Sunday, October 11, 2009

Nice Practice

We held a coaches training with the first year athletes on October 10th. We had 12 new athletes show up ready to have some fun, learn about gun safety and crush some targets. For many of them it was their first time to ever pull the trigger of a shotgun and it go boom. We had a very successful day as all 12 athletes broke at least one target and many of them went home with bragging rights of how many they hit in a row out of the sky. Some targets were chipped, some broke and others absolutely crushed. By crushed I mean they just vaporized into a orange talcum powder looking residue. You should of seen their expression as they hit their first target! All the athletes had fun and so did all the coaches. We will do it again at the end of the month.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Shooting at Fall Blast

Calendar 09-10

Scholastic Clay Target Program 09-10
31-Oct CATS Practice 1pm

7-Nov CATS Practice 1pm
26-Nov Happy Thanksgiving
28-Nov CATS Practice 1pm

5-Dec CATS Practice 1pm
12-Dec CATS Practice 1pm
12-Dec Deadline: turn in Fun Shoot (Tucson) entry and fees to CATS
19-Dec Fun Shoot Tucson
21-Dec Deadline: turn in Fun Shoot (Ben Avery) entry to CATS
25-Dec Merry Christmas

2-Jan Fun Shoot Ben Avery
9-Jan CATS Practice 1pm
9-Jan Registration Deadline for Youth Hunter Education30-Jan CATS Practice 1pm

6-Feb CATS Practice 1pm
13-Feb Youth Hunter Education
12-Feb Deadline: turn in Commissioner Cup Skeet entry and fees to CATS
27-Feb CATS Practice 1pm
27-Feb Deadline: turn in Commissioner Cup Trap entry and fees to CATS
6-Mar CATS Practice 1pm
6-Mar Deadline: turn in Commissioner Cup Sporting Clays entry and fees to CATS20-Mar Commissioner Cup Skeet at Tucson
27-Mar CATS Practice 1pm
27-Mar Deadline: turn in Commissioner Cup International Trap entry and fees to CATS
27-Mar Deadline: turn in Commisioner Cup International Skeet entry and fees to CATS

3-Apr Commissioners Cup Trap at Tucson
10-Apr Commissioner Cup Sporting Clays at Ben Avery
1-May International Trap @ Ben Avery
8-May International Skeet @ Tucson

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Friends of the NRA Shoot

Three coaches from CATS shot at the Central Arizona Friends of the NRA Fun Shoot at Ben Avery and here is the result. High Over All FNRA Team! It was a beautiful day we had great camaraderie and a lot of fun.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


We had our coaches meeting and set registration for 6p.m. October 6, 2009 at the Masonic Lodge (Pinal Lodge #30) 1140 E Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, AZ 85122-4216.
Registration fees will once again be $50 and the program will be similar to past years with only minor changes. All athletes will be coached by certified Arizona Game and Fish Youth Shotgun Instructors who are committed to:
  • Provide a team based youth development program using the shotgun sports to instill discipline, safety, teamwork, ethics, self-confidence and other life values.
  • Provide a quality educational experience in Shotgun Sports to youth aged 9 though graduation of high school.
  • Provide youth with quality educational instruction on a limited basis.
  • Provide youth with the necessary equipment, on a loaner basis, to participate in the program.
  • Provide youth with the opportunity to participate in local, state and national competitions.

At the meeting we discussed that the Club needs to practice as a team at our home club. We went over the calendar of events, goals, safety rules and fun shoots. We then decided that the wind wasn't really blowing that hard and burned a little powder. It was great to see the coaches actually having a little fun. Every coach there walked away from the firing line with a smile. Fun was had by all!