The Middle School Shooting team is available to students grades 5 through 8 and competes in the Junior division. This foundational stage of development is the most important level of learning for our Shooting program, and includes:

  1. Safety (practice, equipment, ammunition, events)
  2. Spiritual emphasis (developing Christian character)
  3. Respect for authority (coaches, safety range officers, teachers, parents, etc.)
  4. Developing a consistent work ethic
  5. Preparing athletes to work together as a team (team concepts, encourage, motivate)
  6. Fundamentals of Shooting (individual skills)
  7. Learning the strategies of Shooting (terminology)
  8. Prepare GCS athletes for Varsity Shooting programs
  9. Teaching healthy competition (learning how to be competitive within the rules of the tournament)

Middle School Shooting gives us an opportunity to introduce and teach the fundamental aspects of the sport including but not limited to: hunter safety, equipment care and marksmanship.

Middle School Shooting teams practice/or complete at least once a week, typically on Sunday afternoons.

The privilege to wear the GCS Varsity Shooting uniform is reserved for our top marksmen, grades 7 – 12, who have mastered shooting fundamentals, and demonstrate a consistent display of the core Christlike characters traits of our athletic program: Diligence, Endurance, Boldness, Obedience, Faith, Humility, and Dependability.

Varsity Shooting participants compete in the Senior division and must be prepared to compete for playing time and work to keep it. Seniority of a participant is not a factor. Our Varsity Shooting team members  are judged on ability, work ethic, attitude, and knowledge of the coach’s strategies.

Competing to win is strongly emphasized, without sacrificing the display and the development of Christ-like character. GCS Varsity Shooting team members are expected to act accordingly to their roles on the team, and contribute unselfishly in accordance with their abilities. Competition time will be determined solely by the coach/coaches.

Varsity Shooting teams practice/or compete at least once a week, typically on Sunday afternoons.

Shooting Coaches

Shooting Tryouts

The GCS Shooting Program runs primarily during our Winter Competition Season, with opportunities for additional competitions year round. Tryouts are held in September and practices start in November. If you’d like more information about the GCS Shooting Program, or to register for tryouts, please contact our Athletic Director.

Athletic Director

Ricky Young

Facilities

Practices are primarily held at the Lee County Wildlife Club and Deep River Sporting Clays.

The Wildlife club offers a rifle range with covered shooting positions with a target berm at slightly less than 50 yards; an archery range with varying shooting positions; and a shotgun range with 3 clay throwers.

Deep River Sporting Clays offers a rifle range, trap field and full sporting clay course.

 

Tournament Records 

NC Wildlife District 5 

  • First Place Middle School Individual Hunter Education (Grace Boyte): 2023
  • Fred Rorrer Sportsmanship Award: 2023

Annual Awards

Players from each team are selected for the following annual awards:

  • Senior Top Gun
  • Junior Top Gun
  • Most Improved
  • Coach’s Award
  • Character Award
  • Ranking & Top Score Awards

Thank You to Our Shooting Team Corporate Partners

  • Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School
  • First Flight Archery
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