As I sit here and try to compose this Indiana update the last week of March that you will be reading in early May in Trap & Field, I really don’t know what to say due to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our lives as well as our sport. First and foremost, I hope everyone is healthy. Ultimately that is the most important thing right now.
The plan & hope right now is that we will still be holding our Indiana Zone Shoots in May. The South Zone at Vincennes and the North Zone at St. Joe Valley are still be planned for the weekend of May 15-17, as well as the Central Zone at Roachdale May 29-31. As we get closer to these dates and know if we can gather socially at trapshoots again a decision will be reached on if these shoots will happen. At this time the Indiana State Shoot July 7-12 is still on the schedule and by then I hope we have this situation in the rearview mirror. Rest assure the Indiana Trapshooter’s Association Board of Directors & Officers have been discussing any and all options possible to assure once we can return to normal that trapshooting will resume. I know I am looking forward to that day and I bet you are too.
Make sure you check out the Indiana trap website www.indianatrap.com for a full listing of all of the Registered ATA shoots. We will be updating shoot cancellations as best as possible on the site as well as passing alone any pertinent communications to try to keep you up to date on decisions that are being made.
I want to welcome Chrissy Byrd as our new Indiana AIM Director! I know Chrissy will do a great job leading our AIM program into the future. This year’s Indiana AIM Shoot will again be held on the Tuesday (July 7) of the Indiana State Shoot and the plan is again to shoot 100 singles followed by 50 pair of Doubles. Chrissy has set up an Indiana AIM page on both Facebook and Instagram. You should just be able to search for “@IndianaAIM” to find it. If you are coaching an AIM team please make sure Chrissy has your contact information.
Don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything or would like to have anything included in this article for Indiana. Also please keep me updated on anyone that is being directly impacted by the Coronavirus. My email is email@example.com.
Jason Barnett, ATA Delegate – Indiana