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P.O. Box 125, Stafford, Virginia 22555

Stafford American Legion Post 290



Jr. Shooting Sports

Points of Contact

Mike Flanagan  Chairman/Manager 540-602-8808
Jessica Kelley  Jr. Shooters Head Coach  
Tommy Gimble  Range Officer  703-357-4997
Tommy Gimble  Armorer  703-357-4997
Malaya Bigno Team Statistics & Coach  

The American Legion sponsors a program of marksmanship competition and gun safety education for any gender, through the age of 18.   

The upcoming practice schedule is:

September 2018 – June 2019:                         Thursday evening from 1800 – 2000

                                                (Range set-up starts at 1745)

Location:  American Legion Post 290 Annex, 1204 American Legion Road (County Road 628) 

Click HERE for the full, detailed schedule for the 2019 shooting schedule.

What is The National American Legion Junior Shooting Program?

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. Shooters use the .177 caliber air rifle. Both males and females can participate, through Legion sponsorship; disabled youth are encouraged to join, as competitive shooting is a sport that creates an equal playing field for all competitors.

For additional information, contact the individuals listed above.

Old Dominion Junior Rifle League Matches

As part of the program, The American Legion of Virginia conducts a Junior Three Positions Air Rifle Tournament, which provides shooters an opportunity to test their marksmanship ability in competition with other junior shooters throughout the state.

The ODJRL Matches season will run from October 2018 through March 2019

Match Dates for the coming season:

  • Oct 13, 2018
  • Nov 3, 2018
  • Dec 8, 2018
  • Jan 12, 2019
  • Feb 9, 2019
  • Mar 9, 2019

Contact the Match Coordinator (Diane Kelley) for additional information.

Air Rifle Competition

The annual 3-Position Junior Air Rifle National Championship is a tournament that begins with postal matches. State and/or regional champions are determined and advance to a qualification round (also a postal match) to determine the athletes who will earn expense-paid trips to compete in the national championship. The national championship is a shoulder-to-shoulder match held each July at the USA Shooting range facilities at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

The Postal Matches are held during one of the Thursday practice sessions

Every month there will be a match for record or for training.












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