Shelby County Shooting Sports Association

Our junior rifle program is open to youth ages 9-18. SCSSA was established in 2003 to teach gun safe We have continued this endeavor to the present.

SCSSA was established in 2003 to teach gun safety and marksmanship skills and to promote the shooting sports in Alabama. SCSSA is a 4-H Rifle program, BUT, we are more than that. Boy Scouts are able to complete their Rifle Merit Badge with us. Outreach to other organizations is conducted on request based on time available. NRA certified courses are offered by our coaches. Our teams compete at even

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Registration Open for 2023 Rifle/Pistol Nationals | USA Shooting 05/08/2023

Registration Open for 2023 Rifle/Pistol Nationals | USA Shooting

Registration Open for 2023 Rifle/Pistol Nationals | USA Shooting USA Shooting athletes and coaches, Registration is now open for the 2023 USA Shooting Rifle & Pistol National Championships at Fort Moore (formerly Fort Benning), Georgia! This match will be held at the Tommy G. Pool Range Complex, home of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, June 1st – 10th, 2023 Thi...

Photos from Shelby County Shooting Sports Association's post 05/06/2023

Some team members went to Ole Mill today for their monthly match. Congrats to Carley Seabrooke for winning gold in SB and bronze in 60 shot AR and to Grayson Ellis for winning silver in SB. Congrats to Marley Bowden for personal best in both SB and AR and for breaking 600 for the first time in today's match with a 601.5 in AR.


It's getting close to Memorial Day weekend. You don't have to slave in the kitchen. Let us deliver your weekend pre- cooked meat.

Boston Butts $40 (8-10 lb), Brisket $60 (about 8 lb), 5 Chicken breast $35. Get your orders in by May 22. Delivery May 27th.

Photos from Shelby County Shooting Sports Association's post 04/29/2023

Congratulations to SCSSA member Maggie Bailey. Maggie attended the Alabama 4H State 22 Rifle Match today and placed 3rd Jr Individual in Rimfire Sporter and 1st Place Jr in Silhouette.

Lots of fun had by 4H kids from Shelby, Lee, and Calhoun counties.

Photos from Shelby County Shooting Sports Association's post 04/29/2023

A big CONGRATS to Grayson Ellis on his silver finish in 60 shot standing and bronze finish in 3PAR today at the monthly match at the CMP in Anniston. Marley Bowden finished with silver in 3PAR. Congrats to team members Sloan Bridges, Bryce Newman, Lainey Bowden, Jenna Huggins, Tessa Huggins, and Tobey Huggins on making the finals.


The April Monthly Air Gun Matches are taking place today at our indoor air gun ranges in Ohio and Alabama! Watch Live Target views from both locations (Judith Legerski and Gary Anderson CMP Competition Centers) through our website at!


Just a reminder (in case you need one) to sign up now for the 2023 National Matches!

Offering air gun, pistol, highpower, vintage, smallbore and long range rifle opportunities, there’s so much to explore at the National Matches! All are welcome to observe or participate in the century-old marksmanship tradition in a safe and fun environment – regardless of skill level. Find more about the event through our website at

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2023 Smallbore Camps Info Sheet
Minnetonka Game and Fish Gun Club

Location: Minnetonka Game and Fish Gun Club, 8310 Hill and Dale Drive Elk River, MN 55330

Dates: July 27 - June 30
Start Time: Tuesday @ 9am CDT
Check-in: Check-in will be held at the range on the start date from 8am to 8:45 am CDT
(This will typically take 5-10 mins)

Range Facilities:
The Minnetonka Game and Fish Gun Club is located at 8310 Hill and Dale Drive Elk River, MN. It is home to a large, multi discipline range system where CMP will host this camp. The camp will be hosted on the outdoor smallbore range, and all classroom sessions will be held in the nearby clubhouse, as well as lunches, snacks, and drinks.

Covid Protocols:
Please be prepared to wear a mask at all times while at CMP events. The CMP may or may not require a mask to be worn by each individual during the conduct of the event. Please bring your mask with you and if instructed to wear your mask by CMP management, it must cover your nose and mouth at all times. The final decision concerning mask wearing at CMP events will be made the first morning of the event by CMP management.

Who may Attend:
The CMP Junior Smallbore Camps are open to any and all entrants, but recommended for high-school aged athletes with at least one year of three-position air rifle competition experience. It is also recommended that the athletes have at least a year of smallbore experience, but not a requirement. The curriculum is designed for students who will be in grades 9 through 12 in the coming school year, and admission to athletes who have not yet reached high school will be through the discretion of the Camp Director. Athletes who have just completed their senior year may attend as athletes. Athletes who are more than one (1) year removed from high school may NOT attend as athletes; they may attend the Camps as Adult Leaders. There is NO minimum score or experience level requirement for the CMP summer camps - CMP camps are open to all athletes who want to improve their marksmanship and competition skills. Many shooters of all skill levels who have attended previous years’ camps have achieved remarkable improvements and success after attending camps.

