Shooting Sports Training

Helpful Info

Shooting Sports Permission Form PDF download PDF (Rev. 3/22/19)
Shooting Sports allowed by age go to page
Supervision requirements go to page
BSA Shooting Sports Manual (2015) download PDF
FAQs go to page
Shooting Sports Committee Chair: Mark Matthews email Mark
Shooting Sports Committee meetings: 2nd Monday of every month from 7:30-9:30pm at the Foster City Service Center, 1150 Chess Dr, Foster City

Shooting Sports Courses

Cub Scout Archery & BB Gun Range Master Training

Description: Archery portion gives the basics of archery instruction, range operations, shooting skills so you can run an effective archery program for Cub Scouts and Webelos. BB Gun portion gives the basics of BB/pellet instruction, range operations, and shooting skills so you can run an effective BB Gun program for Cub Scouts and BB/pellet for Webelos.
Allows: Archery portion allows one to serve as Archery range master for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Venturers. BB Gun portion allows one to serve as a BB Gun range master for Cub Scouts, and BB/pellet range master for Scouts BSA and Venturers.
Length:
4 hours Archery, 4 hours BB Gun
Cost: $25 Archery, $25 BB Gun
Valid: Certification valid for 2 years.

  • 2020 Classes: Mar 21 or Nov 7
NRA Range Safety Officer

Description: Develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

Covers: Roles and responsibilities of an RSO, Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Range inspection, Range rules, Range briefings, Emergency procedures, Firearm stoppages and malfunctions.
Allows: One to conduct and supervise safe shooting activities and range operations. Does not allow one to provide firearms instruction.
Length: 9 hours
Cost: $75

  • 2020 Classes: May 30 or Aug 29
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

Description: Teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to training and supervising NRA range safety officers and developing range standard operating procedures.
Covers:
Sessions include standard operating procedures, inspections, emergency procedures, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, safety briefings. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises and complete an open book exam. Students will receive NRA Basic Range Safety Officer lesson plans, basic student packet and basic course presentation CD.
Allows:
One to train and certify NRA Range Safety Officers.
Length:
14 hours
Cost:
$135

  • 2020 Classes: TBD
NRA Rifle Instructor

Description: Teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Rifle Shooting course.
Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates must complete an NRA Basic Rifle Shooting class (register for Oct 31, 2020), complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.
NRA Requirements: Click here
Allows: One to serve as a BB Gun Range Master for Cub Scouts, to teach BSA 30 minute Rifle Briefing, teach BSA Rifle Shooting merit badge using modern cartridge or air rifle option (with MB training & Advancement Committee approval), teach NRA First Steps Rifle Orientation, teach NRA Basic Rifle course.
Length: 16 hours
Cost: $135

  • 2020 Classes: Dec 11-13
NRA Shotgun Instructor

Description: Teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Shotgun Shooting Course.
Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates must complete an NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting class (register for June 13, 2020) for that discipline, complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.
NRA Requirements: Click here
Allows: One to teach BSA 30 minute Shotgun Briefing, teach BSA Shotgun Shooting merit badge using modern shot shell option (with MB training & Advancement Committee approval), teach NRA First Steps Shotgun Orientation, teach NRA Basic Shotgun course.
Length: 17 hours
Cost: $135

  • 2020 NRA Shotgun Instructor Class: Aug 7-9
NRA Pistol Instructor

Description: Teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Pistol Shooting course.
Prerequisite: Pistols BASICS Course (available upon request) – Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates must complete an NRA Basic Pistol Shooting class, complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.
NRA Requirements:
Click here
Allows: One to teach BSA 30 minute Pistol Briefing, teach NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation, teach NRA Basic Pistol course to Venturers and Sea Scouts.
Length: 16 hours
Cost: $135

  • 2020 Classes: Contact Mark Matthews if interested, 6 person minimum required
NRA Co-Op Youth Muzzle-Loading Rifle Instructor

Description: Teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching the NRA-NMLRA Basic Muzzleloading Shooting course.

Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates must complete an NRA-NMLRA Basic Muzzleloading Shooting (register for Mar 14, 2020), complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.
NRA Requirements: Click here
Allows: One to teach NRA First Steps Muzzle Loading Orientation, teach BSA Rifle Shooting merit badge using muzzle loading option merit badge (both with MB training & Advancement Committee approval).
Length: 12 hours
Cost: $135

  • 2020 Classes: May 1-3, 2020
USA Archery / NFAA Level 1 Instructor

Description: Covers the basics of archery which include range safety, how to shoot a bow, how to select equipment for beginner shooters, how to teach beginner shooters, how to run a basic program, sample lesson plans, how to teach simple drills and skills to new archers. This course is for those who are willing to teach a group of non-shooters or basic shooters.
Allows: One to teach Basic Archery course, teach BSA Archery merit badge (with MB training & Advancement Committee approval).
Length: 8 hours
Cost: $75

  • 2020 Classes: Apr 4, 2020
USA Archery Level 2 Instructor logo
USA Archery / NFAA Level 2 Instructor

Description: The Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course includes the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course and provides students with an introduction to the National Training System (NTS) Steps of Shooting for recurve and compound, equipment and accessory setup, athlete development and events as well as qualifies students to teach the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course. Graduates of the Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course are well prepared to serve as the lead instructor for long-term archery programs such as Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), Adult Archery Program and Collegiate Archery Program clubs, as well as the Explore Archery Program.
Prerequisites: Must hold Level 1 certification.
Allows: One to teach USA Archery Level 1 Instructor course.
Length: 12-16 hours
Cost: $75

  • 2020 Classes: Email Mark Matthews if interested, 6 person minimum required