Youth Competitive Programs
For years our competitive program has been synonymous with precision BB Gun competition. The Central Arkansas Hawkeyes club is expanding, and with that comes more opportunities. Depending on interest and the number of people that register for these programs, here are the disciplines that we now offer to our youth. We have limited space in each discipline so be sure to sign up for your area of interest. Registration will begin in August to correspond with National Shooting Sports Month. Seasons run in conjunction with the standard school year calendar. Practices usually start in early fall with matches taking place in winter, spring, or even summer.
Precision BB Gun
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Ages: 9 to 15, or 4th Grade to 10th Grade (minimum age must be met prior to Jan 1)
Distance: 5 meters - Indoor
Recommended for those youth who have never shot competitively before. This program instills basic marksmanship and proper gun handling in a competitive environment. Includes a written safety test.
Sporter PCP Air Rifle
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Ages: 12 to 18, or 7th Grade to End of High School (minimum age must be met prior to Jan 1)
Distance: 10 meters - Indoor
Recommended for those older youth who have already been introduced to the basics of competitive shooting and who are looking for an increased challenge. Must be able to safely handle the competitive air rifle and a spotting scope on their own.
Precision Air Rifle & .22 - By Special Inquiry Only
Level: Advanced to Junior Olympic
Ages: 14 to 20, or 9th Grade to College (minimum age must be met prior to Jan 1). It is highly recommended that you do not start this level of shooting any later than 9th Grade if you want to prepare for a path to collegiate shooting.
Distance: 10 meters to 50 meters - Indoor (50 meters outdoor)
For advanced older youth shooters who are already skilled in competitive shooting and who are looking for a path to collegiate or elite competition.
Youth IDPA Pistol
Level: Advanced to Expert
Ages: 15 to 20, or 10th Grade to College (minimum age must be met prior to Jan 1)
Distance: Variable - Outdoor
Recommended for advanced teen shooters who have completed our other disciplines and/or who desire a different style of shooting besides precision rifle.
Youth Educational & Recreational Programs
The Central Arkansas Hawkeyes program also has a couple of educational and recreational events that you can take advantage of, both of which occur during the summer!
S7 & 4-H Summer Day Camp
Level: Beginner Non-Competitive
Ages: 7 to 10
Distance: 5 meters - Indoor & Outdoor. This will be a fun preparatory program following the Daisy 10 Lesson Curriculum. Designed for young kids preparing for competition.
Magnificent S7 Shootout
Level: Any Level
Ages: 8 to 16
Distance: 5 meter - Outdoor. A fun gift for any Father's Day. Create a team with your child and compete head to head with other teams to see if you come out on top.
What Can Youth Get From Our Programs?
How are we doing!? We are always looking for ways to improve!
Please contact us, and let know how we are doing! We welcome feedback and suggestions! It is always our desire to strive for excellence in what we provide to our youth and their families!!