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Orion's National Air Rifle League

Orion's National Air Rifle League

Orion's National Air Rifle League creates a bold new competition format, allowing teams to compete virtually in a low-cost, yet meaningful national competition for both elite and developing teams. Teams compete against teams of their own relative skill level in a round robin style format during the 8 week regular season, beginning on 26 September, with the league culminating in a single-elimination tournament at the end of the season for the top 8 teams.

  • Registration Deadline: 16 September 2016.
  • Coaches Meeting Webinar: The week of 19 to 23 September, exact date and time not yet set.
  • Pre-Season Competition: 5 September to 25 September 2016
  • Regular Season: 26 September to 20 November 2016
  • Post-Season Tournament: 28 November to 18 December 2016

For more information download the complete National Air Rifle League Program.

Description

The League is structured into disciplines, conferences, divisions, teams, seasons, and games. The two disciplines are Sporter air rifle and Precision air rifle. The Sporter discipline is made up of five conferences these are (1) Army JROTC, (2) Marine Corps JROTC, (3) Navy JROTC, (4) Air Force JROTC, and (5) Jr. Rifle Clubs. The Precision discipline has two conferences; these are (1) JROTC and (2) Jr. Rifle Clubs. A conference can have multiple divisions of teams. A division is ideally a group of 8 teams of relatively equal skill level that compete against each other in games. A team consists of four or more air rifle athletes with a coach from a single school or club. A game is one competition between two teams. A complete season has three parts, a pre-season optional tournament, an eight week six or seven game regular season, and a three week single-­elimination tournament for the top teams. During the regular season, teams compete only against the other teams from within their division.

Teams are organized into divisions, within a conference, according to their relative and historic skill levels. The division names (from highest to lowest), are Champions, Distinguished, Elite, Governor, Leaders, Master, Premier, Sharpshooter, Tops, and Wizards. The number of divisions within a conference will depend on the number of competing teams. During the regular season, teams compete against other teams in their division in a series of win-loss games. The winner of the division is the team with the highest number of wins.

In the Sporter discipline, the top team from each Champions division, plus the next three teams with highest seasonal average from any division are invited to the single-elimination tournament. In the Precision discipline, the top two teams from both Champions division, plus the next four teams from any division are invited to the single-­elimination tournament. There is one tournament for Sporter air rifle and one tournament for Precision air rifle. The league winner, for each discipline, is the winner of the respective single--elimination Tournament.

Teams will compete each week from their home range. Scores from each team will be merged on the Internet using Orion’s Virtual Match technology. Results will be listed live online on Orion’s Result Center.

To create year to year parity within Divisions, teams are squadded into Divisions based on their performance from last year. The Champions Division, in all conferences, is made up of the top performing teams from last year’s league. It consists of the top four teams from the previous season’s Champions Division, and the top two teams from the Distinguished Division. Teams entering the league for the first time, who have exceptional historic scores may be placed in the Champions Division as well. All other Divisions are squadded based on their previous year's seasonal average. New teams will be squadded based on results from well known competitions.

Registration

Register for the Sporter League

Register for the Precision League

You may also register by completing the form at the end of the League Program and mailing it into Shooter's Technology.

View Currently Registered Sporter Teams

View Currently Registered Precision Teams

Major Changes from the 2015 Season

  • Pre-Season tournament is added, allowing teams to practice for the league prior to the start of league play.
  • Regular Season is changed to an 8 week 6 or 7 game season. Each team will be scheduled with at most one game a week,and have at least one bye week.
  • Precision Discipline is changed to two conferences, "JROTC" and "Jr. Rifle Clubs."
  • Precision Discipline course of fire is changed to 40 shot standing. Sporter league remains a 3x10.
  • To ensure more equity among teams in a division, squadding into divisions has changed to be more dependent on a team's seasonal average from last year's season.

Reagular Season Structure

Orion's National Air Rifle League Regular Season Structure

Post-Season Tournament Structure for both Sporter and Precision

Orion's National Air Rifle League Post-Season Tournament

Teams invited to the Sporter Tournament will be:

  • The first place team from the Army JROTC Champions Division.
  • The first place team from the Navy JROTC Champions Division.
  • The first place team from the Marine Corps JROTC Champions Division.
  • The first place team from the Air Force JROTC Champions Division.
  • The first place team from the Jr. Rifle Club Champions Division.
  • The next three teams with the highest seasonal average, from any division or conference.

