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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Selected individuals will receive an invitation to attend an
The Coach Education Program
National Rifle Association
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
To order training materials, visit the Program Materials
Center or call (800) 336-7402.