Welcome to Central Iowa Scholastic Shooters!


Open house is coming soon!!

Our yearly open house will be held February 7th from 6-8 pm at CrossRoads in Johnston.  In the meantime, If you are participating this year please take a moment to hit the HOW TO JOIN CISS page

We are starting a new schedule for practices this season and we are starting with some indoor practices!

Our Indoor schedule is as follows at CrossRoads:
Note The indoor Practices are on Tuesday Evenings from 6-8

Feb 7th Open House

Feb 28th practice – new kids – first or second season with CISS

March 7th practice- experienced kids 3+ Seasons

March 14th practice new kids

March 21st Practice experienced kids

March 28th Practice new kids

April: we would like to be outdoors by April but with mother nature you never know!


The Central Iowa Scholastic Shooters (CISS) is a member organization of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association.   Our specific focus is in a Youth Development Program where adult coaches and volunteers model sportsmanship, responsibility, and teamwork while using shooting sports programs to teach these and other positive life skills to participating athletes.

CISS members participate in SCSA -sanctioned speed shooting competitions with other SCSA/USPSA mebers at the local and state  level. All shooting is done with rimfire or centerfire handguns as well as rimfire rifles and pistol caliber carbines. in a controlled and supervised environment.


Due to current State of Iowa law, CISS handgun participants are open to any Central-Iowa youth between the ages of 14 and 20. Previous handgun shooting experience is not required, just the desire to learn and compete in a team environment. Under 14 is the  Rimfire Rifle division which will allow us to open up CISS to even those under the age of 14 who would like to get involved in competition! More details will be available at our open house events.


CISS is a not-for-profit organization funded through member dues and the generosity of sponsoring organizations and individuals. Program administration and coaching is provided by adult volunteers committed to helping young shooters foster an interest in the shooting sports, learn the value of competition, and develop positive character traits.

The Ankeny Isaac Walton League south of Elkhart, Iowa is “home base” for CISS. Weekly practices are held from April through July with periodic matches held with other Iowa-based clubs.


More information about membership, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities can be found through the links at the left, Contact us here or contact Head Coach Brian Hood at (515) 999‐6399.



This is here because everyone should be able to see a Minion holding a .50 Cal – Andrew :)