Take the next step in your journey to becoming an all-round competent shooter. At a Regional Shotgun School (RSS) you will build on your basic skills and learn to compete with like-minded athletes in a supportive and challenging learning environment.
How do I get onto a RSS?
Who are we looking for?
- Average ages for the RSS are typically between 14-32 (although it is not unusual to select athletes outside these ranges).
- Anyone who has a passion for clay target shooting.
- Clay target shooters from any discipline whether it be ISSF or non-ISSF
What behaviours and skills are we looking for?
- Strong basic gun handling skills.
- Openness to learning and trying new things.
- Passionate and committed to developing excellence.
What behaviours and skills will you learn in a RSS?
- Strong technical skills and how to apply them in training and competition.
- Ability to reflect, take responsibility and become independent.
- How to train effectively in your own environment.
Georgina Roberts, formerly RSS and now GBTP and Welsh ‘Talent Support and Talent Potential’ athlete, believes the pathway has helped her development, she said: "The British Shooting Regional Programme was brilliant; supporting and developing my existing knowledge and confidence.
"It was an instrumental part of my 2-year journey, from first trying Olympic Trap, to achieving my first GB cap at the European Championships. Sometimes it is easy to forget how far I have come and I can’t thank Martin Barker and the other coaches enough for believing in me and supporting me on my journey."
Where are the RSS's?
The RSS programme is available at Doveridge Clay Sports Club (OSK), Beverley Clay Target Shooting Centre (OSK, OTR & DTR) and Nuthampstead (OSK & OTR). Other venues are under development and will be available in 2017.
What does the RSS programme look like?
- Group training sessions with specific training outcomes delivered by British Shooting RSS coaches.
- Skills development sessions.
- Competition simulation training.
How often does RSS training take place?
- RSS athletes will receive 15 core sessions a year which typically take place at weekends and school holidays.
- Remote support from British Shooting coach upon request where athletes do not have a personal coach.
How much does RSS training cost?
- Cost to be an RSS core programme athlete is £600 per year which equates to £40 per session (*this can be subject to change)
- This includes clays, coaching fees and services of the programme
- Equipment, subsistence and travel costs will be covered by the athlete
How long should I expect to train in a RSS?
- It entirely depends on the individual and a number of factors but it is typical that athletes could stay in the RSS for 2-4 years