The NRA offers a Sanctioned Special Tournament at reduced match fees to assist youth organizations with their junior shooting programs. A club or team that wants to participate must belong to a national youth-serving organization, such as (but not limited to) the 4-H, The American Legion, JROTC, the U.S. Jaycees, Royal Rangers, National High School Rodeo Association or the Boy Scouts of America. For more information and to obtain an NRA Youth Cooperative Program Confirmation Form, contact the Youth Programs Department at (703) 267-1505.
The NRA Sanctioned Special Tournament allows American youth-serving organizations with junior shooting programs the opportunity to conduct sanctioned tournaments at reduced match fees. Eligible clubs and teams may hold these tournaments for a lower cost per shooter than Approved or Registered tournaments. A club or team that wants to participate must belong to a national youth-serving organization, such as (but not limited to) the 4-H, The American Legion, the U.S. Jaycees or the Boy Scouts of America. NRA club affiliation and individual membership is encouraged but not required. The special tournament is considered Restricted, which means that the shooters will receive classification cards but national records may not be established.
To hold a special tournament under this program, have an officer of your national-level organization sign the Cooperative Youth Organization Confirmation Form to verify your club's affiliation or membership. Once the form has been received and confirmed by the parent organization, NRA will send your club a Tournament Application.
NRA has resources, programs and training to assist youth organizations, such as Boy Scout troops, Royal Ranger outposts, American Legion posts, JROTC units, 4-H clubs, FFA chapters, commercial summer camps and U.S. Jaycee chapters.