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Junior Shooting Programs
MRRA Supports Junior Shooter Development But Does Not Endorse Any Particular Club.
Minnesota State Junior Service Rifle Team

In general there are two groups of shooters. The first group is the "Local Club" shooter. They are the type that enjoys going out to the local club from time to time and recreational shoot with friends and family.

The second group, are the ones that want more and are willing to put in the time and financial requirements to be the best they can be. That's the few we are looking for!

Shooting can be a year around sport and the main part of service rifle calendar starts in April and ends in the last part of September. To be a member of the State team you must be ready to make that type of commitment or else the local club style of shooting may be best for you.

The State has a good supply of equipment to get you started and one of the top coaches in the country that has helped put whistler boy teams in first place at Camp Perry and many more individuals on the stage.

We are looking for juniors who will be 15-18 years of age in 2009 and are highly motivated to win. You must be able to attend regular practices and matches along with be able to travel to Camp Perry for the first week of August.

If you think you can be one of the top junior shooters in the State, contact the state Junior Director for more information.


American Legion Post 423 Junior Shooting Club - Houston, MN

This junior program is open to all shooters aged 10 to 18 year old.

We teach basic gun safety and marksmanship for junior shooters. Primary activity is 10M air rifle with a few kids shooting smallbore in the summer We shoot air rifle regularly on Tuesdays evenings 4 – 6pm from Oct to March in the community center.

For more information contact Jay Johnson @ 507 896 4083 or jjohnson@trane.com


American Legion Post 435 CMP Club - Richfield, MN

The Junior program is open to junior shooters from 10 to 18 years old.
Cost: $30 for the year.
Winter Schedule (Dec to May): Air Rifle every Tuesday night 6 to 8 pm. Smallbore every other Thursday night.
Summer Schedule (May to Nov): Smallbore, Tuesday nights 6 to 9 pm.
More information: Post 435 CMP or email


Gopher Rifle and Revolver Club: Junior Club - Forest Lake, MN

Meets Thursdays for air rifle and bb gun at the Forest Lake American Legion in Forest Lake, MN.
For more info contact: http://www.grrc.org/contact-us


Minnesota Centershots - Anoka, MN

Run by the Minnesota Centershots, and co-sponsored by Anoka American Legion Post 102. Meets Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:00 p.m., October through April, at the Anoka American Legion for indoor air rifle. Open to juniors ages 11-20. Annual cost is $300 per year, with these fees re-assessed each season. Our coaching staff has current credentials from NRA and USAShooting, ranging from Safe Sport, Certified to Advanced Coach levels.

We run a friendly, comprehensive program designed to teach all levels of three-position rifle shooting, using sporter and precision-grade air rifles. We can take you from raw beginner to winning matches at the national level in air and smallbore rifle disciplines. Our goal is to teach you how to shoot, compete and win matches at the highest possible levels. We are a highly competitive, traveling team with strong focus toward college NCAA teams and Olympic hopefuls.

For more information, please email Bill Buesseler 651-428-8099


Saint Thomas Academy - Mendota Heights, MN

We are a scholastic team, open to students of Saint Thomas Academy and Visitation, but will consider other junior marksman (grades 8-12) who live in the area and would like to try out for our team. We compete in the Sporter category and primarily air rifle, but may try to develop a precision team in the future. Try outs are late October and our season is November to mid March. Practices are Tues-Thurs. 330-5pm. Our practices are conducted at Saint Thomas Academy in our 10 lane range.

If you make the team, the cost is $125, which provides you with an air rifle for the season, targets, and ammo. Costs of competitions are normally absorbed by the competitor.

If you would like more information about our program please email ppreblich@cadets.com or call 651-247-3617.


Superior Junior Rifle Club and Team - Duluth/Superior

Meeting at the University of Wisconsin, Superior, in Superior, WI but serving Duluth, Superior and the surrounding area, the Superior Junior Rifle Team has a thriving Junior program and boasts multiple Wisconsin State and National championships in a 50 year history. The program currently also includes a UW-Superior student club that participates in NRA Collegiate Club competitions. The teams begin practices each year starting in the fall and shoot and train as a team generally through May. Shooters are instructed and train in smallbore 3- and 4- position shooting, including rifle shooting basics, fundamentals of positions, and mental training techniques. Shooters are also trained in official courses of fire used in competition, tournament policies and procedures, tournament etiquette and sportsmanship. The recently renovated and upgraded 6-lane indoor range hosted the 2018-2019 Junior Sectionals, and will continue to host the best shooters in the upper midwest annually.

The goal of the program is to give the shooter the opportunity to take part and compete in local, State and National competitions, and at the same time be considered by others in the sport as a "Complete Competitor". Skills and mindset developed during time with the Rifle Team will be an asset to these athletes in their personal and professional lives as adults as well as providing a strong basis for life-long participating in shooting sports. Coaches have more years of competitive shooting and coaching experience than we care to admit and are all NRA/USAS credentialed.

For more information, please contact Todd Blomfelt toddeblomfelt@gmail.com 218.310.9581 (c)


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MN Junior team (left) Jr Olympic Nationals 08/09
Jr. Air Rifle tournament at MSSEC