Teams invited to the Precision Tournament will be:

  • The first and second place team from the JROTC Champions Division.
  • The first and second place team from the Jr. Rifle Club Champions Division.
  • The next four teams with the highest seasonal average, from any division or conference.

Teams will be seeded, 1 - 8, based on their seasonal average.

Awards

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

The participation and award schedule for 2016 is as follows:

  • Each athlete from each team will receive a participation pin.
  • Each athlete will receive a specially­ designed league sticker that may be placed on his or her rifle.
  • Engraved medals for up to ten athletes in each of the top three teams within each division.
  • An Orion Scoring System hat for coach for the top three teams in each division.
  • A banner for each of the top three teams within each division.
  • A trophy for each team that makes the single ­elimination tournament.
  • Each athlete who participates in the single-elimination tournament will receive a participation medal unique for the tournament.
  • A plaque for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in each single-­elimination tournament
  • 2,000 Orion air rifle targets for the league champion team.

Eligibility

All athletes and teams eligible under the National Three-Position Air Rifle Rules are eligible to compete in Orion's National Air Rifle League. No all star teams, and each athlete may only compete for one team.

Each school or club may register one team in the Sporter league and one team in the Preicison league. All athletes on your team may compete. In each game, only the top four scores will count towards the team total.

2016 Registered Sporter Discipline Teams

Conference

Team

Division

Location

Schoool or Club

Air Force JROTC

Northgate AFJROTC

Newnan, GA

Northgate High School AFJROTC (2277)

Air Force JROTC

South Panola

Batesville, MS

South Panola High School (2139)

Army JROTC

Ball AJROTC

Galveston, TX

Ball High School AJROTC (2953)

Army JROTC

Dickson County AJROTC

Dickson, TN

Dickson County High School AJROTC (2889)

Army JROTC

Dinwiddie AJROTC

Dinwiddie, VA

Virginia Air Rifle League (2091)

Army JROTC

Fort Campbell AJROTC

Fort Campbell, KY

Fort Campbell High School AJROTC (3004)

Army JROTC

Fort Pierce Westwood AJROTC

Fort Pierce, FL

Fort Pierce Westwood High School AJROTC (2641)

Army JROTC

Fountain Fort Carson AJROTC

Fountain, CO

Fountain Fort Carson High School AJROTC (2063)

Army JROTC

Grainger AJROTC

Rutledge, TN

Grainger High School AJROTC (2986)

Army JROTC

Joliet Central AJROTC

Joliet, IL

Joliet Central High School AJROTC (2217)

Army JROTC

Leavenworth AJROTC

Leavenworth, KS

Leavenworth High School AJROTC (3072)

Army JROTC

Lebanon AJROTC

Lebanon, OR

Lebanon High School AJROTC (2099)

Army JROTC

Marcos de Niza AJROTC

Tempe, AZ

Marcos de Niza High School AJROTC (2288)

Army JROTC

Marion AJROTC

Marion, IN

Marion High School AJROTC (2886)

Army JROTC

New Caney AJROTC

New Caney, TX

New Caney High School JROTC (2185)

Army JROTC

St Pauls AJROTC

St Pauls, NC

St Paul High School AJROTC (2867)

Army JROTC

Summerlin Academy AJROTC

Bartow, FL

Summerlin Academy AJROTC (2949)

Army JROTC

Taylor County AJROTC

Monticello, FL

Taylor County High School AJROTC (2922)

Army JROTC

Cookeville AJROTC

Champions

Cookeville, TN

Cookeville High School AJROTC (2340)

Army JROTC

Henderson County AJROTC

Champions

Henderson, KY

Henderson County High School (2019)

Junior Rifle Club

Kealakehe Rifle Team

Kailua-Kona, HI

Kealakehe Rifle Team (2943)

Junior Rifle Club

Lake Region Shooting Sports Association

Devil's Lake, ND

Lake Region Shooting Sports Association (2367)

Junior Rifle Club

Midland Young Guns

Midland, TX

Midland Young Guns (3044)

Junior Rifle Club

Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club

San Jose, CA

Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club (3085)

Junior Rifle Club

Southern Indiana Sharpshooters

Jasper, IN

Southern Indiana Sharpshooters (2850)

Junior Rifle Club

TAG Team

Traer, IA

TAG Team (2818)

Junior Rifle Club

Versailles American Legion

Versailles, IN

Steve Scoggins (3089)

