National agencies for Sport in Britain (UK Sport) and in
Scotland (SportScotland) recognise the Scottish Target Shooting Federation
(STSF) as the governing body for Target
Shooting Sports in Scotland. Within STSF, smallbore rifle shooting is
represented by the SSRA.
As such, SSRA has to meet the management requirements of
these bodies, as well as seeking and supporting the direct needs of our
affiliated clubs and members.
All this has to run alongside (but not in competition to)
the existing structure offered by NSRA and British Shooting (BS,
The development group has several jobs:
External Marketing & Promotion.
Develop strategy to
promote our sport positively in the public domain.
into the sport.
In 2006, SSRA sent copies of a trifold flyer to all local
sports councils and all member clubs, to help them recruit new members,
and to promote the sport.
Additional copies are available on request.
On two occasions in 2007, SSRA provided air rifle
shooting at school open sports days in the borders.
Maintain contact and
relevance with smallbore clubs and Associations in Scotland.
members needs are represented and assist in development across Regions
and Minor disciplines.
In 2006, SSRA sent out a poster to all known smallbore
clubs, explaining the work done by the association and itemising the
For many years, SSRA development has supported the air
rifle championship and 3 Position Grand prix series.
SSRA has provided coaching to member clubs.
facilities – National facility.
In 2005, STSF surveyed all known shooting clubs in
Scotland to find out about facilities, membership and to take views of
the state of shooting sports in Scotland.
Performance group to develop coaching skills across the country.
SSRA runs NSRA coaching courses from time to time –
usually in response to specific demand.
Courses run by other groups often have spaces available.
See additional notes below, listing different coaching
levels, and various courses currently planned across the UK.
Sports Coach UK offer courses to coaches (not sport
specific) – see weblink below
funding for the sport in general and for facility development.
SportScotland (lottery) funding is currently directed
towards medal hopes for Commonwealth Games and Olympics.
Other streams are available:
Awards for all
Local Sports Council may offer grants for development or
for individual shooters
Help for Clubs is an online resource run by
SportScotland to assist all sports clubs in developing their structures,
organisation and programme.
This organisation is the lead agency for development
of the UK Coaching System (not sport specific)
This page specifically lists the workshops available
You can also check in your local Sports Council, who
may be hosting these courses
This is the
main site for sportscotland
provide many things to their members including insurance, and legal
Coaching Courses planned include:
3-4 Nov and 24-25 Nov, 2007 County Coach Course at
the National Indoor Shooting Centre, Aldersley
24-25 Nov, 2007, Club Coaches Course. Bisley
1-2 Dec, 2007, Club Instructors Course (Prone Rifle only)
8-9 Dec 2007, Bisley, ISSF/National Judges Course
either 13/14 or 20/21 Jan, 2008, Club Coach course
8-9 Mar 2008, Club Coach course at Easingwold, Yorkshire
For information on any of these, contact
Historically, Shooting Coach development in the UK has
been the shared responsibility of BS and NSRA. UK Sport no longer
provides funding for this to BS, so the NSRA have stepped in and have
taken on full responsibility.
There are several levels, which must be completed in
Range Conducting Officer – correspondence course, must be
signed off by County Coach or above
Club Instructor – basic level – how to put a raw beginner
into a shooting position – for Prone or 3P.
Club Coach – develop the shooting position, develop
planning and training process.
County Coach – Much more detail in planning – Technical,
Tactical, Physical, Mental etc
Regional Coach – Develop a group of shooters over an
National Coach – by invitation only
would like to work with or help the development group, please contact: