Weekly Updates from the Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club Juniors Team...

Range Open for Juniors Sat., 7/7 & Rose, White, & Blue Parade Success

posted Jul 6, 2018, 7:21 PM by SCVRC Juniors

Saturday MQP Practice:
The range is open again tomorrow, Sat., 7/7/18, for Juniors Rifle Marksmanship Qualification Program training:
  • Experts/Distinguished Experts:  8:00am - 10:00am
  • Sharpshooters:  10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Marksmen:  12:00pm - 1:30pm

We'll be shooting the Orion National Monthly air rifle match and working on award levels.

Rose, White, and Blue Parade ""Results:

From organizer, Dave Truslow:
"SCVRC Juniors distinguished themselves for the 3rd year at the 2018 July  4th Rose, White, and Blue parade.

Out of 105 participating units, SCVRC Juniors were awarded "Most Patriotic" of all the parade participants. 

SCVRC's participation generates considerable interest in shooting sports and helps to educate the public. As before, no negative comments were heard - only positive enthusiasm. Uncle Sam was particularly impressed as shown in the photo.

Special thanks to Norlan, Nick, Brian, and Nicki for their help in this 
year's parade."

We all owe Dave a big round of virtual applause!  Dave has been one of our programs most supportive volunteers:
  • Dave pays for our parade entry fee every year
  • He furnishes the T-shirts our parade participants wear
  • He supplies the sweatshirts our elite shooters wear during the CMP Air Rifle clinics
Please say "thank you" to Dave for all he does for our program when you see him at the range!

Here's the "Most Patriotic" ribbon, just to the left of Uncle Sam.

4th of July Parade Participation Information

posted Jul 1, 2018, 12:24 PM by SCVRC Juniors   [ updated Jul 1, 2018, 1:03 PM ]

Hi Juniors Team,

Here's the information for participating in the Independence Day, Rose, White and Blue Parade, this Wednesday, July 4th 2018.

It's a pretty simple event for us:  carry a giant American along the 1.6 mile parade route and occasionally wave it at the crowd. (No practice required!)

-->  We need more participants if you can join us!  <--

Parade Schedule:  details here
  • 8:00 to 8:45am:  Meet at the parade assembly area 555 Dana Avenue (parking lot across from Lincoln High) .
    • Our group is #40 (out of 115 groups)
    • To find our group that morning, call Mike's cell (408) 693-5852, or Brian's cell (408) 590-5161
  • 9:00 a.m.   Entry Judging
  • 9:30 a.m.   All units to be in final parade line-up position
  • 10:00 a.m.   Parade begins!  Have fun!
  • 12:00 p.m.  Parade ends on The Alameda
  • Team logo T-shirts are provided to all participants to wear during the parade.  (You get to keep them after the parade.)
  • Dark jeans/pants, shorts, or skirts. 
Laster Shooting Festival Booth:
Afterwards, we staff a laser pistol booth for the Community Festival until around 3:00pm -- that's optional depending on your time.

Parade Route, Parking:

For More Information:
Please email me if you have any questions:  Mike Davis, scvrc.juniors@, (408) 693-5852

2017 Club Parade Participants

    Here's a video of our Club marching in the 2017 parade (starts at 40:33):

    Juniors Updates 6/22/2018

    posted Jun 20, 2018, 9:02 PM by SCVRC Juniors   [ updated Jun 22, 2018, 5:56 PM ]

    Competition Team Attends CMP Air Rifle Clinic in Parlier, CA

    Belluh, Peter, Kylar, Dylan, and Josue participated in the 2018 CMP 3-P Air Rifle Clinic in Parlier, CA, and dramatically improving their competitive marksmanship skills.

    The Clinic was led by 1992 Olympian Pete Duggan (?) and our team was coached by NCAA college rifle champions Rachel Mangan and Sarah Sutton.

    The Clinic focuses on giving high school aged rifle athletes the skills and knowledge to 

    Slides from the Clinic are available online at:  2018 CMP 3P Rifle Clinic Slides.

    --> Range Closed June 30, 2018 <--
    Note:  The range will be closed to Juniors on Saturday, June 30, 2018.  A private group has rented the range for the entire day.

    We'll be open for regularly scheduled training again on Saturday, July 7, 2018.

    --> We Still Need Juniors to march in the Parade and Carry the American Flag! <--
    Meeting time is at 8:30 am, the parade and begins at 10:00.  After the parade, there's a street fair to enjoy.  The SCVRC Juniors will be hosting a laser shooting gallery booth that's always popular with the crowd. 
    If you can participate, email Coach Mike @

    200-yard Smallbore Match Results
    15 Juniors competed in the first ever 200-yard smallbore prone match on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

    First in the sling class was Dylan and Sanjana.  In F-class (supported), Luke took first.  Complete results below.

    It was a great day and thanks go to match director Steve Reyes for organizing the event, buying the awards, and grilling the hot dogs.

