View Full Version : Onthe Trap/Skeet Field: What does "Rotating In" mean?

09-01-2012, 3:47 PM
If you are told to "Rotate In" on a field by the office, does that mean you join the existing players on the field ?(i.e. 3 players already shooting on a field and you rotate in with 2 more players?)

Or does that mean after they are finished with their game , then your group goes up to shoot a game and then they play their game etc...

Went shooting and our group already on the field did not know what that meant so we just let them play their game and then after played ours and kept switching.

09-02-2012, 1:08 PM
^ Anyone...someone's got to know !

09-02-2012, 2:05 PM
Hi Charles:

In general -

Say you head to field #3 and there's a squad of four already on the line and shooting, and no one else waiting to go. Once the squad of four is done, you may go...usually it's courteous to say something along the lines of "good morning, mind if I rotate in?" Now, if there is a squad on the line, and another squad on deck, you'll shoot after the squad on deck.


Now, if you're by yourself and the squad that just ended their round consists of four or less shooters, the squad in front of you may see if you'd like to shoot with them (instead of rotating between you and their group). Same goes for if/when there's a smaller squad on deck. You may also ask to join in said squad...

by far and large most people are friendly and kind enough to invite you in, or say yes if you kindly ask to join... instead of rotating...makes things go faster, and allows more people to shoot.

This is dependent on the squad and on the individual though, as some people simply prefer shooting with a set group, or like shooting alone, etc. Or, the squad may prefer to take a break between rounds.

Hope this suffices :)

09-02-2012, 2:45 PM
Thanks RayReys!


So then they say to rotate in, generally the group takes turns going unless invited to join the group.

Got it and thanks!