Lesson #13 – Aiming Control

Focus: Aiming Control

10 minutes – Discussion Points/Important Questions:

What makes good aiming? Perfect sight picture

Show them a line target and give them the clear demo sight picture sheets. If we want to aim in the middle of this line, how should we aim? With our sights lined up and the line in the middle. If we want to aim at the top of the line, how should we aim? With our sights lined up, and the top of the line in the middle. Same with bottom left or right.

15 minutes – Head Out to Range, Zero, Confirm, and Start 10 Minute Warm-up

35 minutes – Combo Practice Working on Session Focus

What to look for: Check the athletes have good sight picture by asking them and if the rifle is in a good eye position – just hovering in front of sight.

25 minutes – 1 Skill/Drill Based on Focus: Shooting on Lines

Pre-set 2 target lines per lane, one horizontal and one vertical. Have athletes take 10 shots per line, trying to work their way from one end to the other, then the opposite way. Then ask them to put 5 1-shots in the middle of both.

1 Game: Mingle – Targets on Automatic

Athletes each have their own lane and sit in the middle of the range and “mingle”. Sort of like musical chairs where they buzz around in a small group and mix themselves up. The coach will yell a number between 1-5 and the athletes will have to hit that number. They can use as many shots as they need to hit that many. The first 3 are the winners. Everyone else stops, clears their rifles and start to mingle again for the next round.






Equipment Needed: Z/C paper, clear sight picture demo sheets, Line targets.