Lee Sportsmen's Association

Youth Programs

OUR MISSION

LSA Youth Programs is committed to developing accomplished shooters, archers, and hunters/anglers from the school-age group through college levels.

Our goal is to create an exciting and safe environment that not only provides teaching, training, and motivation of youth athletes, but also cultivates a lifelong enjoyment of the shooting sports and the outdoors through a high quality, instructional, and competitive shooting sports experience to children and young adults in Berkshire County and the surrounding areas. Our coaches will endeavor to instill in every team member an exceptional work ethic, strong sense of self, the value of teamwork and sportsmanship, as well as personal achievement on and off the range.

LSA provides several opportunities for youth athletes to become involved in the shooting sports. These include Jr. teams for Shotgun, Bullseye Pistol, and Air Pistol, as well as Archery and Hunting programs. Fishing derbies are also held periodically on the LSA grounds for all youth under age 14. We have supportive, trained, and credentialed volunteer coaches who teach life-long skills, such as goal setting, leadership, teamwork, self confidence, and above all else: Safety! We encourage youth athletes to create their own goals; whether they just want to come and have fun, learn a new skill, or train for a spot on the US Olympic team – any goal is possible! Many State and National organizations along with Colleges and Universities offer shooting sports scholarships, and many that do not offer scholarships still host recreational shooting teams.

Protecting our youth athletes is ALL of our responsibility, as coaches, volunteers, and parents/guardians.  CORI checks will only be conducted as authorized by the DCJIS and MGL c. 6, §.172, and only after a CORI Acknowledgement Form has been completed.  Lee Sportsmen’s Association is committed to safeguarding all of its members with the welfare of its youth athlete members as top priority.  USA Shooting follows Safe Sport, a comprehensive abuse program that provides tools for Clubs to educate their members and intervene in risky situations.  We fully endorse and support USA Shooting’s Safe Sport and other Safety programs by providing these resources:

If you see any of our volunteers or coaches, please thank them for supporting our future!  They spend countless hours supporting our programs and youth athletes, fostering a lifelong enjoyment and involvement in the shooting sports.  You can help, too!  We always need volunteers and LSA Youth Programs Committee members to help with practices, matches, fundraising, and other Club events (CORI checks will be done).  The LSA Youth Programs Committee aids the Club by providing policy, procedures, training, coach credentialing information, accountability, and oversight, as well as supports fundraising and assists teams as needed.  Contact LSA Youth Programs Co-Chairs Stephanie and Eric DuPont at youth@leesportsmen.com or call/text (215) 668-7808 if interested.

Upcoming Events
  • High Caliber Began Sunday, November 6th @ 10am-12pm, Indoor Pistol Range

Training sessions will be conducted weekly on Sundays from 10am to 12pm, check the Calendar for upcoming dates/times; please note dates/times subject to change based on coach/parent consensus.  Who can join: Middle school aged children through age 21.  Cost: FREE, all costs associated with this program are being covered this season by the grant funds received from MidwayUSA Foundation Endowment. Loaner firearms are available on a first come, first serve basis, and participants must only use program provided ammunition.  Loaner firearms are not to be taken home by participants under any circumstances.  For questions about this, required equipment, or any other concerns, please contact Coaches Eric and Stephanie DuPont at youth@leesportsmen.com or call/text (215) 668-7808.  Please bring completed registration forms to first meeting, you can print the forms and view additional information by clicking here: 2022-2023 High Caliber Registration

  • 2023 Youth Archery Program Begins Saturday, January 14th, Indoor Archery Range

The 2023 Youth Archery Program will run for 10 weeks on Saturdays, beginning Saturday, January 14th, 2023 and ending on Saturday, March 18th, 2023; pre-registration is required for all those interested in participating in the 2023 season. Pre-registration has concluded and all Sessions are FULL as of December 30, 2022. Cost is $20, download the registration forms here: 2023 Youth Archery Program Registration Forms  Session 1 (9am-10am), Session 2 (10:30am-11:30am), and Session 3 (12:30pm-1:30pm).  Please contact LSA Youth Programs Co-Chair Stephanie DuPont at youth@leesportsmen.com or call/text (215) 668-7808 with any further questions or concerns.