Coach Leadership and Safety Support (CLASS) Certification Program

The CLASS Certification program has been designed specifically for coaches participating in the state-affiliated leagues of the USA High School Clay Target League. The League’s CLASS Certification provides a comprehensive and interactive online education and training program designed specifically for League coaches. The CLASS Certification is available to all coaches and takes 5-6 hours of online training to complete.

  • Each head coach may complete the CLASS Certification for free. A single-use promotion code will be sent to head coaches in January or when a new team is added to the League.
  • Assistant coaches or volunteers may complete the CLASS Certification for $50 each.
  • Only CLASS-Certified coaches may conduct the SAFE Range Certification program for student athletes to complete the SAFE Certification.
  • All coaches registered with the League receive General Liability Insurance.
  • All coaches that complete the CLASS Certification receive an official iron-on certificate patch from the USA High School Clay Target League.

 

Benefits of the CLASS Certification

Many benefits include:

  • Free – for Head Coaches
  • Affordable – other coaches can take the course for less than most shotgun coach training programs
  • Accessible – available online to everyone with tablet, smartphone or computer
  • Comprehensive – the online course takes 5-6 hours to complete and no travel required
  • Fun – animated graphics, sound, and interactive learning make it entertaining
  • Convenient – progress can be saved at anytime to work around busy schedules
  • Relevant – it’s all about clay target shooting sports, youth, and firearm safety
  • Consistent – CLASS-Certified coaches and SAFE-Certified student athletes learn the same content
  • Support – dedicated Coach Education and Support Manager available to assist with all questions

 

CLASS Content

The CLASS Program provides three critical areas of coach training: Leadership, Range Safety Officer, and Student Athlete Firearm Education.

Coach Leadership And Safety Support (CLASS) Certification Introduction

Duties of a Coach

Responsibilities

Lesson 1: Acquire Coaches and Volunteers

Goal-Oriented Coaching Staff

Volunteers

Lesson 2: Team Technology

Lesson 2: Team Technology

Sports Engine

Athlete Registration

Team Management

Sitebuilder Team Website

Athlete Profile

Secure Online Payments

Submitting Scores

Team Scoring Report

Tournament Registration

Lesson 3: Recruit Student Athletes

Rosters

Recruiting Tools

Managing Deadlines

Lesson 4: Partnering with a Shooting Range

Shooting Ranges

Partnering Process

Lesson 5: Resources for Ammunition

Type and Amount Needed

Purchasing

Partnering Process

Lesson 6: Implement a Safety Plan

Developing the Plan

Communicating the Plan

Following the Plan

Lesson 7: Develop Team Communications

Media Options

Content Considerations

Implementing the Plan

Lesson 8: Teaching the Skills of the Sport

Gun Fit

Dominant Eye

Stance and Balance

Hard and Soft Focus

Skill Levels

Lesson 9: Recognize Achievements

Types of Awards

Weekly vs. Season Long

School Letter Program

 

Range Safety Officer (RSO) Introduction

Duties of an RSO?

Responsibilities of an RSO

RSO Lesson 1: General Range Safety

League and Range Rules

Basic Inspection Procedures

RSO Lesson 2: Education and Communication

Continuing Education

Safety Meeting

Key Commands

RSO Lesson 3: Safety behind the Firing Line

Behavior

Walking with Firearms

Standing with Firearms

Barrel plugs

RSO Lesson 4: Safety on the Firing Line

Before, after, and during the Shoot

Firearm Stoppages

Ammunition Failures/Misfires

Uncontrolled Firearm Discharge

Positioning RSO’s

RSO Lesson 5: In Case of an Emergency

Safety First

Basic Emergency Action Plan

Preparedness

 

Student Athlete Firearm Education (SAFE) Certification Introduction

Beliefs and Priorities

Safety

Fun

Marksmanship

Sportsmanship

Equal Opportunities

Role Models

Team Success

Certification

Eligibility

Team Size

Registration

Lesson 1: League Overview

The League

Competition

Safety

Insurance

Chemical-Free Policy

Lesson 2: Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures

League Seasons

League Handbook

Lesson 3: Schools and Shooting Sports

Gun-Free Zone

Zero-Tolerance Policy

Penalties for Violating School Policy

Lesson 4: Know Your Firearms

Know Your Firearms

Types of Shotguns

Parts of a Shotgun

Patterning a Shotgun

Gauges

Chokes

Operation of a Shotgun

Lesson 5: Know Your Ammunition

Ammunition Basics

Gauges of Ammunition

How a Shot Shell Works

Lesson 6: Know your Gear and Accessories

Prohibited Clothing

Gear and Accessories

Prohibited Items

Lesson 7: Firearm Safety Procedures

Fundamentals

Firearm Safety Fundamentals

Safety Violations

Handling Misfires and Hang Fires

Barrel Obstructions

Altering Firearms

Lesson 8: Firearm Cleaning

Gun Oil

Dry Rag for Moisture

Dry Rag for Oil Application

Barrel Cleaning Device

Chamber Brush

Bore Brush

Basic Cleaning Tips

Lesson 9: Transporting and Storage of Firearms and Ammunition

Understanding State Laws and School Policies

Safe Transport

Safe Storage

Proper Storages

Lesson 10: Know Your Shooting Range

Trap

Skeet

Sporting Clays

5-Stand

Shotgun

Handgun

Rifle

Black Powder

Archery

Safety Courses

Competitions

Gunsmith Education

Shooting Skill Education

Lesson 11: Team Personnel

Head Coach

Assistant Coaches and Volunteers

Team Captains

Range Safety Officers

Lesson 12: Shooting Fundamentals

Position

Gun Fit and Gun Mount

Eye Coordination and Moving to Obtain the Current Lead

Follow Through, Dismount, and Unload

Lesson 13: Trap Shooting Fundamentals

Trap Overview

Preparing to Shoot

Shooting and Moving

Issues while Shooting

Exiting the Field

Lesson 14: Skeet Shooting Fundamentals

Skeet Overview

Preparing to Shoot

Shooting and Moving

Issues while Shooting

Exiting the Field

Lesson 15: League Scoring

True Team Scoring

Earning True Team ATHLETE Points

Earning True Team Points

Shooter Performance Tracker

Lesson 16: Conferences

Submitting Scores

Team Management System

Lesson 17: Respect and Responsibility

Leadership

Safety

Integrity

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