2/26/2024 10:40:24 PM

Assistant Coach Registration

   I agree to follow all MDWFP rules, terms, and conditions

Head/Assistant Coaches

Head/Assistant Coaches - Head/Assistant Coaches must have completed at least the MDWFP 1-day Shooting Coach Class, or the 4-hour Shotgun Training Course, before they can be a team coach on event day. MDWFP will also accept NSCA/NSSA Level I, II, III or Scholastic Instructor Course training as well.

Coaches Meeting - There will be a mandatory Coaches Meeting prior to all Sporting Clay, Skeet, and 5-Stand events. Any coach not attending the meeting will result in his/her team squad being disqualified from participating in the event.

Primary Responsibility - The coach’s primary responsibility on event day is always to create a safe environment for shooters, spectators, range personnel, and themselves.

Coaching the Squad - The coach can coach the squad between stations, or while watching other squads shoot, but once the shooter enters the shooting box, all coaching must stop.

Assistant Coaches - A team may assign assistant coaches, but we still need a Coach’s Registration Form from them.

  • The Four Basic Firearm Rules are ALWAYS in effect at all MDWFP events:

  • All guns are always loaded! Treat them that way!
  • Never let your muzzle cover anything you’re not willing to destroy!
  • Keep your finger off the trigger ‘til your sights are on target!
  • Always be sure of your target!

  1. Ear and Eye Protection - Required by everyone on the course - shooters, coaches, parents, spectators, and range personnel. No exceptions!
  2. Actions Open - Automatic and pump guns must have their actions open at all times, with the barrel pointed up, when walking or riding. The ejection port will be facing forward, to be visible, when carrying the shotgun. Over/under shotguns must be carried over the shoulder, with the barrel in front controlled by the hand on the barrel and pointed down.
  3. Slings and Straps - Slings and straps attached to the shotgun are NOT allowed at any MDWFP shooting event.
  4. Vehicles - To operate a cart/golf cart or any ATV, the operator must have a valid driver’s license and meet all requirements of the host club to operate any vehicle onsite. All guns will be transported in a vertical position, while on vehicles.
  5. Muzzle of Shotgun - The muzzle is to be controlled and pointed in a safe direction at all times. The shotgun’s muzzle cannot be rested on any part of the body, including but not limited to, the foot area, chin, hand and arm.
  6. Footwear - Open-toed shoes, such as flip-flops/sandals, etc., are NOT allowed at any MDWFP sponsored shooting event.
  7. Shooters Can Load 2 Shells Maximum - Do NOT load your shotgun, until you are within the confines of the shooting station/platform, with the barrel pointed down range. Load only TWO shot shells at a time and do NOT step off of the platform, until your gun is unloaded!
  8. Hunter Education Requirement - All shooters must have completed a Hunter Education Program to be eligible to shoot in any competition.
  9. Disqualification - If any of these rules are broken, it will result in shooter(s) being disqualified. No exceptions!