Dear Florida Sport Shooting Association Members,
Merry Christmas!! Happy Holidays!! On behalf of the FSSA Board of Directors, we hope your day is filled with the joy of the season.
A big THANK YOU, to our club leaders, coaches and instructors, and match support personnel who continue to volunteer their time, talent, and resources to lead and improve our clubs, organize, and conduct shooting events, and offer training. It’s needed, and very much appreciated.
Numerous shooting tournaments in multiple disciplines, including state and regional championships have marked a good year. Training is ongoing, with new junior shooting opportunities available. FSSA helped support our junior shooters at several championship events and helped sponsor a women’s firearms safety and orientation day. FSSA members and teams competed in Smallbore Rifle, Silhouette Rifle, Precision Pistol and High Power Rifle national championships. Many shooting opportunities exist throughout our state, and the prospect is good for more events in 2022.
I’m especially appreciative of our FSSA Directors for their leadership in coordinating and enhancing the shooting opportunities for our clubs, our members, and many other shooters. Well Done!
Finally, to all our members, my sincere appreciation for your support of FSSA. As we close out 2021 and prepare for the joys and challenges of 2022, THANK YOU for all you do in the name of our Second Amendment.
Please don't hesitate to contact me or any of your officers and directors with any questions or comments, or for any shooting discipline specific information (https://flssa.org/Contact). We're here to serve our members and our member clubs.
I wish you all the best of health, happiness, and good shooting for 2022.
Florida Sport Shooting Association
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Florida Juniors have been busy watching ISSF Junior World Cup in Lima, Peru. USA Shooting juniors walked away with 21 medals at World Cup. It was inspiring for the up-and-coming shooters to watch and hear about at the range.
Firearms Training Club of America in Lakeland have been holding USA Shooting sanctioned PTO’s once a month since September. In September we had 2 smallbore and air rifle shooters along with 6 air pistol shooters. October, we had 1 smallbore, 3 air rifle, and 6 air pistol shooters. In November we were able to have everyone shoot on electronic Sius targets. We had 1 smallbore and air rifle shooter with a personal best in smallbore at 1142 out of 1200. 6 air pistol shooters were excited to shoot on the electronic target for the first time and all recorded a personal best. Now we sit back and continue to practice with Florida State Junior Olympics to be held in December and January. The club will be adding two more Sius targets to have total of 4 to help run a smooth State Junior Olympics and give each shooter a true read of where they stand against the rest of the Junior in the country.
Beginning of November, we had 4 Florida shooters travel to Anniston, Alabama, CMP South Range to participate in Dixie Doubles match. All enjoyed the trip and one shooter just missed finals on both days by less than 5 points. This was an excellent opportunity for 2 of the shooters as they had never attended Dixie Doubles match in the past.
Two Florida shooters will be traveling to West Virginia University to attend the Walther Cup and compete in the Sunday fun match too. The Walther Cup grand prize is a Walther Air Rifle. This will be a well-attended match with 5 relays of 30 shooters in each to include current college team members, AMU, and current USA National team members. We are looking forward to seeing how they do up against the competition.
Next month we have 6 Florida shooters attending Winter Air Gun in Anniston, Alabama, along with Junior Activities Director, Jennifer Stanton. 2 will compete for the very first time in Air Pistol outside their home range. But we will do our best to support them for the wonderful experience they will gain to help them continue the path of competitive shooting. The other 4 juniors will compete in Air Rifle that starts the day after air pistol. This will be the last event for everyone until they attend a State of Florida Junior Olympics competition.
Florida Junior Olympics will be held in several locations across the state during the months of December to March. Disciplines offered will be smallbore and air rifle along for the first time in years air pistol. Locations of events will be Firearms Training Club of America in Lakeland, Hollywood Rifle and Pistol Club in Hollywood and Sarasota Military Academy.
Any questions or comments please feel free to reach out.
FSSA Junior Activities Director