Action Shooting Sports Stage Design Clinic

The Action Shooting Sports Stage Design Clinic is targeted at individuals who wish to become more involved in the operation of Action Shooting Sports matches at ASC and want to know what goes into the construction of a good stage.

Course Syllabus:

Move it Dummy! - By Ross Collins

Move it Dummy! - By Ross Collins

  1. Discuss the different types of stages
  2. Discuss designing stages with particular skills in mind
  3. Discuss Shoot throughs
  4. Discuss how movement effects stage design
  5. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks to different target types
  6. Discuss differences between Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun stages
  7. Discuss the impact of stage design on safety
  8. Discuss the responsibilities of a stage designer
  9. Discuss balancing the stages of a match
  10. Review well written stage procedures and how to deliver them to shooters
  11. Discuss scoring methods
  12. Review some of the differences in stage design philosophy between USPSA and IDPA
  13. Using Sketchup and PowerPoint to diagram stages
  14. Create and critique stages created by class participants

This course will be taught by a 13 year veteran USPSA competitor and certified NROI range officer.

Required gear includes:

  • Notebook/Paper
  • Pencil (eraser)
  • 50 3x5 notecards
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Optional gear includes:

  1. Laptop computer with PowerPoint and  Sketchup Installed
  2. Sketchup template file for 3 Gun
  3. PowerPoint Stage Description Template
  4. Copies of current USPSA and IDPA Rule books (With 3 Gun Supplements)
  5. Snacks and drinks


Prerequisites:  None

Attendance at the Stage Design event is by pre-registration only and is handled through Eventbrite.  The cost is $10 for ASC members and $20 for non-members and is non-refundable.