How to Make the Team

How can I try out for the USA Shooting Team?


New to USA Shooting?

If you're new to USA Shooting or Olympic-style shooting, a great first step is to locate one of our associated clubs or Certified Training Centers (CTCs) near you. Local coaches and club members can help you get started with the rules, course of fire, equipment, and local competitions. Visit our club directory!

Also take a look in the "Resouces" menu above, where you'll find an extensive Online Library and many articles under the heading Shooting Instruction, covering a wide range of topics for everyone from beginners to advanced shooters.


Are you ready to compete? 

Once you feel comfortable with the rules, course of fire, and equipment, your next step is to compete in local competitions. Using this match finder tool, you can search through all USA Shooting sanctioned local matches by discipline, location, and competition level. Good luck!


Interested in the Junior Olympic program?

Junior athletes (20 years and younger) can compete in state-level qualification matches for a chance to be invited to the National Junior Olympic Championships in rifle, pistol, and shotgun. These are held every year. If you or a junior you know is interested in being a part of our Junior Olympic program, visit our Junior Olympic Program page to learn more and find a state qualifier near you!


Ready to compete nationally?

We have several national-level events throughout the year in all three disciplines of rifle, pistol and shotgun, such as special selection matches, National Championships, National Junior Olympic Championships, and Winter Airgun Championships. Find out more on our Match Information page.

To read the most current selection procedures for our National Teams and Olympic/Paralympic Teams, head over to our Policies & Procedures page.


Do you have the dedication it takes to make the National or Olympic Team?


Olympic Path