Youth Programs

Youth Shooting Sports Program


Part of our mission is to support TSRA junior programs, competition and hunter education programs.

We encourage our families to join TSRA by obtaining a family membership. This is a great step in the direction to continue with our Texas heritage, get your kids involved, and take advantage of the wide range of opportunities available through TSRA and the TSRA Foundation.

Texas is a great place to be a young person interested in shooting sports. There are many firearm safety programs, club sports, social and competitive events available. Whether you are a novice, intermediate or advanced shooting sports enthusiasts, Texas has opportunities beginning at the local level thru Olympic shooting sports programs.

The TSRA Foundation works throughout Texas supporting a wide range of organizations through youth competitions, coach training, equipment grants, college scholarships and much more. Our Texas youth are provided responsible firearms ownership and safety, develop marksmanship skills, and build relationships that last a lifetime.

Our partners include:

  • Texas Parks & Wildlife
  • 4H Shooting Sports
  • FFA
  • Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Association of College Unions International (Olympic Camp)
  • Dallas Safari Club
  • Texas Dove Hunters Association
  • Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation
  • NRA Training & Development
  • NRA Competitive Shooting Sports

While we provide a generous amount of youth education, we work to assist in developing volunteers and coaches through coaching seminars and NRA level 1 coach classes across the state. If you are interested in volunteering in youth programs or would like to know more about how you can get involved, please contact us.

For more information, please contact:

Angela Gerlich
Phone: 512-426-1329

Charlie Wallace
Juniors Program Director

Darryl Valdes
First Vice President

TSRA Scholarship:

George Tubb Memorial Scholarship


Mr. George E. Tubb was dedicated to the promotion of the shooting sports. This Canadian, Texas, rancher was the Texas “Ambassador to the Shooting World.” This native Texan and war hero served his nation and the people of Texas with distinction. He was President of the Texas State Rifle Association, a Director of the National Rifle Association, a Distinguished Rifleman, A High Master in High-power Rifle, and a member of eight U.S. Palma teams that competed internationally. In addition, he was a highly decorated World War II veteran. He was inducted into the Army from the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and was a battle-tested Infantry Company Commander at the age of twenty. He loved his family, God, ranching, his country, and the shooting sports. George was a true American patriot. This scholarship was established at the main Campus of Texas A&M University to memorialize George Tubb’s contributions to the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA), the National Rifle Association, and shooting sports worldwide. TSRA expects scholarship recipients to continue the Tubb tradition of promoting the shooting sports. Applicants for the Tubb Memorial Scholarships must be students that have been accepted by Texas A&M, and will be registered as a full-time student at the College Station campus, and are TSRA members.

TSRA Foundation Scholarships:

William T. Clarke Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship will be open to Texas residents (graduating high school seniors or current university students), who must be a TSRA member, have a shooting background, be a full-time student, and maintain a grade point average of 2.75 or greater at their selected Texas college or university.

Paul Bartlett & Kitty Benson Scholarship

This scholarship will be open to Texas residents who must be a member of TSRA, have a shooting background, be a full-time student, and maintain a grade point average of 2.75 or greater at their selected Texas college or university. Bartlett & Benson Scholarships are for students with a shooting background.

Sportsman Scholarship

The Sportsman’s scholarships are provided by an anonymous doner to recognize, encourage and promote the education of our future leaders in wildlife management, hunting heritage and activities, firearm safety, and conservation of Texas wildlife. Students majoring in programs that enhance hunting and firearm safety, wildlife management, and wildlife conservation can apply. This scholarship will be open to Texas residents who must be a TSRA member, have a hunting background, be a full-time student, and maintain a grade point average of 2.50 or greater at their selected Texas college or university.

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