2016 BB SPIN Course

The 2016 annual 4-H BB-Gun Special Interest (SPIN) club meets every Tuesday from Oct. 11 through Nov. 15 (6 sessions). Open to any youth aged 9 to 18, it offers a fun chance to shoot BB guns in a safe environment monitored by trained adults, plus an intensive intro to safe gun handling and the exciting sport of 5-meter competitive BB shooting.

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Enroll in our annual Fall BB-Gun Special Interest (SPIN) club, and you will experience:

· A fun opportunity to shoot BB guns in a safe environment monitored by state-trained and certified 4-H adult volunteers.

· An intensive 6-session introduction to the exciting sport of 5-meter competitive BB shooting.

· Comprehensive gun-safety and gun-handling instruction.

· Introductory training in the prone, standing, sitting and kneeling positions.

· Test knowledge of NRA and Daisy BB Gun curriculums.

Don’t have a BB gun? No problem: Everyone shoots the same model gun--the Daisy Avanti Champion Model 499B--and the club has a sufficient supply of guns that you do not have to own one in order to participate.

BB SPIN is open to youth who are at least 9 years old as of Jan. 1.

It will meet every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. from October 11 through November 15 in the Green Building on the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Gardner.

After the BB SPIN 6-week course is complete, participants who show interest and affinity may be invited to join the competitive squad for the regular 4-H BB-Gun season, which lasts from November until the state 4-H championship in early April.

Parents, please note: BB SPIN not only gives youth a full competitive experience in BB, it also is a required prerequisite for some of the other 4-H shooting disciplines, including 10-meter air rifle, 50-meter smallbore rifle, and muzzle-loader. If you are new to 4-H BB gun, you must enroll in the program through the SPIN program. Simply enrolling in the 4-H Shooting Sports project does not guarantee the opportunity to shoot. SPIN ensures inexperienced shooters have a safe and manageable introduction to the sport and puts potential competitive participants on a solid track toward long-term success in the more advanced disciplines.

SPIN enrollment for fall 2016 will be capped, and the course will fill up quickly. So if you want to shoot, do not delay in enrolling. Registration will only be accepted online.