Welcome to the American Legion Junior Shooting Sports registration portal for The American Legion Junior Shooting Sports National Tournament. This year’s registration will look different from years past. By clicking the link below you will be directed to the "Civilian Marksman Program" website to register your club and competitors. This link will capture the mailing address in which the targets will be sent. Once this initial registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and a member ID number to begin The American Legion portion of the registration.

As a result of Public Law 115-126, Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, The American Legion now mandates that anyone 18 years of age or older who is coaching, volunteering or otherwise participating in the Junior Shooting Sports program, must annually pass a criminal background check and sexual abuse awareness training. Detailed information and guidance is provided in "The American Legion Risk Management Guidebook for the Junior Shooting Sports National Tournament".

The American Legion national organization mandates that criminal background checks for national youth programs must be conducted by an exclusive commercial vendor engaged by the national organization. This use of a single provider for background checks ensures screening consistency and enhanced confidentiality. The mandated exclusive provider is "Protect Youth Sports." The cost of the criminal background check with Protect Youth Sports is $20 for the American Legion Junior Shooting Sports National Tournament, which is two rounds of postal matches administered by the national organization. This amount is the cost for those who are needing a background check that reside in the United States or a United States territory. For those living outside the United States or its territories, the cost will be dependent on the country in which they reside. Cost could vary from $75 to $150. The Protect Youth Sports fee also includes the mandated sexual abuse awareness training. The national organization does not fund or collect any costs associated with the background checks or training. A link to Protect Youth Sports is provided when a club registers to participate in The American Legion Junior Shooting Sports National Tournament. Please note - sexual abuse awareness training that is current and successfully passed through the U. S. Center for SafeSport may be accepted in lieu of the sexual abuse awareness training offered through Protect Youth Sports.

Proof that each "designated individual" as defined in the above mentioned risk management guidebook has successfully passed a background check through Protect Youth Sports and a certificate of completion for sexual abuse awareness training, through either Protect Youth Sports or the U.S. Center for SafeSport, must accompany the affiliation form when it is presented to the affiliating American Legion post for verification and signatures. Affiliating American Legion posts are unable to sign the affiliation form without verifying those two documents for each designated individual.

The American Legion would like to thank you for your support of this program in your community. We wish you and all youth participants the best during this competition season.

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If you are having problems or have questions, please use the JSSP Club contact form to send us a message.