Welcome to the Amateur Trapshooting Association
The ATA serves as the faithful protector of the sport of trapshooting. As the largest clay target shooting organization in the world, the ATA governs the sport's rules and regulations and seeks ways to further enhance the sport and increase participation.
The ATA was founded in 1900 as the American Trapshooting Association and later changed to the Amateur Trapshooting Association in 1923. A Board of Directors, composed of state and provincial delegates govern all ATA policy matters. The Executive Committee, which is comprised of one representative from each of the five Zones, provides stewardship for the association throughout the year. The organization's day-to-day business is guided by an Executive Director and a team of professionals at the national headquarters in Sparta, IL.
Last year, 60,192 members participated in some 7,151 registered tournaments throughout North America. In total over 1,400 ATA affiliated gun clubs threw 82,480,480 clay targets in 2008.
The ATA Homegrounds is also home to the Grand American World Trapshooting Championships each August. This annual event draws nearly 6,000 competitors and showcases some of the best shooting talent in the world!
Allan Radway (Western Zone), President
Terry Roush (Southern Zone), Vice-President
Rob Taylor (Southwestern Zone), Vice-President
Wayne Morris (Eastern Zone, Vice-President
Jeff Wagner (Central Zone), Vice-President / Past President
Central Handicap Committee
Rules Advisory Committee
For the conduct of registered trapshoots, contact:
Amateur Trapshooting Association of America
1105 East Broadway
PO Box 519
Sparta, IL 62286
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