Junior Rifle Club

Ward County 4-H

Monahans, TX

Ward 4H Shooting Sports (2989)

Junior Rifle Club

Carroll County 4-H

Champions

Carrollton, GA

Carroll County 4-H (2316)

Junior Rifle Club

Humboldt Sharpshooters

Champions

Hartford, SD

Humboldt Sharpshooters (2448)

Marine Corps JROTC

A. C. Mosley MCJROTC

Lynn Haven, FL

A. C. Mosley High School (2694)

Marine Corps JROTC

Abraham Clark MCJROTC

Roselle, NJ

Abraham Clark High School MCJROTC (3093)

Marine Corps JROTC

Dallastown MCJROTC

Dallastown, PA

Dallastown Area High School MCJROTC (2134)

Marine Corps JROTC

Gulfport MCJROTC

Gulfport, MS

Gulfport High School MCJROTC (2220)

Marine Corps JROTC

Mandeville MCJROTC

Mandeville, LA

Mandeville High School MCJROTC (2698)

Marine Corps JROTC

New Braunfels MCJROTC

New Braunfels, TX

New Braunfels High School MCJROTC (2101)

Marine Corps JROTC

Pacific MCJROTC

Pacific, MO

Pacific High School MCJROTC (2376)

Marine Corps JROTC

Oxford MCJROTC

Champions

Oxford, MS

Oxford High School MCJROTC (2274)

Navy JROTC

Cross Creek NJROTC

Augusta, GA

Cross Creek High School NJROTC (2096)

Navy JROTC

El Camino Real NJROTC

Woodland Hills, CA

El Camino Real High School NJROTC (3059)

Navy JROTC

Gallatin NJROTC

Gallatin, TN

Gallatin High School NJROTC (2811)

Navy JROTC

Los Alamos NJROTC

Los Alamos, NM

Los Alamos High School NJROTC (2293)

Navy JROTC

McDowell NJROTC

Marion, NC

McDowell High School NJROTC (2265)

Navy JROTC

Ramona NJROTC

Ramona, CA

Ramona High School NJROTC (2964)

Navy JROTC

Terry Parker NJROTC

Jacksonville, FL

Terry Parker High School NJROTC (2905)

Navy JROTC

William Floyd NJROTC

Mastic Beach, NY

William Floyd High School NJROTC (2952)

Navy JROTC

Hawthorne NJROTC

Champions

Hawthorne, CA

Hawthorne NJROTC (2193)

Navy JROTC

Laurens NJROTC

Champions

Laurens, SC

Anthony Linardi (2647)

Navy JROTC

Lubbock NJROTC

Champions

Lubbock, TX

Lubbock High School NJROTC (2234)

Navy JROTC

Zion Benton NJROTC

Champions

Zion, IL

Zion Benton Township High School (2109)

2016 Registered Precision Discipline Teams

Conference

Team

Division

Location

Schoool or Club

JROTC

Fort Pierce Westwood AJROTC

Fort Pierce, FL

Fort Pierce Westwood High School AJROTC (2641)

JROTC

Grainger AJROTC

Rutledge, TN

Grainger High School AJROTC (2986)

JROTC

Leavenworth AJROTC

Leavenworth, KS

Leavenworth High School AJROTC (3072)

JROTC

William Floyd NJROTC

Mastic Beach, NY

William Floyd High School NJROTC (2952)

JROTC

Dallastown Area MCJROTC

Champions

Dallastown, PA

Dallastown Area High School MCJROTC (2134)

JROTC

Fountain Fort Carson AJROTC

Champions

Fountain, CO

Fountain Fort Carson High School AJROTC (2063)

JROTC

Granbury MCJROTC

Champions

Granbury, TX

Granbury High School MCJROTC (2255)

JROTC

Los Alamos NJROTC

Champions

Los Alamos, NM

Los Alamos High School NJROTC (2293)

Junior Rifle Club

Bridgeport Rifle Club

Stratford, CT

Bridgeport Rifle Club (2966)

Junior Rifle Club

Midland Young Guns

Midland, TX

Midland Young Guns (3044)

Junior Rifle Club

Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club

San Jose, CA

Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club (3085)

Junior Rifle Club

Scarborough Fish and Game Association

Buxton, ME

Scarborough Fish and Game Association (2954)

Additional Information

Download the complete National Air Rifle League Program or contact the Legue Administrator at league@shooterstech.net.