AIM is the OFFICIAL youth program of the Amateur Trapshooting Association.
AIM’s Focus: Members of AIM will enjoy the thrill of shooting registered competition on a level playing field as an individual and/or as a team. The purpose of AIM is to provide a safe and positive experience with firearms and registered trapshooting for youth, elementary school through college age. AIM encourages good sportsmanship and personal responsibility through competition while establishing the foundation to make trapshooting a lifelong avocation. IM is a great way to get your child involved in the thrilling and unique lifetime sport of Trapshooting. It also is an excellent way for them to learn firearm safety from a certified coach. AIM instills values and a sense of community responsibility. AIM offers the experience of team competition on a level playing field.
Scholarships: Yearly scholarships will awarded to eligible members. Scholarships will be given out in Academics, Integrity and Marksmanship. Additional scholarships may also be available each year. Contact the ATA office for additional information on how to donate to the AIM Scholarship Fund.
2019 AIM SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JULY 1, 2019
Academic Scholarship Application
Integrity Scholarship Application
Marksmanship Scholarship Application
Trap&Field Journalism Scholarship Application
Christopher J. Vendel Memorial Scholarship Application
Amerigo Pagliaroli Memorial Scholarship Application
Applicants are encouraged to apply for more than 1 scholarship, however, they can only win one per year. All scholarship funds will expire three (3) years from date of being awarded, unless proof of enrollment is received. Updated Scholarship Applications will be posted no later than the first business day of the calendar year.
Categories: Age categories for new members are based on your age the day you join the ATA. Age categories for renewing members are based on your age as of 9/1/2018. Shooters who become eligible for new age based categories during the target year may elect to continue to compete in the previous category for the remainder of that target year. (For example, a shooter reaching age 18 may elect to continue to shoot as a Junior for the remainder of the current target year.) However, once a shooter has elected to move to the new category, that decision is irrevocable and he/she may not again declare eligibility for the previous category. ALL mid-year category changes must be submitted to the ATA office within 7 business days of the shooter's birthday by calling 618-449-2224 or emailing email@example.com
Individual Classification: Classes are used in each age category for the Online Zone Championship and the AIM Grand National Singles & Doubles Championships. In the current target year, the target requirement to avoid minimum Class B for any age category will be 200 ATA Registered Singles targets prior to the Online Zone Championship and 400 ATA Registered Singles targets prior to the AIM Grand National Championship. In Grand Championship Doubles, the target requirement to avoid minimum Class B for any age category will be 200 targets prior to the event. In Grand Championship Handicap, the target requirement to avoid 21 yard line minimum penalty yardage for any category will be 300 ATA Registered Handicap targets prior to the event.
Team (squad) Classification: Any shooters may shoot on a squad composed of members of other categories. However the squad will be shooting in the highest category represented in the squad. (Example if a squad is comprised of 1 Pre-sub, 2 Sub-Juniors, and 2 Juniors, the squad will be competing in the Junior category) Moving up in age group is for Team purposes only and does not affect the individual’s category with AIM.
AIM Annual Teams: All AIM Annual Teams will be based on AIM membership and the total number of members in the category/zone/state. AIM All Stars are the highest level of shooting recognition, followed by All-Zone, then All-State.
Official Rules: ATA Rules will govern the AIM Program unless otherwise noted. It is the responsibility of coaches and participants alike to be familiar with all aspects of the ATA Rule Book. All teams are expected to be comprised of local shooters from the same club, school, organization, or group. A qualified coach or adult must be present while athletes are on the field during practice or competition. It is the responsibility of the coach to ensure that all applicable laws within their jurisdiction are complied with.
The cost of trapshooting can vary as much as you want. Since equipment is not regulated, you have the ability to comparison shop for ammunition and equipment. Generally speaking ammunition is around $5 per box of 25 shells, Ear and Eye protection varies from a few dollars to hundreds, and shotguns vary greatly as well depending on whether it’s new or used.
The total fee for any eligible ATA member to participate in AIM is $25. ATA annual membership for those 22 and under is $12 and AIM membership is $13. All AIM membership fees are applied to AIM program costs (awards, scholarships and promotion of youth shooting). All AIM members are eligible to participate in any ATA registered event or tournament, including the Grand American, throughout the year.
Many AIM teams are a result of team participation in other youth shooting programs such as: 4H, FFA, Boy Scouts of America, American Legion & State Conservation. All members of these programs are welcome to be a part of AIM and can invite their friends to participate as well. Special awards are available at the AIM Grand Championships for Teams/Squads representing these organizations.
See the ATA AIM Website for more details. https://aim4ata.com/
Oklahoma AIM Director - Tyler Rindal
Phone: 405-444-0592 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org