Adult Leaders:
An important feature of the CMP Junior Rifle Camps is the emphasis on athletes and adult leaders learning together. At least one adult leader (a coach, team or club leader, parent, etc…) must accompany each athlete or group of athletes who attend. Adults may not attend camps unless accompanying athletes. Adult leaders are encouraged, but not required, to attend instruction and coaching sessions with their athletes. Sessions that specifically cover coaching topics will be held for all interested adult leaders. Housing and transportation is the responsibility of each adult leader.

What to Bring:
Campers are responsible for bringing their own equipment, including but not limited to rifles, appropriate clothing, shooting stands, slings, kneeling rolls, and ammo (CMP will provide 150 rounds of ammo to each competitor for the 3x20; athletes will have to bring their own ammo). Shooting will take place on paper targets, and campers should bring their own spotting scopes and prone mats. Campers need to make sure they are dressed comfortably in athletic clothing and footwear (reference the CMP 3P Rule Book).

Camp Instructors:
Ryan Hinson will serve as the primary instructor for the camps, as well as the Camp Director. Hinson joined the program in 2018, and worked as a counselor with summer camps for three years while competing at Morehead State University. Upon graduating in 2021, he joined CMP full time, and began his role as Camp Director in 2022.
Also serving as a primary instructor will be Alana Kelly. Kelly has been with summer camp staff since 2017, and joined CMP full time after the summer of 2021 after graduating from the University of Mississippi in 2020.
The other lead instructors for the camps will be former counselors, collegiate coaches, and other athletes and coaches who have experience at the NCAA, National, and International stages.
Completing the staff will be a group of accomplished CMP staff members and collegiate athletes who will serve as assistant directors, gunsmiths, target technicians, and camp counselors. In addition, the camp material includes contributions from speakers who have Olympic and National Team backgrounds.

Training Groups:
Athletes will be divided into training groups at the beginning of the camp. Each training group will be under the instruction of a counselor or counselors, who are members of collegiate rifle teams, varsity or club. Each counselor will be responsible for roughly 2-4 camp athletes, and groups will work together for the entire camp.

Typical Training Day:
Each training day will start with a light warm-up and stretching, followed by a series of class presentations that prepare participants for training activities on the range. The training day may include light physical exercise designed to introduce sport specific options for physical training.

Instructional Topics:
The camp schedule includes a variety of instructional topics and activities designed to help participants develop the tools necessary to excel as three-position smallbore athletes. Participants will learn how to: construct stable and balanced positions, personally tune their positions through an “inner position” approach, effectively analyze performance and training, set effective goals, control anxiety and self-talk, improve confidence, train effectively, optimize the performance of their rifle and equipment, understand safety and rules, understand the design of an appropriate physical training program, shoot finals, and optimize their performance in competitions.

End-of-Camp Match, Award Ceremony and Graduation:
A formal EIC competition (3x20 plus final) will be conducted on the last day of each full-length camp. Medals will be awarded for the high scorers at the conclusion of the competition. The match will be run in accordance with the CMP Smallbore Rules
Each camp concludes with the competition awards ceremony following the finals. Participants will also be awarded a distinctive camp t-shirt and certificate for their attendance.

Code of Conduct:
Each participant, athlete and adult leader, must agree to abide by and sign a code of conduct at the beginning of the camp. Violations to the code may result in the removal of the offender from camp and a loss of fees paid. This includes, but is not limited to, behavior that is disruptive to the camp learning environment.

Lunch will be provided Tuesday-Friday, and snacks and water are provided each day at all camps.

Local Housing:
All camps are commuter only. Housing options are TBA.

CMP does not provide transportation to the camp location. Camp participants must arrange their own transportation to and from the site of the camp. Adult leaders are expected to provide local transportation for any athletes they bring.

Camp Schedule:
Tuesday 0900-1630 Camp Activities
0800-0845 Check-In
Wednesday 0900-1630 Camp Activities
Thursday 0900-1630 Camp Activities
Friday 0900-1630 Match, Finals, and Awards, and last Lessons

A complete schedule will be provided at check-in.

Camp: Athletes: $300, Adults: $75

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE REGISTRATION PROCESS CAN BE FOUND ON THE CMP RIFLE CAMPS INFORMATION PAGE; A LINK TO THIS PAGE CAN BE FOUND ON THE CMP HOME PAGE: If you have any questions after reviewing the camp registration process on the main camp info page, please contact Ryan Hinson ([email protected]; 256-689-1802) or Alana Kelly ([email protected]; 419-635-2141 x 751)

Emergency Contacts:
Ryan Hinson (Camp Director) : 256-689-1802
Alana Kelly (Camp Registration) : 419-635-2141 x 751

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It's almost time for 2023 CMP Junior Rifle Camps!

Each summer, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) sponsors a popular series of Junior Rifle Camps and Clinics to teach intermediate and advanced rifle marksmanship skills to junior shooters and their adult leaders. Camps are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender). All camps are one week long, with the exception of the Outreach Clinics and the Advanced Standing Camps. CMP offers camps for both Smallbore and Air Rifle.

