Youth Shooting Sports Program Directory

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YSSA ANNOUNCES 2015 GRANT CYCLE SELECTIONS

The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) has announced the priority youth shooting sports programs selected for the 2015 grant cycle. Read More »

ELLETT BROTHERS DONATES A GATLING GUN TO YSSA

Ellett Brothers added a lot of firepower to their silent auction at their 2014 Shooting Dealer Show in Columbia, SC – a Colt Classic Remake 1877 Bulldog Gatling Gun Carriage Model. Read More »

YSSA ANNOUNCES 2014 GRANT CYCLE SELECTIONS

The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) has announced the priority youth shooting sports programs selected for the 2014 grant cycle. Read More »

DOES YOUR SHOOTING TEAM NEED FUNDING? MIDWAYUSA FOUNDATION CAN HELP.

The MidwayUSA Foundation, a nonprofit charity founded by Larry & Brenda Potterfield, helps communities and organizations raise funds to support their shooting team. Read More »

Meeting the Challenge of Retaining New Shooters

Introducing young people to the pleasures and responsibilities of shooting is our most important task in ensuring that our shooting and hunting traditions remain intact. The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) was organized to address two important challenges regarding the recruitment and retention of new shooters:

  • Identify and support the needs of successful and safe youth programs
  • Provide leadership in the development and promotion of family-friendly shooting range facilities to encourage continued participation in the shooting sports

The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) received a certificate of incorporation from the Commonwealth of Virginia's State Corporation Commission effective July 25, 2007. Upon relocation to North Carolina, Articles of Incorporation of the YSSA were filed with the North Carolina Department of The Secretary of State. Certification was received with an effective date of April 4, 2008.

The Internal Revenue Service informed the YSSA on May 12, 2008 that the organization had been determined to be exempt from Federal income tax effective July 25, 2007 under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that the YSSA was classified as a private foundation.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a Certificate of Registration (Reg. No. 3,620,067) for the service mark "Youth Shooting Sports Alliance" on May 12, 2009.

Program Needs

Youth and social organizations have exposed millions of kids to the shooting sports. The shooting sports industry is literally besieged by this myriad of organizations requesting financial and/or product support. Although these requests for assistance are well intended, the collective scope of needs...

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Development

The National Range Survey & Needs Assessment (2007/2008 Edition), conducted by the National Association of Shooting Ranges (NASR), reported that 71 percent of ranges believe that programs designed to attract young shooters offer an excellent opportunity for growth. Two thirds of the private ranges...

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Planning

In order to best support youth shooting sports programs, the YSSA developed a strategic plan to shape and guide what our organization is; what it does; and why it does it.

Validated goals and objectives outlined in this plan are listed here...

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