You might want to check the local ranges in your area for practice sessions. I started going to the every Saturday (9:00-12:00) sessions at a range nearby a couple of months ago. Every week they set up one situation in 3 different ranges and split the shooters up between each (each week is different). Normally everybody gets to shoot 4 or 5 times and watch and learn in between.
They are having a qualifier coming in April and then the matches start once a month and the practice goes to Wed. nights. If your local IDPA does not do this, maybe you could suggest it. They charge $2 to range members and $4 to non members. Yesterday there were at least 45 shooters which adds to the range funds.