WANT TO LEARN RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP?
EARN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS?
PREPARE FOR A MILITARY OR POLICE CAREER?
OR DO YOU JUST LIKE TO SHOOT?
Welcome to one of the fastest growing sports in the country! NOAAWIVA hosts a Civilian Marksmanship Program and NRA affiliated junior service rifle team.
We compete in Virginia, North Carolina, Delaware, Maryland, and at the National Matches in Ohio. If you’re a US citizen 13 or over, you’re eligible for the Team.
We teach firearms safety, marksmanship, and self-discipline while having a lot of fun sending small objects flying at supersonic speeds with incredibly loud noise . . . accurately.
To join, email <firstname.lastname@example.org> to get on the email list, sign on to our Facebook page (NOAAWIVA Junior Rifle Team), and show up at our first Spring Training meet on Saturday March 21, 2020, at noon SHARP or earlier. Rain or shine – we have a heated clubhouse and a covered firing line. The NOAAWIVA range is 300 yards due east from Rt. 13 on Chincoteague Road. (Look for a turnoff into the woods on the right.) Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts and bring a billed cap. We’ll bring the rifles, snacks, soft drinks, and the instructors. There is no charge for juniors for Spring Training. Boys and girls are both welcome - a previous team captain is now head of her ROTC Unit at Virginia Tech. Others of our previous juniors are now in the Army and Marines.
Questions, 757 442-3013 or (757) 710-0294.
See you there!
Note to Parents and Guardians
The Junior Service Rifle Team is closely supervised and meticulously safety-oriented. Here’s a short discussion of what’s required.
Service Rifle is the ultimate contest of pure marksmanship skill. The Shore's team is based out of the NOAAWIVA Sportsmen's Club at T's Corner.
This exacting sport is demanding in a different way from football, baseball, track, etc. It builds self control, attention to detail, and self confidence. It's a great way for kids 13 and up to learn responsibility. Girls and women are fully represented in this sport and on our team!
For a prospective new team member, the first requirement is to report to Spring Training Day session #1 on March 21. Be there NO LATER than noon! No charge for Spring Training! All gear and ammo is provided.
Have your kid bring the following items to Spring Training:
- long pants, sturdy shoes or boots, and a warm coat
- heavy gloves
- a billed hat
- glasses if required for everyday activities or for reading
- pen and notebook
- any meds or other special items your kid might need
We will provide: cookies, soft drinks, ear protection, eye protection, rifles and ammo.
If you are or become a member of NOAAWIVA, later on we can issue Club rifles to you for your kid’s use. We also have coats, stools, mitts, scopes, and other gear we issue to Team members.
If you’re not a NOAAWIVA member, and you want to join, you may join by attending our meetings on the first Tuesday of each month, 7 PM at the range.
The first year, a new competitor should try to make the spring training events and the monthly practice matches at T’s Corner. The second year, attend the monthly matches at Bridgeville, then the Eastern Games at Butner, NC, and when ready, the Nationals in Ohio. But each competitor can advance at his or her own pace!
Here are the points of contact for the Team:
Jim Brady, (410) 251-3811. Team Captain.
Dave Poyer, (757) 442-3013. Team Manager
Assistant manager Dix Tarrand 894-7314
Junior Team Coach Brett Vincent, (757) 710-0294