Each season we enjoy providing opportunities for young adults to learn, compete and have fun through our Smallbore and Air Rifle Junior Shooting Division.

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Rio Salado Junior Division 

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Visit: ​​Rio Salado Sportsman's Club

 Smallbore & Precision Air Rifle

    Mesa, Arizona

Click on the buttons below to download a copy of our forms, for any further information please email:  Juniors@RSSCAZ.com

​​​​​Rio Salado's Junior Division Smallbore Program

Welcome New Shooters! 

The Junior Smallbore Division is open to both new and experienced shooters ages 10 through 20 in Arizona. Creating an environment for juniors to compete in Rifle Shooting that is indicative of learning and maintaining gun safety and the skills of competitive 4- Position precision shooting. 

Bolt action rifles are provided or bring your own. Most safety equipment and targets are provided. NRA Trained Coaches provide opportunities to strive towards individual shooting goals.

Thursday Night Practice 

  • ​Training & Qualification shooting 5:30 PM to 8:30PM

  • Do not arrive earlier than  5:00

  • September through May

  • .22LR Ammo for program use is $4.00 per box (50 Rounds)

Note: Safety is our paramount concern. Eye protection must be worn at all times while outdoors after entering the main gate.

Upcoming Schedule 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE​ 4/1/2020

Dear Shooters & Parents,

The Rio Salado Sportsman's Club's Executive Board has announced that due to Governor Ducey's Executive Order 2020-18, all divisional matches and practices are being suspended until April 30th, 2020.  Firearms related businesses are considered "Essential", therefore, Rio Salado Sportsman's Club will remain open, but only the Public Range, Member Ranges (for personal use) and the Sporting Clays Course will be operational at this time.

It is my hope that we will be able to resume Junior Division practices in May.  Also, for now, I am still planning on having our End of the Year Fun Shoot/Pot Luck and Awards Ceremony on June 4th.

Please keep monitoring the Rio Juniors’ social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram and watch for emails from me with updates.

Thank you all for your understanding.  I miss seeing you at the range!

Stay safe and healthy!

John Karadsheh

Junior Division Director
Rio Salado Sportsman's Club​


4th - End of the Year Fun Shoot & Awards Banquet

​​*Shooters must abide by all commands issued by range personnel. Failure to abide by these range rules may result in the shooter being asked to leave.