2019 Youth Program Details

The Youth Instructional program is possible due to generous support from the NRA Foundation, Pheasants Forever, and the PS&T Trap League teams. Additonally the program benefits from private donations of many of our club members. Thank you for everyones monetary and/or volunteer support ! 
Who:    All interested kids 8-20 years of age
Where:  Peoria Skeet and Trap Club -- Phone: (309) 822-8146
When:   Tuesday evenings, start time: 6:00 pm, for 10 weeks
Cost:   $5 per youth per week (covers cost of 50 shells & targets)
Date:  Starts May 7th- Orientation meeting (register, general info, safety, etc.).
Click here to view the flyer with all of the program details - including pertinent dates and the participant release form you will need to fill out and bring to the first week.
No prior experience is necessary. Participant should have their own shotgun. However, a limited number of club guns will be available if someone does not have a gun.
If you have questions you can send an email to admin@peoriaskeetandtrap.com
Or you can contact Kent Koshkarian at 309-397-1004
May 7 Orientation meeting (6:00 pm start) for all participants - at the PS&T Clubhouse. 45 minute overview of the progeram No shooting this day.
Will evaluate & identify who should participate in the 2 weeks of fundamental training (intended for participants who have no prior shotgun shooting experience).
May 14  Week 1 of Fundamental Training
May 21   Week 2 of Fundamental Training
May 28   All participants start shooting this week


2018 Youth Shooting Program Comes to a Close


Photos from 2017 Youth Shooting Program




The 2016 Youth Instructional Shooting Program wrapped up on August 9th with the 10th and final week of shooting. Thank you to everyone that came out this year and a big thanks to all the volunteer coaches who provided their time to make the program possible. >

Congratulations to our 2016 AIM team that shot at the Illinois State Trap Tournament ! (and who also shoot in our Youth Program). William Davenport shot a 191 in singles and Hannah Martin shot a 196. The whole team shot great! There were 270 AIM shooters who competed in the state tournament the weekend of June 11. The team represented Peoria Skeet and Trap very well.

A few pictures from the AIM competition at the 2016 Illinois State Trap Tournament...

Pictures from the 2015 Youth Program

Instructor Nick Ripley providing Skeet coaching.
Instructor Gerry Franklin providing Trap coaching.
Youth Trap shooters on field 7.
Instructor Pete Bartolo providing Trap coaching.





Pictures from the 2014 Youth Program

A squad of Trap shooters in the Youth Program
One-on-one Trap instruction
Instructor Gerry Franklin working with a group of Trap shooting youth participants
Instructor Nick Ripley working with Skeet Shooter Ethan Poretsky
Instructor Jim McQuinn working with beginner Trap shooters







2012 youth trap/skeet shoot program was a success!

The 2012 Youth Shoot held its final shoot on August 7th. Hope everyone enjoyed the pizza that was provided.

Thank you to all the volunteers that helped supervise and coach the 18 youth shooters that participated on our final week.

We greatly appreciate the time and effort of everyone that volunteered their help during the season.

Thank you also to the NRA and Pheasants Forever and individual contributors for donations that helped to support the program.

And finally, thank you to the youth participants that came out during the summer to improve their skeet/trap shooting.

Pictures of 2012 Participants

 Aaron Gedye, Jack Stephens, Michael Hill, Trevor Franklin
Jack Earnest, Hannah Martin, Arthur Noffsinger, Grant Smith, William Davenport
Taking the line for trapshooting with instructor Gerry Franklin; John Montez, Robert Thatcher, CJ Johnson, Indy Withers, Tripp Lersch, Geoff Stow, Dylan Stow, Tim Schartman, Matthew Rashid and Mason McCloud
Kaye Brown and skeet instructors Nick Ripley and Earl Sheets
Brendon Petty with instructor Earl Sheets at the skeet field
Ethan Sutherland receiving skeet instruction from instructor Kent Koshkarian
John Montez, Robert Thatcher, trap instructor Larry Murphy
Indy Withers taking aim at trap targets





2011 Program

Thank you to the club members who volunteered their time in 2011 to help out here on Tuesday evenings and keep everything running smoothly.

Your time is very much appreciated !

We also wish to recognize the National Rifle Association Foundation for their support and contribution of shells and targets.

The 2011 Youth Program has ended but the club is intending to have a bigger and better Youth program next year. We look forward to seeing everyone come out again next year. In the meantime, keep practicing your shooting !






Youth Program Details

Thanks to the support of the National Rifle Association Foundation we are pleased to sponsor an instructional shooting league at minimal cost.

Bring your gun, shell pouch, ear and eye protection, and a willingness to learn and have fun.


  • Teaches discipline, character, plus increased shooting and safety knowledge
  • Development  of self esteem, confidence and maturity
  • Accommodations for the physically challenged
  • Opportunity for lifelong participation
  • Opportunity for local, state, regional national and international competition
  • Opportunity for collegiate scholarships
  • Training by qualified personnel
  • Nominal weekly participation costs  ($10/shooter; includes 50 targets and shells)
  • Additional shells are available at the Club 

General Information:
All shooters and coaches must wear appropriate eye and ear protection.  Participants must provide their own guns.  Any type of shotgun action is allowed, as long as the bore is 12 or 20 gauge. Release triggers are not allowed.

Interested in participation as a shooter or program assistant? Contact:

Gerry Franklin (309) 822-8989
Mike Wilson (309) 258-2462
Kent Koshkarian (309) 397-1004
Earl Sheets (309) 246-2253

AIM (Academic, Integrity, Marksmanship
) is the official youth program of the Amateur Trapshooting Association