- Monthly training sessions 1st and 3rd Sundays, 8:30-1:30
- Open to youth ages 10-18
- Open to children of PGC members AND nonmembers
- Firearms, ammo, and other equipment provided
- Monthly competition opportunities:
- 3rd Saturday CMP/NRA Smallbore Match
- 4th Saturday SCSA Steel Challenge Match
- Other matches as available
- Focus is on two shooting disciplines:
- CMP/NRA Smallbore/Precision 3-Position
- SASP Speed Shooting (similar to SCSA Steel Challenge)
- Periodic introductions to other shooting disciplines
- Workdays required of juniors and parents
- Scholarships and summer camps also available
- Last, but not least, academic performance of participating juniors is monitored, and tutoring is available if needed
Safety and Sportsmanship
The handling of firearms is not inherently dangerous, but it is terribly unforgiving of carelessness, incapacity, or neglect. Instruction in the safe handling of firearms will be provided. Strict adherence to our safety rules will be required at all times. Program director and coaches will enforce firearms safety, as well as good sportsmanship, and may remove anyone (youth or adult) from the program who becomes unsafe, is a disciplinary issue, or fails to meet the spirit of good sportsmanship.
Youth and parents should be familiar with the PGC Range Rules and should speak out when anyone fails to follow the safety rules. And if you are not sure, ask a coach.
CMP/NRA/ISSP Smallbore/Precision 3-Position - This can be referred to as "Olympic" or "collegiate" shooting. Youth learn to shoot from the prone, kneeling, and standing positions using jackets, slings, gloves, and other equipment needed to build a stable shooting platform.
Youth and parents are strongly encouraged to become familiar with the CMP/NRA/ISSF rules for Smallbore/Precision 3-Position.
- CMP Smallbore Rifle Competition Rules
- NRA Smallbore Rifle Rules
- International Shooting Sport Federation Rules
- ISSF Rifle Rules
Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) - SASP is a fast-growing shooting program where youth shoot at steel targets in a timed event. Similar to SCSA Steel Challenge, the goal is to be safe, accurate, and fast. The sport uses both rifles and pistols of various calibers. PGC will use .22 caliber rifles and pistols. All participants will start with rifles.
- Participation is the only way to get better. If you sign up, you are expected to show up.
- Annual program cost (payable after two sessions):
- Non-members $100
- Members $25
- Youth under 18 must have a parent or guardian present at all activities.
- Youth and adults are expected to assist the coaching staff with safety, setup, teardown, score keeping, timekeeping, etc.
- PGC provides significant funding for the junior program, but we also conduct additional fundraising activities. One of those is through our PGC Junior Rifle Team Endowment at the MidwayUSA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations to our endowment account are tax deductible and are matched by Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA, who fund the Foundation’s Matching Program.
- Michael Eason
- Junior Program Director
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cell: 843-708-5724
- Chris Purdy
- Junior Program Assistant Director
- Email: email@example.com
- Cell: 843-697-3145
In February 2022, we had competitors in the SASP Valentine's Classic and a CMP Smallbore match.
In September 2021, eight of our youth and several coaches participated in a shooting clinic at The Citadel along with The Citadel's rifle team. The clinic was led by Bob Foth, a US Olympic Silver-Medalist.
Yes, we have several girls shooting in our program. Six of our juniors shot in PGC's monthly smallbore match in August 2021. Could be a future Olympian shooter in this picture.
Some shade for our SASP shooters in May 2021.