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

​​​​​​​​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 promotes learning, maintaining gun safety, and the skills of competitive 4 Position precision marksmanship. 

Bolt action rifles as well as most safety equipment and targets are provided. NRA Trained Coaches guide the athletes to strive towards individual shooting goals.

Thursday Night Practice (Sept - June)

  • ​Training & Qualification shooting 5:30 PM to 7:30PM

  • 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 2022 / 2023

​​9/1/2022:      New Season Starts

9/8/2022:      New Shooter Safety Class (Full)

10/6/2022:    New Shooter Safety Class (Full)

11/10/2022:  Range Closed - No Practice - Area 2 Desert Classic

11/19/2022:  Swap Meet (Saturday)

11/24/2022:  Thanksgiving - No Practice - Range Closed

1/5/2023:      New Shooter Safety Class (Full)

​1/14/2023:    USA Shooting/AZ State Junior Olympic 
                      Smallbore Championships
1/28/2023:    USA Shooting/AZ State Junior Olympic 
                      Air Rifle & Air Pistol Championships 

​2/16/2023     New Shooter Safety Class (Full)

2/23/2023:    Range Closed - No Practice - WSSSC

3/11/2023:    Friends of the NRA Dinner (Click for info)

3/16/2023:    3Gun Clinic (For Current Members Only)

4/1/2023:      RSSC Swap Meet (8:00am - 3:00pm)

4/27/2023:    New Shooter Safety Class (Full)

6/1/2023:      End of the year fun shoot, potluck & awards night!

​9/7/2023:      New Season Starts (Tentative)


New Shooter Safety Class:

         April 27th: 5:30pm - Class Full

         Future Classes: TBD 

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.  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 (Div. 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
- Myles Gorin: CMP GSM Master Instructor, NRA Level 1 Rifle Coach
- Marc Orvin: ISSF Level A Judge, NRA Level 2 Rifle & Pistol Coach

- Tanya Jolly: Level 1 NRA Rifle & Pistol Coach