Youth Program Leader Resources

As a service to existing and prospective youth shooting sports program leaders, the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance has compiled the following references. Please select a category to view more information:

Organizing a Youth Club

Organizing a Youth Club

One of the best references that we have reviewed about organizing a youth shooting sports club is the NRA booklet "Developing Your Youth Shooting Sports Program." This new book will give you information and tips on planning and conducting a youth shooting sports program. The Interactive Idea Sections offer key planning strategies, such as setting goals, determining the program’s focus, choosing activities, determining what resources and equipment you need and how to get it, and promoting the program. Contact the NRA Program Materials Center at 1-800-336-7402.

Club Insurance

Organizing a Youth Club

Get exclusive commercial insurance for your club. Developed exclusively for NRA-affiliated clubs, this package has been created to serve your club’s needs. It covers a broad range of insurance products, from basic protection for your club's firearms to liability coverage for your club and its members.

For more information, e-mail: NRAClub@locktonrisk.com

Instructor and Range Safety Officer Training

NRA Certified Instructor

A major objective of the National Rifle Association has been to provide education and training in the safe and proper use of firearms. Knowing how to shoot is an important requirement for NRA instructors, but you will also need to know how to teach others to shoot. NRA Instructor Training Courses help you develop the additional knowledge, skills and techniques needed to organize and teach courses in the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program.

Instructor training courses are conducted by NRA Training Counselors. Training Counselors are active and experienced instructors who have been appointed by NRA to train experienced shooters to teach others to shoot. NRA Instructor Training courses are posted at http://www.nrainstructors.org/searchcourse.aspx, or you may request a list of Training Counselors in your geographic area by contacting the NRA Training Department at 703-267-1430.

To qualify as an NRA Instructor:

  • Candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training and/or previous shooting experience. Instructor candidates must be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline they wish to be certified.
  • Candidates will be required to demonstrate solid and safe firearms handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course by completing precourse questionnaires and assessment exercises administered by the NRA Appointed Training Counselor.
  • Candidates must satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course in the discipline they wish to teach (e.g., NRA Basic Pistol Course), and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting that training.

NRA Instructor courses are discipline specific. The first 6 hours of an NRA instructor course is NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT), utilizing the NRA Trainer’s Guide. During this portion, candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, building a budget, and finally preparing to teach. The BIT is followed by discipline specific training and will be 5 to 16 additional hours, depending on the discipline. During this portion, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Role playing is a major part of an instructor course. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the course to other candidates who play the role as basic students.

Training Counselors will evaluate candidates’ performance based on their ability to handle the firearms with confidence, use of appropriate training aids, following the lesson plans and meeting all learning objectives, while utilizing the teaching philosophies learned during the BIT. Candidates can also expect to learn the NRA discipline specific instructional methods and evaluating and improving the performance of beginning shooters. Candidates will be provided with the NRA Trainer’s Guide, appropriate Lesson Plans and Outlines, Basic Course Student handbooks, certificates, basic student examinations, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program booklet, Basic Firearm Training Programs Brochure, Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Trainer’s Examination and NRA discipline specific instructor examination (minimum passing grade is 90%).

Instructor ratings are available to conduct the following NRA courses:

  • Basic Pistol Shooting
  • Personal Protection in the Home
  • Personal Protection Outside the Home
  • Basic Shotgun Shooting
  • Basic Muzzleloading Pistol
  • Basic Muzzleloading Rifle
  • Basic Muzzleloading Shotgun
  • Home Firearm Safety
  • Metallic Cartridge Reloading
  • Shotgun Shell Reloading
  • Range Safety Officer

NRA Certified Instructors are expected to:

  • Conduct NRA Basic Courses in accordance with policies and procedures outlined by NRA
  • Uphold the quality and integrity of national firearm safety and training standards established by NRA
  • Promote firearm safety and the shooting sports
  • Report training data to NRA

Certified Basic Archery Instructor

In as little as 8 hours, you'll learn how to accurately shoot a bow, teach beginner archers, manage a basic archery program, repair equipment and change lives through archery. "Basic Instructor" is a joint certification of USA Archery and National Field Archery Association. NADA facilitates the training of over 6,000 new Basic instructors each year on behalf of the organizations. It's geared towards camps, schools, recreation and youth agencies and anywhere there's a short-term archery program.

