The American Legion of Montana
Chairman: Ray Read
The American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program is a three-part program that combines the basic marksmanship course, qualifications awards, and air rifle competition. Participants can be of any gender, through age 18. Handicapped youth are encouraged to participate. Annual competition takes place at the post levels culminating with a shoulder- to- shoulder match held at the Olympic Training Center/USA Shooting Range Facilities in Colorado Springs, CO. The National Champions receive a $1,000 scholarship generously donated by the Sons of the American Legion.
New this year, target set orders and team rosters will now be submitted online. The cost is $10 per individual. There are no fees for team entry – all individuals are automatically entered into the team competition if there are at least four shooters in the club. Teams are determined by score – the top four shooters in a club are that team’s “Team One”, the next four shooters are that team’s “Team Two”, and so on.
When ordering online, you will first be directed to create a log-in. Once completed, you will be directed to the target set order form. As always, in order to compete in the tournament, you must be an affiliated American Legion club. Click here to download the Junior Shooting Sports Affiliation Form.
Click here to access the Official Match Program.
2016-2017 American Legion Junior Three Position Air Rifle National Championships
November 1, 2016
First Round postal match competition target sales and registration opens.
January 15, 2017
First Round postal match competition target set sales and registration closes.
February 1, 2017
Targets due to the CMP - must be received and/or postmarked on or before February 1, 2017 to be eligible for scoring.
February 15, 2017
Second Round postal match competition targets mailed out by the CMP.
March 31, 2017
Second Round postal match competition ends. Targets due to the CMP - must be received and/or postmarked on or before March 31, 2017 to be eligible for scoring.
July 18-23, 2017
27th Annual National Championship (Individual Tournament), USA Shooting Facility, United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.