Marksmanship

Program Manager:  Vic Seiter

Contact E-mail for More Information:  vicseiter@gmail.com

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PURPOSE
The UHC Hurricanes Marksmanship Program uses individual and team shooting sports to help develop the skills of commitment, discipline, focus, respect, responsibility, safety, sportsmanship, teamwork, and a strong work ethic from a Christ-centered worldview in the lives of our youth members.


SEASON
September - May
Practices are not mandatory, but open for you to participate as much as possible on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm, and one Friday evening per month, 6-8pm.  Optional Shotgun practice is on the 2nd and 4th Sunday afternoon 1:30-4:30.  Hurricanes will receive a SharpShooters Range membership good for an individual or family, and only valid Sept-May on weekday. 
Match competitions typically are scheduled on Saturdays.  
  


DIVISIONS
High School grades 9-12 boys and girls
Middle School grades 7-8 boys and girls
Elementary School grades 5-6 boys and girls

  
DISCIPLINES

RIFLE  PISTOL  SHOTGUN
Depending on the discipline selected, Match competitions and Individual qualifications will use the following:
.177 Air Rifle, .22 Rimfire Rifle, .22 Rimfire Pistol, 9mm Pistol, and your choice of an over/under or semi auto Shotgun in either 12 or 20 guage. The Team has a limited number of guns available for use.  It is recommended that you eventually use your own gun at practices and matches.


 


SAFETY TRAINING
Each student must successfully complete the NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course administered by our NRA Certified Firearm Instructor.
This course teaches basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.  After classroom instruction, students receive practical shooting experience on the range in the following shooting positions:  Bench Rest, Prone, Sitting, Standing, and Kneeling.  Upon completion, the student earns a certificate in Basic Practical Rifle and becomes qualified to pursue further Individual Achievement Levels.  Course completion also qualifies the student to join the Hurricanes Marksmanship Team. 


 

Bio for Program Manager Vic Seiter - Vic Seiter is a former police officer, NRA certified Rifle and Pistol Instructor, SASP certified Pistol Coach, NRA certified Rifle Coach, NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, GSSF Range Officer, and a Certified Shotgun Coach with SC DNR, SCYSF, and SCTP.  Vic is the Director of Training and Development for SharpShooters Indoor Range in Greenville, SC, helping churches with risk evaluations and trains church security teams how to respond to difficult circumstances.  He has worked in the Planning Departments for Greenville County and the GC School District. He has served his community widely as a Boy Scout den leader, ESL literacy instructor, soccer coach, Bible Study Fellowship group leader and local businessman. He is a lifelong shooting enthusiast having been extensively trained by his father, an award-winning shooter and captain of the Citadel Rifle team. He and his wife Maylin are active in their church. His son, Jacob, has been one of our Hurricane Archers for the past 4 years. 


Why Marksmanship?

Hurricane Athletics offer fantastic opportunities to Upstate students interested in sports.  Whether scoring a touchdown or a goal, shooting a basket or a bow, hitting a ball or a mark, running a race or a routine, there are many advantages to participating in team and individual sports.

The Marksmanship team is no exception when considering the benefits of sports.  Not all sports use a ball, but they can have a goal to reach, a point to score, a target to aim at, or a time to beat.  A Hurricane Marksmanship team member practices to develop skills and character, exercise control, and learn the safe use of our rifles.  Shooting Sports help develop certain qualities that can carry over into other settings and relationships throughout the athlete's life.

Here's a short list of the benefits of Marksmanship, but you may think of even more:

 

* Responsibility
* Friendships
* Social interaction
* Respect
* Self control
* Admiration and appreciation for others
* Camaraderie
* Cooperation
* Overcoming adversity
* Working together
* Focus, accuracy, concentration
* Leadership
* Setting and reaching goals


We work together as a team, compiling individual scores to reach a team score at matches.  We encourage each other to do well and improve as a team.  

Individual target scores are recorded at every practice to reach various levels of skill qualification set by the NRA to earn multiple awards ranging from Pro Marksman to Distinguished Expert.

Concentration is required and self control is essential.  The bullseye on a paper target is the same size as the air rifle pellet ( .177 inches or 4.5 mm ). An individual practices to hit the bullseye, 10 meters down range.  

