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Coach Training

667 NRA level 1 shotgun coaches trained*

* as of 2/18/2019; trained by Mark & Sally Stevens, NRA/USAS National Shotgun Coach Development Staff


National Shotgun Coach Development Staff members Mark and Sally Stevens hold a minimum of four coach education classes each year. The NRA coach education program is a 16-hour session comprised of 12 classroom hours and 4 field hours, and a comprehensive 80 question test, all completed within one very full weekend. After completing the course, passing the test and upon the recommendation of the instructors, successful candidates are considered NRA Shotgun Coaches, Level I.  Youth shooters 15-17 are invited to complete the same program and will receive the NRA Junior Trainer designation until they reach the age of 18, when they become NRA Shotgun Coaches, Level I.

The 2019 NRA Shotgun Coach class dates have been set with locations in northern, southern and central MN. Please note that classes, which are limited to between 25-40 attendees, fill up very quickly.  Due to high demand for spots, FULL NON-REFUNDABLE PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO HOLD A SPOT.

NOTE: Due to our coaching & speaking travel schedule we are limited to 4 Shotgun Coach classes for 2019, but have increased the size of the classes (here's a tip--sign up EARLY as some of the best weather days have occurred in February, and the worst weather in March and April!)


2019 NRA Level 1 Shotgun Coach Class Information

January 19-20, 2019 Buffalo, MN (review) 17 coaches trained!

February 16-17, 2019           Marshall, MN                     10 coaches trained!

March 23-24, 2019              Bemidji, MN                     36 coaches trained!

April 6-7, 2019                     St Cloud, MN                       40 coaches trained!

April 13-14, 2019*         Stewartville, MN                CANCELLED due to storms/no power

*rescheduled from March 9-10 due to continued Snowmageddon in Minnesota then cancelled again. Argh!

  1. NEW FOR 2019: To sign up for a class, visit and click on FIND A COURSE, or click HERE for the link. Registering for classes on this site means your information is accurate and up to date. This site is also where your credentials will be uploaded and your NRA Level 1 Shotgun Coach card available for download & print (once you've passed!)

  2. Cost is $145/attendee to be paid online through a link sent by the instructor (NEW for 2019). If you need to send a cheque (schools & clubs often do this) please mail to mySA, PO Box 292, Buffalo, MN, 55313—please email us at that you are doing this. Remember, your spot is not guaranteed until payment has been received. Note: Mark and Sally Stevens receive no payment from the NRA, nor from attendance fees, as they volunteer 100% of their time to the coach education program.

  3. Questions? Email or text Sally at 763-486-0853 (please, if possible, no calls as emails & texts provide us a written reminder we need!)

Updated March 10, 2019.

If you would like to be notified about coach training dates for 2020, please email us at Dates for 2020 will be set in November-December 2019; cost for 2019 training should be $145/participant.