Alberta Federation of Shooting Sports (AFSS)
Alberta Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)
The Alberta Federation of Shooting Sports (AFSS) uses the Shooting Federation of Canada (SFC) Framework (2011) as a model for supporting the development of athletes in the target shooting sports in Alberta. The SFC Framework is a comprehensive document and provides the basis of understanding how to implement the LTAD Shooting Sports Framework.
Each of the AFSS 11 shooting sports is governed by an independent association that is responsible for the long term development of its discipline’s athletes. Shooting is a late entry sport in the LTAD model and as such the AFSS and its associations focuses its efforts on the areas of:
- Active Start and Fundamentals (these are briefly referred to at the beginning of this document and occur prior to Introduction to Target Shooting).
- Introduction to Target shooting;
- Train to Train;
- Train to Compete with support but lesser involvement in;
- Train to Win (mandate of the SFC); and
- Active for Life.
All shooting disciplines also factor in athletes with physical disabilities.
AFSS Member Associations include:
Alberta Black Powder Association (ABPA)
Alberta Full Bore Rifle Association (AFRA)
Alberta Handgun Association (AHA)
Alberta International Skeet Shooting Association (AISA)
Alberta International Style Trapshooting Association (AISTA)
Alberta Metallic Silhouette Association (AMSA)
Alberta Sporting Clays Association (ASCA)
Alberta Smallbore Rifle Association (ASRA)
Alberta Skeet Shooting Association (ASSA)
International Practical Shooting Confederation Alberta (IPSC)
Targetshooting is a Lifetime Sport!