The junior shooting competitions create an opportunity for juniors to compete at regional and national level with air rifle and 22 rimfire rifles in different age classes. Regional rankings are created for each one of these competitions on the SA Hunters member administration system. Juniors qualifying for the national competitions participate annually to determine the top shottists in each discipline.
Regional and national junior shooting competitions are hosted every year according to the age groups and shooting exercises as detailed.
Regional and national colours are awarded for the juniors dependent on the qualifying standards set out for the various disciplines.
The Junior Shooting disciplines are hosted at regional and national level.
Ideally the shooting development of juniors should start at a young age (5, 6 or 7 years old) with air rifles and progress to 22 rimfire rifles to establish basic marksmanship and safety procedures. For exactly that reason SA Hunters developed a series of shooting exercises for juniors in different age groups with air rifles and 22 rimfire rifles to enable children to develop their shooting skills.
Juniors can also participate in other regional and national shooting competitions provided that:
Junior classes in other shooting disciplines
Shooting disciplines open to all ages
The competitions of the following shooting disciplines do not have junior classes, but juniors may participate in these competitions subject to the conditions mentioned above regarding their ability to participate on their own.