Course Content:

  • Range Safety
  • How to shoot a bow
  • How to select equipment for beginner archers
  • How to teach beginner archers
  • How to run a basic program
  • Sample lesson plans
  • How to teach simple "Drills & Skills" to new archers

Course Costs:

  • $20 for materials and 3-year certification
  • Stipend for Course Instructor

Contact NADA to schedule a course and to locate a qualified course instructor for you if you have a minimum of 6 participants. NADA does not charge for this service. Course instructors become independent contractors of your organization and set their own teaching rates of which NADA has no control.

NADA has loaner bow boxes filled with either 12 recurve or 12 Genesis compound bows, arrows and safety gear. These bow boxes are available for a minimum of 6 course participants for only the shipping cost. Contact NADA for details:

National Alliance for the Development of Archery (NADA)

25145 NW 8th Place, Suite 60

Newberry, FL 32669

(352) 472-2388 phone

(352) 472-2388 fax

info@teacharchery.org

Range Safety Officer

The NRA Range Safety Officer program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally-recognized range safety officer certification. NRA Range Safety Officers are people who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

NRA Range Safety Officers must be 21 years of age or older. The Range Safety Officer course consists of: Range Safety Officer’s roles and responsibilities, range standard operating procedures, range inspection and range rules, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, and Range Safety Briefings which include emergency procedures. Candidates must also receive 90 percent or better on the written exam.

How does one become a certified NRA Range Safety Officer?

  1. Individuals who currently possess a valid NRA Firearms Instructor certification or NRA Coach appointment in one of the NRA’s firearms training programs have the option of taking the Range Safety Officer course by home validation.
  2. Those individuals who do not hold a trainer rating must attend a Range Safety Officer course. Range Safety Officer courses are conducted by Chief Range Safety Officers. ("Chief Range Safety Officers" are those individuals certified to train NRA Range Safety Officers.) The Range Safety Officer course is a ninehour course that consists of classroom time and practical exercises conducted on a range. Range Safety Officer candidates will receive the Range Safety Officer Student Packet.
Youth Shooting Sports Programs

National 4-H Shooting Sports Program

Building Life Skills
Specific objectives for the program are to:



  • teach decision making, teamwork, self-discipline, self-confidence, and problem solving;
  • promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior;
  • encourage an appreciation and understanding of natural resources;
  • develop leadership abilities;
  • build character and willingness to assume citizenship responsibility;
  • furnish enjoyable, positive relationships with peers and adult instructors;
  • strengthen families through participation in lifelong recreational activities;
  • build awareness of related career opportunities.

Something for Everyone
The Shooting Sports curriculum uses the resources of the land-grant university and the time, talent, and dedication of Cooperative Extension agents and certified 4-H leaders, instructors, and trainers who instruct 4-H members in firearms safety and marksmanship. The shooting disciplines include archery, muzzle loading, pistol, rifle, shotgun and hunting. Each discipline is taught by a National or State Certified Instructor.

Healthy Competition
4-H members have opportunities to test their shooting, hunting, and sportsmanship skills in county, regional, state, and national competitions. In fact, they could ultimately set Olympic competition as their goal. There are seventeen Olympic shooting sports events, which continue to draw the third-greatest number of countries.

Members
Local 4-H Shooting Sports clubs are open to all youth ages 8 to 18. Each year, 4-H teaches a shooting sport to more than 300,000 boys and girls. Shooting sports can be gratifying for youngsters, especially those who aren't athletes. The program provides a supportive environment in which young people can experience hands-on, fun learning experiences.

Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to coordinate county programs and to work at the local level. Individuals who are interested in shooting sports and are willing to learn about them can become involved in an existing program or club. If none exists, they can work with 4-H youth staff to help establish a program.

All instructors are trained by state instructors certified to teach courses. Adult volunteers receive training in shooting sports at state and regional workshops to become qualified instructors. 4-H teen leaders may wish to assist with instruction. Shooting sports leaders act as role models and must impart the 4-H philosophy and youth development objectives to 4-H members.

Meeting Places
Clubs need meeting places and sites--such as sportsmen's clubs, community ranges, and privately owned facilities where they can meet, learn, and practice the disciplines.

There are so many ways to become involved or to support 4-H Shooting Sports. For more information on the National 4-H Shooting Sports program, contact your local Cooperative Extension Office by looking in the government section of the phone book.

The Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America adheres to its longstanding policy of teaching its youth and adult members the safe, responsible, intelligent handling, care, and use of firearms, airguns, and BB guns in planned, carefully managed, and supervised programs. For many young people, the BSA provides ready access to safe, instructional shooting sports programs. Learning proper skills and safety techniques at an early age often results in a lifetime interest in shooting sports and the outdoors.

Although the total number of merit badges awarded by the Boy Scouts of America has decreased over the past decade, the number of merit badges awarded for Archery, Rifle Shooting and Shotgun Shooting have all increased. Of the 121 different types of merit badges awarded, Rifle Shooting ranked 14th in 2008 while Shotgun Shooting ranked 27th in terms of participation.

Cub Scouting Standards: Youth members of Cub Scouting are permitted to participate in archery and BB gun shooting. Cub Scout shooting sports activities are restricted to day camps, Cub Scout/Webelos Scout resident camps, council-managed family camping programs, or council activities where there are properly trained supervisors and all standards for BSA shooting sports are enforced. Archery and BB gun shooting are not to be done at the pack level.

Cub Scouts are not permitted to use any other type of handgun or firearm.

Boy Scouting Standards: Boy Scouts may participate in all activities previously listed for Cub Scouts and in the activities listed here.

Shotguns:

  1. For range shooting, shot size is determined by the range rules.
  2. All shotgun shooting activities must be supervised by a currently NRAcertified Shotgun Instructor and when on the range, must be supervised by a currently NRA-certified Range Safety Officer.
  3. Shooting safety glasses and ear protection must be worn on shotgun ranges.
  4. Care must be taken to comply with federal, state, and local laws.

Muzzle Loaders:

  1. Muzzleloading firearms must be of modern manufacture. Firearms made from kits must be certified safe by a licensed gunsmith.
  2. All muzzleloader range shooting activities must be supervised by a currently NRA/NMLRA-certified muzzle loader firearms instructor and when on the range, must be supervised by a currently NRA-certified Range Safety Officer.
  3. For range firing, each participant must have one instructor or adult coach under the supervision of a currently NRA-certified Range Safety Officer.
  4. Shooting safety glasses and ear protection must be worn on muzzleloader shooting ranges.
  5. Care must be taken to comply with federal, state, and local laws.

Rifles:

  1. Boy Scouts may shoot single shot .22 caliber rifles only.
  2. All rifle shooting activities must be supervised by a currently NRA -certified Rifle Instructor and when on the range, must be supervised by a currently NRA-certified Range Safety Officer.
  3. Shooting safety glasses and ear protection must be worn on rifle ranges.
  4. Care must be taken to comply with federal, state, and local laws.

Cub Scouting Standards: Youth members of Cub Scouting are permitted to participate in archery and BB gun shooting. Cub Scout shooting sports activities are restricted to day camps, Cub Scout/Webelos Scout resident camps, council-managed family camping programs, or council activities where there are properly trained supervisors and all standards for BSA shooting sports are enforced. Archery and BB gun shooting are not to be done at the pack level.

Cub Scouts are not permitted to use any other type of handgun or firearm.

