Dec 19

2019 ASRA Membership – Individual, Family, and Clubs

The benefits of purchasing an ASRA Membership.

  1. Insurance coverage as a volunteer and competitor;
  2. Opportunity to compete in your home province;
  3. Access to NCCP trained coaches;
  4. Youth athletes under the age of 21 have access to ASRA shooting equipment for training and competing;
  5. Financial assistance through AFSS grant programs for athletes, coaches and officials;
  6. Opportunity to be elected onto the Board of Directors;
  7. Receive regular communications via email; and
  8. You are showing your support for your provincial association that represents and promotes the Shooting Federation of Canada and ISSF Olympic style rifle shooting disciplines.

Club members are FREE.

ASRA Annual Membership Form 2019

Dec 19

2019 ASRA Athlete Grants

ASRA Athlete Grant Information (criteria for 2019 link to be posted soon) outlines the process to be followed to qualify for 2019 athlete grants.

Below you will find two Annual Training Plan templates to use as is or customize as desired.
Annual Training Plan template simple
Annual Training Plan template advanced
Deadline to Submit Annual Training Plans: January 27, 2019
Disbursement of Grant: January 2020

Nov 29

Rifle Marksmanship Training – Calgary Rifle and Pistol Club

The Calgary Rifle and Pistol Club has hosted a series of indoor rifle matches during the winter months for the past several years, sixteen to be exact.  For 2019, they are “refreshing” their program.  Instead of offering a true competition environment, they are shifting the focus by now offering actual training courses. This four-part series for 2019 will offer coaching for .22 style shooting in the prone, standing and kneeling positions.  They will combine classroom training along with live fire shooting on the range.  Anyone with a .22 cal. hunting rifle, sporting rifle or match rifle is welcome to attend.  They will follow the same schedule as was for the matches in the past, by hosting these sessions on the first Saturday of January through to and including April.

The link below contains additional information about these classes.  You will notice that the class size is limited to eight participants.  This means you are encouraged to register early – preferably by email.  Should they receive an overwhelming response, they would consider adding a second, afternoon class but for now, these will be morning sessions.

CRPC 2019 Marksmanship Program Information

 

May 22

ASRA Smallbore Provincials

June 8 – 10, 2018

LFGA Shooting Sports Facility, Lethbridge

Sporting Rifle, 50M Match (Prone, 3 Position)

2018 ASRA SMALLBORE PROVINCIALS REGISTRATION

2018 ASRA SMALLBORE PROVINCIALS

Mar 02

WANTED: AFSS Safety Officer Instructors

Alberta Federation of Shooting Sports is looking for Master Range Safety Officer Instructor and Range Safety Officers (RSO) Instructors.

If you are interested in becoming a Master Instructor or a RSO Instructor, submit your resume relevant to the role to afss@abshooters.org 

For more information: AFSS AD Master Range Safety Officer and RSO Instructors

Dec 14

New ISSF Rules

ISSF published via ISSF website, preliminary new rules on 12 Dec 2016 .There are some changes from the draft. Due to international backlash, the air rifle rules are still unofficial. Yet another meeting will take place: the rule re 140 mm butt stock depth may well be dropped entirely. Date TBA.  At present, all wooden stock rifles have been exempted and excluded. The rule in question as been temporarily numbered ISSF RULE 7.4.2.4

If a metal stocked rifle can not be altered or modified the above rule will be ignored and the rifle accepted as is until further notice.

All the other new rifle rules and the 24 shot Final will be in use at the Air Prov.:

Fore end depth now 120mm

No longer a butt plate lower extension limit.

Lateral butt plate displacement now 30m.

Weights location limited.

Optic lenses in rear sight.

Two 5 shot series at beginning of Final , 250 second time for each.

It is the responsibility of the athletes and coaches to know the rules beforehand

Here is the link to the ISSF website http://www.issf-sports.org/news.ashx?newsid=2718

 

Oct 07

2017 AFSS Scholarship

Congratulations to 2016 scholarship recipients Sebastian Robinson, air rifle competitor and Ashley Pikkert, air pistol official (past Canada Games medalist).

The Alberta Federation of Shooting Sports (AFSS) scholarships are for candidates who have demonstrated strong academic performance and a commitment to the sport of shooting through active participation and involvement.

These scholarships are designed to encourage athletes (up to age 25) to maintain their involvement in shooting sports while pursuing post-secondary studies. Two (2) scholarships of $1000 each will be awarded each year. Preference will be given to longtime residents of Alberta.

Application Deadline: December 1 annually

AFSS Scholarship Application

 

Sep 07

IOC moves shooting from group D up to group C

Shooting moved from Group D to Group C.

The International Olympic Committee announced a new grouping of Olympic sports for the purposes of the distribution of Olympic revenues to international federations, at a joint meeting of its Executive Board and that of the Association of Olympic International Federations at the SportAccord convention in St Petersburg, on the 29th of May.
Being group A the federation with the largest revenues share, and group E the group with the smaller revenues share, Shooting was elevated from group D up to group C.

The new ranking of existing Olympic sports for revenues share is as follows:
Group A
aquatics; athletics; gymnastics
Group B
basketball; cycling; football (soccer); tennis; volleyball
Group C
Shooting; archery; badminton; boxing; judo; rowing; table tennis; weightlifting
Group D
canoe/kayak; equestrian; fencing; handball; (field) hockey; sailing; taekwondo; triathlon, wrestling
Group E
modern pentathlon; golf; rugby sevens.

IOC proposed to ASOIF this new groups after evaluating sports according to six criteria. Each criteria was assigned a different weight:

• TV (the television audiences that each sport attracted during the games): 40
• Internet (the number of internet page views and social media mentions): 20
• General public (favourite sports, according to a survey): 15
• Spectators (ticket requests in the host territory): 10
• Press (number of favourable press articles): 10
• Universality (number of national federations): 5

The validity of this methodology was guaranteed by CIES, the International Centre for Sports Studies in Lausanne, as IOC authorities explained.
“Shooting was previously ranked in Group D. After the last evaluation our sport has been moved up into Group C. This means that the efforts of the ISSF to improve its visibility on TV and Internet were successful, and that Shooting is becoming more and more popular among sport fans.” ISSF President Olegario Vazquez Rana said.
“We welcome this positive news with great pleasure. Our aim is to keep on improving the status of Shooting on the international panorama.” Secretary General Franz Schreiber said. “The ISSF is doing things right in the fields of management, media and promotion, and this positive news proves it.”

 

Article also available here on line: IOC Group change

 

Oct 30

Latest CS4L Summary

Hey shooters:

The latest summary regarding Canadian Sport For Life and Long Term Athlete Development can be found on our downloads website page and also here: CS4L summary

Be sure to visit the CS4L website for much more information: CS4L

Canada Sport for Life is an initiative, started at the national level that is directed towards improving Canadians physical and mental health through life long sport involvement.

What better a life long sport than target shooting!

The structure of the CS4L program is based upon well developed sport opportunities and well laid out sport theory from youth to senior levels. The program DOES NOT FOCUS ON AGE so much as opportunity and maturity. This is most important since physical and mental maturation vary from person to person. The goal is to produce a
physically literate individual well based in sport theory.

The sport structure philosophy identified to carry out the CS4L program is Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD). The LTAD structure identifies a series of sport benchmarks around which a sport can start to focus and develop sport participation from youth to adulthood. One of the ultimate goals is podium performance.