2023 Hot Shots

FSA has an exciting 2023 Youth Shooting Sports Program. From May to October youth have the opportunity to
participate in either FSA’s archery, 4-position Smallbore Rifle program or shotgun (Skeet or Trap)
program.  FSA’s Youth Shooting Sports Program is open to all youth ages 8 to 18 (male or female) and does not
require club membership, so invite your friends. We’ll meet at FSA the second Saturday each month from 9:00
to 12:00 for instruction and practice.  For youth desiring to become more serious, Hot Shots is an entry point for
the FSA Air Rifle Team and SCTP Lead Slingers Shotgun teams.  Hot Shots is an opportunity for youth who
want to shoot for pleasure or work toward shooting competitively. In the Hot Shots Program they will progress
through the NRA Winchester Marksmanship Program earning awards as they go.
New this year is our archery program available for youth up to 18 years old. The youth should have the
physical strength to pull back a 25 pound bow and the mental and emotional maturity to participate in a coached
sport. FSA will provide bows, arrows, and eye protection.
4-Position Smallbore Rifle-
Youth 8 to 18 years of age will receive instruction on shooting from 4 positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, and
standing) a .22 caliber target rifle utilizing a sling.  As competency increases, the marksmen move to higher
(more difficult) positions.  We’ll follow the NRA 4-position small bore program guidelines.  FSA will provide
rifles, ammo, targets, ear protection, and eye protection.  The youth will need to bring to each practice: a pair of
gloves, 2 sweat shirts, and a pad or piece of carpet to lie on.
 The shotgun program is open to youth up to 18 years of age.  The youth should be approximately 100 lbs. and
have the physical strength to handle a shotgun and the mental and emotional maturity to participate in a team
sport. Youth will be introduced to Trap or Skeet disciplines and will receive instruction to develop shotgun
shooting skills. FSA will provide shotguns, ammo, ear and eye protection, and targets. 
For 2023 we plan to have registration on April 22 nd . At this time we’re not limiting the number of youth
participants.  We will conduct NRA First Steps Rifle and Shotgun Certification training on April 22 nd .  First
Steps will be mandatory all youth joining Hot Shots for the first time and recommended for parents.
The cost to participate is $30 per shooting youth for the summer (cash or check).  The fee offsets a small portion
of FSA’s cost of targets, ear and eye protection, ammunition, NRA First Steps packet, and awards.
Next Steps:
We will have a meeting on April 22nd at 8:30 A.M. in the FSA Education Building to review programs,
equipment needs, answer questions, and register youth which will be followed by First Steps Training for youth
entering the program for the first time while returning shooters will report to the ranges for shooting practice.
If in the meantime if you’d like additional information please feel free to email either Brian Ferneding
– brianferneding@gmail.com  or Jon Beyer – beyerjon80@gmail.com
April 22 nd   First Steps Training and Sign Ups
May 13 th Hot Shots Practice
June 10 th     Hot Shots Practice
July 8 th        Hot Shots Practice          
Aug 12 th         Hot Shots Practice
Sep 9 th        Hot Shots Practice
Oct 14 th         Hot Shots Practice and Pizza Party with Awards