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A comprehensive directory of youth shooting sports programs across the country.
Does your shooting team need funding? MidwayUSA Foundation can help.
The MidwayUSA Foundation, a nonprofit charity founded by Larry & Brenda Potterfield, helps communities and organizations raise funds to support their shooting team. Read More »
LEGACY SPORTS INTERNATIONAL DONATES AIR RIFLES TO YSSA
The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) recently received a generous donation of Webley spring air rifles from Legacy Sports International. Read More »
O.F. MOSSBERG & SONS, INC. CONTINUES SUPPORT OF YSSA
The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) recently announced that O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. has continued their support of the YSSA with a generous donation of 42 new Mossberg shotguns. Read More »
SMITH & WESSON DONATES RIFLES TO YSSA
The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) announced that Smith & Wesson® has generously donated 17 sparingly used .22 cal. rifles to the YSSA’s Donated Firearms Program. Read More »
ELLETT BROTHERS CONTRIBUTES TO YSSA
Chapin, S.C. - Continuing in its endeavors to cultivate and raise awareness in youth shooting sports, Ellett Brothers proudly selected the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) to receive $35,000 raised from the silent auction held in conjunction with the 2013 Annual Ellett Brothers Dealer Showcase in Columbia, South Carolina. Read More »
Meeting the Challenge of Retaining New Shooters
Introducing young people to the pleasures and responsibilities of shooting is our most important task in ensuring that our shooting and hunting traditions remain intact. The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) was organized to address two important challenges regarding the recruitment and retention of new shooters:
- Identify and support the needs of successful and safe youth programs
- Provide leadership in the development and promotion of family-friendly shooting range facilities to encourage continued participation in the shooting sports
The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) received a certificate of incorporation from the Commonwealth of Virginia's State Corporation Commission effective July 25, 2007. Upon relocation to North Carolina, Articles of Incorporation of the YSSA were filed with the North Carolina Department of The Secretary of State. Certification was received with an effective date of April 4, 2008.
The Internal Revenue Service informed the YSSA on May 12, 2008 that the organization had been determined to be exempt from Federal income tax effective July 25, 2007 under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that the YSSA was classified as a private foundation.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a Certificate of Registration (Reg. No. 3,620,067) for the service mark "Youth Shooting Sports Alliance" on May 12, 2009.
Youth and social organizations have exposed millions of kids to the shooting sports. The shooting sports industry is literally besieged by this myriad of organizations requesting financial and/or product support. Although these requests for assistance are well intended, the collective scope of needs...MORE...
The National Range Survey & Needs Assessment (2007/2008 Edition), conducted by the National Association of Shooting Ranges (NASR), reported that 71 percent of ranges believe that programs designed to attract young shooters offer an excellent opportunity for growth. Two thirds of the private ranges...MORE...
In order to best support youth shooting sports programs, the YSSA developed a strategic plan to shape and guide what our organization is; what it does; and why it does it.
Validated goals and objectives outlined in this plan are listed here...MORE...
It may just be your old gun, but put in the right hands, it can help sustain the sport of shooting while strengthening the core values of the next generation of shooters and hunters. Donate your old gun to the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance. We'll auction it off and use the proceeds to purchase equipment and supplies in support of priority youth shooting sports programs nationwide.Learn More
- Does your shooting team need funding? MidwayUSA Foundation can help.
- YSSA ANNOUNCES 2014 GRANT PROGRAM
- LEGACY SPORTS INTERNATIONAL DONATES AIR RIFLES TO YSSA
- O.F. MOSSBERG & SONS, INC. CONTINUES SUPPORT OF YSSA
- SMITH & WESSON DONATES RIFLES TO YSSA
- ELLETT BROTHERS CONTRIBUTES TO YSSA
- YSSA ANNOUNCES 2013 GRANT CYCLE SELECTIONS
- YSSA Announces 2013 Grant Program
- YSSA HAS MOVED!
- Ellett Brothers Contributes to YSSA
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