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Yolo Sportsmen’s Association, in conjunction with the NRA, sponsors a Junior Rifle Team for youth between the ages of 12 and 18. The JRT meets from 8:00 a.m. to noon on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, September through May.
While athletes and their parents are expected to provide their own ear protection and ballistic safety glasses, YSA and the NRA provide everything else needed, including an NRA-sponsored .22 caliber bolt-action, single-shot Savage sporter rifle or one of a limited number of Anschutz precision rifles.
JRT athletes build safety and marksmanship skills, and develop teamwork and good sportsmanship, through shooting a 30-round Rimfire Rifle 3-Position Course pursuant to the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program – a program that allows athletes to progress through a series of ratings: from Pro-Marksman, Marksman, Marksman 1st Class, Sharpshooter, Expert, to Distinguished Expert. JRT’s program adds classroom instruction, SCATT training, team-building fun shoots (such as a biathlon, “reindeer” shoots, zombie shoots, lifesaver shoots, and splat targets), and a year-end fun shoot at which athletes can shoot higher-powered, larger-caliber firearms and black powder muzzle loading rifles.
Interested JRT athletes also have an opportunity to participate in weekly air-rifle practices, on a space-available basis. YSA and the JRT provide all the basic equipment athletes need to participate in air-rifle practices as well (excluding ear-protection and ballistic safety glasses).
JRT also supports those of its athletes who wish to participate in local and national .22 and air-rifle competitions. JRT provides all the basic equipment needed to compete at the sporter level in.22 and air-rifle competitions, leaving athletes and their families responsible only for their own travel costs and entry fees.
JRT’s coaches include NRA-certified range officers; with at least one coach certified as a level 1 rifle coach by USA Shooting and the NRA. All coaches have competitive shooting experience. JRT’s coaches currently include:
Lisle George (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Blake Bennett (email@example.com)
No experience is needed to join JRT. If your youth is interested in joining, please contact one of JRT’s coaches for more information (e.g., membership fees, attendance requirements, required parent involvement) prior to the first practice (held from 8:00 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday in September each year).
JRT has a limited number of spaces available each season. Continuing JRT athletes are generally guaranteed membership, as are their siblings when space allows. Any additional available spaces are filled via a drawing held promptly at 8 a.m. on the first day of practice. ALL YOUTH INTERESTED IN JOINING JRT MUST BE PRESENT IN-PERSON AT THE DRAWING, ALONG WITH A PARENT OR APPROVED GUARDIAN, AND MUST HAVE SUBMITTED THE REQUIRED ENTRY FORMS PRIOR TO THE DRAWING. INTERESTED YOUTH AND THEIR PARENTS SHOULD ENSURE THEY ARRIVE WITH EAR-PROTECTION AND BALLISTIC EYE PROTECTION AS THE FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE INVOLVES RANGE TIME FOR ALL YOUTH ADMITTED TO MEMBERSHIP.
Yolo Sportsmen’s Association Junior Rifle Team