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*Nearly two-thirds of respondents are athletes.


holder satisfaction and increase its Commitment Index score. Respondents were asked


in what proportion they would recommend that USAS provide resources to national team athletes as compared


to develop-


ing/grassroots athletes. Fifty-four percent of those responding suggested a 60% to 40% split between national team and develop- ing/grassroots athletes. The next most popular response was a 50%/50% split. Nine- teen percent of respondents made that suggestion. The survey asked three open-ended (write-in) ques- tions. They were: “What is the number one


thing that USAS could do or offer that would increase its value to you?” “What do you see as the


greatest, single challenge faced by USAS in the next fi ve years?” “What should USAS do


differently or change in or- der to become an even more effective organization? Approximately two-thirds


of respondents answered each of these questions. Fre- quently mentioned themes and clarifying quotes for these questions are:


Ways to increase value Events • “More USAS spon- sored shooting events or more even- ly distributed events across the U.S. Cur- rently have to travel too far…not cost ben- efi cial at this point.”


Respondent Affiliaon


Parent 8%


Volunteer 5%


Other 9%


Coach 14%


USAS Team Member (Current or Former) 9%


• “Events and training away from Colorado Springs.”


• “More training camps, more compe- titions, more ranges to shoot at.”


• “More organization during matches. A lot is open to interpreta- tion — i.e. equipment inspections, pre- event training sched- ules.”


Communication • “More timely details (exact dates, loca- tion) of specifi c disci- plines at matches to allow for making ear- lier travel arrange- ments.”


• “Educating athletes and their support (not trained) coach- es in how USAS and their sport operates and what opportuni- ties are available.”


• “Info for new shoot- ers about rules, com- petitions, how things happen.”


Open Athlete 20%


• “It seems impossible to navigate the path for getting your child involved…Please take the mystery out of the program!”


Youth Development • “More training op- portunities in gen- eral, such as shoot- ing ranges — there is a huge lack of appropriate training ground here and a lot of young people that would like to de- velop.”


• “Clinics by national coaching staff or res- ident athletes.”


• “More instructional resources (online, in- person)”


• -“Offer more oppor- tunities for kids not on the National or Olympic team to get coaching from the Olympic coaches so they have a better chance of making the teams.”


Greatest, single challenge Politics & public opinion/ media • “The negative impact of the misguided politically-motivated, anti-gun rhetoric per- petuated by the news media, as this will limit both adult and youth interest in par- ticipating in shooting sports.”


• “Gun and ammuni- tion control.”


• “More and more states are imposing tighter restrictions on gun control. Items like Washington’s Ini- tiative 594 severely limit juniors’ access to gear and the abil- ity to travel.”


• “The general lack of interest in competi- tive shooting that ex- ists in the USA.”


Jr. Athlete 35%


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