Here are some ideas to build participation and bring more shooters to our State Shoot. Perhaps you have some ideas as well? Lets hear from you!
1-Our State is divided into 4 geographic Zones [NE, NW, SW, SE]. Lets have our Zone Directors organize a shoot for each zone. There would be 4 Zone Shoots each year. Perhaps 12 gauge competition only. The top AA/A/B/C/D/E shooter would represent their Zone at the State Shoot
in competition against the other Zone Shoots.
2-The lifeblood of the sport is a continuing stream of new shooters. Lets also consider Junior Team for each Zone with the top shooters representing their Zone at the State Shoot. This would bring 24 Juniors [many newer shooters] to the State Shoot!
3-Lets consider 50 target novelty matches for Vintage skeet low gun [and delayed release ] shooting with vintage equipment.
4-Lets consider a 50 target exhibition match for International Skeet using International Skeet’s target sequence and delayed pull, but with standard speed targets.
5-Lets post shoot scores on the OSSA website.
6-Lets recognize shooting achievements of newer shooters. 1st 25 straights, etc
7-Lets ask every OSSA member to submit three ideas–or to polish previously submitted ideas.
I know you have many thoughts–kindly take a moment to pen a response!
What if we were stuck in an upward growth spiral of only 20% per year!