4-H Fall Archery Training – October 2017

Here are some photo highlights from a New York State 4-H Shooting Sports Archery Instructor Training held in October at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County Education & 4-H Training Center on Middleline Rd in Ballston Spa, NY.

From left to right: NYS4-HSS Assistant Director John Bowe with Phaedra Zoe Stasyshyn, Drake Stasyshyn and Guy Sowle of Saratoga County, Shari Mantini of Rennselaer County, Teresa Adell of Schoharie County, Rhyann Subcliff of Warren County, Tom Woelfersheim of Saratoga County and Tom Story of Washington County.

(Photos Courtesy of Deb Story)

Winter Instructor Training Continues!

Coordinators getting ready for Cross Training. Is your STEM project on target?

“As a coordinator I have the ability to assist the youth in their development of skills, firearms – but also have the ability to be a support system for the instructors as well.” – Kaitlyn Smith from Sullivan County

“Coordinators wear many hats.” – Tamara Healy from Fulton-Montgomery Counties


Over in Archery, they are practicing their range commands and how to string recurve bows.


“The most important thing I’ve learned in Archery is attention to detail and taking your time is the key to success” – Sean Clay from Dutchess County.

Some more quotes from our attendees at the Winter Weekend Training…

Most important thing they learned in pistol, “We had great instructors. Just have fun. Some people get too stressed out when they shoot. Relax.” – Isabella Fantauzzi from Saratoga County

“Range safety. All the parts of the firearm. Have fun.” – Phil Zschoche from Yates County

Most interesting thing I learned in Hunting and Wildlife is “The importance of Wildlife and the fun you can have teaching people about it.” – Blaise Cox from Yates County