A different kind of sport: Homeschooled siblings win statewide scholastic skeet shooting contests, 15 June 2007, Hudson Reporter, Hoboken, New Jersey While home-schooling all seven of his children in North Bergen, Bill Koehler has searched for positive activities for the kids to get involved with, much like the extracurricular groups children do at conventional school. Some became interested in gymnastics. Others got involved in martial arts.
When Koehler heard of the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Scholastic Clay Target Program for children, he thought it would be great for three of his kids – Sarah (17), Benjamin (15), and Rebecca (12).
“It was a national program designed for students from sixth grade through high school,” Koehler said. “One of the members of our home school association asked me if I would be interested in coaching the home-schooled kids. I didn’t have any expertise in that area. I only worked with a rifle and a pistol before. Trap shooting was a whole new area for me, but I found it to be interesting.”
This article was interesting as well. Good read.
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