MSSC Youth Program Marksmanship
It is the goal of MSSC to provide a safe and caring environment for the youth of the community to learn the joy, excitement, and challenges
of the shooting sports.
Who Can Participate?
Youth from ages 11 to 18 may participate. They must be mature enough to understand
and abide by the rules for the safe handling and shooting of a rifle. A parent is
required to directly accompany their child or children. The parents may take advantage of the
time at the range by participating in the class, including target practice.
What does the course consist of?
The Youth Marksmanship Program consists of education and marksmanship tests to develop
competent firearm skills.
It begins with an orientation program which teaches firearms safety, parts of the rifle, how
to sight, trigger press, and MSSC range rules. This explains the rules for the safe use of
firearms and the range.
Participants are then taught how to use a rifle.
As their shooting skills grow and they achieve higher levels of marksmanship, they are awarded a NRA Marksmanship patch and rockers. Those levels are Pro-Marksman, Marksman, Marksman 1st Class, Sharpshooter, Expert, and Distinguished Expert.
What firearms are used in the program?
Single shot .22 rifles. The participant can bring their own rifle, or the club can supply one.
The club can provide hearing and eye protection if the participant does not own either, but participants are strongly encouraged to bring and maintain their own protective equipment for best fit.
The participants are responsible for their own ammunition.
When Does the Program Start?
The MSSC Youth Marksmanship Program is restarting in the fall of 2017 after Labor Day.
Who are the instructors?
The instructors for the youth program are certified NRA rifle instructors.
Parents should expect to stay for the duration of the session.
The program is run rain or shine as the range is covered.
Who can I contact?
Email: Katherine Bavuso, youth rifle program coordinator