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NRA / SPP to Host Pistol Camp and Coach Certification Class

The National Rifle Association and Scholastic Pistol Program announce the inaugural Scholastic Pistol Program Pistol Camp. The camp will take place August 7 – 9, 2015 at the Illinois State Rifle Association Range at Bonfield located in Kankakee, Illinois. Registration deadline is July 31.

The unique camp, sponsored by the NRA, will be limited to 32 athletes and will feature both range and classroom training aimed to take an athlete to the next level.

The camp will be using .22 LR ammo, which is included in the cost of the camp, and pistols will be available for those who do not have a suitable gun. If an athlete prefers to use his or her 9mm pistol, they will be required to furnish their own ammo (650 rounds).

Please complete the Registration Form and Health History Form and return it to Tammy Mowry.

Registration fee for the pistol camp would normally be $300 per camper, but due to a special grant by the NRA Foundation, the cost per camper will only be $150!

In addition to the athletes’ pistol camp, a Level 1 Pistol Coaches Certification Class is being offered at the same time.

The coach certification is offered to adults and is a separate program, not part of the curriculum for the athletes; however, anyone over 15 can attend the coach class. Individuals 15-17 can be certified as a Junior Pistol Trainer, and those 18 and up can be certified as Coach.

The coach school is the heart of the coach education program. The instructors use up-to-date materials and PowerPoint presentations for the discipline-specific coach course.

Registration fee includes a copy of the discipline-specific coach student study guide and other materials to help you with the details of coaching. Participants complete an open-book test as homework during the first evening of the course. Cost is $160 for SPP coaches/adult volunteers and $190 for non-SPP individuals. Please complete the Level 1 Pistol Coach Registration form and return to Tammy Mowry.

If you are in need of a hotel, we have made arrangements with the Hampton Inn Bradley/Kankakee:

    60 Ken Hayes Drive
    Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
    815-932-8369; Ask for Kyrstin Stephens
    Rate is $99 per night (plus tax)

SPP Planning NRA Level 1 Pistol Coach Class in California

SPP is planning an NRA Level 1 Pistol Coach class in the San Jose, California area on June 27-28, 2015, and want to see how many people would be interested in attending.

The coach school is two days of sport-specific lessons and practical coaching exercises designed to teach the coach candidate the basics of coaching. The following general subjects are taught:

  • Introduction to the Coaching Program
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Competition Events
  • Rulebook Use
  • Equipment and Facilities
  • Fundamentals of Shooting
  • Coaching Ethics
  • Coaching Methodology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Training Planning
  • Running Quality Programs
  • How to Conduct a Tournament

If you’re interested in attending, please contact Tammy Mowry, tmowry@sssfonline.com to let her know. She will make sure you get the information when the class is finalized.

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