Juniors: Earn Valuable Marksmanship Training at the 2024 National Matches

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CAMP PERRY, Ohio – Each year, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) hosts the century-old National Matches, set to again fire July 11-Aug. 10, 2024, at the historic Camp Perry National Guard Training Site in Port Clinton, Ohio.

Along with a variety of competitions, the CMP facilitates several educational opportunities for adults and juniors, including the popular CMP Junior Highpower Clinic.

The three-day clinic focuses on more advanced training outside of fundamentals, including weather conditions, how to read wind, equipment use, shooting positions and rulebook standards. Juniors in the clinic spend a half day in the classroom, followed by dry-firing on Petrarca Range and two days of live-fire at 200, 300 and 600 yards. Those youth athletes who would like to attend this clinic must first attend the Rifle Small Arms Firing School.

Training is led by certified CMP personnel, highly trained civilian marksmen and women and military instructors. Juniors will receive one-on-one coaching during live-fire days – a new feature for 2024.

Learn more about the Junior Highpower Clinic and other educational offerings at the National Matches on the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/cmp-national-matches/clinics/.

About the National Matches:

The annual National Matches has been held at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Site since 1907, conducted by a partnership between the CMP and the Ohio National Guard. The month-long series showcases a variety of indoor and outdoor events for both adults and juniors and is comprised of the CMP National Trophy Pistol and Rifle Matches, National Games Matches, National Smallbore Matches, National Air Gun Championships and the National Mid-Range and Long Range Matches.

Along with several competitive opportunities, the National Matches includes a variety of educational clinics for marksmen and women at all experience levels as well as shopping selections from some of today’s leading industry vendors. Whether competing for the first time, a seasoned competitor or simply observing, the National Matches has something for everyone.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org.

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