Youth Programs

All Youth Programs are Open to the public

Registration for all 2017 Youth Events is now being accepted.

For the Junior Rifle Program, please download the flyer, fill out the application form and submit the registration and payment as described in the form.

For the Monthly Youth Programs, reservations are made by sending email with the Junior shooter’s name, Parent’s name and phone number; along with first/second choices of relays and squads to or call the ASC Youth voice mail at 630-537-0272.


Flyers for the 2017 Programs are available at the bottom of this page for download.  

  • Junior Rifle and Advanced Shooters
  • Monthly Youth Clinics (Archery, Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun)
  • Daughters on the Range Event

The Aurora Sportsmen's Club, located in Waterman, Illinois is pleased to offer young shooters (ages 10-17) the opportunity to develop their shooting skills and start or make progress on Winchester/NRA Marksmanship qualification programs in Pistol, Rifle or Shotgun disciplines. 

These programs can be used by all scouting programs to make progress and complete requirements for their Archery and Shooting Sports awards and badges.  This includes, but is not limited to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls and Trail Life.  Please bring your records of completed prerequisites if you have them.

ASC’s Youth Programs are supported in part by grants from the Friends of the NRA.

ASC Junior Rifle (Flyer at the bottom of the page)

The Aurora Sportsmens Club will hold a NRA Basic Rifle Course for juniors, (boys and girls – ages 10 through 20).  This course will run for three Saturdays from 9:00 to 5:00 at our facility in Waterman, Illinois. The dates for the 2017 program are April 1, April 8, and April 22.

This is an intense program consisting of classroom and live fire, with one-on-one instruction on the range, followed by a written exam.  The majority of our students graduate, shooting at the NRA level of Sharpshooter with most on their way to achieving their Expert Qualification.  Those in Scouting will also be able to complete their Rifle Shooting Merit Badge requirements.

There will be morning classroom sessions starting at 9:00am on each Saturday of the program.  Students will receive coached shooting instruction on the range in the afternoon each week. Students are required to provide their own lunch, snacks, and beverages for the entire day along with their own transportation from the classroom to the range and back to the classroom to help with cleaning rifles following the afternoon shooting session.  Rifle cleaning is a required part of the class as is attendance at the classroom session each Saturday.

The classroom for this course will be at the Clinton Township Community Center in Waterman, Illinois.  The range is off of Rueff Road, about 1 mile south of US 30 in Waterman.  Directions will be provided to all those that enroll.

Advanced Shooters

There is an opportunity for those who have attended the Junior Rifle class previously to continue practicing their marksmanship skills, making progress toward Expert Qualification and having the experience of live match competition for the CMP Rimfire Sporter course of fire.  The advanced class has morning shooting sessions held from 9:00 to 11:30 on each scheduled Saturday.  The advanced class is expected to help with setup in the morning and can stay over to the afternoon to help coach beginners or continue shooting on a space & rifle available basis. There is no cost for this advanced program, thanks to a generous grant from the Friends of the NRA, and is limited to 20 shooters who have previously attended the ASC Junior Rifle Program.

Daughters on the Range Event

Join us and bring your daughters, granddaughters and nieces (and their brothers) to the range for a day of safety education, shooting and family bonding. 

Suggested ages 10+ for rifle and handgun, 15+ for shotgun, any for archery. 

This event is being offered free of charge.  The Aurora Sportsmen’s Club is providing the use of firearms, ammunition, bows, safety equipment and qualified instruction at no cost.

Come when you can and stay as long as you want. Pre-registration is not required.  Onsite registration starts at 9:45am and closes at 11:30am.

Sign in at the registration tent in the parking lot for our range located at 8998 Rueff Rd.   Rueff Road runs between Waterman Road and Leland Road in Waterman, IL 60566

This program is supported in part by a Grant from the Friends of the NRA

Monthly Shooting Sports Clinics for Youth

        First Saturday of the Month - May through October

Download the Monthly Youth Programs flyer below for details, locations and dates.

To register, contact the Youth Program Department by sending an email to or call the ASC Youth Program voice mail at 630-537-0272

Registration requests will be confirmed (it may take up to a week) and a reminder will be sent a few days before the event.


There is no fee for this program.

-       9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

-       One class with room for 8 participants.

-       Check in 15 minutes before class.



$20 fee to cover the cost of ammunition and supplies for a full day of shooting

-       One class with room for 6 students.

-       Lunch is not provided.  Class starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends around 1:30 p.m. 

-       Check in 15 minutes before class.



$15 fee to cover the cost of ammunition and supplies for 2½ hours of shooting.

-       Choose between smallbore (.22) and muzzleloading rifle, two relays of each

-       16 available positions per smallbore relay.

-       4 positions per muzzleloading relay.

-       Relay 1 - 9 am-11:30, meet at the range on Rueff Road 15 minutes before class.

-       Relay 2 - 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., check in 15 minutes before class.


Shotgun (Modern Cartridge)

$25 fee to cover the cost of ammunition and supplies for two rounds of trap in three hours.  Additional rounds are $10, if time and interest allows.

-       Two squads, 5 participants per squad.

-       Squad 1 - 9am to 11:30, trap field on Rueff Road

-       Squad 2 - 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., trap field on Rueff Road

-       Check in at the range on Rueff Road 15 minutes before class.

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