    Juniors 200 Yard Smallbore Match, Next Sunday, 6/10/2018

    posted Jun 3, 2018, 6:04 PM by SCVRC Juniors   [ updated Jun 3, 2018, 6:36 PM ]

    Hi Everyone,

    Next Sunday, June 10, 2018 is our first ever Juniors 200-Yard Smallbore Prone Match!
    • Location is at the 200 Yard Range at the Santa Clara County Field Sports Park.
    • Start time is 8:00am.  Expected end time is 1:00pm
    • Fee:  $15 (includes range fee, lunch and awards)
    • Course of fire:
      • Unlimited sighters for five minutes
      • 20 record shots in 20 minutes
      • Choice of shooting with sling or using a rifle support
    For complete details, see the attached match bulletin.

    Important Notes:  
    1. If you have not already signed up, please RSVP by email to
    2. Parents must complete the attached Santa Clara County waiver form for your juniors to participate (form is field-sports-park-waiver-form.pdf)


    MidwayUSA Foundation -- May Fundraiser Wrap-up

    posted May 29, 2018, 9:03 PM by SCVRC Juniors   [ updated May 30, 2018, 4:17 PM ]

    We're wrapping up a month of great support from Parents and SCVRC members who have already donated to our MidwayUSA Foundation endowment account -- qualifying us to win an extra $5,000 grant award.

    With only two days left in May, if you can help our program out with an online donation, we'd be grateful for your support.

    Last year, the MidwayUSA Foundation grants helped five of our athletes attend the CMP air rifle clinics and dramatically improve their match scores.

    Lots of News! -- 5/18/2018

    posted May 18, 2018, 6:09 PM by SCVRC Juniors   [ updated May 18, 2018, 6:15 PM ]

    Lot's of Straight Shootn' News!

    • Outdoor 200-yard smallbore practice at Metcalf this Sunday, 5/20/2018, at 8:00am for the Junes long-distance match.  Match Bulletin here.  See Coach Mike for Details.

    • Range Closed on Saturday May 26, 2018, for the Memorial Day holiday.

    • 200-Yard Juniors Match on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Match Bulletin here.

    Spring Brings Smallbore Season

    posted Apr 12, 2018, 10:13 PM by SCVRC Juniors   [ updated Apr 12, 2018, 10:17 PM ]

    Outdoor Training at Field Sports Park, 200-yard Range
    Last Sunday, the SCVRC Juniors practiced for two upcoming outdoor smallbore (.22) rifle events:  50-yard 3-position and 200-yard prone.  Thanks to the Juniors who participated:  Josue, Isaac, Mela, Luke and Emily.

    Many thanks to Steve Reyes for arranging the range space and refurbishing the target frames.

    This upcoming Sunday, 4/15/2018 @ 8:00am, we'll be practicing for the 200-yard prone match on June 10, 2018 (match bulletin will be released later this week).

    If you want to practice this Sunday, let coach Brian, Nick or Mike know so we can bring equipment for you.

    Saturday MQP Practice:
    Same times for practice this Saturday, 4/14/2018:
    • Experts/Distinguished Experts:  8:00am - 10:00am
    • Sharpshooters:  10:00am - 12:00pm
    • Marksmen:  12:00pm - 1:30pm
    Please arrive on time!

     ~ Mike Davis |

    Sat. 3/31/18: Vote for Team Names!

    posted Mar 29, 2018, 10:17 PM by SCVRC Juniors

    Saturday Hours: 
    We're back to our usual rifle safety and marksmanship training schedule for this Saturday, 3/31/2018:
    • Experts/Distinguished Experts:  8:00am - 10:00am
    • Sharpshooters:  10:00am - 12:00pm
    • Marksmen:  12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Select the Competition Team Name:
    We'll take a final vote on this year's name for our competition team.  The five semi-finalists include:
    • Pellet Pushers
    • No Scopes
    • Air Benders
    • Bulls in the Ring
    • Led Slingers
    You can vote online!

    Sat. 3/3/2018 Orion Results

    posted Mar 4, 2018, 10:33 AM by SCVRC Juniors   [ updated Mar 4, 2018, 10:35 AM ]

    Our Experts and Distinguished Experts competed in a training match -- sporter air rifle, 3-Position -- yesterday, results were:

    Rank Participant Prone Standing Kneeling Individual
    1 Lee, Kylar (101) 91 - 2 64 - 0 61 - 0 216 - 2
    2 Galiotto, Dylan (102) 89 - 2 45 - 0 61 - 0 195 - 2
    3 Jayaraman, Abhimanyu 'AJ' (103) 80 - 1 19 - 0 72 - 0 171 - 1
    4 Macias, Emily (279289) 74 - 0 39 - 0 53 - 0 166 - 0

    Complete online results at the Orion Scoring Center.

    Enter a Team Name -- Selection Voting on 3/17/2018

    posted Mar 4, 2018, 10:03 AM by SCVRC Juniors   [ updated Mar 4, 2018, 10:10 AM ]


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