Youth Shooting Sports Program Directory

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YSSA Outreach

YSSA ANNOUNCES 2016 GRANT PROGRAM

The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) is conducting its ninth National Youth Shooting Sports Program Needs Assessment this fall. Youth program leaders are welcomed and encouraged to submit an application for YSSA support by September 23, 2015. Read More »

FNH USA, LLC DONATES FIREARMS TO YSSA

The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) recently announced that FNH USA, LLC continued their support of efforts to recruit and retain youth in the shooting sports with a generous donation to the YSSA of rifles, handguns and shotguns. Read More »

RUGER AUCTIONS RAISE $28,200 FOR YSSA

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. presented a check for $28,200 to the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) to help promote the safe and responsible use of firearms. Read More »

RSR GROUP, INC. SUPPORTS YOUTH SHOOTING SPORTS

The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance recently announced the receipt of a $10,000 donation from RSR Group, Inc. Read More »

ELLETT BROTHERS HOSTS SILENT AUCTION TO BENEFIT YSSA

Ellett Brothers hosted their annual silent auction to benefit the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance. 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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