The San Leandro Junior Optimist Rifle Club is open to youth 10 to 20 years of age. Its purpose is to develop sportsmanship, discipline, and citizenship in youth through the safe participation in the shooting sports as well as involvement in community service and fund raising events.
Members are taught how to safely handle and fire .22 caliber rifles following courses established by the National Rifle Association (NRA).
The cost is $40.00 per year (+$10 for first time members), and includes range fees and the use of club rifles and equipment.
Members may use their own rifle after it is inspected and approved by one of our NRA certified instructors. To participate in the club, a parent must sign a permission slip, then tests emphasizing safety must be passed. Members are required to wear eye and ear protection while on the range. Ammunition is available from the club.
The club is affiliated with both the NRA and the “Junior Optimist Octagon International” (JOOI) – an international community service organization helping youth to develop leadership abilities and encouraging responsibility. Our members are encouraged to participate in club fundraising events, as well as occasional community service functions.
The San Leandro Junior Optimist Rifle Club meets most Friday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the San Leandro Rifle and Pistol Range on Davis Street in San Leandro. The classroom and indoor range are reserved exclusively for the junior club during this time.