Venturing Standards: Venturers may participate in all activities previously listed for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and may participate in activities listed below:

Handguns:

  1. Handgun use is limited to the Venturing program.
  2. All pistol shooting activities must be supervised by a currently NRA -certified Pistol Instructor and when on the range, must be supervised by a currently NRA-certified Range Safety Officer.
  3. When on the range, there must be a ratio of no more than three shooters per adult coach or instructor. The adult coaches or instructors must be close to the shooters for close supervision. The adult coaches/instructors must be supervised by the Range Safety Officer.
  4. All participants must complete an NRA basic pistol marksmanship course prior to range firing.
  5. With the approval of the local council, handgun shooting may be conducted on BSA camp ranges, provided the shooting is done under the supervision of a currently NRA-certified Range Safety Officer.
  6. Shooting safety glasses and ear protection must be worn on pistol ranges.
  7. Care must be taken to comply with federal, state, and local laws.

Rifles:

  1. Venturers may shoot all rifles.
  2. All rifle shooting activities must be supervised by a currently NRA -certified Rifle Instructor and when on the range, must be supervised by a currently NRA-certified Range Safety Officer.
  3. Shooting safety glasses and ear protection must be worn on rifle ranges.
  4. Care must be taken to comply with federal, state, and local laws.

Scouting serves young men and women in every part of the country through more than 300 local council service centers. Each council helps chartered organizations in its geographic area to effectively use the Scouting program and to expand the use of the program to other community groups. A "Local Council Locator" is featured on www.scouting.org.

Civilian Marksmanship Program

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a national organization dedicated to training and educating U. S. citizens in responsible uses of firearms and airguns through gun safety training, marksmanship training and competitions. The CMP is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) corporation that places its highest priority on serving youth through gun safety and marksmanship activities that encourage personal growth and build life skills.

The mission of the Civilian Marksmanship Program is to promote firearms safety and marksmanship training for U.S. citizens with an emphasis on youth. The vision of the Civilian Marksmanship Program is that every youth in America has the opportunity to participate in firearms safety and marksmanship programs.

The CMP is a national leader in providing instructional materials, training leaders and organizing competition events that enable youth to participate in safe marksmanship activities. CMP youth marksmanship programs include:

  • JROTC Marksmanship: The CMP cooperates with the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force JROTC Commands to provide the marksmanship training and competition programs that are used by 2,500 JROTC units throughout the nation.
  • National Three-Position Air Rifle Council: The CMP partners with The American Legion, BSA-Venturing, National 4-H Shooting Sports, the U. S. Army Marksmanship Unit, USA Shooting (national governing body for Olympic shooting) and the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force JROTC Commands to govern almost all sanctioned youth air rifle competitions in the U. S.
  • Local Youth Marksmanship Programs: 85 percent of the CMP’s 5,200 affiliated gun clubs and local youth organizations offer gun safety and youth marksmanship instruction that utilize CMP training materials and supplies to youth in their communities.
  • Junior Rifle Camps: The CMP provides a summer-long series of youth shooting sports camps to give advanced training to 500 youth and their adult leaders.
  • Camp Riflery: The CMP is a national leader in providing instructional material specifically designed for youth BB gun, air rifle and smallbore rifle marksmanship in summer camp settings.
  • Rifles and Ammunition: The CMP subsidizes the sale of rifles suitable for instructing beginning shooters so that camps, 4-H clubs and junior rifle clubs can acquire affordable equipment for their programs.

More detailed information about the CMP and its programs can be found at www.odcmp.com.

Scholastic Clay Target Program

The SCTP is YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM providing young people with a positive experience in sports. The SCTP is designed to instill in young people a set of personal values or character traits for fair play, compassionate understanding, individual responsibility, sportsmanship, self-discipline and personal commitment – qualities that will serve them well throughout their lives and will be instrumental in helping each SCTP Athlete to reach his/her full potential.

