Ray and Tina have a background in competitive marksmanship - both rifle and pistol.
Ray focused more on pistol while Tina focused more on rifle, but both are proficient in each discipline.
Ray and Tina began teaching in 1995. As NRA Instructors, they began teaching Basic Pistol and other courses.
When introduced to 3-position rifle, it wasn’t long before they were trained as Rifle coaches and soon followed with pistol. They are now Level - 3 Coaches with USA Shooting.
River Valley SharpShooters was organized in 1996 and started in Manteno IL. It grew and met in Chebanse for a number of years and then Clifton for one year. Finally, Ray built an indoor range and the OCC Firearm Training Center became the home of the River Valley SharpShooters.
With years of experience competing at the National level and coaching at all levels, Ray and Tina now focus on teaching young people Olympic style marksmanship, from beginners to advanced competitiors.
The RVS Range is equipped with 2 SIUS electronic targets on the air gun range and can be used with the SCATT trainer and one SIUS on the 50ft small bore range for advanced training.
Raymond and Tina Odle are certified Level-3 Olympic Coaches in both Rifle and Pistol.
They teach other how to Coach by hosting Coaching Schools and Summer Rifle Camps.
Ray and Tina are Certified Training Counselors in
Ray and Tina Odle are the Directors for the Civilian Marksmanship Program in Illinois and promote all forms of marksmanship training with the JROTC programs in our high schools, with independent clubs and sportsman's clubs.
Ray and Tina have been instructors for Illinois Concealed Carry for over 6 years, as the owners of the OCC Firearm Training Center.
With a background in competitive rifle and pistol and an indoor range, they now focus on private coaching in defensive pistol, IL Concealed Carry Classes, advanced pistol and holster training and more.