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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


American Legion Competition Dates

September 1, 2023 through December 14, 2023National 2023-2024 American Legion Postal Round 1Registration Dates September 1, 2023 through December 14, 2023.
TBDNational 2023-2024 American Legion Postal Round 2TBD
TBD2024 Western Regional ChampionshipLocation: American Legion Post 16, 1301 Greenview Dr, Lynchburg, VA
TBD2024 Eastern Regional ChampionshipLocation: American Legion Post 273 Air Gun Facility at Lafayette Gun Club located in Yorktown, VA
TBD2024 Northern Regional ChampionshipLocation: Izaak Walton League, Centreville, VA 20122
TBD2024 Department (State) ChampionshipLocation: American Legion Post 290, 1151 Mountain View Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Important Forms and OPMs

2024 Department (State) Championship (OPM) Pending
2024 Northern Regional Championship (OPM) Pending
2024 Eastern Regional Championship (OPM) Pending
2024 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

2023-2024 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 90
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