National Training Center Shooting Club

The National Training Center Shooting Club (NTCSC) has beenpistol in existence for roughly 25 years, providing a safe, enjoyable environment for our members to train in the international (Olympic) rifle, pistol and shotgun shooting sports.  Under the auspices of USA Shooting (the National Governing Body for the international shooting sports in the United States),  the NTCSC is permitted to use the facilities for rifle and pistol at the U.S. Olympic Shooting Center (Building 3) on the grounds of the U.S. Olympic Training Center (OTC), in Colorado Springs.  For international shotgun, the NTCSC is permitted to use the International Shooting Park on Fort Carson, Colo., for the International Trap and Skeet Events. The NTCSC is permitted to these facilities as long as Club activities do not interfere with the USA Shooting Team and Resident Athletes.  

Members may practice in the following events at the Shooting Center, however the events fired each evening will vary:


• International smallbore at 50 meters or 50 feet for Three Position Rifle or Prone Events

• Precision air rifle at 10 meters


• Precision air pistol at 10 meters

• Sport Pistol at 25 Meters

• Free  pistol at 50 meters

• NRA Bullseye .22 and centerfire pistol at 25 meters

NTSC Adults

NTCSC Adults have access to the Shooting Center on Tuesdays and Wednesday evenings, and includes a smallbore prone league that shoots on Tuesday evening on the downstairs range.  NRA Bullseye pistol is normally fired on the upstairs range.  Equipment, ammunition and pellets are provided by the members in the Adult Program.  Fees for the Adult Program are $25 per year, and membership in USA Shooting is required. 

NTCSC Junior Program

The NTCSC Junior Program trains kids in the international pistol and rifle events with the goal of providing the junior members every opportunity within our means to succeed in the Olympic shooting sports.  We are very proud that Junior Club members have had great success at State and National level competitions, Shooterand several have made USA Shooting National Development or Junior Teams. Several are currently members of the Air Force Academy Rifle Team. 

The Junior Program is for kids 9 to 20 years of age, and includes a Fundamentals and Safety Class for those kids with no previous training.  The Juniors normally meet on Mondays and Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00PM from September though June.  For kids 9 to 12, the Junior Program offers Progressive Position Pistol (PPP) and Progressive Position Rifle (PPR).  PPP and PPR allow the kids to practice with the air rifles or pistols supported on a rest and compete with kids of the same skill level and physical abilities.  Equipment (rifles, pistols and accessories) is provided by the NTCSC.  Training is under an experienced group of coaches, including former Olympians; most coaches are, at a minimum, NRA Level 1 certified as rifle or pistol coaches.  Fees for the Junior Program are $100 per year, reduced to $50 if enrollment occurs from July to November.  If more than one child is enrolled, fees are $50 for each additional child, or $25 from July to November.  Enrollment fees include a USA Shooting Junior Membership.

The Club sponsors USA Shooting sanctioned rifle and pistol competitions on weekends at the Shooting Center for competitors from all over Colorado and neighboring states.  Events normally include all Air and Smallbore rifle events, and Air, Sport, and Free Pistol for adults and juniors.  Membership in USA Shooting is required for these competitions.  The Club regularly administers and provides volunteers for large shooting events for USA Shooting such as the Warrior Games.  For more information or to download a NTCSC adult application, please click on the links below.

Questions?  Please contact Amber Aragon for questions on the adult program or Jim Shaver for questions on the junior program and club sponsored competitions.

National Training Center Shooting Club (NTCSC) Application
NTCSC Contact List
NTCSC Junior Application
NTCSC Junior Club Flyer



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