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

Responsibility & Dedication 

Recognition Awards

Olympic Style Competition

Gun Safety  

Areas of Focus

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

Email us  today at:

Juniors@RSSCAZ.com

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Rio Salado Junior Division 

 Smallbore & Precision Air Rifle

    Mesa, Arizona

​​​​​​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 as well as most safety equipment and targets are provided. NRA Trained Coaches provide opportunities to strive towards individual shooting goals.

Thursday Night Practice (Sept - June)

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

  • Do not arrive earlier than  5:00

  • September through June

  • .22LR Ammo for program use is $5.00 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 2021


September 2nd: Season Starts for Returning Juniors


September 16th: 1st New Shooter Class

                             (Must RSVP to the Invite)


September 30th: New Shooter Class

                             (Must RSVP to the Invite)


October 7th: No Practice (Extreme Benchrest)


November 11th: No Practice (Area 2 Desert Classic)


November 25th: Thanksgiving (All Ranges Closed)



New Shooter Safety Classes


Sept 16th: Must RSVP to the Invite

Sept 30th: Must RSVP to the Invite
Future Dates: TBA 

Email RSSCJuniors@gmail.com to get on the waitlist


If you are a new member, you must take our new shooter safety class first.  Dates for this class will be announced in August.  If you have RSVP’d for a class, then you will be receiving an email with more details.  

Membership fees: $75 per junior ($150 max per family) and $5/box of .22lr

John Karadsheh
Junior Division Director
Rio Salado Sportsman's Club
(602) 615-0843 Mobile​​



Our Coaches


- John Karadsheh (Division Director): Level 2 NRA Rifle Coach, CMP Range Officer
- Mike Costello (Head Coach): Level 3 NRA Rifle Coach
- Ed Roberts: Level 1 NRA Rifle Coach
- Miles Gorin: GSM Master Instructor
- Marc Orvin: USA Shooting Chief Range Officer, NRA Rifle Coach