|Wednesday October 27, 2021|
Riverside Gun Club
Junior Rifle & Air Pistol Program
We’re happy to be getting back to the range after having to cancel last year due to Covid. We will be running things a bit differently this year, so read on. Regardless of vaccination status, we will require everyone to wear masks - coaches will be as well. The only time the masks can come off is when the shooter is on the line shooting.
Needless to say, if the junior or parent are ill, they should stay home.
Due to Covid and the need to keep the number of people in the club to a reasonable level, we will be running three one-hour sessions with 8 kids in each limiting our capacity to 24. You can sign up here:
Payment must be made on the first night of the program when we will run orientation and acquaint the participants and parents with the program.
About the Program
The Riverside Junior Rifle and Air Pistol program is 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 and is open to participants aged 10-18 inclusive. 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 (TBD).
The program runs on Friday evenings at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 for 18 weeks beginning on October 22nd 2021 concluding with our end of year banquet on March 25th. There is no shooting on those days when Hudson schools
are closed, either for holidays or for inclement weather. For this year, signups are online here:
The program is limited to 3 sessions of 8 participants each, 24 total.
On the first evening (Oct 22), we will have an individual orientation for each session during the assigned time for each session: 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00. This will be held in the clubhouse.
2021-2022 Season Calendar
Please note that we will not make up any Fridays missed due to inclement weather.
Our NRA/USA Shooting certified coaches provide training and instruction to our juniors in 3 shooting positions (prone, kneeling, and standing). All the various aspects of marksmanship are covered and reinforced including correct position, natural point of aim, sight picture, and sight alignment, 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.
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 participate before or after their assigned time on the rifle range. Masks are required.
Please speak with one of the coaches for additional information. Contact Information:
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. Cost:
Rifle only - $110
Air Pistol only - $30
Both Rifle & Air Pistol - $120
Advanced Shooting Opportunities:
Although this program is geared toward beginner and intermediate level participants, there are multiple opportunities for shooting at an advanced level locally and nationally. We have had several shooters go on to participate at an advanced level and travel to the Olympic Training Center, Civilian Marksmanship Program in Ohio, and several colleges. If you are interested in these advanced opportunities, please see one of the coaches or send email to email@example.com.
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16 Wilkins Street
PO BOX 152
Hudson, MA 01749