The CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) offers a wide variety of resources for novice shooters and juniors. These materials help novices learn basic marksmanship skills and get started in competition. Some resources can be downloaded from the CMP website, while others are available for purchase from the CMP E-Store. In addition, The CMP maintains a Coaching Resources webpage with dozens of informative articles. Here are some of the CMP articles you can find online:
- On the Mark Magazine
This monthly magazine offers competition reports, news about junior events, along with instructional tips and coaching information.
- Gary Anderson Instructional Articles
This link opens an index page with 30+ articles by Gary Anderson, DCME. Topics include: Introduction to Marksmanship, Sight Adjustment and Zeroing, How to Practice, Rimfire Sporter and much more.
- Teaching Rifle Positions to New Shooters
This 10-page PDF guide teaches prone, standing and kneeling positions to new shooters. Contains dozens of photos and illustrations.
- A Junior Shooter’s Guide to Air Rifle Safety
This 20-page booklet, written for junior air rifle shooters, provides safety rules, procedures and guidelines.
- Rifle Safety and Marksmanship Test
This is for coaches to use with the Rifle Safety and Marksmanship Training CD.
These short marksmanship trainging videos cover the basics of the Kneeling, Standing, and Prone postions. (NOTE: these are live links — videos will launch when you click.)