To compete in most AIM events, shooters must shoot at a registered event. To find registered shoots in your area (for MSE's, Zone Championship & Handicap Championship) please visit www.shootata.com. To learn more about how AIM works, AIM Annual Teams, etc., please refer to the AIM Operations Handbook.
Monthly State/Provincial Events
MSE’s will be held January through July of each Target Year. Each month‘s MSE will be open for participation for the full calendar month. Shooters can compete as many times as they would like within that month by shooting at ATA registered shoots. For individuals, the high score shot for each month will be chosen for each AIM member as the competition score for that MSE, which will be compiled from shoot reports at the end of the month. MSE scores will be applied to the day of the month the high score was shot. Example: If a shooter attends a shoot on the dates 5/29-6/2 and shoots an event(s) on a day for the month of May, the scores will be eligible for May. If the shooter shoots an event(s) on a day in the month of June, the scores will be eligible for June.
PARTICIPATION IN AT LEAST ONE MSE IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ANY OF THE AIM ANNUAL TEAMS.
CLICK ABOVE MAP FOR STATE SHOOT DATES
All states are encouraged to offer their AIM members the opportunity to compete in an AIM State Championship event. This event may or may not be held at the same location or same time as the ATA State Championship Tournament. The registered Singles event will either be 100 or 200 targets. If more than 200 targets are shot at an event, it must be declared beforehand by the AIM Director/Volunteer which set of targets are being used for the AIM State Shoot. Just like in the past few target years, we are again giving the option for State Shoots to include registered Handicap & Doubles events.
For State Shoots, only shooters who live in the state where the shoot is taking place will be eligible for that state’s trophies. Squads must include five shooters who live in the state where the shoot is taking place, and they must all shoot together on the same squad. Mixed state squads will not be eligible for team trophies at any State Shoots. For example, a squad that has two Illinois residents and three Missouri residents will not be eligible for team trophies.
PARTICIPATION IN YOUR HOME STATE’S STATE SHOOT IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ANY OF THE AIM ANNUAL TEAMS
State Shoot Details Form
Online Zone Shoot
May 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 2023
(Dates change each target year)
Each year in May, AIM members all over the nation will compete in the National Online Zone Championship. For this event, AIM members will post one 16 yard 100 target Singles registered score AT ANY GUN CLUB HOSTING AN ATA REGISTERED SHOOT on any of the three weekends. To find registered shoots in your area, please visit www.aim4ata.com.
Shooters can compete as many times as they would like on the designated dates of the event, by shooting Singles events at ATA Registered Shoots. For individuals, the high score shot during this time frame will be chosen for each AIM member as the competition score, which will be compiled from shoot reports. Individual scores for the AIM Online Zone Championship do not need to be submitted. Scores are pulled automatically from shoot reports as long as the shooter’s AIM payment is current and they competed at a registered event. When an ATA Singles event consists of more than 100 targets, the total score for this event will be averaged. Scores that are not whole numbers will be rounded up. Scores for squads can be submitted using the coach login on www.aim4ata.com. Please remember, squads are only eligible for team trophies when five shooters have shot together at the same time and location. Mixed zone squads are not eligible for team trophies.
For the AIM Online Zone Championship, shooters may shoot outside of their home zone, but awards will only be given from their home zone, not from the zone where they shot. In order to avoid minimum Singles Class B penalty, AIM competitors must have shot at least 200 Registered Singles targets in the current target year prior to the AIM Online Zone Championship.
FOR THIS EVENT, ALL AIM COMPETITORS WILL BE CLASSIFIED AS OF MAY 1, 2023.
PARTICIPATION IN THE AIM ONLINE ZONE CHAMPIONSHIP IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ANY OF THE AIM ANNUAL TEAMS.
October 7-8 & 14-15, 2023
(Dates change each target year)
For the AIM Online Handicap Championship, participants will compete in a 100 registered target Handicap event AT ANY GUN CLUB HOSTING AN ATA REGISTERED SHOOT. This event will be very similar to the MSE’s format. Shooters can compete in Handicap Events as many times as they would like on those 4 days. The high score shot for each AIM member will be used as their competition round. The Handicap Championship is a national event, so AIM Shooters from all over the country will be competing with one another within their AIM Categories and by yardage group.
To find registered shoots in your area, please visit www.shootata.com.
Shooters need to check their correct yardage before competing in this event. Yardages can be found in the Shooter Information Center found on www.shootata.com. All shooters must shoot from their current ATA yardage to be eligible for trophies.
No submission of scores will be necessary. Any shooter that shoots 100 Handicap targets on any of the four (4) days, and has a current (paid) membership in the current target year, will automatically be eligible. Be sure to check preliminary score postings at the end of the month to make sure everything is correct.
PARTICIPATION IN THE AIM ONLINE HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED FOR ANY OF THE AIM ANNUAL TEAMS.
PLEASE NOTE: The ATA Rules and By Laws state: In Handicap there shall be no more than two (2) yards difference between adjacent shooters in the squad, and no more than a total difference of three (3) yards in a squad.
July 27 - 31, 2023
Held in conjunction with the World Trapshooting Championship, THE GRAND AMERICAN, the AIM Grand Championships will begin with the AIM National Youth Skeet Championship and AIM National Youth Sporting Clays Championship. The event will then continue with the AIM Individual Handicap Championship and the AIM Individual Doubles Championship. Additional games will be held between Thursday and Sunday, so check out the event program for more details.
The AIM Individual and Team Singles Championship will be held on Monday and Tuesday (100 Singles each day). High-All-Around will be determined by individual Singles classification. Squads competing in the AIM Grand Championships for team trophies are encouraged to be comprised of local shooters from the same club, school, organization, or group. Details for the AIM Grand National Championships, including the addition of All-American Points, will be available in the printed program prior to the event.
Please see page 7 of the AIM Handbook for minimum target requirements for each event.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE ALL-STAR & ALL-ZONE AIM ANNUAL TEAMS, MEMBERS MUST COMPETE IN THE AIM GRAND NATIONAL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP.