Here is a listing of Clubs with Junior Shooting Programs

American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program

A gun safety education and marksmanship program that encompasses the basic elements of safety, education, enjoyment, and competition. 

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.


4-H Shooting Sports

4-H Shooting Sports is a hands-on project for youth and adult audiences. The curriculum is designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and leisure activities. Participants will be able to enjoy many opportunities from the local level to national events. 

4-H Rifle Certification Training March 2-3, 2019 and May 18-19, 2019

National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships June 23-28, 2019 


Junior Rifle and Archery League

The Junior Rifle and Archery League (JRAL) is a 4-H based program that provides safe firearm handling and safe archery instruction to girls and boys ages 8 to 18 years old.  Participants meet on a regular basis in a controlled and safe environment.


Ferry Brook Jr. Rifle Team

At the Cheshire County Fish and Game Club, we are proud of the accomplishments of our young shooters.  Supported by CCSSEF, ladies and gentlemen ages 10 to 19 can learn about and develop the skills necessary for rifle marksmanship.


Hudson Fish And Game Club

  • Description: Club Type: Rifle
  • Disciplines: Men’s – 3-Position Rifle, Men’s – Air Rifle, Women’s – 3-Position Rifle, Women’s – Air Rifle
  • Address: 53 Pine Rd, Hudson, New Hampshire, United States of America, 03051
  • Contact Number: 617-594-219



USA Shooting is dedicated to the development of Youth Olympic Shooting Sports. We are focused on the development of aspiring, dedicated junior athletes that will someday represent the United States of America in the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, World Shooting Championships, Paralympic Games and other international competitions. 

Junior Programs are designed for junior shooters seeking an introduction to Olympic-style shooting sports, the USA Shooting Youth Programs, and Athlete Development division is the right place to start. 

There are many programs available through USA Shooting and partner organizations. Where a youth may not have excelled in other sports, shooting sports do not require a participant to be the fastest, tallest, or strongest. It does require—or will teach—patience, determination, organization skills, mental and physical control, safety awareness, goal setting, problem-solving, and good citizenship/sportsmanship.

We have many aspiring junior athletes who have traveled to competitions outside the US (e.g. Munich, Germany, Beijing, China, Plzen, Czech Republic).  USA Shooting provides the support necessary so that our junior athletes can achieve their goals and dreams. The only requirement is that one is willing to compete with the best to be the best.


Junior USA Shooting members can register for USA Shooting sanctioned competitions that provide exposure to international shooting rules, shoulder-to-shoulder competitions and visibility of their skill progression that will earn them opportunities to make the National Junior Development Team.

There are three age categories for juniors at all national USA Shooting sanctioned events:

  • Junior 1 (J1): ages 18-20
  • Junior 2 (J2): ages 15-17
  • Junior 3 (J3): ages 14 years or younger

College-Age Juniors

There are several programs associated with college-age juniors, and most do not know that there are college scholarships available for talented pistol, rifle and shotgun shooters.


4-H Shooting Sports offers youth programs for pistol shooting. Contact your local chapter to find out if it is offered in your area. Some schools and many local shooting clubs provide youth shooting sports programs as well.

The NRA has a qualification program, sanctions matches, offers a tremendous variety of materials and has programs for competitions, collegiate shooting, coach education, advanced summer camps, etc. NRA also offers grant programs that provide funding for youth shooting programs.


Contact Us

For more information about Junior Olympic, Shooting Sports contact the Youth Programs Coordinator, Sharee Waldron