National Coach Development Staff

The National Coach Development Staff (NCDS) is the National Rifle Association's volunteer National Shooting Coaching Staff. Members of the NCDS hail from all across the United States in all of the shooting sports disciplines. This elite shooting staff is the backbone of the nations shooting coach programs teaching and fostering growth at all levels of the sport.

Hand-picked by the National Coach Trainer for their ability to teach, coach, and develop the shooting sports, these individuals are carefully selected based on their talents and expertise in sport education and specific shooting discipline. The National Coach Trainer uses the NCDS to teach coach schools, conduct shooting clinics and as coaches for the National Shooting Camps.

New members of the NCDS are required to attend an enjoyable, informative and challenging three-day training course learning the procedures and policies of being an NCDS member and learning how to teach the coach school.

If you are interested in being a part of this elite staff, are a Certified Coach (Level 2) or higher in your discipline and have at least five years of experience in the shooting sports, send the following information to the National Coach Trainer (

  • Letter of interest
  • Shooting/Coaching résumé detailing your shooting and coaching experience

Selected individuals will receive an invitation to attend an NCDS School.

The Coach Education Program
National Rifle Association
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030