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  • Monday, September 04, 2017

    Rule Change for New Shooters

    The Junior Shooting Sports program in the Department of New York has adopted a new rule defining a “new shooter” as not having any shooting experience prior to the current New York State American Legion League season – in order to qualify for “new shooter” awards, Program Chair Lawrence Behling announced.

    Junior Shooting Sports

    A new shooter hasn’t fired in any form of competition, hasn’t been trained by coaches or other team officials, and has very limited knowledge of shooting sports.

    Once a new shooter joins a Legion team, he or she may fire in sanctioned or unsanctioned matches outside the American Legion during the current League season and maintain his/her status as a first-year shooter.

    Statement on new shooter rule change.