Competition is clearly a part of the SCTP, an indispensable part; but it is not the underlying principle. The “win-at-all-costs” philosophy has no place in the SCTP. Striving to win while playing by the rules does. Honoring the game, exhibiting good sportsmanship, and being a responsible Team Member, these are the bedrock values the SCTP strives to instill. It is the DUTY of everyone involved in the SCTP – Coaches, Parents, and Athletes - to set good examples for SCTP Team Members to emulate by upholding high moral and ethical standards of personal conduct.

SCTP activities are designed to incorporate two indispensable elements – SAFETY AND FUN. Safety is incorporated into every facet of every SCTP activity. The learning environment at Team practices and at competitive shoots is designed to include the element of FUN for all participants. SCTP participants learn the safe and responsible handling and use of firearms. They discover the joy of contributing to a shared Team goal and the commitment that goes along with it. During this self-discovery process, Team Members develop proficiency in a sport that can be shared and enjoyed with family and friends for a lifetime.

Youth from the elementary grades through high school are eligible to participate in the safe, educational and enjoyable SCTP clay target sports of Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, ISSF Trap, and ISSF Skeet. It is ideally suited to be a school sponsored Title IX sport. There is no other sport that offers such an absolutely “level playing field” for gender integration as does the shooting sports. The SCTP is a perfect fit for youth organizations such as Boy Scouts, 4-H, F.F.A., P.A.L., Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, et al. Any youth organization is welcome to participate in the SCTP.

Go to www.sssfonline.org to contact your local State Advisor and to find an SCTP Team near you.

National Archery in the Schools Program

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is a joint venture between State Departments of Education and Wildlife. Several archery equipment manufacturers and organizations are also partners. The program promotes student education, physical education and participation in the life long sport of archery.

Designed to teach International style target archery in physical education class 4th-12th grades, core content covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, core strengthening physical fitness and self-improvement. Before presenting the 2-week archery course, teachers undergo an 8-hour National Archery in the Schools Program® Basic Archery Instructor Training Program.

Students shoot at 80 cm bulls-eye targets placed before an arrow curtain in their gymnasium. Equipment used is state-of-the art and designed to fit every student.

Visit their website at www.nasparchery.com to review how to purchase NASP equipment for sale to non-profit organizations, public and private schools, and government agencies; to request a copy of the NASP Promotional DVD; and to obtain contact information for all NASP State Coordinators.

NASP – changing lives, one arrow at a time!

After School Archery Program

ASAP (After School Archery Program) was first conceived by the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) to serve as a next-step youth activity for all the youth in the USA who wanted more than just a first-peek at this fun sport. As the program was developed, other leading archery associations joined forces to create a complete activity that helps new archers gain confidence and experience in a wide variety of archery styles.

What does each partner bring to ASAP? NFAA is the leader in conducting community archery events, USA Archery is the official governing body for Olympic archery and has included into ASAP an introductory scoring game that teaches new archers about their Junior Olympic program. Archery Shooters Association (ASA) is a leader in conducting 3-D archery events all over the country and has included a scoring game that teaches how to shoot at a scoring target that isn't exactly round! National Alliance for the Development of Archery (NADA) is an association of certified archery instructors and coaches from all walks of life, and serves as the ASAP program facilitator. Archery Trade Association (ATA) represents the archery industry---its member manufacturers, proshops and distributors.

You can start an After School Archery Program quick and easy. All you need are some interested youth archers and an adult instructor who has been trained and certified by USA Archery, NFAA, 4-H, or National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). A special start-up package can be obtained from www.afterschoolarchery.com.

American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program

The American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program is a gun safety education andmarksmanship program that encompasses the basic elements of safety, education, enjoyment and competition. Shooters use the .177 caliber air rifle. Both males and females can participate, through Legion sponsorship; disabled youth are encouraged to join, as competitive shooting is a sport that creates an equal playing field for all competitors.

