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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. 

Local legion posts offer  youth air rifle competition and basic safety instruction in conjunction with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). For more information contact the Virginia Junior Shooting Sports Program (JSSP) Chairperson at vajssp@gmail.com


Important Dates

September 1, 2021American Legion 32nd Junior Three-Position Air Rifle Tournament (National)Registration Open – First Round Postal Match Competition target sales and registration opens. Affiliation Form
December 15, 2021NationalFirst Round Postal Match Competition Target set sales and registration closes.
February 1, 2022NationalTargets due to Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) – must be postmarked on or before February 1, 2022 to be eligible for scoring.
April 16, 2022Western Regional ChampionshipLocation: The American Legion Post 16, 1301 Greenview Dr., Lynchburg, VA.
April 23, 2022Eastern Regional ChampionshipLocation: King George “OLD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL” at 9100 St. Anthony’s Rd.; King George, VA.
April 30, 2022Northern Regional ChampionshipLocation: Izaak Walton League, Centreville, VA
May 14, 2022Department (State) ChampionshipLocation: American Legion Post 290, 1151 Mountainview Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Important Forms and OPMs

2022 Department (State) Championship (OPM) 2022 Department of Virginia Official Match Program
2022 Northern Regional Championship (OPM) 2022 Northern Region Official Match Program
2022 Eastern Regional Championship (OPM) 2022 Eastern Region Official Match Program V2
2022 Western Regional Championship (OPM) 2022 Western Region Official Match Program


Other Competition Opportunities In The State

2021-2022 Old Dominion Jr Rifle League


Training and Information

Shooting Sports Resourceshttps://www.legion.org/shooting/resources
2021 JMIC Online Coursehttps://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php?do=match&task=edit&match=20758
CMP Safety ManualCMP_Rifle_Safety_Manual.pdf
CMP Teaching Rifle positionsTeaching_Rifle_Positions_to_New_Jr_Shooters.pdf
A Junior Shooter’s Guide To Air Rifle SafetyA_Jr_Shooters_Guide_to_Air_Rifle_Safety.pdf

About The Committee

2021-2022 Junior Shooting Sports Program Sub-Committee:

Chairperson:Mike FlanaganPost 290
Members:Scott AllenPost 24
Jimmy BurressPost 342
Claude DavenportPost 72
Kevin GlatherPost 90
Kirk JeffriesPost 310
James LeggPost 175
Harry SearsPost 270
Garold StephensonPost 157


Virginia American Legion District JSSP Chairpersons

2Kirk Jefferies310american_legion_post310@verizon.net
5JPaul Doucette79padjr51@gmail.com
6Josh Bridwell1097beardedvet27@gmail.com
10Dave Happs16smaccshootingeducation@gmail.com
11Scott Hurleyscott.allen.hurley@gmail.com
12Craig Apolonio320post320rentals@gmail.com
13Garold Syephenson157garoldstephenson@hotmail.com
16Claude Davenport72claudedavenport@gmail.com
17Scott Allen24skyscott@hotmail.com


 Department of Virginia Regions and Districts