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What kinds of shooting sports training do we provide?
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- BSA Cub Archery/BB Gun Rangemaster
- NRA Range Safety Officer
- NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
- NRA Rifle Instructor
- NRA Shotgun Instructor

- NRA Pistol Instructor
- NRA Co-Op Youth Muzzle Loading Instructor
- USA Archery / NFAA Level 1 Instructor
- USA Archery / NFAA Level 2 Instructor

Featured Events and Activities

  • BSA Cub Scout Archery and BB Gun - June 15 or Nov 2

    This course give the basics of archery & BB gun instruction, range operations, and shooting skills so you can run an effective archery & BB gun program.
  • NRA RIFLE Instructor Course - Dec 13

    Skills learned include how to teach, shooting positions, body positions, shot mechanics, sight picture, parts of a rifle, ammunition types and uses, Winchester Marksmanship Program, shooting activities, practical exercises, cleaning and care of rifles, safe gun handling, shooting skill development.


Helpful Info:
- Shooting Sports Permission Form PDF download PDF (Rev. 3/22/19)
- Shooting Sports allowed by age go to page
- Supervision requirements go to page
- BSA Shooting Sports Manual download PDF
- FAQs go to page
- Shooting Sports Committee Chair: Mark Matthews email Mark
- Shooting Sports Committee meetings: 2nd Monday of every month from 7:30-9:30pm at the Foster City Service Center


 

Course Descriptions

Cub Scout logoCub Archery & BB Gun Range Master Training
Length: 4 hours Archery, 4 hours BB Gun
Cost: $25 Archery, $25 BB Gun
Description: Archery portion gives the basics of archery instruction, range operations, shooting skills so you can run an effective archery program for Cub Scouts and Webelos. BB Gun portion gives the basics of BB/pellet instruction, range operations, and shooting skills so you can run an effective BB Gun program for Cub Scouts and BB/pellet for Webelos.
Allows: Archery portion allows one to serve as Archery range master for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Venturers. BB Gun portion allows one to serve as a BB Gun range master for Cub Scouts, and BB/pellet range master for Scouts BSA and Venturers.
Valid: Certification valid for 2 years.
2019 Classes: June 15, Nov 2

NRA Range Safety Officer logoNRA Range Safety Officer
Length: 9 hours
Cost: $75
Description: Develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.
Covers: Roles and responsibilities of an RSO, Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Range inspection, Range rules, Range briefings, Emergency procedures, Firearm stoppages and malfunctions.
Allows: One to conduct and supervise safe shooting activities and range operations. Does not allow one to provide firearms instruction.
2019 Classes: June 1, Sep 7

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer logoNRA Chief Range Safety Officer
Length: 14 hours
Cost: $135
Description:Teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to training and supervising NRA range safety officers and developing range standard operating procedures.
Covers: Sessions include standard operating procedures, inspections, emergency procedures, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, safety briefings. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises and complete an open book exam. Students will receive NRA Basic Range Safety Officer lesson plans, basic student packet and basic course presentation CD.
Allows: One to train and certify NRA Range Safety Officers.
2019 Classes: -

NRA Rifle Instructor logoNRA Rifle Instructor
Length: 16 hours
Cost: $135
Description: Teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Rifle Shooting course.
Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates must complete an NRA Basic Rifle Shooting class, complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.
Allows: One to serve as a BB Gun Range Master for Cub Scouts, to teach BSA 30 minute Rifle Briefing, teach BSA Rifle Shooting merit badge using modern cartridge or air rifle option (with MB training & Advancement Committee approval), teach NRA First Steps Rifle Orientation, teach NRA Basic Rifle course.
Note: Instructor candidates must first complete a Rifle Basics class, have sufficient experience, AND complete a pre-qualification exam (written and practical) before enrolling.
2019 Classes: Dec 13-15

NRA Shotgun Instructor logoNRA Shotgun Instructor
Length: 17 hours
Cost: $135
Description: Teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Shotgun Shooting Course.
Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates must complete an NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting class for that discipline, complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.
Allows: One to teach BSA 30 minute Shotgun Briefing, teach BSA Shotgun Shooting merit badge using modern shot shell option (with MB training & Advancement Committee approval), teach NRA First Steps Shotgun Orientation, teach NRA Basic Shotgun course.
2019 Classes: Aug 16-18

NRA Pistol Instructor logoNRA Pistol Instructor
Length: 16 hours
Cost: $135
Description: Teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Pistol Shooting course.
Prerequisite: Pistols BASICS Course (available upon request) - Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates must complete an NRA Basic Pistol Shooting class, complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.
Allows: One to teach BSA 30 minute Pistol Briefing, teach NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation, teach NRA Basic Pistol course to Venturers and Sea Scouts.
2019 Classes: Contact Mark Matthews if interested, 6 person minimum required

NRA Muzzleloading Rifle Instructor logoNRA Co-Op Youth Muzzle Loading Rifle Instructor
Length: 12 hours
Cost: $135
Description: Teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching the NRA-NMLRA Basic Muzzleloading Shooting course.
Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates must complete an NRA-NMLRA Basic Muzzleloading Shooting, complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.
Allows: One to teach NRA First Steps Muzzle Loading Orientation, teach BSA Rifle Shooting merit badge using muzzle loading option merit badge (both with MB training & Advancement Committee approval).
2019 Classes: -

USA Archery Level 1 Instructor logoUSA Archery / NFAA Level 1 Instructor
Length: 8 hours
Cost: $75
Description: Covers the basics of archery which include range safety, how to shoot a bow, how to select equipment for beginner shooters, how to teach beginner shooters, how to run a basic program, sample lesson plans, how to teach simple drills and skills to new archers. This course is for those who are willing to teach a group of non-shooters or basic shooters.
Allows: One to teach Basic Archery course, teach BSA Archery merit badge (with MB training & Advancement Committee approval).
2019 Classes: -

USA Archery Level 2 Instructor logoUSA Archery / NFAA Level 2 Instructor
Length: 12-16 hours
Cost: $75
Description: The Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course includes the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course and provides students with an introduction to the National Training System (NTS) Steps of Shooting for recurve and compound, equipment and accessory setup, athlete developement and events as well as qualifies students to teach the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course. Graduates of the Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course are well prepared to serve as the lead instructor for long-term archery programs such as Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), Adult Archery Program and Collegiate Archery Program clubs, as well as the Explore Archery Program.
Prerequisites: Must hold Level 1 certification.
Allows: One to teach USA Archery Level 1 Instructor course.
2019 Classes: Upon request

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