In addition to local events, AIM hosts several large shoots throughout the target year. Please select a zone from above to see the shoots scheduled for each state within that zone. To learn more about AIM Annual Teams and the requirements please refer to the AIM Operations Handbook.
To find registered shoots in your area (for MSE's, Zone Championship & Handicap Championship) please visit www.shootata.com
Monthly State/Provincial Events
State Directors (or the ATA office) coordinate with coaches and gun clubs in their state to determine up to five (5) Monthly Shooting Events (MSE) periods between January and August. Each MSE can span up to nine (9) days, with the intent that the period include two (2) weekends. AIM members shoot one (1) - 100 target registered Singles event AT ANY ATA REGISTERED SHOOT during the MSE period to be eligible for their home state‘s monthly trophies. For MSE’s, shooters can shoot out-of-state, as long as it is on the same date as their home state’s MSE. Awards will be given from their home state’s MSE, not from the state where they shot. If more than 100 targets are shot at an event, it must be declared before the shoot begins which set of 100 is being used for the MSE. As always, state association approval is required for all registered ATA shoots.
Participation in one (1) Monthly State Event is required in order to be eligible for any of the AIM annual teams.
This is the highest level of AIM competition, locally. All states are encouraged to offer their AIM members the opportunity to compete in an AIM State Championship event. This will be a registered Singles event of either 100 or 200 targets, and may or may not be held at the same location or same time as the ATA State Championship Tournament. If more than 100 or 200 targets are shot at an event, it must be declared before the shoot begins which set of 100 is being used for the State Shoot.
Participation in the AIM State Shoot is required in order to be eligible for ANY of the AIM Annual Teams.
Online Zone Shoot
May 4-5 & May 11-12, 2013
(Dates change each target year)
To obtain a higher level of competition on a local level, the Online Zone Shoot allows shooters to shoot locally and compete against all shooters that also live in the same ATA Zone. In May, AIM members will post one 16 yard 100 target registered score at any gun club hosting an ATA registered shoot on either of the two weekends. Shooters may shoot outside of their home zone, as long as it is on the same date as their home zone’s championship. Awards will be given from their home zone, not from the zone where they shot. If shooting events are combined, it must be declared beforehand which set of targets is being used for each event. After the Zone Wide Championship, coaches/parents submit the scores to the ATA office for verification and processing, and then all scores will be posted to the AIM web site.
Participation in the Zone Wide Singles Championship (May) is required in order to be eligible for any of the AIM Annual Teams.
October 5-6 & October 12-13, 2013 (Dates change each target year)
Similar to the Zone Championship, the Handicap Championship, held annually the first two weeks of October, will also offer the opportunity for AIM shooters to shoot locally and compete on a larger level. The Handicap Championship is a national event. AIM shooters from all over the country will be competing with one another within their AIM categories and by yardage group. Shooters must shoot 100 handicap targets from their ATA yardage at any ATA registered event during the two week time period. If more than 100 targets are shot at an event, it must be declared before the shoot begins which set of 100 is being used for the Handicap Championship. Coaches, parents and/or Directors must submit the Handicap form to AIM Headquarters at the ATA office to enter their shooters into the event.
* This event is not required for any AIM Annual Teams.
August 3-6, 2013
Will be held in conjunction with the largest trapshooting tournament in the world THE GRAND AMERICAN! The AIM Grand Championships will begin with shooting games, special events and instructional seminars on Saturday August 3. The games will continue on Sunday, but the AIM Individual Handicap Championship (100 targets) and the AIM Individual Doubles Championship (50 pair) will be held on Sunday also. Trophies will be awarded to Event and Class Champions for each of these events.
The 200-target AIM Individual and Team Singles Championship will be held on Monday and Tuesday (100 Singles each day). To avoid penalty Class B classification in the Doubles event, shooters will have had to register at least 200 doubles prior to the AIM Doubles Championship. For the Singles event, shooters will have had to register at least 400 Singles prior to the AIM Singles Championship. There will be no penalty yardage for the AIM Handicap event.
High All Around class will be determined by individual Singles classification. To be eligible for All-Zone and All-Star AIM Annual Teams, members MUST COMPETE IN THE AIM GRAND NATIONAL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP. Additional details for the AIM Grand National Championships will be available in the printed program prior to the event.
* To be eligible for All-Zone and All-Star AIM Annual Teams, members MUST COMPETE IN THE AIM GRAND NATIONAL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP.