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Become an Instructor

For many Skeet shooters, sharing the sport with others is even more rewarding than climbing the ranks of the top shooters. For others, it is rewarding to share the skills and discipline learned while becoming a champion competitor. Whether you just want to share information and techniques with your shooting companions, teach shooters in a formal setting or club, or make a career of developing future champions, the National Skeet Shooting Association’s Instructor Certification Program offers the path to pursue your goal.

Courses can be established anywhere that three or more students can be assembled. Please direct any questions about instructor courses to Ralph Aaron, Chief Instructor, at rpaskeet@yahoo.com or telephone 334-347-8363.


Instructor Certification Class Schedule


LEVEL I

Level I courses are conducted by Zone Instructors, who are Level III and Masters. Zone Instructors are appointed by the Chief Instructor based upon need. Prerequisites for attendance are:

  • Current NSSA Membership
  • 18 years of age up
  • C class or higher in one gun, currently or previously

There must be at least three students for the class to occur. The cost is $300 plus shooting expenses. Student instructors will learn teaching techniques, the system for bringing on beginners, and all about shotgun shooting fundamentals. The Zone Instructors can travel anywhere in their zone, with the students paying for the instructor’s travel expenses.

LEVEL II

Level II courses are conducted by a Master Instructor. Prerequisites for participation are:

  • Current NSSA Membership
  • A class in one gun, currently or previously
  • Have a journal (name, dates, time of instruction and location) showing 100 hours of instruction as a Level I Instructor

The cost is $300.00 plus shooting expenses. The Level II seminars are conducted at the National Shooting Complex, San Antonio, TX, immediately prior to the Mini-World. There must be at least three students to hold the course. There is usually a deadline for registration.

LEVEL III

Level III instruction is conducted by the Chief Instructor. Prerequisites are:

  • Current NSSA Membership
  • AA in one gun, currently or previously
  • Shot a minimum of 25,000 NSSA registered targets
  • Have a journal showing 400 hours of instruction as a Level 2 instructor

The cost is $300 plus shooting expenses. The Level III seminars are conducted at the National Shooting Complex, San Antonio, TX, immediately prior to the Mini-World. There must be a minimum of three students to hold the course. There will be a deadline for registration.

MASTER LEVEL

Master Level Master certification is conducted by a panel of three current Masters. Contact the Chief Instructor to apply. Prerequisites are:

  • Current NSSA Membership
  • AAA in one gun, currently or previously
  • Shot a minimum of 50,000 NSSA registered targets
  • Have a journal of 600 hours as a Level III
  • Must have conducted a three-day Youth Camp with at least 10 campers
  • Must have published at least two articles in the Skeet Shooting Review

ASSOCIATE INSTRUCTOR

Associate Instructor classes are for those who do not have a “C” class in any gun. The courses will be the same as a Level One Course, with the same materials and will be taught by a Zone Instructor. The cost is $300. Associates will not be listed on the website. The primary purpose of the Associate Instructor Program is to promote youth shooting in a safe, conscientious manner, while providing the sound fundamentals of skeet shooting. These credentials are for teaching youth and not for profit. Must be 18 years of age. The first year of membership with the NSSA is free under the Complimentary Limited Membership (CLM) program.



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