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Air Rifle as a Varsity Sport. A presentation for: High Schools. Introduction. Why your High School should consider Three Position Air Rifle as an addition to its varsity sports Presented by: GSSA – Georgia Shooting Sports Assn USA Shooting Civilian Marksmanship Program

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air rifle as a varsity sport

Air Rifle as a Varsity Sport

A presentation for:

High Schools

introduction
Introduction
  • Why your High School should consider Three Position Air Rifle as an addition to its varsity sports
  • Presented by:
  • GSSA – Georgia Shooting Sports Assn
  • USA Shooting
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program
  • Riverside High School
history
History
  • GHSA varsity rifle teams have existed for >80 years
  • Smallbore (.22) rifle up to 1980’s
  • 3 Position Air Rifle introduced in 1990-91
  • Smallbore dropped in 1995
  • Three Position Air Rifle has grown to 115 varsity teams
team basics
Team Basics
  • Team Size
  • 5 Co-ed team members
  • 4 top scores count for team score
  • Title IX neutral
  • Total team = ~ 1-3 per class
equipment basics
Equipment Basics
  • Air Rifle & sling
  • Kneeling roll & mat
  • Spotting scope & stand
  • Rifle stand
  • Target trap
  • Shooting jacket
  • Pellets & targets
equipment costs
Equipment Costs
  • Initial investment = $400 - $1400 per athlete
  • Equipment life 5-15 years
  • Annual operating costs = <$75/yr/athlete
  • True annual cost = ~ $ 200/yr/athlete
basic rules
Basic Rules
  • Rules:
  • Standard 3 Position Air Rifle Rules
  • Published by the National 3 Position Air Rifle Council
  • Sporter & Precision Rifle Categories
  • GHSA uses open category rule
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Basic Rules
  • Three positions
    • 10 minute prep period
    • Prone 10 shots/15 minutes
    • Standing 10 shots/20 minutes
    • Kneeling 10 shots/15 minutes
    • 5 minute transition periods
    • Complete match ~ 90 minutes
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Basic Rules
  • Firing line to target = 10 meters
  • Target = AR5/10 (Olympic)
  • Pellets = .177 cal (Olympic)
shooting teaches
Shooting Teaches:
  • Focus
  • Concentration
  • Self reliance
  • Emotional control
  • Positive self esteem
shooting is egalitarian
Shooting is Egalitarian
  • Boys & girls compete equally
  • Shooting is 85% mental
  • Athleticism is not important
  • Good shooters make good students
  • Good students make good shooters
why your high school should add shooting to its sports
Why your High School Should Add Shooting to its Sports
  • Small team size
  • Inexpensive operation
  • Co-ed sport
  • All students can participate
  • Readily available resources
  • FUN!
we are prepared to
We are prepared to:
  • Provide leadership training
  • Provide coaches training
  • Provide ongoing informational support
  • Provide local, hands on training for

booster clubs/parents

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