National Rifle Association/USA Shooting/Civilian Markmanship Program

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has agreed to adopt ASEP Bronze Level coaching education courses as part of its requirements for becoming a Certified Coach.

The National Rifle Association currently requires Coaching Principles (online or classroom courses) and recommends Sport First Aid (online or classroom courses).

Shooting coaches can purchase and take Coaching Principles Online and Sport First Aid Online directly from the ASEP Web site. Just click on the course titles in the table below. Or, if you prefer to take the Coaching Principles Classroom and Sport First Aid Classroom versions of the courses, contact the NRA for a schedule of clinics, search ASEP’s Classroom Course Finder, or look for an instructor in your area.

From beginner to developing competitor, the NRA Training Department develops safe, ethical, responsible shooters through a network of over 50,000 instructors, 1,200 training counselors, and 2,000 coaches. NRA Training Counselors recruit and train instructors to teach NRA’s basic firearm courses to the general public. Coaches, in turn, develop competitive shooters at the club, high school, collegiate, and national levels.

The shooting coach program is a cooperative effort of the three major competitive shooting organizations in the United States: the NRA, USA Shooting (USAS), and the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). The NRA is the governing body for many domestic shooting sports programs and administers the Coach Program. Contact the Shooting Coach Program at (703) 267-1401 or visit www.nrahq.org. USA Shooting is the National Governing Body for the Olympic and international shooting sports in the United States. Find out more about USA Shooting online at www.usashooting.org. The CMP is a federally charted not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to train U.S. citizens in marksmanship and firearm safety with an emphasis on youth. Visit CMP online at www.odcmp.com.

Contact Information
National Rifle Association
Contact: Daniel Subia or Don Sipes
National Coach Trainers
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA  22030
Web: www.nrahq.org


NRA/USAS/CMP Required and Recommended Courses:

Coaching Principles

This online self-paced course includes the printed text Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition. Geared toward high school and club-level coaches (those who coach athletes age 14 and older), the 20-unit online course challenges coaches to define their coaching philosophy, objectives, and style; enhance communication and motivational skills; become more effective teachers; and improve team, relationship, risk, and self-management skills. Coaching Principles covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach—on and off the field.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials With your course registration, you'll receive a hard copy of the text Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, a valuable reference guide for seasons to come.
Instructor-Led Classroom Course With Print Materials

Coaching Principles with E-book

This online self-paced course includes the e-book Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition. Geared toward high school and club-level coaches (those who coach athletes aged 14 and older), the 20-unit online course challenges coaches to define their coaching philosophy, objectives, and style; enhance communication and motivational skills; become more effective teachers; and improve team, relationship, risk, and self-management skills. Coaching Principles covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach—on and off the field.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With this version of Coaching Principles, you'll receive the Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, textbook as an e-book that's accessible through the online course.
Instructor-Led Classroom Course With Print Materials

Sport First Aid 5th Edition

Provides high school and club coaches with action steps for the care and prevention of more than 110 sport-related injuries and illnesses. With Sport First Aid, you will be prepared to make critical decisions and respond appropriately when faced with medical emergencies.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials With your course registration, you'll receive a hard copy of the text Sport First Aid, Fifth Edition, a valuable reference guide for seasons to come.
Instructor-Led Classroom Course With Print Materials

Sport First Aid 5th Edition with E-book

Provides high school and club coaches with action steps for the care and prevention of more than 110 sport-related injuries and illnesses. With Sport First Aid, you will be prepared to make critical decisions and respond appropriately when faced with medical emergencies.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course This version of the online course includes the Sport First Aid textbook in e-book format. The e-book is accessible from within the online course.
Instructor-Led Classroom Course With Print Materials