Jul 20, 2018As shotgun shooters, we use concentration as one of our tools in order to be proficient at our chosen games. Concentration is, in my opinion, the one thing that separates the mediocre shooters from the great shooters. We all can handle the physical parts of shooting, but the mental parts are much more important. For many of us, there are things that we find annoying that break our concentration. Among these are loud voices, tobacco smoke, aircraft flying overhead, and circumstances in your family or home life. As you can see by that short list, the things that can annoy you vary from the complex to the mundane, but they are annoying. Things like tobacco smoke can be minimized by picking your squad mates, but loud voices, aircraft, and family life are something we have to learn to ignore or put out of our minds while we are competing. We must learn to FOCUS all our attention on shooting each and every target. Once we accept that these and many other annoyances will happen, we can develop individual techniques to minimize the breaking of our concentration. Like Ralph Aaron says, “FOCUS.” Stay safe. Barry Hartmann is an NSSA Master Level and NRA Certified shotgun instructor who can help you improve your skills at American Skeet and wingshooting. To contact Barry, email him at email@example.com or give him a call at (918)803-2393. Read the original article at http://nssa-nsca.org/blog/2018/07/17/hartmanns-hint-41-annoyances/
Cardinal Center to Host Scholastic Clay Target Program and Kids & Clays Event
Jun 12, 2018
(Marengo, OH) The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) is partnering with the Kids and Clays Foundation to hold a two-day sporting clay charity event at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio.
The event will be held Friday July 20 and Saturday July 21 during SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target Program National Championships. The event is an NSCA Registered Shoot and is open to the public.
Click here to sign up for this event today! Step by step instructions to sign up online follow this release. Also included is a sign-up form that can be filled out and mailed.
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is the nation’s leader in youth development shooting sports programs. The Kids and Clays Foundation supports a series of shooting events across the country with all proceeds benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities. All proceeds from this special two-day event will help each organization fulfill their mission.
“This event adds more excitement to our National Championships while also benefiting both organizations,” said Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Program Director. “Although our missions are different, in the end, both organizations greatly benefit youth and families. This makes our event a win-win across the board. This partnership is so significant to us that we designated Kids & Clays as our Charity of Choice last year and into the future.”
The Kids & Clays Foundation also sees great value in this partnership.
“We are certainly proud to work with such a highly respected organization that is making a great difference in the future of our shooting sports,” said Doug Jeanneret, Kids & Clays executive director. “This two-day shoot highlights the work of both our organizations while at the same time raising badly needed funds. And as important, it is a really fun event for all participants.”
Top finishers in this registered event will be recognized with trophies.
All participants will be entered into a large drawing with over $10,000 in prizes including firearms, outdoor gear, gas grills and other great merchandise from companies such as Henry, Beretta, Browning, Lansky, Winchester Ammunition, Briley, Champion, Camp Chef, Alps Outdoorz, Hodgdon Powder Co., Girls with Guns, Otis Technology, and Allen.
A portion of the proceeds, through the Kids & Clays Foundation, benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities, who provide housing and other help to tens of thousands of critically ill children and their families across the country each year.
Proceeds will also benefit the SCTP’s scholarship program providing assistance to graduating high school seniors continuing their education in college. Scholarship applications are available on the SSSF’s website.
For more details on the special two-day sporting clay event or for more information on the SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target Program visit www.sssfonline.org or contact Amanda Wondrash at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Wondrash at email@example.com.
For more information on the Cardinal Shooting Center, visit www.thecardinalcenter.com.