Skeet Shooting Clinic

COSSA and The Bend Trap Club Joint Effort

 

For the past two years the Bend Trap Club has sponsored skeet shooting instruction from Todd Bender, arguably the worlds leading skeet instructor. The club will host Bender again this year on June 25, 26 and 27, and COSSA will facilitate the event taking advantage of the new 501(3)c in the hopes of providing a way for youth shooters to be able to take the course of instruction. Youth sponsors, whether as an individual or as a group, will be able to make a tax deductible contribution, with the proceeds used to allow the youth to enroll in the course. Persons wanting to take advantage of this should contact Jim Bell 209-487-2243,jimmiedb41@gmail.com, to make the arrangements. Both COSSA and the Bend Trap Club hope people will take advantage of this in order to promote the training of new generation shooters. The instruction improves performance in all shotgun activity, from field hunting to Sporting Clays and Trap. It should not be considered for skeet shooters specifically.

 

Todd Bender was named the first Master Instructor for the National Skeet Shooting Association, has been trained by the UKs Clay Pigeon Association (CPSA) and is an Honorary Fellow in England”s Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors. His teaching methods have taken him around the world and created a number of world champions. Todd is recognized as the leading authority in shotgun shooting instruction. Todd helped develop the Wounded Warrior Day, a shooting event for active duty soldiers recovering from injuries sustained in action, and is the current Moving Target Coach for the Elite Teams of the US Navy Seals.

 

In competition, Todd has maintained a position on top of the National Skeet Shooting Association for three decades. Over the years he has compiled 23 NSSA World Championships and has been named to a record 33 consecutive Men’s First All-American Teams. Todd is also the only shooter to record three consecutive back-to-back 550x550s at the World Championships in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Todd was inducted into the National skeet Shooting Association Hall of Fame (1999). Instruction is highly personalized with a maximum of four shooters in the daily group, and he tailors his advice to the individual shooter, with continual feedback.

 

The fee is $550 per shooter (+ targets and shells; 200-300 in a typical session day). We hope you can help develop a new world champion from Central Oregon.

Jim Bell 

jimmiedb41@gmail.com