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Junior Shooting Sports

The Official Match Program (OMP) can be downloaded from The National American Legion website through the American Legion Junior Shooting Sports page ( The first round (state championships) of the National Match starts November 1 and ends February 1.
We wish to thank the NRA for the grant towards our targets sets that are currently being used for the NYS American Legion State Championship and the Junior Olympics Championship. Thank you for your support.
— Lawrence L. Behling, Department Chairman, Junior Shooting Sports

The 2021-2022 New York Junior Shooting Sports League starts Nov. 03.

Because of the COVID-19 environment, the League will run for five matches and end with the State Championship — with all matches taking place at local Posts.

Ages for Sporter and Precision air rifle league are 12 through high school senior.

Course of fire for Sporter air rifle & Precision air rifle competition is 20 rounds prone, 20 rounds offhand, 20 rounds kneeling, total 60 round match. Rulebook is the National Standard Three Position Air Rifle Rules provided by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (

Once team information is received, seson schedules will be mailed out or emailed to teams. Please submit forms via email by Oct. 25 or as soon as possible.


Letter to Coaches PDF

Registration-form-2021-2022 PDF (fillable in Adobe Reader)

Team Member Roster Form ( fillable PDF )

CMP Competitor Info form (fillable PDF)

Resources and information for Jr shooting 2018-2019 (PDF)

The Junior Shooting Sports Program (JSSP) now has a new Chairman’s Guide available in the “Downloads” section of the JSSP Resource page located at  This guide has been developed to assist junior shooting sports chairmen at all levels in organizing and understanding responsibilities for the Junior Shooting Sports Program, administered at either the post or department level, as well as outside entities that may wish to participate in The American Legion’s National Tournament. This guide replaces the previous JSSP admin manual.