The Shotgun Team participates in 3 events every year:
2019 Event Dates
||Team County Picnic - this event is run just like the District and State competitions in order to give the kids a taste of what to expect when it come to competing with the kids in other counties. This event is limited to the participation of Columbia County team members and also involves a picnic atmosphere where parents and families are encouraged to come out and support their kids.
||District Competition - the district competition is typically held at Baygall Sporting Clays and Hunting Preserve in northern Bulloch county GA. This competition serves as the qualifier for the State Competition where the juniors (7th & 8th graders) must shoot 16 of 25 and seniors (9th - 12th graders) must shoot 20 of 25 in order to earn a bid to the state competition. The district competition will include the counties that are part of the Southeast district (Columbia, Burke, Jenkins, Bulloch, Effingham, Chatham, Screven, Emanuel, Toombs, Treuthlen, Johnson, and Washington).
||State Competition - the state competition is held each year at Rock Eagle near Lake Oconee, GA. This competition is comprised of all junior and senior kids that qualified in their respective district competition. This is a very large event and to give an idea of its size, there were just over 1000 kids participating in 2015 in this one-day event.
January 17 at 6:30pm - Enrollment meeting held at Columbia County Convention Center - Grovetown
January 22 at 6:30pm - Enrollment meeting held at Columbia County Convention Center - Grovetown
February 16 at 9:00am - Columbia County Landfill Workday - All students, parents, & coaches. Columbia County Landfill where weekly practice takes place (Google Maps search for "County Highway 415, GA 30813")
March 8 - Deadline for all sponsorship forms and payment
March 30 at 9:00am - Team County Picnic held at the old Columbia County Landfill where weekly practice takes place (Google Maps search for "County Highway 415, GA 30813")
April 11 - Spring Break (Masters week) - no practice
April 20 at 7:00am - District Competition held in Sandersville, GA - directions and details to be given out at practice
May 11 at 8:00am - State Competition held at Rock Eagle, Eatonton GA