Coaching Resources

2014 USA Shooting Activity Calendar, click here

A football coach for many years, Bill McCartney was right when he said that a coach takes players where they can't take themselves.

Regardless of athletic ability, it requires a coach to help take athletes to the next level in their sport. That is why at USA Shooting we understand the impact a coach has on his or her team.
USA Shooting has several programs to help enhance the talents of a shooting coach. See below some of the resources designed to help those who help America's team.

NRA/USA Shooting/CMP Coach Education Program
The Coach Education Program, under the Education and Training Division of the NRA, offers both basic and advanced technical and tactical skills coach training schools for rifle, pistol, shotgun and high power rifle along with training camps and clinics. Training reflects the latest in coaching philosophy and presentation methodology along with the most up-to-date techniques and competition tactics necessary to help you and your team achieve your goals.

NRA/USA Shooting Coach Level 1 Certification in Pistol and Rifle, click here

NRA/USA Shooting Advanced Coach Level 3 Certification in Pistol and Rifle, click here

Coach Training Schools

American Sport Education Program (ASEP) Courses

Coaching Seminars and Shooting Clinics

Coaching Levels, Credential Renewals, and Upgrades

National Junior Shooting Camps

National Coach Development Staff School

Coaches' Conference and Youth Leadership Conference

Coaching Resources

Paralympic shooting presentation by Will Hart - November 2011

To learn more about the fifteen Olympic shooting sports, click on this link.

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MidwayUSA Foundation

The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization focused on providing long-term sustainment funding for the shooting sports in high schools, colleges and universities. MidwayUSA is a privately held, online and catalog retailer and wholesaler of hunting and shooting supplies. The two organizations, MidwayUSA and The MidwayUSA Foundation, though co-located in Columbia, Missouri are totally separate legal and corporate entities. Click here to learn more about the MidwayUSA Foundation.

Coach and Athlete Development

Looking for more information on coaching programs or for ideas on how to start your own shooting program?


Michael Theimer

Youth Programs and Athlete Development Coordinator


National Shooting Sports Foundation