The NRA Coach Education Program offers multi-level training for coaches of the competitive shooting sports in partnership with USA Shooting, the Civilian Marksmanship Program, the Amateur Trapshooting Association, the National Skeet Shooting Association and the National Sporting Clays Association. Separate coach training courses are available for rifle, shotgun, pistol and high-power rifle. It is our goal to provide every coach with the tools to be successful. The NRA is committed to creating a positive environment in which coaches, athletes, parents, officials and fans work together to achieve our mission in the shooting community.
Providing outstanding education and athlete training that delivers a high-quality experience to every shooter
Coach schools are held throughout the United States, where they are sponsored by gun clubs, shooting organizations or individuals.
There are now more than 8,000 credentialed NRA Coaches using up-to-date training principles.
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The Coach Education Program trains individuals to coach shooting athletes from beginner to advanced levels. Beginning shooters need a good fundamental background in the skills required to participate in the competitive shooting sports. Advanced shooters require assistance with training and techniques, along with a continuous reinforcement of the fundamentals, to perform at a higher level.
The coach school is the heart of the Coach Education Program. The coach developers use up-to-date materials and multimedia presentations to present the discipline-specific coach course. Upon successful completion of the coach school, you will be a Level 1 Coach (or Youth Trainer if under 18 years old) in that discipline. Once approved, coaches may print their coach certificate and wallet card for their use.
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All coach credentials are valid for two years or until the expiration date occurs. Find out more about the process and benefits of renewal.
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For more information about the NRA Shooting Sports Coach Development, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NRA Coach Education Program offers multi-level training for coaches of the competitive shooting sports in partnership with USA Shooting, the Civilian Marksmanship Program, the Amateur Trapshooting Association, the National Skeet Shooting Association and the National Sporting Clays Association.