Columbia, MO – Qualified coaches are an integral piece to the expansion of youth shooting sports. For three consecutive years, MidwayUSA Foundation has provided cash grants to help train more youth shooting sports coaches. This year, 52 cash grants have been awarded for a total payout of $250,000. These grant funds will directly assist regional and state youth shooting agencies in training about 1,625 youth shooting sports coaches, which means nearly 30,000 youth shooting athletes will benefit from this program. The Coach Training Grant Program is another way the MidwayUSA Foundation delivers on its commitment to changing the future of youth shooting sports.
Brian Beard, President of USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports (USA YESS), said the following about the Coach Training Grant Program. “The Foundation’s Coach Training Grant Program has been instrumental in allowing us to train and certify more coaches for our shooting teams. Coaches and volunteers in our programs have also been very grateful for the grants. The more trained coaches we have, the faster youth shooting sports will grow! We are excited to be a part of it and can’t thank the Foundation enough!” A complete list of Coach Training grant recipients can be found on the MidwayUSA Foundation’s website.
In addition to nearly 2,800 youth shooting team endowments, MidwayUSA Foundation also funds about 80 state and national youth shooting sports organizations through Agency and Donor Designated endowments. These organizations, including SCTP, SASP, ATA, ACUI, NCSSAA, and more, are eligible for the Coach Training Grant Program. Youth shooting teams interested in certifying more coaches should contact their state, regional, or national organization. Find a list of these organizations on the Foundation’s Partner Community Page on their website. MidwayUSAFoundation.org/partnercommunity/
Coach Training grants are paid annually through MidwayUSA Foundation, and the grant cycle begins on February 1 and concludes on March 1. Learn more at MidwayUSAFoundation.org/coach-training-grants/.
The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to sustain and grow the shooting sports industry by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. Every donation made is tax-deductible and allows the Foundation to assist in expanding and enhancing the leadership skills, confidence, and discipline of today's youth through shooting sports activities. The Foundation supports all shooting disciplines. For more information about how the MidwayUSA Foundation is changing the future of youth shooting sports, please visit midwayusafoundation.org or call 1-877-375-4570.