Presentation on theme: "Collegiate Shooting Victoria Croft National Manager"— Presentation transcript:
1Collegiate Shooting Victoria Croft National Manager Collegiate & Schools ProgramNRA Competitive Shooting Division
2Basic Questions Why shoot in college? What are the chances of shooting on a college team?Are there scholarships?What is an NRA All-American?What school do I choose?What if the college I choose does not have a shooting team?What are the college shooting disciplines?Who governs college shooting?How do I prepare to shoot in college?
3Why Shoot in College? CHALLENGE For the challenge! Some of the best competitive shooting in the U.S. takes place during your college yearsTravel opportunitiesMeet new friends
5What are the Chances of Shooting on a College Team? About 100%RecreationalCompetitiveCreate a team! Check out the NRA Collegiate website for details!
6Are There Scholarships Available? Many scholarships are availableAbout 30 NCAA schools have scholarship moneyMany schools have privately funded scholarshipsAsk!NRACollege Coaches & Athletic DirectorsScholarships remain unclaimed each year because nobody knew to ask!
7NRA All-American Program The All-American award was created in 1936 to honor top collegiate rifle shooters.The award is now attainable, though elusive and challenging, for all three disciplines of collegiate shooting.Selection criteria: average score for the season, minimum number of shots fired, number of matches fired, specific matches required, high and low scores, GPA, and coaches recommendations.
8NRA All-American Program (cont.) You must be a full-time student to become an NRA All- American.You must compete in an NRA Intercollegiate Sectional.NRA All-Americans are exceptional men and women recognized for their commitment and contributions as leaders in the shooting sports community and beyond.All Americans are presented annually at the various Collegiate Championships.
9What School Do I Choose? Don’t wait for them to call you! ACADEMICS FIRST!Location/OpportunitiesRefer to the directory and the internetCall the coachesDon’t wait for them to call you!You are not violating NCAA rules- the coaches know the NCAA rules
10What if the College I Choose Does Not Have A Shooting Team? You can compete independently!You can still compete and become an All-AmericanYou can compete in the National Collegiate Indoor Championship (Sectionals)You can still qualify for the NRA & ACUI championshipsYou can try-out for the US Development/National TeamsYou can create a new program at your school!
11Creating a Program At Your School Get the new book titled “Developing a Scholastic Shooting Program”Offers 10 chapters of useful information including:Choosing a type of programWriting the proposalCreating a budgetBecoming a Coach or InstructorHistory of collegiate shootingDownload the book here: hoot/docs/shooting_program _scholastic
12What are the College Shooting Disciplines? PistolAirFreeStandardWomen’s AirWomen’s SportRifleSmallboreShotgunInt’l TrapInt’l SkeetAmerican TrapAmerican SkeetFive StandSporting Clays
13Who Governs College Shooting? PistolNRANCAA RifleNational Collegiate Athletic AssociationClub RifleShotgunAssociation of College Unions International (ACUI)
14NRA Pistol Championships Qualify through the NRA Intercollegiate SectionalsAbout competitors competeThe 33rd Annual Championships will be hosted by the USAMU at Fort Benning, March 17-22, 2013
15NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships Qualify through the NRA Intercollegiate SectionalsOver 60 student athletes participated in 2012The 4th annual championships will be held at Fort Benning, March 22-25, 2013
16NCAA Rifle Championships 48 participants compete in the rifle championshipsParticipants qualify through the NCAA “Qualifiers”The 2013 championships will take place at The Ohio State University, March 8-10, 2013
17ACUI Shotgun Championships Anyone who participates in a college shotgun program can participate in this championshipThe 2013 competition will take place at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, March 26-April1, 2013In 2012, over 500 shooters attended the championship
18How Do I Prepare to Shoot in College? Be active in your junior clubShoot as many of the following as possible:Open TournamentsJunior TournamentsSectionals, Regionals, Postals, LeaguesShoot NRA Junior Indoor ChampionshipsCompete in the following National Championships:National Matches- Camp PerryJunior Air Gun Championships & Training SummitJunior Olympics(Coaches use the bulletins to compare and validate your shooting potential)
19NCAA ClearinghouseNCAA Clearinghouse allows you to play Division I or II sportsYou must submit transcripts and standardized test scores (SAT, ACT)You can get forms from your school guidance counselorYou can also register online with the NCAA at:
20Online: http://www.ncaa.org NCAA Contact InformationThe National Collegiate Athletic Association 700 W. Washington Street P.O. Box Indianapolis, IndianaPhone: (317) Fax: (317)Online:
21ACUI Contact InformationMichelle Smith One City Centre, Suite W. Seventh St. Bloomington, IN Phone: (812) Online:
22NRA Contact InformationVictoria Croft National Rifle Association Waples Mill Rd. Fairfax, VA Phone: (703) Fax: (703) Online:
23Future Increased potential for new championships More JROTC & ROTC clinics in upcoming yearsCoaches clinics & shooters clinics are being plannedYou are the future of collegiate shooting! So, Keep Shooting!
24Thank you College Coaches! For your support of today’s young adults!For your support of the shooting sports!For your time, energy, strength, and passion!For supporting the NRA Collegiate Program!But most of all, THANK YOU for being here today - to help us grow and strengthen our collegiate shooting community!