American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program

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2021 - 2022 American Legion Junior Three Position Air Rifle National Championships

2021 - 2022 Official Match Program (OMP)

The American Legion presents its 32nd Junior Three-Position Air Rifle Tournament which provides 
competitors an opportunity to test their marksmanship ability in competition with other
junior competitors throughout the nation.


A new date has been set for the American Legion Match.......As many of you know we had to postpone this past weekend event due to water damage to the facility and weather concerns.

The new date is April 23, 2022.

All current registration is moved forward, if you were previously registered and your registration was 100% complete, then you are good to go for the match.

I am opening registration again for those that could not attend because of scheduling conflicts Or could not meet the deadline for registration.

NEW DEADLINE for registration is April 15, 2022....all paperwork is to be completed online and payment in my office by this date. 

New teams, or new members to existing groups, are now able to register....... If you need the link to start registration, then email me 

NEW DATE for Team Changes: Last date to change existing teams is midnight Wednesday April 20, 2022. Changes must also be submitted online.

WHERE: White Hall High School  




What is the National American Legion Junior Shooting Program?

The American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program is a gun safety education and marksmanship program that encompasses the basic elements of safety, education, enjoyment and competition. Shooters use the .177 caliber air rifle. Both males and females can participate, through Legion sponsorship; disabled youth are encouraged to join, as competitive shooting is a sport that creates an equal playing field for all competitors. Contact your local Legion post, Sons of The American Legion squadron or Auxiliary unit for information about affiliating as a club or individual.

Junior Shooting Sports is a three-part program that combines the Basic Marksmanship Course, Qualification Awards and Air Rifle Competition into a well-rounded activity.

Basic Marksmanship Course
The Basic Marksmanship Course, given to Shooting Sports participants, offers comprehensive instruction for beginning shooters with little or no marksmanship experience. Designed for an instructor’s easy use, the course teaches gun safety and marksmanship fundamentals, using short lectures or discussions, followed by hands-on activities. The package includes: INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE; detailed information for teaching the course. STUDENT HANDBOOK; Now in its third edition, a comprehensive reference text for beginners that thoroughly covers the fundamentals of position shooting. LEARNING TOOLS; Six quizzes and a final exam.

Qualification Awards
Graduates who want to keep improving their skills can enroll in air-rifle qualification courses provided by the National Rifle Association and the Civilian Marksmanship Programs. These courses offer personal skill-development ladders for shooters to achieve established performance standards.

Air Rifle Competition
The annual 3-Position Junior Air Rifle National Championship is a tournament that begins with postal matches. State and/or regional champions are determined and advance to a qualification round (also a postal match) to determine the athletes who will earn expense-paid trips to compete in the national championship. The national championship is a shoulder-to-shoulder match held each August at the USA Shooting range facilities at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.


National Junior 3-Position Air Rifle National Championship

USA Shooting Range Facilities -- Olympic Training Center
Colorado Springs, CO.

Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)

Sporter and Precision teams and individuals who meet the CMP minimum
required scores will be invited by the CMP to represent Arkansas in late June of each year
for the National Junior Olympic Three-Position Air Rifle Championship
to be held in Anniston, Alabama

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