Youth Shooting Starts September 7th

I’ll skip the stuff about Summer soon ending and Fall being right around the corner. That said, September is just a week away and we’ll be resuming our youth shooting program on Friday, September 7th. Here are the updates and improvements we’re making/adding for this season:

  • We will shoot every Friday from September through mid-May (with a few Friday’s off for holidays and “fifth” Fridays) Start time is 6:30pm (for new shooters in our Open/Recreational shooting, please arrive @ 6pm for a safety orientation)


  • The second and fourth Fridays (when we shot last year) will be for ALL shooters ages eight and up, and will be our “Open/Recreational” shooting days. This year we’ll be adding in BB guns, along with Pellet Guns. This is for our youngest shooters AND those who are not looking for more detailed instruction.
    • Ten X member Dan DeKruger will be coordinating our Open/Recreational Program this year.


  • This year we’re adding what we’re calling “Instructional” shooting on the first and third Fridays. This will be for shooters ages twelve and up, and will be .22lr (smallbore) only. This will be more instructional in nature and will offer instruction in 3-Position shooting. This is designed for those who are looking to become competitive shooters and participate in our Youth Shooting Team headed up by Coach Leif Johnson.
    • Ten X President and former Clarence High School Shooting team coach Peter Vasilion will be co-coordinating this program with Ten X member and competitive shooting veteran Walt Conley.


  • Shooters will “shoot for score” more often this year and we’ll be keeping track of their scores so that we can register them for levels of achievement through the NRA or CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program)


Here are our scheduled shooting dates:


  • Open/Recreational Shooting (ages eight and up)
    • September 14 & 28
    • October 12 & 26
    • November 9
    • December 14th
    • January 11 & 25
    • February 8 & 22
    • March 8 & 22
    • April 12 & 26
    • May 10
  • Instructional Shooting (ages twelve and up)
    • September 7 & 21
    • October 5 & 19
    • November 2 & 16
    • December 7
    • January 4 & 18
    • February 1 & 15
    • March 1 & 15
    • April 5
    • May 3 & 17


Our website has been updated for the coming season. You can click on the “youth programs” tab at the top of the page for more information.


Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions about the coming season.


Matt Giansante

Youth Shooting Program Coordinator

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