The Spokane Junior Rifle Team (SPJRC) at Spokane Rifle Club is one of the most active junior rifle programs in the United States. Youth are coached in small bore (.22 Caliber Rifle) and air rifle marksmanship by a cadre of volunteer coaches with a combined total experience of over 100 years.
Welcome to the Junior Rifle Team home page at SRC.
Our team consists of shooters from diverse backgrounds with skill levels from beginner to Olympic level. Shooting is a competitive sport second to none in fostering the development of valuable life skills. Youth are guided in goal setting, self-improvement, time management, teamwork, sportsmanship, self-discipline and proper marksmanship techniques all in a fun, challenging and safe environment.
Our juniors compete locally, regionally, nationally and internationally in a wide variety of small bore and air rifle tournaments. Members from our team have gone on to be successful in the Olympics, Military, College and Business. The skills learned in our program are the exact same skills needed to excel in life. Several Spokane Junior Rifle Team members have gone on to the Olympics, the most recent being the summer Olympics held in 2012, London England. Others have gone on to college with NCAA scholarships.
You do not have to be an experienced shooter or have prior experience to get started. SPJRC has a Sporter air rifle program specifically designed to introduce youth to competitive marksmanship. Sporter Air Rifle is an entry level marksmanship program, developed for the inexperienced and younger shooter. Sporter Air Rifle requires minimal equipment and no experience. A new group will be starting in September.
The chairman and head coach of the junior program is Mike Furrer, he can be reached at 509 466-2895 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a junior (appx ages 9-17) interested in small bore or air rifle or you know of someone with these interests come check out the program. Visitors are always welcome.
Requirements: A good attitude, Respect for all adults and team members, supportive parents and a desire to learn. If you don’t have these traits, don’t show up.
The 2013-14 Junior match bulletin can be downloaded here