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Rifle & Pistol CMP Jr Rifle/Air Pistol High Power

The Riverside Junior Rifle and Air Pistol program is a high quality marksmanship program dedicated to the advancement of junior marksmanship in both Smallbore Rifle and Air Pistol disciplines. Our top priority in the program is safety. We instruct participants on the safe & responsible use and handling of firearms as well as range safety.

Participants are required to follow all safety protocols at all times. This includes wearing safety glasses on both ranges, hearing protection on the rifle range, following safe firearm handling procedures, and observing all range safety rules. Participants are also required to wash their hands thoroughly after each range session. Due to the nature of this activity, violations of safety protocols may result in ejection from the program. For participants under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must remain in the clubhouse for as long as the shooter is present.

The program follows the NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program. Shooters have the opportunity for recognition of advancement through the NRA Junior Marksmanship qualifications for both Smallbore Rifle and Air Pistol. Qualifications are awarded at the end of the season at the Program banquet.

The program runs on Friday evenings at 6:30PM for 18 weeks beginning on October 13th and ending with our end of year banquet on April 6th. There is no shooting on those days when Hudson schools are closed, either for holidays or for inclement weather. Signups are on the first day of the season (for 2017, this is October 13th), beginning at 6:00pm. The program is limited to 40 shooters, with returning shooters having priority. First time participants are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Riverside Junior Rifle also participates in the Central Mass Junior Rifle league. The league is comprised of several other Jr Rifle clubs in the area including (Harvard, Holliston, Hudson, Marlborough, Maynard, & Southborough). This offers our shooters the opportunity to experience rifle competition in a relaxed but still competitive environment. More details on that program can be found below.

2017-2018 Season Calendar

Shoot Dates:

October 13th

6:00 PM. Registration, Orientation, First night of shooting. ALL participants, and a parent or guardian MUST accompany participants at the orientation.

October 20, 27

Shooting starts at 6:30PM

November 3, 17

Shooting starts at 6:30PM

December 8, 15

Shooting starts at 6:30PM

January 5, 12, 19, 26

Shooting starts at 6:30PM

February 2, 9, 16

Shooting starts at 6:30PM

March 2, 9, 16, 23

Shooting starts at 6:30PM

April 6

End of season Banquet, NRA Qualification Awards

NO Shoot Dates:

November 10, 2017

Veterans Day

November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving

December 1, 2017

Archery Tournament

December 22, 2017

Christmas Break

December 29, 2017

Christmas Break

February 23, 2018

February Vacation

Please note that we will not make up any Fridays missed due to inclement weather.

Smallbore Rifle (ages 10-20, see notes on ages below):

Our NRA/USA Shooting certified coaches provide training and instruction to our juniors in 4 shooting positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, and standing). All the various aspects of marksmanship are covered and reinforced from correct position, natural point of aim, sight picture, and sight alignment to hold, trigger control, breathing and follow-through. Safety is paramount and is the overriding principle under which the program operates. Shooting is performed at the Riverside indoor range at a distance of 50 feet. The range has 8 points. The course of fire for beginner and intermediate shooter is 25 rounds at 5 bullseyes. Advanced shooter's course of fire is 20 rounds at 10 bullseyes, with 5 rounds allowed at a sighting target to allow for the adjustment of sight prior to the course of fire. Our goal is that each Junior be able to shoot the course of fire at least twice each week.

Air Pistol (ages 10-18):

Junior air pistol participants have the opportunity to develop their pistol marksmanship utilizing competition air pistols and skilled instruction on proper mechanics. Shooting is performed at the Riverside 10 meter indoor air range. The range has 4 points. In each relay, shooters complete a 10 round course of fire at a single target. Shooters may engage as many courses as time allows.

Central Mass Junior Rifle League

Riverside.s Junior Rifle Program participates in the Central Mass Junior Rifle League. The league is made up of junior rifle programs in the area that get together on selected Saturday mornings and shoot competitive matches. Shooters follow a 30 round course of fire in either a 3-position (prone, kneeling, standing) or prone-only class. Shooters are further divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups, so shooters compete against others of similar skill level. Finally, each club's top five shooters scores are aggregated and the teams are ranked. There is a League awards banquet at the end of season.

Note on age requirements for the program:

The Riverside Junior Rifle Program is patterned after the NRA Marksmanship Qualification program and as such accepts participants aged 10-18, inclusive.

However, the Central Mass Junior Rifle League allows shooters who have not yet turned 21 before the first match of the season to participate. Due to this, participants between the ages of 10-20 will be accepted into the Riverside Junior Rifle Program. Those over 18 must participate in the Central Mass Junior Rifle League. No NRA qualifications will be awarded to those shooters over the age of 18.

Please speak with one of the coaches for additional information.

Central Mass Jr Rifle League Calendar

December 2, 2017

Maynard

January 13, 2018

Harvard

February 10, 2018

Riverside

March 10, 2018

Marlborough

April 7, 2018

Central Mass League banquet & awards. Maynard

Contact Information:

Please send email to juniorrifle@verizon.net if you have questions or need more information.

Cost:

Rifle only - $110
Air Pistol only - $30
Both Rifle & Air Pistol - $120

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