Arvada Junior Rifle Program.

The Arvada Junior Rifle Program is a program designed to introduce young athletes to the world of competitive rifle shooting, in a safe and fun environment. They begin shooting an air rifle to learn the 3 positions, standing, kneeling, and prone. Once proficient, they move on to .22 rifle 3 position.

Air rifle and .22 rifle are college sports, and scholarships may be earned in these sports. Over the last 35 years, our rifle athletes have earned approximately $20 million dollars in scholarships. Twelve of our rifle athletes have been awarded service academy scholarships with four still serving.

For the first 2-3 years most equipment is supplied: rifles, coats, and accessories including ammo. After an athlete decides that this is a sport they wish to pursue, athletes will need their own equipment.

The Arvada Rifle Program meets at the Arvada Rifle and Pistol Club’s Certified Training Center in Golden Colorado. All coaches and helpers are Safe Sport trained and certified. Combined, our coaches have over 100 years of experience, and are competitors themselves in Pistol, Air Rifle, Smallbore Rifle, and High-Power Rifle. Our coaches are certified with 3 organizations as NRA Coaches, USA Shooting Coaches and CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) Coaches.  Practice times are Wednesday evenings at 6 pm, and Saturday mornings at 8 am. Most practices last 3-5 hours.

We shoot on a 3-position air range, and a newly constructed 10 position electronic range like they have in the Olympics. Advanced training is conducted in our Shooting Laboratory, with position and technique analysis using the latest in video and electronic shot analysis using the Scatt Electronic Training System.

Along with training, we shoot 12 to 14 matches, including postal matches with other clubs from around the country, to matches traveling to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, and the Fountain Fort Carson High School in Fountain Colorado. Some of our athletes have traveled to Aniston Alabama, Ft Benning, Georgia and the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio.

Other activities include a fund raiser pancake breakfast, participating in flag ceremonies at the American Legion, and the 4th of July and Veteran’s Day parades. We also have a potluck dinner before Christmas break.

Current cost of the program is $375. Our season starts in September, and ends in March, with an awards ceremony and dinner in April. There are practice opportunities during the summer. Rifle shooting is a sport for any young athlete, it is a holding still sport, anyone can train to do it. Its hard work at times, but the rewards are self-satisfaction of reaching your goals, learning a lifelong sport, being on a team, and growing to an adult. Many lifelong skills are learned including analyzing your behavior and modifying it for better outcomes.  If you would like to check this program out, feel free to contact us for more information, or come check us out during a practice.

For Rifle Information Contact:  Rudy Porter, Head Coach   720.434.6406

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Phone: 720.829.4180

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