SHOOTING PROGRAMS

ADAPTIVE ARCHERY

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Adaptive archery is a sport that is open to everyone and includes all ages, genders and different abilities.  


There different classifications for adaptive archers to compete:  

1). W1 classifications includes individuals with at least one lower limb functional loss, trunk loss and at least one upper limb functional loss. 2). W2/and or standing class includes individuals with lower limb(s) functional loss or upper extremity loss.  These athletes shoot from a wheelchair, use a stool or other prosthetic to balance or use to shoot the bow.

We provide one on one adaptive archery lessons for persons interested in learning to shoot bows and arrows.  We have 2 elite USA Para Archers in our organization that can work with individuals and help them in any way needed.  

We also have access to different adaptive shooting equipment to help individuals learn to shoot with.

We also have weekly practices for individuals to meet as a group and learn aspects of shooting and demonstrate skills they have been taught.

Lowcountry Adaptive Shooting also provides financial support to athletes interested in competing at a higher level such as help with registration fees, air fare, hotel, gas and other expenses.

If anyone is interested in adaptive archery lessons please contact Tink Wallace or Ben Thompson.

Tink Wallace 843 709-2561 tinkwallace@att.net

Ben Thompson 803 629-7727 bthompson07@me.com

ADAPTIVE SHOOTING

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There are many disciplines of shooting including air rifle, air pistol, clay target and sporting clays. Shooting as a sport is conducted in a very safe manner 

with qualified and experienced persons to control the proceedings.  


We have partnered with the Citadel to use their Air Rifle facility on campus until we can get our own established.  


Volunteer Opportunities 

You don't need to be a shooter to become involved with our shooting program.  You can become a volunteer, coach, team manager, or a supporter.  

For more information please contact: 

Tink Wallace at 843 709-2561 or email tinkwallace@att.net

Shooting an air rifle is a very low impact activity that many persons can try and compete in because it doesn't take a lot of strength or physical movement.  Therefore, persons with a higher spinal cord injury or other disability can do well with this activity.  

Development  

Coaching and development opportunities are provided through local shooting clubs and NGB (National Governing Bodies) for the sport.   .

Shooters with a physical disability or vision impairments can compete in local, national and international events such as Paralympics.

Shooters will need to be classified to compete at state, national and international level.

Equipment

Local shooting clubs can assist new shooters with trying out firearms, ammunition and targets.  Regular shooters will need to purchase their own equipment or help can be given to write individual or group grants to purchase needed equipment.  Costs vary depending on models of firearms used.

PARA TRAP SHOOTING

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This type of shooting is open to athletes who have a physical impairment.  It is based on the Olympic Trap discipline.  Para Trap shooting was officially adopted by World Shooting Para Sport following the approval of the IPC Governing Board in May of 2017.  


Athletes use a shotgun to hit clays which are propelled into the air from machines on the ground.  

Athletes goal is to make as many hits as possible.  A hit is when a clay is broken when it is shot at.  Through the competition athletes shoot from across 5 central positions on the range.  Athletes shoot at 125 clays in the qualification round.

There are 3 different classifications for trap shooting.  1). Athletes with poor balance and or trunk stability who compete from a wheelchair in a standard seated position.  Athletes have an impairment in the lower limb(s), but no functional limitation in the upper limbs. 2). Athletes with good balance and trunk function, competing from a standing position.  Athletes have an impairment in the lower limb(s), but no functional limitation in the upper limbs. 3). Athletes have good balance and trunk control and compete from a standing position.  Athletes have an impairment in the non shooting arm.