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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, 2022American Legion 33rd Junior Three-Position Air Rifle Tournament (National)Registration Open – First Round Postal Match Competition target sales and registration opens. Registration Information
December 14, 2022NationalRegistration closes.
February 1, 2023National 2022-2023 American Legion Postal Round 1Targets due to Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) – must be postmarked on or before February 1, 2023 to be eligible for scoring.
April 1, 2023National 2022-2023 American Legion Postal Round 2Second Round postal match competition ends. Targets due to Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) – must be postmarked on or before April 1, 2023 to be eligible for scoring.
TBDWestern Regional ChampionshipLocation: TBD
TBDEastern Regional ChampionshipLocation: TBD
TBDNorthern Regional ChampionshipLocation: TBS
TBDDepartment (State) ChampionshipLocation: TBD

Important Forms and OPMs

2022-2023 National American Legion 33rd Jr Three-Position Air Rifle Tournament Registration Information Registration Information
2022-2023 Department (State) Championship (OPM) 2022-2023 Department of Virginia Official Match Program
2023 Northern Regional Championship (OPM) Pending
2023 Eastern Regional Championship (OPM) Pending
2023 Western Regional Championship (OPM) Pending


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

2022-2023 Junior Shooting Sports Program Sub-Committee:

Chairperson:Mike FlanaganPost 290
Kirk JeffriesPost 310
Garold StephensonPost 157
Scott HurleyPost 284
Scott AllenPost 24
Harry SearsPost 270
James LeggPost 175
Kevin GlatherPost 74
Claude DavenportPost 72


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