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Wally, that's a wonderfully comprehensive and thorough course, not to mention the very attractive price. I see it's also offered at Sparta, and am wondering if there are any clubs in the PA area hosting such an event. Like Valley Gun Club/PSSA, for instance.

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Wally, when the ATA first started offering these classes, Leo considered taking one (really thought it was a good idea), but his schedule and the class schedules never seemed to jive. He did get certified by the ATA (before the NRA was involved). Looking at the topics covered, I feel certain that Leo has these topics covered. Good luck with the class and I hope maybe we can come your way some other time....Karla
 

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Yes, please contact me at [email protected] to set up Trap Coach Schools in your area. There are four Trap Coach Schools listed (OH, MN, MI, ND) on shootata.com in the Coach School section and on www.aim4ata, and soon IL's flyer will be there. More are in the wings so watch those web sites! The renewal in three years is to insure coaches stay active and current. Remember, too, the difference between instructors (people who teach a class) and coaches (people who stay with their students over time, helping them grow in the sport and in life).
 

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Coaches classes and teaching techniques is important to pass along. Without a doubt, it's a great program!

I have to question the term limit of the permit and cost associated, especially during the current economic fiasco? State fish and game departments claim hunting license sales have dropped dramatically nationwide! ATA growth numbers are static at best? Skeet shooting, hows the growth there? Sporting clays has grown but not to the expected growth numbers projected a few years back. Bunker shooting? I don't know the growth rate there but it certainly isn't setting the country on fire with new facilities being built.

It seems to me all the organizations involved with the shooting sports would offer these programs to entice more potential teachers that could actually teach? Passing a test certainly can't guarantee one can teach, same thing with our school teachers, some can and others can't but most all stay in the profession?

I have to agree with Shooting Coaches response to Charger. This program is about making extra money for the organizations involved, hoping some of the program sticks and the fees will be on going! Other than not being licensed by ATA/NRA, someone explain to me why Leo Harrison, among many, many others, isn't qualified to teach ATA trapshooting in the highest degree?

I feel it's a sham and a shame, it's all about the money.

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I attended this class and was very impressed by the instructor and the content. Our head coach was there and he had taken the class two years ago--was just there to help out however he could (and stir the chili so it didn't burn!). While there were many things the same there were also many things that had changed from his course, and Coach went away with new techniques and ideas for this year.

Many organizations and certainly all professions require continuing education, why not this one? It certainly sets us apart from those sports who don't require any coaching training and I, for one, think it give us better validation as coaches.
 
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