There's always a lot going on at MVSA, so be sure to check this space often for the most current events and happenings. Don't forget to check the Event Calendar for a full list of scheduled matches, trap/skeet open shoots, and special events.
The Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program (AYSSP) aims to bring the joy of the outdoors and the rewards of safely learning to shoot to young Arkansans.The AYSSP has two divisions: junior and senior. The junior division is for grades 6-8 and the senior division is for grades 9-12. The program is ran by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and focuses on the sport of trap shooting. This is a team competition where students complete as part of a 5 person squad.
MVSA's shotgun range has been the location where several teams have practiced for at least 8 years. This year, the team led by head coach Todd Gregory has MVSA as a sponsor. The 32 students that make up the MVSA team are from multiple area schools or home schooled.
On April 26th, 2 junior squads from MVSA competed against over 120 other junior squads from the southern region of Arkansas. Squads are made up of 5 students each. The top 16 squads from each of the 4 regions of Arkansas are invited to a AYSSP statewide tournament of 64 squads. MVSA's "Silver Birds" squad placed 8th in the regional competition and will compete in the state tournament on May 31st. The Silver Birds broke 100 of 125 targets. This squad is made up of Braydon Smith, Carder Stephens, Hunter Little, Lily Orr, and Clayton Hardister. Braydon was ranked as the number 5 shooter of more than 500 who shot that day.
On April 27th, 4 senior squads from MVSA competed against over 130 other senior squads from the southern region of Arkansas. MVSA's "Angry Birds" squad placed 4th in the regional competition and will compete in the state tournament on June 1st. The Angry Birds broke 226 of 250 targets. This squad is made up of David Hicks, River Gregory, Matthew Willams, Derick Schmidt, and Hayden Schrader. David Hicks was ranked as the number 3 shooter of more than 550 who shot that day.
Gate key or fob no longer working?? MVSA has a new procedure to get a replacement key card or fob to keep you shootin’! If your card doesn’t work, or has become de-magnetized, just send an email to MVSAGate@gmail.com. You will be sent instructions on where to send your old card and once received you will be sent a new one right away.