CLAY TARGET SHOOTING
The South West Academy of Sport (SWAS) 2020 Clay Target Shooting program, proudly supported by the Victorian Clay Target Association (VCTA) and the Victorian Institute of Sport, provides coaching, training, competition support and education sessions designed to complement athlete’s daily and weekly training environment. The program aims to bring together the most talented junior players in the South West region.
The Clay Target Shooting program is structured to deliver 8 training sessions over the program. These sessions are scheduled to best suit the athletes within the squad and further compliment an athlete’s daily and weekly training environment as well as avoid Regional and State Teams events.
The 2022 Clay Target Shooting squad program will run from February to December
Gary Hayden - Victorian Clay Target Association state coaching coordinator and 2019 Hall of Fame inductee
Indicative Associated Costs
- New Athlete $475 inc GST
- Returning Athlete $425 inc GST
SWAS Shooting Jacket - $200 inc GST
6x cartridges per shoot payable directly to the coach/club
Benefits to athletes selected in SWAS
8 training sessions
Musculoskeletal screening – conducted by qualified Exercise Physiologists to guide S&C programming and sports specific training
Access to strength and conditioning sessions in a facility in the athlete’s shire over the course of the program, sessions are ran by qualified strength and conditioning coaches
Education sessions delivered by industry professionals- including injury prevention, recovery, nutrition, sports psychology and much more
Skill development and planning with accredited coaches
Sports science fitness testing used to inform S&C and sports specific training over the course of the program
Practical and online sessions that develop the “whole of an athlete’ both in and out of competition – a sport/school/life balance, leadership, goal setting, development of support structures and systems
SWAS will support state and national athletes for travel and accommodation to tournaments subject to funding from the Victorian Government Pathway Travel Grant
SWAS Clay Target Shooting Program Selection Criteria
The SWAS 2022 Clay Target Shooting program caters for pre-elite male and female athletes in the U13, U15, U17, U19 and U21 age groups. The program services up to 16 athletes with final numbers dependent upon trial results and competency against the selection criteria.
Be an existing member of an affiliated ACTA club in the South West, or the Victorian Clay Target Association directly.
Have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.
Have reached a satisfactory standard of play based on current player rankings and/or performance at local tournaments and regional events.