The shooting sports are the most democratic of all sports. Men and women can compete head-to-head along with younger shooters and even those with disabilities.
The sport requires no great strength and no great speed. Anyone with modestly good eye-hand coordination can easily learn the basics of the game and compete along with everyone else for top prizes or just bragging rights.
The “old boys” network opens up for those who can enjoy the challenge of breaking moving targets and the pleasure of a day outdoors. A sport for those who may not qualify for typical sports and are looking for something different.
Contact Bill Fisher to get more information on how you or your club can get national assistance in getting local kids and their schools involved in the shooting sports. High schoolers can learn enough skills to qualify for college scholarships or even “letter” for their respective high school under the Scholastic Clay Target Program.
The name “skeet” comes from a Scandinavian word for shoot and was given to the sport by Gertrude Hurlbutt of Dayton, Montana in 1926 in a naming contest. She also won $100.