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National Air Rifle New Shooter League

League Description

Orion's National Air Rifle "New Shooter" League is an offshoot of the National Air Rifle League. This league is ONLY meant for developing teams, in their first year of competition, to compete against other developing teams. 76 teams competed in 2023, only in the fifth season! We will continue to offer this League each spring. Especially since it is intended for new athletes, the New Shooter League rewards week-by-week improvement, not just overall performance!

The "New Shooter" League is governed by the National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules.

Season Schedule

  • 10 weeks: January to April

  • One game each week against another team in the league. Each team gets two bye weeks, competing in a total of eight matches.

Team Eligibility

  • All team members must be "New Shooters," defined as athletes who had their first competition after 1 August of the previous calendar year. For instance, to compete in the 2024 season, all competing athletes must have had their first competition after 1 August 2023.

  • Team members must be active, participating members of the same local club; all-star teams are not allowed.

  • Teams must be composed of at least four eligible athletes.


To help encourage the development of young athletes and recognize top performers, we provide as many awards as possible to deserving teams and their team members.

  • Each athlete will receive a participation pin.

  • Each athlete will receive a specially designed League sticker that may be placed on his or her pistol or gear box.

  • A banner for each participating team.

  • Engraved medals for each athletes in each team that meets two of the three criteria, with specially designed medals for the top three teams:

    • Participates in all eight games during the season.

    • Shows improving scores during the season.

    • Wins 5 or more games during the season.

Additional Information

Download the League Program for full details on the National Air Pistol League. Always feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

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