Clay Target Shooting-An Opportunity For Your Child To Focus On Something Other Than A Screen
Screen Free Week is coming in the spring of 2019. It is an “annual, international celebration when families, schools, and communities swap digital entertainment for the joys of life beyond the screen.” According to the program, “it’s a chance for children-and adults- to power down and reconnect with the world around them.”
In 2015, Childwise (a market researcher) stated that kids aged five-16 average 6.5 hours of screen time a day. They found that teenage boys spend the most time on screens – an average of 8 hours a day. With these numbers, typical teens will spend upwards of 90 days- or 3 months per year, staring at a screen. According to NPR screen time’s negative effects on kids include things like childhood obesity, irregular sleep patterns, and social and/or behavioral issues.
With all of the shocking statistics about screen time and teens, why not give your child opportunities to be outdoors, not staring at a screen and learning a skill that will last them a lifetime? Etowah Valley Sporting Clays embraces the opportunity to work with young people in our communities. During their time in our youth program, your child will have the opportunity to unplug and disengage with their screen and to focus on clay target shooting in a safe and controlled environment.
Etowah Valley Sporting Clays program will work with you and your young shooter to learn gun safety, teamwork and precision skills for a lifetime skill that builds so much more skills than those “learned” during screen time. Call us today!
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