For questions, please contact Ryan Hinson, CMP Junior Rifle Camp Coordinator at 419-635-2141 ext. 707, or [email protected], or Alana Kelly, CMP Junior Rifle Camp Registrations, at 419-635-2141 ext. 751, or [email protected]. For more information about CMP Junior Rifle Camps 2023 visit


Have you reserved your spot at our annual Camp Perry Open? This year's event will be held May 19-22. It's one of our most popular events of the year – so don't miss out!

The Camp Perry Open is a combined indoor air gun and outdoor smallbore rifle event for adults and juniors, featuring international and three-position matches. Learn more and sign up at!


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2023 Rifle/Pistol Nationals will be held at Ft. Benning from June 1-10!
Registration will be announced soon! See the full match program:


Our CMP Forum has a new look! Undergoing recent server and software upgrades, the site has a fresh face but still offers the same service – providing a venue to openly communicate with the CMP and other firearm supporters. Those with a username and password from the previous Forum will be able to log in as before. View the updated CMP Forum at

Photos from Shelby County Shooting Sports Association's post 04/21/2023

Congratulations to Grayon Ellis on his return to Junior Olympics this year. Grayson finished with an aggregate of 1190.9 in Air rifle and finished 21st out of 96 competitors in SB with an aggregate score of 1133. He will be starting his senior year beginning this fall and we know that he has a bright future ahead.

Photos from Shelby County Shooting Sports Association's post 04/21/2023

We would like to take the time to congratulate Bryce Newman on his 1st Junior Olympic appearance. He placed 5th in U15 and 83rd overall in Air Rifle and he placed 7th in U15 and 89th overall in Smallbore.

He gained valuable friendships and knowledge that will be with him for years to come. We know his future is bright and we cannot wait to see what it has in store for him.
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Photos from Ole Mill Range Complex's post 04/19/2023

Photos from Ole Mill Range Complex's post


Congratulations Sloan Bridges!

Photos from Shelby County Shooting Sports Association's post 04/17/2023

This past Friday and Saturday SCSSA team members competed at the Southeast Regionals at CMP in Anniston. They all did a phenomenal job! Marley Bowden brought home the gold in precision. Maggie Bailey won gold, Lainey Bowden silver, and Tobey Huggins bronze in U15 precision class. Emily Buck also won a medal for the precision category. Thanks to Emily and Caleb for participating and being dedicated team members on their prom day.


UPDATE to entry rules for JI 2023:
The ISSF announced a change to the age rules defining a Junior Competitor on the 13th April 2023. As the deadline for initial entries to the JI match is not until the end of May we will be implementing the new rule change for JI 2023.
This will mean that an athlete who has their 21st Birthday between 1st January 2023 and 31st December 2023 will be classed as a JUNIOR for the purposes of the JI 2023 competition.
Team managers will receive an updated invitation pack shortly.

Photos from Rick Karle WVTM 13's post 04/14/2023

Photos from Rick Karle WVTM 13's post


2023 Spring Merit Badge Day; Greater Alabama Council

2 scouts earned their rifle merit badge at SCSSA during the GAC Shelby District Merit Badge Day.


If you’re at Junior Olympics as an athlete, parent, or coach, attend this Olympian’s Panel! It will be inspiring and educational, followed by autographs and pictures 🤩 Please bring anything you want signed 🇺🇸

Note - I will be virtual due to a family emergency

Photos from Girl Troop 219's post 04/12/2023

Congratulations To Carley Seabrooke for earning the Silver in U18 2023-Women’s Smallbore! She took her first Merit Badge (Rifle) class at our range! USA Shooting Triple Nickel Post 555 American Legion Ole Mill Range Complex

Photos from USA Shooting's post 04/12/2023

Photos from USA Shooting's post


We have 3 From our team representing SCSSA over the next couple of weeks at Jr. Olympics in Smallbore and Precision Air Rifle! Grayson Ellis, Carley Seabrooke and Bryce Newman! Good luck to everyone! USA Shooting Triple Nickel Post 555 American Legion


How many gallons of primer does it take to paint 3 sides of a 24x60 building - 9 gallons!

Mother Nature gave us some cooperation Saturday, April 1.

Photos from Shelby County Shooting Sports Association's post 03/31/2023

Marley Bowden received 4 EIC points (silver-finished 2nd place) during the AL Junior Olympic 3PAR State Championship American Legion/Commanders Cup 2023 on March 4th. An individual needs 3 EIC points to earn the bronze portion of their Distinguished Award.EIC points are awarded during CMP sanctioned EIC point matches to the top 10% of the competitors. She received her bronze badge tonight at practice. Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Triple Nickel Post 555 American Legion

Photos from Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)'s post 03/31/2023

Congratulations!!! Jordan!!

Photos from USA Shooting's post 03/29/2023

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Photos from Shelby County Shooting Sports Association's post 03/22/2023

Sloan Bridges earned a 2nd round invitation to the Jr Olympics! We look forward to seeing you there! Congratulations! USA Shooting Pelham, Alabama! Pelham High School

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