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Olympic-style shooting program in the U.S.,” said USA Shooting’s National Pistol Coach Sergey Luzov. “The Progressive-Pistol Program can help stimulate in- terest and hopefully help drive more and more capable pistol athletes with greater ability and experience up the pipeline. Get- ting the pistol program where we want it to be requires an inclu- sive approach.” Helping grow participation

and excitement in PPP in recent years has been the creation of the PPP National Pistol program, giving junior athletes an oppor- tunity to participate in a postal (virtual match) competition three times per year (fall, winter and spring), leading up to the Ju- nior Olympic PPP Nationals. This program is designed to provide competitive experience and test skills practiced in between post- al matches in preparation for the Nationals. The PPP National

Postal Program offers clubs the opportunity to compete against each other without incurring trav- el costs and other fees. USAS has eliminated the need for reg- istration, a USAS membership and registration fees to encour- age greater involvement from clubs across the nation. The Progressive Position Pis-

tol Program is designed to ‘pro- gressively’ develop junior pistol athletes from supported posi- tions to the Olympic one-handed unsupported shooting. PPP gives the junior athlete the opportunity to focus on and learn the foun- dational pistol skills with the op- portunity to participate in com- petitions; developing confi dence, skills and knowledge at an early age.

“I have been attending the

PPP Nationals every year for the past several years,” said Assis- tant National Pistol Coach Russ Doucette. “Each year things

seem to run better and better and the participation of all the athletes is just unbelievable. I love to see the young shoot- ers, six- and seven-year-olds, competing right alongside of a Junior Olympian. In all the years I’ve been attending this event, I have found the nicest kids, par- ents and coaches you would ever want to meet.” “The PPP National Champi-

onship is the most exciting and rewarding experience my team has each year, said Kandi Smith, head coach for an Alabama- based Blocton Bullets. “They get to meet kids from all over the country and experience a top level match at an early age.” The PPP match competi-

tion is a precision pistol event. Multi-shot pistols may be used, but only a single pellet may be loaded at any given moment. The pistols must be .177 caliber (4.5 mm), and use compressed air or

compressed, non-fl ammable gas (such as CO2) for propellant. There are three categories of competitors in the Progressive Position Pistol Program, defi ned by the shooting position used by the competitor, including basic supported, standing supported and international (one-handed) standing. For more information on the

youth pistol programs avail- able from USA Shooting, ontact Michael Theimer by e-mail at michael.theimer@usashooting. org.

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Summer 2013 | USA Shooting News


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