This program will train youth, in a structured league environment, for competition Air Rifle target shooting. All participants initially take part in a comprehensive firearms safety and handling orientation taught by dedicated and experienced volunteer instructors.
Following orientation the youth will then learn the disciplines of firearms use, goal setting, and competitive shooting skills both on an individual and team basis. Individuals advance at their own pace through the Jr. Sports USA, Position Air Rifle Skills Award Program.
League members routinely participate in competitions on both the local and national level. Parents are encouraged to come and observe their child’s progress and advancement.
There is no air-soft rifle use on indoor ranges at MSR&GC. Air Rifle Program (lead pellets)
Generally, Jr.s' are between 10-12yrs old (usually closer to 12 yrs.) to start the program, depending on strength and interest. Potential Jr. Shooters need to be able to pump the air rifle for the course of fire, 10 shots, 3 strings of fire = 30 shots (pumps).
There is a break between each 10 shot string of fire. New shooters and a parent (sponsor) are required to attend an Orientation Program (Safety and Fundamentals of Shooting) before they can shoot
The first Orientation is the last Wednesday in October at 7:00 p.m. (You can sign-up at the orientation) Orientations are scheduled throughout the shooting season for new shooters. Shooting takes place Wednesdays from approx.6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from October to April
The Jr. Air Rifle Program requires New Shooters with their Parent(s) or Guardian(s) to attend an Orientation and Registration Session. The program is designed for children between the ages of 12 - 19 yrs. However, some juniors 10 - 12 years of age are able to participate in the program depending upon strength, behavior and interest in developing shooting skills. (See Jr. Air Rifle Program description on the Club's web-site.) Other Orientations may be scheduled depending on interest.
The Jr. Air Rifle Program runs from October through April on Wednesdays at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Equipment and Fees:
There is a one time fee of $25 dollars All equipment is provided by the club. Participants are able to use their own equipment if approved by NRA & CMP rules.
Participants range from 12 to 20