Master technique, improve accuracy, and achieve competitive excellence.
In Rifle: Steps to Success, Olympic gold medalist, world record holder, and respected coach Launi Meili shares the training secrets used by the top shooters in the sport.
Rifle: Steps to Success covers every aspect of the sport:
Equipment selection and fitting
Safe shooting guidelines
Proven techniques for improved accuracy in the prone, standing, kneeling, and sitting positions
Mental and physical training
Shooting drills to increase all-around consistency
Practice, prematch, and competitive routines
As part of the Steps to Success Series—with more than 1.5 million copies sold—Rifle: Steps to Success will help you hit your mark every time.
Step 1. Selecting and Fitting Equipment
Step 2. Shooting Safely and Responsibly
Step 3. Getting to Know the Rifle
Step 4. Shooting Positions and Form
Step 5. Aiming and Adjusting the Sights
Step 6. Taking the Shot
Step 7. Preparing for Competition
Step 8. Competing in Matches
Step 9. Practicing for Optimal Performance
Step 10. Training Mentally and Physically
Step 11. Continuing in the Sport
Launi Meili has a long and distinguished career in rifle. Meili won gold at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and set three Olympic records in her career. She placed in the air rifle competition that year and had also placed in both air rifle and smallbore at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. Meili has also won the three-position rifle championship seven times while setting three world shooting records and numerous national records throughout her career.
In 1992, Meili turned to coaching. She was the assistant coach for the U.S. national rifle team from 1997 to 2000. She wrote the International Coach Certification Program, which is the highest coaching credential recognized by USA Shooting and the NRA. Meili then moved on to coach at the college level at the University of Nebraska. During that time she was inducted into the Shooting Hall of Fame. In 2007 Meili took on the challenge of being the head coach of the United States Air Force Academy NCAA rifle team.
"Rifle: Steps to Success really hits the mark! I highly recommend it to anyone interested in becoming a rifle shooter as well as experienced shooters looking for ways to improve their performance.
Marcus Raab, National Coach Trainer National Rifle Association of America
Includes lecture topics, physical activities, student assignments in both a 20-session and 32-session framework, introductory notes, key points of technique, common errors and solutions, teaching modifications, and skill application, and additional resources such as Web sites, books, DVDs, and videos. Also included are test questions in multiple-choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank and short answer format, and student evaluation guidelines.