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Contact

Jim Wilson

Physical Address:

1031 N Academic Way, #116
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-1401 or cell 208-651-7984

Email: jwilson@uidaho.edu

University of Idaho Extension, 4-H Youth Development

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Mailing Address:
4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: 208-885-6321

Fax: 208-885-4637

Email: fourh@uidaho.edu

Web: 4-H Youth Development

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Instructor Certification Process

Instructor Requirements

Becoming an Instructor explains who is eligible to become an instructor.

Training

Idaho 4-H Shooting Sports is dedicated to providing essential, high-quality trainings. Whether potential instructors may have prior certifications through other organizations, or simply a passion to teach youth about a given discipline, our trainings blend subject-matter knowledge with proven positive youth development practices. While helping youth improve their shooting performance is rewarding, our primary focus remains on providing a safe supportive environment where all members can build vital life skills.

State (Level 1) Trainings

These 1-2 day trainings (typically held late fall to early spring) provide the foundation for project leadership. They certify instructors to work directly with youth at the club or local level. Separate certifications are required for each discipline instructors wish to teach.

Training attendees receive:

  • Current copies of the National 4-H Shooting Sports curriculum for their respective discipline
  • Interactive instructional training methods and engaging exercises
  • Information on working with youth, risk management, coaching, etc.

The first step in setting up a Level 1 training is for UI Extension county personnel to submit a Training Request Form (PDF) (Word) 90 days prior to the proposed session.

State Training Schedule

(Registration links will be posted here as they become available.)

National (Level 2) Training

These 4-5 day trainings are designed to prepare instructors to join the state-level training team. National trainings are typically held once a year (spring or fall), and rotate to various locations throughout the United States.

Eligibility

Commitment

  • Instruct at least one in-state Level 1 training within their given discipline annually for at least three years.
  • Assist with coordinating state contests for their discipline
  • May serve on the Idaho 4-H Shooting Sports Advisory Team

National Training Schedule

(Registration links will be posted here as they become available.)

Contact

Jim Wilson

Physical Address:

1031 N Academic Way, #116
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-1401 or cell 208-651-7984

Email: jwilson@uidaho.edu

University of Idaho Extension, 4-H Youth Development

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Mailing Address:
4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: 208-885-6321

Fax: 208-885-4637

Email: fourh@uidaho.edu

Web: 4-H Youth Development

4-H on Google Maps