Starting Up a High School or
College Shooting Program

The following are contributors to this Resource Page:

  • USA Shooting
  • National Rifle Association
  • Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation
  • Association of College Unions International
  • Mark McClure/University of Arizona
  • American Legion
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • MidwayUSA Foundation
  • Higgins Branchini Shooting Foundation
  • Citadel Shooting Team
  • USAS Certified Training Centers

Purpose of this Resource Page

These organizations recognized that each had their strengths, but individually they do not provide a single source of information or support for starting up school shooting programs. This web page is the ‘one stop shop’ for information and support to startup school shooting programs.

The issues to starting up school shooting programs are:

  • Finding or building shooting facilities
  • Funding for facilities, guns and equipment, competition travel, etc.
  • Acquisition of guns and equipment (what to get, where to get it)
  • Startup ‘how-to’ information (check lists, success stories, etc.)

General Information

The following links to information and resources have been provided by the above organizations to help parents, students and coaches start up new shooting programs and help grow current shooting programs.

Organization Contacts

Startup Information

Range Information


Public Relations

Coach Development Options

USA Shooting has established a Coach Academy dedicated to developing future Olympic shooting sports coaches as well as increasing knowledge of current experience coaches.

Click this link to go to the NRA Coach Education information page.

As a member of the United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE) we have pledged to 'raise the bar'.