch for RSVP information in the fall 2023.

The annual Iowa SCTP coach conference is a method to network with peers, keep updated on the program, knowledge sharing and be the first to learn about upcoming clinics will help with your understanding of the games and ability to coach them. 

The Iowa SCTP, Inc Board assists Iowa coaches and athletes through training and education. 
A variety of coach and athlete trainings available, and clinicians and locations vary annually. 

We also have an ability to learn virtually;

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The Iowa SCTP, Inc sets up clinics for athletes and coaches.  In addition the Iowa SCTP, Inc helps to offset a significant amount of the costs associated with clinics.  Below offers a glimpse of clinics.

 

Clinics that the Iowa SCTP hosted in the past include:

  • Basic Shotgun Coach Course

  • Doubles Trap Clinic

  • Specialized American Trap Clinic

  • International Skeet Clinic

  • International Bunker Trap Clinics

  • NSSA Level 1 Shotgun Coach Class

SCTP registered coaches and athletes are eligible for 50% reimbursement for classes.  Submit those requests to Chris VanGorp or the Iowa SCTP board, and the Iowa SCTP Treasurer will process.

Iowa Shoot Program

The Shoot Program is available on the DNR website on the SCTP page. You can view it or download it here. The shoot program contains all information on leagues, championship events, and awards.

Learn virtually; learn through our YouTube shooting sports channel

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