Vision: Have the best shooting program in the country for kids.
Mission: Use shooting as a fun vehicle to teach as many kids as possible how to be great adults.
Motto: “We are what we repeatedly do, therefore excellence is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle
Yes, as long as the student is in grades 7th-12th and there is room on the team.
Athletes will be required to bring their own ammo for practice and competitions. They should bring at least 250 to each practice and competition. On average a shooter will go through 200 rounds per practice and in a typical competition.
We require Varsity shooters to attend 10 total competitions, JV shooters at least 8, and Novice shooters at least 7.
Collectively, it is the general public that provides the biggest level of financial support to the shooting team. Whether it is in the form of a small cash donation, an endowment, a fundraiser or a major gift. Learn what you can personally do to further the development of your current and future DS Shooting Team.
There are 10 competitions that everyone is eligible for plus 3 others that are open only to FFA and/or 4-H members.
DS Shooting Team – An itemized list can be found in the Mandatory Costs doc.
Coaches – $.43/target
Gebben Miles Shooting Academy – $.43/target
No, but you can shoot at one of our charity events, become a trained coach or take a lesson from Gebben Miles Shooting Academy.
See head coach for recommendations.
The most important thing to realize is that we all start off with little or no knowledge and/or skill in coaching clay target sports. The team and staff provide volunteers the training needed to get started through several “coach the coaches” sessions each semester. What we need from you is a willingness to learn and some time. We also require all coaches to take an NRA training course. This is a class that lasts about 12 hours (usually over 2 days). SCTP – one of the organizations we shoot with – requires each coach to have a background check done as well.
We have 2 mandatory events for 2018-2019 – all hosted here at Hog Heaven. The first is Sept. 15th when we will host a team competition. The second is March 30th, 2019. On this date we will host our annual fundraiser. At this event all team members and parents need to volunteer.
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During CST –
*Family Members of DS Shooting Team – Shooting not available unless fall into a category above.
We require our shooters to remain until after awards. It is a good show of sportsmanship so please do not plan to leave early.
We are open from 9am-7pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and every 1st and 3rd weekend of each month. Closed on most holidays. Please check calendar for availability.
This depends on the particular event and our squad times but in general, it is always best to arrive 1 hour prior to your squad time. Some shoots will have mandatory safety briefings. If there is one. you will be alerted to it.
There is a list of competitions with dates and locations on the Hog Heaven Sporting Club calendar. We go to the Dallas-Ft. Worth area as well as South Texas and Houston.
At HH hosted team competitions (twice per year):
At our Annual Fundraiser:
We will hold two training sessions on pulling and scoring before the first competition on Sept. 15th. Additionally, while at practice there will be several times when we score the team member’s rounds. These are great opportunities to learn how to pull and score without any pressure.
First, make sure to reply in a prompt manner to the emails sent out by the General Manager, Mark Burtch, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If at any point you are unsure about your status or your child’s status, please contact Mark.
Each shoot will have slightly different requirements. The minimum is 250 rounds but we always take extra for shoot-offs. Some competitions will require 400 rounds.
Practice requirements are between 75-125 rounds. Plan on at least 100 and you should be fine.
Many shoots are now requiring the team to pay with one check for all the team members. This cuts down on the time required at pre-shoot check in. As a team we have a policy that unless you have paid, you will not be able to register. So, when we get your payment, we can then register your student. There will be deadlines for sending in these payments. All these factors force us to commit early – both in a reply to Mark and with payment for registration.
New shooters are expected to shoot in the .22 caliber division for 2 years. Students can optionally move up to 9mm.
Athletes will need to have their own gun before competition. Team pistols are available for use until one can be purchased.
Shooters are organized into squads of four at pistol matches. Varsity and Junior Varsity squads will be picked based on proficiency.
There are typically 5-6 pistol matches each year.
Every shooter should have a range bag, ear protection and eye protection.
Competitions typically include divisions for 9mm centerfire and .22 rimfire pistols as well as .22 rimfire rifles.