Shooting sports can be an excellent way for young people to learn responsibility, discipline, focus, and sportsmanship. Here are some of the key benefits of teaching juniors shooting sports:
- Responsibility: Shooting sports require a significant amount of responsibility. Young people must learn how to handle firearms safely and responsibly, and they must also learn how to care for their equipment properly. By teaching juniors shooting sports, we can help them develop a strong sense of responsibility that can carry over into other areas of their lives.
- Discipline: Shooting sports require discipline and focus. Young people must learn how to control their breathing, hold a steady aim, and maintain their concentration in order to shoot accurately. By teaching juniors shooting sports, we can help them develop the discipline and focus they need to succeed in other areas of their lives.
- Sportsmanship: Shooting sports require good sportsmanship. Young people must learn how to respect their competitors and follow the rules of the sport. By teaching juniors shooting sports, we can help them develop good sportsmanship that will serve them well in all areas of their lives.
- Confidence: Shooting sports can be an excellent way to build confidence. Young people who learn to shoot accurately can feel a sense of pride and accomplishment, which can boost their self-esteem and confidence in other areas of their lives.
- Safety: Finally, teaching juniors shooting sports can be an excellent way to teach them about firearm safety. By learning about firearm safety in a controlled and supervised environment, young people can develop a healthy respect for firearms and a strong understanding of how to handle them safely.
Overall, teaching juniors shooting sports can be incredibly valuable. By helping young people develop responsibility, discipline, sportsmanship, confidence, and safety, we can prepare them for success in all areas of their lives.
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Currently offer the following for all junior members:
- All State Teams Under the direction of the Junior Director, the most outstanding young shooters in the state are recognized by being selected for the All- State Teams in one or more categories; i.e., Junior, Sub-Junior, High School Smallbore Rifle, High Power and Air Gun.
- Connecticut State Junior Teams Teams are selected to represent the CSRRA at various local, state, and international competi-tions including the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio.
- Junior Olympic Training Programs
- NRA Sponsored Programs
- Financial Support The CSRRA provides financial support for the junior teams that compete in various competi-tions including the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio.
- Rifles, Ammunition and High Power Clinic When training juniors for high power, the CSRRA can provide rifles and ammunition. A High Power Clinic is also held in the Spring.
- Director of Civilian Marksmanship Support By maintaining its CMP affiliation, the CSRRA can offer programs, equipment and ammuni-tion for the advancement of marksmanship skills for high power, smallbore, and air gun.
- Nutmeg State Games & Senior State Games The CSRRA Junior Division sanctions the Nutmeg State Games in Smallbore Rifle Prone and 3-Position events, Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Free Pistol and Summer Biathlon.