Vancouver Rifle & Pistol Junior's Program


Fall Practices officially resume September 1

Click here to donate to the Vancouver Rifle and Pistol Club - MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Fund to help send our juniors to future national matches.

Donations to this MidwayUSA Foundation Endowment Fund are available for tax deductions and will be matched 1:1 by the Foundation.

To donate directly to the Vancouver Rifle and Pistol Juniors Club donation's page .

These donations are tax deductible, also. All donations will be for travel or needed supplies. Note: you can specify the fund where you would like your donation to be applied.

Support our Juniors through Amazon Smiles by choosing Vancouver Rifle and Pistol Club as your charitable donation recipient.

Please email our Juniors Program Director, Coach Katelyn, with your questions.

Junior Rifle & Pistol Program

Vancouver Rifle & Pistol Juniors program is a community oriented competitive rifle and pistol program. Our primary focus is on SAFE gun handling and SAFE range procedures. The program is affiliated with USA Shooting, NRA and CMP (Civilian Marksman Program) junior programs. The junior’s staff consists of certified rifle and pistol coaches and range safety officers. Junior team members do travel to local, state and national competitions. Age requirements are from 10 to 19 years of age (Air pistol starting age is 8).

New shooters are given a one on one safety instruction and firearm handling from one of our certified rifle or pistol coaches. New shooter orientation is conducted on Tuesdays at approximately 5:00 pm. Upon satisfactory safety instruction completion, one on one firing instruction is also conducted.

All gear, rifle, or pistol is provided during the next 2 Tuesday practices, consisting of firing of 2 targets.

After the first 2 practices, the junior, parents, and coaches will decide whether to continue the program as a competitive shooter. Upon commitment to continue the program, junior team requirements will be reviewed, parental/team agreement signed and a yearly fee will be collected. The shooter will be required to provide his or her own ammunition, which is available at the range. Course of instruction proceeds from supported prone to un-supported prone, kneeling and then offhand (standing). Air Pistol is done at a bench supported.

All traveling team members will be encouraged to maintain junior memberships in USA Shooting, NRA, CMP, and the Washington State Rifle and Pistol Association. These organizations track averages for local, regional and national competitions.

Junior team members traditionally see improvement in focus, maturity, grades and responsibility.

Club coaches focus on safety, responsibility, technical skills and having fun through success.