With the small bore Rimfire rifle, a bullet ( .22 inches or 5.5 mm ) is shot from a distance of 50 ft and also has a bullseye the size of the bullet.  The shooters must  focus on several things all at once, disciplining themselves to do well.  Body movement must be minimized, creating a stationary rest for the rifle.  Breathing must be controlled.  A disciplined touch of the finger on the trigger, slowly squeezed is important.  Using your dominant eye to take aim at the bullseye and using both front and rear sights all perfectly aligned throughout the entire shooting process makes this sport challenging and fun.

Students go through days of training and testing to pass the NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Safety Course that teaches the athlete to never be around a gun unless a responsible adult is present.  When responsible, trained adults are supervising shooting activities, the marksmanship team upholds mandatory rules. 

* Always keep your gun pointed in a safe direction.
* Always keep your gun unloaded until instructed to fire in a safe direction.
* Always treat every gun as if it were loaded. 
* Always keep your finger off the trigger until instructed to shoot at the target.

We are a "Cold Range" meaning we keep all firearms cased and unloaded with safetys on and actions open until instructed to uncase, load and make ready only at the firing line.  Handling of any gun is prohibited until Range Safety Officers verify targets, what is beyond the target, confirm empty gun chambers and make sure eye/ear protection is on everyone.  Safe handling areas are designated for cased, empty guns to enter.  As guns are uncased in these designated areas, an RSO will verify empty as the handler also confirms empty.  Ammunition is prohibited in these areas.  Function tests, cleaning, and take-down/reassemble activities may be performed only in a designated Safe Handling Area supervised by an RSO.

Multiple parents have become trained and certified NRA Range Safety Officers to oversee the Marksmanship team during practices.  Team members help each other follow the safe use and handling guidelines they've agreed to keep by demonstration and verbal reminders.  

Why not consider the Marksmanship Team and take advantage of an opportunity to learn more about safe Shooting Sports to develop individual skills and qualities that will last a lifetime.

 


GREENVILLE HURRICANE MARKSMANSHIP TEAM 2019-2020 SEASON

SEASON
SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 – MAY 16, 2020        
REGISTRATION

  • GREENVILLEHURRICANES.COM                 
  • CLICK ON “REGISTRATION IS OPEN”
  • LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM AT OUR OPEN HOUSE - SHARPSHOOTERS INDOOR RANGE, 1345 RUTHERFORD RD, GREENVILLE, SC 29609,  THURSDAY AUGUST 29TH 6:00-7:00PM.

DIVISIONS
LADIES SQUAD, MENS SQUAD FOR EACH AGE GROUP:

  • 5TH-6TH GRADE- ELEMENTARY, ROOKIE DIVISION
  • 7TH-8TH GRADE- MIDDLE, INTERMEDIATE DIVISION
  • 9TH-10TH GRADE- HIGH, JUNIOR VARSITY DIVISION
  • 11TH-12TH GRADE- HIGH, SENIOR VARSITY DIVISION

PRACTICES
ALL PRACTICES ARE OPTIONAL.  PRACTICES ARE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP SKILLS AND FRIENDSHIPS WHILE SURROUNDED BY TEAMMATES, COACHES AND INSTRUCTORS ENCOURAGING EACH OTHER TO IMPROVE.  PRACTICES WILL BE USED TO REVIEW SAFETY STANDARDS; TO LEARN AND EXERCISE A PARTICULAR SHOOTING DISCIPLINE; TO PREPARE FOR SPECIFIC UPCOMING MATCHES, TO UNDERSTAND A COURSE AND ITS RULES; AND TO ACHIEVE INDIVIDUAL NRA SKILL QUALIFICATION LEVEL MEDALS.  FOR THOSE WANTING TO PARTICIPATE IN A MATCH, SQUADS OF 3 OR 4 WILL BE FORMED BASED ON THE RESULTS OF PRACTICE FOR EACH DIVISION.  MATCHES ARE USUALLY ON SATURDAYS WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS THAT OFFER A THURSDAY OR FRIDAY OPTION.  1ST PRACTICE SEPTEMBER 9TH