Junior Shooting Sports is a three-part program that combines the Basic Marksmanship Course, Qualification Awards and Air Rifle Competition into a well-rounded activity.

The Basic Marksmanship Course, given to Shooting Sports participants, offers comprehensive instruction for beginning shooters with little or no marksmanship experience. Designed for an instructor’s easy use, the course teaches gun safety and marksmanship fundamentals, using short lectures or discussions, followed by hands-on activities.

Graduates who want to keep improving their skills can enroll in air-rifle qualification courses provided by the National Rifle Association and the Civilian Marksmanship Programs. These courses offer personal skill-development ladders for shooters to achieve established performance standards.

The annual 3-Position Junior Air Rifle National Championship is a tournament that begins with postal matches. State and/or regional champions are determined and advance to a qualification round (also a postal match) to determine the athletes who will earn expense-paid trips to compete in the national championship. The national championship is a shoulder-to-shoulder match held each August at the USA Shooting range facilities at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Contact your local Legion post, Sons of The American Legion squadron or Auxiliary unit for information about affiliating as a club or individual.

American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program

  • NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program: This reference details the program guidelines and contains courses of fire for smallbore rifle, light rifle, high power rifle, air rifle, air pistol, handgun, bullseye pistol, shotgun (trap, skeet, sporting clays) and muzzleloading firearms shooting. Contact the NRA Program Material Center at 1-800-336-7402
  • Shooting Sports Camps: NRA Shooting Sports Camps provide youth and their families the opportunity to come together under a formal program to learn, experience, share and grow in appreciation of the shooting sports. The camp themes offered in the program are designed for discovery. They provide exposure to the many different activities available in shooting sports and offer camp participants the opportunity to explore them in a safe, controlled environment. A complete planning guide puts all the information you need to conduct a camp right at your fingertips – program formats, support materials, and funding opportunities. Call 1-800-672-3888, extension 1591, to request NRA Shooting Sports Camp Planning Guide.
  • NRA Neighborhood Air Gun Program: New! Full-color book detailing everything you need to know about air gun shooting including equipment, competitions, safety and more. Many photos and illustrations. A must for all junior shooting program leaders. 48 pages, Softcover. Contact the NRA Program Materials Center at 1-800-336-7402
  • Competitive Shooting: The NRA offers a Sanctioned Special Tournament at reduced match fees to assist youth organizations with their junior shooting programs. A club or team that wants to participate must belong to a national youth-serving organization such as (but not limited to) the 4-H, The American Legion, JROTC, the U.S. Jaycees or the Boy Scouts of America. For more information and to obtain an NRA Youth Cooperative Program Confirmation form, contact the Youth Programs Department at (703) 267-1552.
Fund Raising Sources

Fund Raising Sources

Since its inception, The NRA Foundation, Inc., has funded more than 15,000 grants totaling over $100 million, becoming America's leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports.

State Fund Grants are awarded to eligible applicants for qualifying projects or activities that promote firearms and hunting safety and enhance the marksmanship skills of those participating in the shooting sports. State Fund Committees meet annually to review and recommend eligible projects for funding. Final approval rests with The NRA Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees. Application submission deadlines and meeting dates are determined independently within each respective state.

The Foundation has announced the implementation of an online grant application process. The electronic application form is available on The NRA Foundation website at www.nrafoundation.org/grants/statefund.asp.

The conservation organizations listed below offer grants in support of youth shooting sports programs. We recommend that you visit their websites where you will be directed to their 'Chapter locator' / 'Regional Chairman' or 'Regional Director.' Send a letter, email or call the person at the number listed to become familiar with their grant application process. Be prepared to meet with the local committee or go to a fund raising banquet. Fund raising banquets are a great place to ask for help and show support for the local chapter.

Promotions

Promotions

The shooting sports industry has proudly served in a leadership role in supporting youth shooting sports programs nationwide. The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance will be featuring special offers for equipment, supplies, services and fund raising ideas from the industry and shooting sports organizations to help you - the leaders of youth shooting sports programs nationwide - to continue your vital role in bringing the joy of shooting to our kids. This website will provide a brief overview of the special offers from each company and organization and provide guidance on how to take advantage of these promotions.

