The Junior Pistol Program at MRA is open to any child who would like to learn to shoot air pistol through the Progressive Position Pistol program:

“The Progressive-Position Pistol (PPP) program introduces young pistol shooters to competitive pistol target shooting and gives them a natural progression into the Junior Olympic pistol competitions sponsored by USA Shooting (USAS) and the conventional pistol competitions sponsored by the National Rifle Association of America (NRA). There is no minimum age limit. How early a youth starts shooting pistol depends on the youth’s ability to hold and shoot an air pistol safely as determined by an experienced pistol coach. The Progressive Position Pistol Program is designed to ‘progressively’ develop junior pistol athletes from supported positions to the Olympic one-handed unsupported shooting. PPP gives the junior athlete the opportunity to focus on and learn the foundational pistol skills with the opportunity to participate in competitions.” (USA Shooting)

Our coaches are Vinnie and Mary Livieratos. We practice year round from 4:00 – 8:00 on Sundays in the Loeb Range.  Please contact Mary at mary@livieratos.net for more information and to schedule your first visit.

Our junior shooters compete in 10 M International Air Pistol and 25 M Sport Pistol (.22). Our advanced juniors have competed successfully nationally and internationally; several are nationally ranked in both air and sport pistol and hold a variety of state and national titles. They have been appointed to the Junior Olympic Pistol Squad, earned scholarships at Ohio State and University of Utah as well as become members of the Army Marksmanship Unit.

There is no charge for the initial 3 month introductory program. After 3 months, a program fee of $100 per year is assessed. In addition, participants who continue beyond the initial 3 months are encouraged to be members of MRA.

Titles held by Junior Pistol Team members:

  • National Junior Olympics Sport Pistol - Gold in 2011, 2012, 2013
  • National Championships Junior Sport Pistol 2013 - Bronze Medal
  • Massachusetts Junior Olympics Women's Air Pistol 2013 - Gold and Bronze
  • Massachusetts Junior Olympics Women's Sport Pistol 2013 - Gold
  • Massachusetts Junior Olympics Men's Air Pistol 2013 - Silver and Bronze
  • Massachusetts Junior Olympics Men's Sport Pistol 2013 - Silver and Bronze
  • Bay State Games Scholastic Air Pistol 2013 - Gold and Silver
  • PPP National Championships 2013 - Team Bronze
  • PPP National Championships 2014: National and Regional Team Gold, Regional Gold in both Men and Women's Air Pistol, National Silver in Women's Air Pistol, National Bronze in Men's Air Pistol
  • Massachusetts Junior Olympics Women's Air Pistol 2014 - Gold, Silver and Bronze
  • Massachusetts Junior Olympics Women's Sport Pistol 2014 - Gold
  • Massachusetts Junior Olympics Men's Air Pistol 2014 - Silver and Bronze
  • Massachusetts Junior Olympics Men's Sport Pistol 2014 - Silver and Bronze
  • Bay State Games Scholastic Air Pistol 2014 - Gold, Silver and Bronze
  • Massachusetts Junior Olympics Women's Air Pistol 2015 - Gold, Silver and Bronze
  • Massachusetts Junior Olympics Women's Sport Pistol 2015 - Gold, Silver and Bronze
  • Massachusetts Junior Olympics Men's Air Pistol 2015 - Gold, Silver and Bronze
  • Massachusetts Junior Olympics Men's Sport Pistol 2015 - Gold, Silver and Bronze

 

 Junior Pistol Team 2019 Accomplishments:

  • Olympic Trials Women's Air Pistol and Sport Pistol - 8th place
  • Massachusetts Junior Olympics
    • Women's Air Pistol - Gold and Silver
    • Women's Sport Pistol - Gold and Silver
    • Men's Air Pistol - Gold, Silver and Bronze
    • Men's Sport Pistol - Gold, Silver and Bronze
  • Winter Air Gun Pistol Championship Women's Air Pistol J2 - Gold
  • Olympic Trials Women's Sport Pistol - Silver
  • National Progressive Position Pistol Championships Eastern Region
    • Mixed Team National PPP Champion - Gold
    • Mixed Team PPP Eastern Region Champion - Gold
    • International Standing Team Eastern Region - Bronze
    • Basic Supported Eastern Region - Bronze
  • ISSF Junior World Cup Suhl, Germany
    • 25M Women's Sport Pistol - 24th place
    • 10M Women's Air Pistol - 15th place
  • Bay State Games Progressive Position Competition
    • International Standing Men's Air Pistol - Gold, Silver and Bronze
    • International Standing Women's Air Pistol - Gold and Silver
    • Standing Supported Men's Air Pistol - Gold
    • Basic Supported Men's Air Pistol - Gold and Silver
  • National Rifle Pistol Championships
    • 25M Women's Sport Pistol - 10th place
    • 25M Women's Sport Pistol High J2 - Gold
    • 25M Men's Junior Sport and Center Fire - 6th place
    • 25M Men's Rapid Fire Pistol - 15th place
    • 10M Women's Air Pistol Junior - Silver
  • National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships
    • 25M Women's Sport Pistol - Silver
    • 25M Women's Sport Pistol J2 - Silver
    • 25M Men's Sport Pistol J3 - Silver
    • 25M Men's Rapid Fire Pistol - 6th and 11th place
    • 10M Women's Air Pistol - Silver
  • Pan American and World Cup Spring Selection
    • 25M Women's Sport Pistol - 6th place
    • 10M Women's Air Pistol - 7th place
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