Junior Shooting Sports

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.

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 July at the USA Shooting range facilities at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

For more information contact the District Junior Shooting Sports Chair, Claude Davenport, Post 72, 540-341-0916.

News about the Department of Virginia programs can be found below.

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Hope everyone has a Safe and Happy 4th of July.

2 months ago

I hope all had a relaxing Memorial Day weekend. Don’t forget the Virginia State Convention is coming up July 13th - 15th 2018
Sign up at valegion.org Youth Air Rifle will meet at the Americanism ... See more

3 months ago
CMP Club & Competition Tracker | Dashboard

Links for Scoring Results of the State Match

Here are the links to the CMP and Orion Results pages:

CMP: https://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/ index.php?do=match&task=edit& ... See more

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Talladega Marksmanship Park invites you to participate in its Talladega 2700 Precision Pistol Match on Sunday, 13 May 2018. This match is open to the public; ... See more

3 months ago

NOTICE TO ALL; Results of the American Legion State Match 5/5/18
Special Thanks to Claude Davenport Commander of Post 72. The State Match would not have happened with out your help Thank You. Big ... See more

3 months ago

We are gearing up for the Legion State Match this Saturday May 5th 2018. May the oddes forever be in your favor.😉

3 months ago
VA American Legion JSSP

NOTICE: STATE MATCH UPDATE more to follow. Check emails for match program
Relay times
0900 Warrington Rifles x2 teams
1100 Woodson Rifles x 2 teams
1300 Post 280 Ravens x 2 teams & Forest ... See more

The American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program is a gun safety education and marksmanship program.

3 months ago
Photos from VA American Legion JSSP's post

Eastern Regional Match
1st King George Rifles
2nd Post 280 Ravens team A
3rd Post 280 Ravens team B

3 months ago


Email team Names and CMP Numbers to xmorgan@hotmail.com Before April, 21 2018 to ensure your teams spot.
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