Junior Program

DIRECTOR: GARY SWARTZ (406) 542-1978

 The Hellgate Civilian Shooters Association (HCSA) JUNIOR RIFLE PROGRAM has been in existence since 1958. The program has been dedicated to teaching young men and women, under the age of 18, basic and advanced rifle marksmanship. 
Our season typically starts in October and ends in March. It is and has been geared toward three (3P) and four position (4P) air rifle and small bore rifle.

We start young shooters as early as nine (9) years of age; typically in our Sporter air rifle program.  Older Juniors progress to Precision air rifle and small bore.

We practice weekly and there are a number of local and State matches.  As the kids progress they can qualify for Regional and National matches including the Junior Olympics held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. 

From its early beginnings the HCSA JUNIOR SHOOTING PROGRAM has produced several State, Regional and National Champions.

Our current program is under the direction of:
Gary Swartz – ghswartz214@gmail.com or (406) 544-3823
Jason Herndon doublefront@gmail.com or (406) 550-2989

Check us out at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HellgateJuniors/

Recent Accomplishments:
Last year our Juniors completed in:
Winter Air Gun, Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO
CMP/USA Shooting Regional Championships, Sandy, UT
CMP/USA Shooting National Championships, Camp Perry, OH
Junior Olympics, Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO

This year our Juniors have:
Competed in the US Army Junior Nationals, Fort Benning, GA
Will be traveling to CMP/USA Regionals in April
Three of our Juniors have qualified for Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs, CO
Have qualified for CMP/USA Nationals in July

Five Hellgate Junior Shooters have graduated and have moved on to compete on NCAA collegiate rifle teams: Tennessee Martin, Nebraska, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, and UT El Paso.

Last year at CMP Nationals, two of our Juniors received the Distinguished Shooters Award given to those who have earned over 30 points in Regional and National competitions.






Girls Just Want To Have Fun!
L to R Abbey, Alexandria, Sarah, Ibby

Junior Olympic Rifle Championship Qualifiers
L to R Abbey, Alexandria, Kyle, Sam, Justin, Ibby, Sarah