National Trophy Rifle week at Camp Perry is always the biggest and most active week during the National Matches. In addition to the competitions themselves, there are many schools, clinics and special activities that combine to make this week a complete shooting sports experience for everyone who comes to the National Matches. Check this list to find training events or other activities that will be of interest to you during your trip to the National Matches.

The National Matches offer a series of outstanding special clinics that are open to all competitors and other interested persons. The current clinic schedule includes these training opportunities:

15-20 JULY 2020

The camp has evolved over the past years and now specializes in training intermediate and advanced athletes who are striving to shoot in colligate programs. Camp is open to junior shooters who shoot both 3 position smallbore and standing or international precision air rifle.  Requirements are ages 12 to 20 and must currently be shooting in 3 position smallbore competition matches and international air rifle.

Rimfire Clinic
friday, 17 july 2020

Clinic instruction covers Rimfire Sporter rules, safety instructions and competition procedures. The clinic also offers instruction and demonstrations on how to shoot the Rimfire Sporter course of fire. Clinic instruction will cover the firing positions, use of the sling as well as slow and rapid-fire techniques. Shooters who have not previously attended a CMP Rimfire Sporter Match are strongly encouraged to attend the clinic. Held at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center.

PISTOL School: 7 July 2020
SMALLBORE SCHOOL: 14 july 2020
RIFLE School: 25-26 July 2020

These schools offer beginning shooters special hands-on instruction that starts from the beginning with safety, nomenclature, clearing, loading and unloading, shot technique and basic firing positions. Intermediate SAFS instruction focuses on teaching and practicing competition techniques. The Advanced Pistol and Rifle Courses  focus on the fundamentals, understanding training methods, and building a mental approach to competitive shooting.

CMP Advanced HIGHPOWER Clinic
24-26 july 2020

The CMP Advanced Highpower Clinic offers advanced instruction in service rifle competition techniques. Members of Team CMP will teach the clinic. The clinic includes classroom instruction and coached dry-firing practice. Participants in the clinic must bring their own service rifles and shooting equipment. They will receive Clinic T-shirt and certificate.

USMC Junior Highpower Clinic
24-26 july 2020

The CMP-USMC Junior Highpower Rifle Clinic offers advanced instruction in service rifle competition techniques. Members of the U. S. Marine Corps Rifle Team teach the clinic. The CMP provides administrative support for the clinic. The clinic includes classroom instruction and range firing at 200, 300 and 600 yards. It is open to junior highpower rifle shooters who have previous service rifle competition experience. Juniors who are new to highpower rifle shooting are required to attend a Rifle SAFS first before registering for the USMC Clinic. Participants in the clinic must bring their own rifles and shooting equipment. They will receive ammunition for clinic firing activities, a USMC Clinic T-shirt and certificate presentation at the end of the clinic.

Infantry Trophy Clinic:

July 30, 2020, 5:30-6:30PM at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center (Air Gun Range) for classroom instruction (no live firing in this clinic). This clinic is taught by the U.S. Marine Corps Rifle Team and includes classroom instruction on Infantry Trophy firing techniques. Anyone who plans to shoot in the Infantry Team Match for the first time is strongly encouraged to attend this clinic on the rules and procedures for this unique team event. 

As-Issued Military Rifle Clinics:

These free one-hour clinics will cover the Garand-Springfield-Vintage Matches with instruction and demonstrations. Topics include match rules, shooting positions and techniques, scoring and pit pulling procedures and how to fire the courses of fire. The clinic is open to all competitors. Any CMP Games competitors who have not previously fired in one of these matches are required to attend a clinic before they fire. All other competitors in these matches are encouraged to attend and take advantage of the information presented. 

Clinic Dates & Times at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center
Thursday, July 30, 2020 -  9:00AM-10:00AM and 3:00PM-4:00PM
Friday, July 31, 2020 -  9:00AM-10:00AM

M1 Maintenance Clinic

Saturday, August 1, 2020, 4:30 - 6:30PM at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition (Air Gun Range). CMP Armorers will present this two-hour clinic on disassembly, assembly and maintenance of M1 Garand. Special attention will be given to accurizing steps that can be taken with this rifle and still keep it legal for firing in CMP-sanctioned As-Issued Military Rifle Matches.