Youth Program

When: Tuesday Evenings 6:30 – 8:00 PM April 21st – June 9th

Where: CVSC Bay 3 Cost: $20 per student (for entire 8 weeks)

Contact: Randy Thieme (randallth@yahoo.com)

The Youth Shooting Program is an 8 week instructional class for students 18 years old and younger. In addition to stressing safety, the class focuses on fundamental rifle marksmanship by teaching the steady hold factors for field position shooting (prone, sitting, kneeling and standing). Additional concepts include: the 6 steps of firing a shot; sling use as a stability aid; Natural Point of Aim; and zeroing your rifle using inches, minutes and clicks. 

We will utilize NRA A-17 targets which will give students the opportunity to pursue the NRA Marksmanship / Winchester qualification awards. If students already participates in the Winchester program, they can continue their advancement with this course. Since the course builds on the previous week’s instruction it is imperative that students do not miss class. The first two classes (4/21 and 4/28) are mandatory and if students can’t attend these first classes, they will not be able to proceed with the rest of the course. 

The course is for rimfire (22 LR) only and ammunition will be provided for all students. Students are welcome to bring their own rifles if they have them. If not, the club will have loaner equipment available. Additional information will be provided at signup. We look forward to teaching the next generation of marksmen.

Please contact Randy Thieme with any questions and to register up your child for this program. Class size is limited to 8 students.


The range will be closed to regular use during these events.

Stan Pate to speak on March 18th

At our club meeting on Wednesday March 18th at 6:30 pm, our guest speaker will be Stan Pate. Stan started his competitive shooting career in the Marine Corps Stan has become a long-time factory shooter for Savage Arms as well as a member of the U.S. F-T/R Team. 

Stan has enjoyed a great career as a member of the U.S. F-T/R Team competing in many different countries around the world resulting in a variety of medals and awards that include setting at various times 13 national records, some still standing today.

Having competed in two consecutive World Championships the first in 2009 where he managed to collect gold medals for two-yard line wins, a silver for an aggregate medal, and the overall Bronze medal in the individuals for a podium finish as well as becoming the first person to qualify as Internationally Distinguished. In the 2013 World Championships he brought home a gold medal earned in the team matches.