To resolve this issue, last year the club started mandating that new shooters have to attend a separate introduction course/match held on a different weekend before they are allowed to shoot the regular match. I am not sure how this is going as I am not involved in it.
Now, there is another club not too far away that is closely connected to our club. It is a smaller match but I have noticed lately that many new shooters are coming there and getting started and later showing up a the larger match. If they have shot at the smaller club we do not make them go through the introductory course. It is becoming a kind of feeder system and I think it might be worthwhile to actually make that arrangement official and do away with the introductory course thing. Are any other clubs running a "feeder" system of any kind and if so, how does it work?
Edited by lawboy, 28 June 2011 - 07:31 AM.