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Junior Shooting Sports

American Legion Junior Shooting Sports department chairman share best practices on how to grow the program during the Legion's first National Junior Shooting Sports Conference.

The common thread among those who've volunteered for years at the Legion's Junior Air Rifle National Championships is the joy that comes from making an impact on the program's participants.

Lauren Phillips, who competed in the Legion’s Air Rifle National Championship in 2013, is now a resident athlete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

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.

Junior Shooting Sports Program Chairman’s Conference Session

On September 19 - 20, 2015 The American Legions Americanism Division conducted it’s 1st Annual Junior Shooting Sports Program Chairman's Conference Session the same weekend of the Children and Youth Conference.

The conference session was held in Indianapolis, IN and was for all American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program Department Chairmen and or their designees.

Click here for Conference Agenda, Minutes and Presentations



26th Annual American Legion
Junior Three Position Air Rifle
National Championships

26th Annual American Legion Junior Three Position Air Rifle National Championship

The 26th annual American Legion Three Position Air Rifle National Championships will be held July 19 – 23, 2016 at the USA Shooting range facility located at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The winners in both the Precision and Sporter category will each receive a $5,000.00 college scholarship provided in part by The American Legion and The Sons of the American Legion. The two winners will also receive an expense paid trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, in Cincinnati they will be honored as part of the Youth Champions Delegation during the American Legion National Convention August 26 – August 30, 2016.

A $1,000.00 college scholarship will be awarded to the second place finishers in both the Sporter and Precision categories. This scholarship is being generously provided by The American Legion Auxiliary.

Stay tuned for more information on how to register!