  • Rifle and Pistol Practice - Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 SharpShooters Indoor Range
  • Shotgun Practice - 2nd and 4th Sundays 1:30-4:30 Belton Gun Club
  • Pistol Practice - 4th Friday each month 6:00-8:00 SharpShooters Indoor Range
  • Rifle and Pistol Practice - Occasional outdoor practice once monthly- to be announced

PREREQUISITES
SPORTS PHYSICAL-    http://greenvillehurricaneathletics.website.sportssignup.com/Site/Sports-Physicals     $25

NRA BASIC SHOOTING SAFETY CERTIFICATION- (IF NOT ALREADY CERTIFIED)   8 HR COURSE, SEPT 9,10,12,13, 6-8PM, SHARPSHOOTERS TRAINING ROOM
 vicseiter@gmail.com (864) 363-3805      $75

SC DNR HUNTER ED COURSE- (ONLY FOR SHOTGUN)    www.dnr.sc.gov/education/hunted.html      $FREE
 
DISCIPLINES

  • .177 AIR RIFLE - 3 POSITION BULLSEYE (NRA, CMP)
  • .22 RIMFIRE RIFLE - BULLSEYE AND STANDING ACTION STEEL (NRA, SASP)
  • .22 RIMFIRE PISTOL - BULLSEYE AND STANDING ACTION STEEL (NRA, SASP)
  • 9MM PCC RIFLE - STANDING ACTION STEEL (SASP)
  • 9MM PISTOL - ACTION STEEL, STANDING BULLSEYE (SASP, GSSF, USPSA, W.A.R., NRA)
  • SHOTGUN - TRAP, SKEET, SPORTING CLAYS (NRA, SC DNR, SCTP, 4H)

EACH DISCIPLINE WILL HAVE OPTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUAL SKILL QUALIFICATONS AS WELL AS COMPETITIVE MATCH OPPORTUNITES THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.

RESPONSIBILITIES
To remain on the Hurricanes Marksmanship Team, athletes must follow the safety rules below and always be quick to follow all instructions given by Range Safety Officers, Coaches, Instructors and adult assistants. 

  • Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
  • Always keep your finger off the trigger until command to fire has been given and your sights are on target.
  • Always know your target and what is beyond it.
  • Always keep your gun unloaded until command to load has been given at the firing line.
  • Always assume all guns are loaded and treat them safely with the well-being of others in mind.

EQUIPMENT
Athletes will need to bring to each practice and competition their own:

  • Personal Eye and Ear protection
  • Ammunition
  • Range bag

Guns and Targets will be provided for athletes to use if needed.  However, it is highly recommended that you bring your own guns to practices and competitions.  Guns must be cased, unloaded and untouched from your home, all the way to the firing line at the range.

COSTS

  • $199 REGISTRATION FEE FOR ENTIRE SEASON – COVERS LIMITED MEMBERSHIP TO SHARPSHOOTERS INDOOR RANGE SEPT-MAY, TEAM UNIFORM, INSURANCE, HURRICANES OVERHEAD, ADDITIONAL FACILITY AND RANGE FEES, AWARDS, TARGETS, SOME AMMO, SOME ENTRIES.
  • PURCHASE YOUR OWN AMMUNITION FOR YOUR DESIRED DISCIPLINES.
  • PURCHASE YOUR OWN PERSONAL EYE AND EAR PROTECTION.
  • PAY ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR EACH ORGANIZATION AN ATHLETE COMPETES IN-  AVG $20.
  • PAY MATCH FEES FOR COMPETITIONS THAT AN ATHLETE DECIDES TO PARTICIPATE IN-  AVG $20.
  • OPTIONAL— PERSONAL GUNS, (HOLSTER) AND CASE.

REMINDER- MARKSMANSHIP ATHLETES ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO PARTICIPATE IN EVERY SHOOTING DISCIPLINE.   JOINING EVERY ORGANIZATION AND THE ACCOMPANYING GUN/EQUIPMENT/TRAVEL MAY BE COST PROHIBITIVE.  PRACTICES ARE USED FOR ATHLETES TO DETERMINE THEIR INTERESTS AS GUNS AND COURSES ARE INTRODUCED, DEMONSTRATED AND TRIED.
 
