Another full meeting last night with a lot of material covered. The meeting opened with looking over the minutes of the previous meeting and discussing a few items that came up. Each of the Officers gave a brief report on current items. Some of the items discussed referred to 'membership pathways' into the club and how we could better streamline access to the club. Various points were raised and better use of the web site was mooted. The use of video clips and photos on the web site was suggested also both in terms of showing visitors what we do and also for training purposes.
A revamp of the web site was discussed as well as other PR projects including a newsletter were also put forward. A social trip to Tullamore is being looked at, as is a visit to an Archery competition, fact finding missions!
The main point of the meeting was to look at how we can develop our coaching and training potential. As a precursor to this topic we looked at opening times for the club which would be available to show potential new members around. It was felt that the range would be open each night for this, except Monday's, which would be reserved for members training. Members would have access to the range at all other times also. Non members wishing to visit the range to see what we do out side of these times will be able to do so but only by prior arrangement.
The second part of the discussion on training focused on the further development of our new Instructors. The need to get our Instructors up to speed quickly with developing training sessions and looking at developing a training course was stressed and all present were asked to commence, with all haste, this task.
In keeping with our desire to end all meetings at 9.30pm. We accepted that items will need to be revisited later but that progress was being made. Social activities and fundraising are the main topics for our next meeting which will be held in two weeks time.
Mark has informed us that activity on our web site has increased considerably, so thank you all for visiting, please come back
and keep your ideas coming in.
Best of luck to our shooters in the upcoming matches including the Nationals, we wish you all well!
We are delighted to announce this year’s National Airgun Championships, which are to be held in University College Dublin’s range on the weekend of the25th and 26th of April 2009, with Air Pistol events on Saturday 25th and Air Rifle events on Sunday 26th. The formats for this year’s competitions are as follows:
Event One:Men’s National Air Rifle Championship.This will be an Air Rifle 60 shot qualifying event leading into a 10 shot final.
Event Two:Women’s National Air Rifle Championships. This will be an Air Rifle 40 shot qualifying event leading into a 10 shot final.
Event Three:Junior National Air Rifle Championships, Male and Female (Under 21- I.S.S.F.). This will be based on an Air Rifle 40 shot score.Juniors wishing to compete in this Event must compete in either Event One or Event Two above.In the case of male junior shooters, the 40 shot score that will be used for this junior event will be the first 40 competition shots taken from their 60 shot event above.In the case of female shooters the 40 shot score which will be used in this junior event will be the same as their 40 shot event above.There is no separate entry into this Event.
Event Four: National Pistol Championships, Male and Female, Senior and Junior. This will be an Air Pistol 60 shot qualifying event leading into a 10 shot final.
Finals for the above: The Finals for the above will be restricted to NTSA members who are entitled to hold an Irish Passport. Selection of the top eight shooters for the purposes of the finals will be done with this in mind.
Class Prizes:All Competitors in Classes A, B, C, and D will be able to compete for prizes in these Classes.There will be three prizes per class.For this event, the class prizes will be based on the first 40 shot score recorded from the 60 in Event One and the 40 shot score of Event Two. There are no class prizes for Air Pistol.
Re-entry is not permitted.
The fees for event one and two and four are as follows:
Adult entry = €20.00
Student and / or Junior entry = €15.00.
Saturday 25th of April 09
All times are Start Times : Preperation time begins 10 minutes earlier.
Equipment Control opens at 10.00h : All pistols must pass Equipment Control prior to the match and all trigger weights will be checked after the shooter's detail.
Medal Ceremony immediately following Finals
Sunday 26th of April 09
All times are Start Times : Preperation time begins 10 minutes earlier. Equipment Control opens at 09.00h.
Medal Ceremony immediately following Women's Finals
Pre booking is necessary
No entries will be accepted after on Thursday the 23th of April 2009.
Our 3rd committee meeting is set for tonight at 8.00pm. in Wilkinstown. Two items of news first : UCD are hosting a pre Nationals airgun event this Sunday in UCD, those of our members wishing to take part please book in with UCD. Also the Airgun Championships are upon us again, our members wishing to compete please put the final touches to your training and prepare to make your booking.
In tonight's meeting, following the up date reports from the club's officers, (each lasting no more than 120 sec). We will revise and discuss items that have been carried over from the last meeting referring to our facilities and the development of same.
The main focus of tonight's meeting will be to discuss aspects of coaching and training in order to establish a consensus as to what our club's goals should be in this important area for the coming year and beyond.
I would like to see policy decisions on number of particular items germain to tonight's topic, vis. Daily opening times for the club established and published. A commitment from the members to volunteer to act as Range Officers during the opening times. And a committment from our new Instructors to commence the development of their individual training plans and to make themselves available as leaders for training and coaching sessions.
In this area we should also include consideration for the continued and extended training of our new Instructors.
As always if you have ideas, comments and recommendations, please make them know to us.
I am confident that our theme for this year 'Activity and Visability' will very soon start to become apparent.