How Our Instructors Are Made
RWVA sets the standard when it comes to training rifle marksmanship instructors, as Project Appleseed has one of the most rigorous training programs in the world.
To become eligible to join the ranks of our instructors, a shooter must first attend at least two Appleseeds and demonstrate on multiple occassions that he or she can shoot -- from three positions -- 210 or better out of 250 points on the AQT. If The shootboss thinks the candidate has the character and skill sets to become an RWVA instructor, he can offer the shooter the orange hat of an Instructor In Training. Then comes the hard part.
He (or she) embarks on "the Appleseed Trail", where he must:
It's a tough process - but it makes for extremely competent instructors.
You can bet an RWVA instructor has a lot of miles of experience under his belt, even before he earns the coveted "Red Hat" of a Full Instructor. The tremendous amount of "hands-on" training every RWVA instructor receives makes for an excellence that's hard to find in other programs.
To win that coveted red hat, every RWVA instructor must meet rigorous standards of knowledge, skill and character, that guarantee that they can teach you the secrets of shooting.
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