GUNS
TEAM GUNS ON HAND FOR ATHLETES TO USE:

  • .177 AIR RIFLES- DAISY
  • .22 RIMFIRE RIFLES- RUGER, REMINGTON, SAVAGE
  • .22 RIMFIRE PISTOLS- RUGER, BROWNING
  • 9MM PISTOLS- GLOCK
  • 9MM PCC RIFLES- COLT, BUSHMASTER
  • 12 AND 20 GA SHOTGUNS- A LIMITED VARIETY OF O/U AND SEMI AUTO

PERSONAL GUNS ARE RECOMMENDED, BUT TEAM GUNS CAN BE BORROWED.   WE DO NOT EXPECT ANYONE TO BUY ALL GUN TYPES TO COMPETE IN EVERY MATCH- TEAM GUNS CAN BE USED INSTEAD UNTIL YOU KNOW FOR SURE THE GUN YOU WOULD LIKE TO BUY AT SOME POINT. 
AT PRACTICES, WE WILL MAKE SUGGESTIONS FOR THE BEST GUN MODELS TO USE AT EACH MATCH.  DISCOUNTED PURCHASE PROGRAMS WILL BE INTRODUCED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, SO THERE IS NO NEED TO GO OUT AND BUY A GUN RIGHT AWAY. 

Special Annual Events 

The Wilds Christian Camp - wilds.org  
Rifle - ANNUAL SPRING RIFLE MATCH MARCH 21
SharpShooters - INDOOR RANGE HOSTS HURRICANE FAMILY PRACTICES AND MATCHES 
Rifle, Pistol - MONTHLY MATCHES AND COMPETITIONS, WEEKLY PRACTICES
W.A.R. Wounded And Recovering Fund greenvillewarfund.com
Pistol - ANNUAL MATCH BENEFITS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS NOV 8-9
IDPA - Host SC State Match for International Defensive Pistol Association
Pistol - Volunteer Service Project at Belton Gun Club October 18-19
MIDWAY - MIDWAY USA FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT TRUST FUND
ALL - Hurricane Marksmanship Team Fundraiser Source

 

AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING MATCH COMPETITION PARTICIPATION FOR OUR TEAM

CMP - Civilian Marksmanship Program
thecmp.org                        
Air, Rifle - STATE AIR RIFLE MATCH, NATIONAL POSTAL MATCHES, $10 membership
DNR - Department of Natural Resources dnr.sc.gov/education/SCTS        
Shotgun -  SC STATE TRAP/SKEET/CLAYS AND SC GOVERNORS CUP $FREE
GSSF - Glock Sport Shooting Foundation gssfonline.com                 
Pistol - INDOOR AND OUTDOOR GLOCK MATCHES $35 membership
NRA - National Rifle Association competitions.nra.org    
All disciplines - MULTIPLE COMPETITIONS $35 membership
SASP - Scholastic Action Shooting Program sssfonline.org                   
Rifle, Pistol - COUNTY, STATE, REGIONAL, NATIONAL MATCHES $25 membership
SCTP - Scholastic Clay Target Program sssfonline.org                   
Shotgun - UPSTATE, STATE, NATIONAL MATCHES $25 membership
SCSA - Steel Challenge Shooting Association steelchallenge.com        
Rifle, Pistol - SPARTANBURG, STATE, NATIONAL MATCHES $40 membership

INDIVIDUAL SKILL QUALIFICATION PROGRAM

ACHIEVE EACH LEVEL PROGRESSIVELY FOR EACH DISCIPLINE (RIFLE, PISTOL, SHOTGUN) TO EARN YOUR AWARD MEDAL, CERTIFICATES AND PATCH.  

  • LEVEL 1 PRO-MARKSMAN
  • LEVEL 2 MARKSMAN
  • LEVEL 3 MARKSMAN FIRST CLASS
  • LEVEL 4 SHARPSHOOTER
  • LEVEL 5 EXPERT
  • LEVEL 6 DISTINGUISHED EXPERT 


Vic Seiter, Program Manager 
Greenville Hurricane Marksmanship

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