TRUGLO...When Brightness Counts

TRUGLO is a true story of innovation. For almost twenty years, TRUGLO has remained the world leader in fiber optic technology for the shooting sports industry. The TRUGLO brand is known internationally for its state-of-the-art product designs, consistent quality and its philosophy to manufacture only products that offer to the consumer "value-added" features and benefits.

TRUGLO is TRULY dedicated to today's young shooters. YOU are the future of our industry! We proudly support YSSA and want to thank each and every dedicated instructor and young shooter for carrying forward the legacy of all shooting sports.

To show our appreciation and support of youth shooting, please visit our website at www.truglo.com to view our product selection. Then contact us by completing the web-form under the "Contact Us" section of the TRUGLO web-site or simply send us an email at contactus@truglo.com to obtain a special YSSA Promo Code to receive a 40% discount off web-site pricing on a one time product order. To see how your Youth Program can qualify for a group discount on our products, please email us at contactus@truglo.com as well.

It's our way of saying "Thank You" for making TRUGLO products an integral part of teaching today's young shooters. Pass on the heritage. Teach your children about the great outdoors. And remember it's TRUGLO... When Brightness Counts!

Daisy

Almost 60 years ago, Daisy wrote the shooting education and marksmanship training curriculum which, today, is still used by most every youth organization. We like to say that "Daisy teaches America to shoot safely" but the truth is, we don't do it alone. We're proud of our association with these groups and their dedicated volunteers who do so much to perpetuate the sport by introducing young people to match competition shooting. In recognition of their effort, Daisy offers substantial discounts to qualified non-profit organizations. A small portion of our AVANTI line of match competition air rifles and pistols may be viewed by clicking here!

However, our "special markets" line is much larger and we'd encourage interested parties to call 1-800-643-3458, ask for Special Markets and identify themselves and their organizations. We have the products and the experience and with your expertise and hard work, we look forward to assisting you with a successful program.

Henry Repeating Arms

Offer 1 - Henry Repeating Arms offers a special price program for bonafide Instructors - for more information contact info@henryrepeating.com or call 718-499-5600.
Offer 2 - Henry Repeating Arms offers special edition rifles for the Boy Scouts.

Junior Shooters

Junior Shooters is a magazine dedicated to the next generation of shooters and the businesses, organizations, families and friends that support them. Junior Shooters is dedicated to juniors of all ages, but primarily from the age of eight to 21, depending upon the shooting sport. The premier issue of Junior Shooters was published in August, 2007 and strives to be the first of its kind to promote juniors involved in shooting and the many disciplines they are shooting, all in one publication. Junior shooters and their parents now have a publication in which they can learn what is needed to get started in many different shooting venues. Questions will be answered about guns and gear needed, protective gear, events, organizations and more.

Please visit our website at www.juniorshooters.net to learn more!

Boyt Harness Company

For more than 100 years, Boyt Harness Company has provided the highest quality products to the hunters and shooters. With the addition of Bob Allen Sportswear, Secure Vault, ADG Sports, Rattler Brands, and But Out, Boyt offers quality hard and soft gun cases, bags, pouches, safes, archery cases, range bags/boxes, shooting glasses, gloves, snake proof chaps/gaiters, bug suits, shooting vests, shirts, coats, and much more. Boyt has always been an advocate of youth programs and is pleased to offer these programs significant discounts to help defray costs enabling them to reach more kids!

Please check out our product offerings at the following websites: www.boytharness.com, www.bob-allen.com, and www.adgsports.com. To see if your youth program qualifies for special pricing and to place order, please call Shanna at 1-800-550-2698.

Boyt is proud to support YSSA and would like to thank the program leaders who are working with our great youth and providing them the opportunities to be involved in shooting sports.