|Muzzle Loaders Joe and Jake Menendez|
- Make sure the youth are prepared with their equipment, skills and mind for the rigors of long distance shooting, all day. It can be a grueling process and many times the shooters don't have equipment that will hold up, or meet the requirements of the tournament.
- Keep continuity of administrative staff and coaches. Having new people attend this event every year can be disheartening. Participants miss out on opportunities that new people are not aware of. I propose having a head coach and an assistant. The head coach will have attended Nationals at least one time before.
- Make sure all the participants know how much this event costs. It is very possible an individual will have to invest up to $1600 for this event. Some of that is reimbursed, but done so after we all return home.
- Continue to encourage the National Shooting Sports Committee to train the volunteers to run the match as written to the rules. Many times the line officials did not run the match to the letter of the rules, and the shooters need to be held to a same consistent standard.