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Junior Shooting Sports

2018-2019 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 2018-2019 New York Junior Shooting Sports League starts Nov. 8.

The League will run for seven matches and end with the State Championship at Cicero American Legion Post in Cicero, NY, on Feb. 16-17, 2018.

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

Ages for the BB Gun league are 8 to 15, with the State Championship in March 2019 at Binghamton Rifle Club, Binghamton, NY.

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 2018-2019 National Standard Three Position Air Rifle Rules provided by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (

Course of fire for BB gun shooters is 10 rounds prone, 10 rounds offhand, 10 rounds kneeling, 10 rounds sitting for a total of 40 rounds with a 50 question test at NYS Championship as part of their score. Rule for the NYS BB Gun League is the current NRA BB Gun Rulebook.

Teams are 4 individuals for Sporter & Precision Air Rifle. BB Gun teams are 5 shooters & 2 alternate shooters.

Once team information is received, schedules will be mailed out or emailed to teams for the 2017-2018 season for competition, according the Department Jr. Shooting Sports Program Chair Lawrence Behling.


Letter to Coaches 2018-2019   PDF

Registration form 2018-2019 PDF (fillable in Adobe Reader)

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

Team Member Roster Form ( fillable PDF ) ( Word Doc )

Details on NYS Championship Match (Feb. 17-18, 2018)

NYS Air Rifle Championship Competitor Form  (fillable in Adobe Reader)
NOTE: If shooting in Precision category, place the word Precision after (No) on the form.

Register your individuals by Feb. 8, 2018 for 2018 NYS League Championship. Send complete forms to Lawrence Behling, 220 County Route 6, Phoenix, New York 13135 or via email at    Remember, the targets have individual’s information scanned onto the target and this needs to be done ahead of the match.  Make as many copies as you need for the above form.

Order Championahip Match Shirts (fillable PDF)