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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: 26 September to 20 November 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 reserved exclusively for teams who participated in 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. 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.

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 up to ten athletes for the top team in each Champion’s 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 pin 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.

Additional Information

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

2015 Sporter - Post-Season Tournament

Team

Record

Avg. Score

Club

Location

Gulfport MCJROTC

3 - 0

1103.67

Gulfport High School MCJROTC (2220)

Gulfport, MS

Ozark AJROTC

2 - 1

1110.00

Ozark High School (2006)

Ozark, MO

Henderson County AJROTC

1 - 1

1103.00

Henderson County High School (2019)

Henderson, KY

R-S Central MCJROTC

1 - 1

1084.00

R-S Central High School MCJROTC (2004)

Rutherfordton, NC

Zion Benton NJROTC

0 - 1

1078.00

Zion Benton Township High School (2109)

Zion, IL

Selma MCJROTC

0 - 1

1067.00

Selma High School (2125)

Selma, CA

Lubbock NJROTC

0 - 1

1066.00

Lubbock High School NJROTC (2234)

Lubbock, TX

Gallatin Valley Sharpshooters

0 - 1

1010.00

Gallatin Valley Sharp Shooters (2304)

Bozeman, MT

2015 Precision - Post-Season Tournament

Team

Record

Avg. Score

Club

Location

Ole Mill Rangers

3 - 0

1166.67

Georgia Competitive Shooters (2017)

Griffin, GA

Granbury MCJROTC

2 - 1

1164.67

Granbury High School MCJROTC (2255)

Grandbury, TX

Los Alamos NJROTC

1 - 1

1159.00

Los Alamos High School NJROTC (2293)

Los Alamos, NM

Dallastown MCJROTC

1 - 1

1153.50

Dallastown Area High School MCJROTC (2134)

Dallastown, PA

Dubois Junior Rifle Team

0 - 1

1139.00

Dubois Junior Rifle Team (2948)

DuBois, PA

AMVETS Post 2256

0 - 1

1138.00

AMVETS Post 2256 (2929)

Circleville, OH

Maspenock Junior Rifle Team

0 - 1

1137.00

Maspenock Rod and Gun Club (2869)

Milford, MA

Lake Region Shooting Sports

0 - 1

1130.00

Lake Region Shooting Sports Association (2367)

Devils Lake, ND

2015 Sporter - Army JROTC - Champions Division

Team

Record

Avg. Score

Club

Location

Ozark AJROTC

9 - 0

1092.33

Ozark High School (2006)

Ozark, MO

Henderson County AJROTC

8 - 1

1058.56

Henderson County High School (2019)

Henderson, KY

Flowing Wells AJROTC

7 - 2

1037.44

Flowing Wells AJROTC (2207)

Tucson, AZ

Ripley AJROTC

5 - 4

1024.11

Ripley High School AJROTC (2015)

Ripley, TN

South Brunswick AJROTC

5 - 4

1014.33

South Brunswick High School AJROTC (2941)

Southport, NC

North Brunswick AJROTC

5 - 4

1003.33

North Brunswick High School (2135)

Leland, NC

New Caney AJROTC

2 - 7

886.78

New Caney High School JROTC (2185)

NEW CANEY, TX

Central Catholic AJROTC

2 - 7

923.50

Central Catholic High School (2130)

San Antonio, TX

Alvin C. York AJROTC

1 - 8

849.67

Alvin C. York Institute (2295)

Jamestown, TN

Ridge View AJROTC

1 - 8

925.40

Ridge View High School AJROTC (2351)

Columbia, SC

2015 Sporter - Army JROTC - Distinguished Division

Team

Record

Avg. Score

Club

Location

Clear Falls AJROTC

8 - 0

1021.25

Clear Falls High School AJROTC (2898)

League City, TX

Cookeville AJROTC

7 - 1

1002.63

Cookeville High School AJROTC (2340)

Cookeville, TN

Dickson County AJROTC

6 - 2

951.00

Dickson County High School AJROTC (2889)

Dickson, TN

Joliet Central AJROTC

6 - 2

917.88

Joliet Central High School AJROTC (2217)

Joliet, IL

Riverdale AJROTC

5 - 3

877.13

Riverdale AJROTC (2180)

Fort Myers,, FL

Marcos de Niza AJROTC

5 - 3

956.29

Marcos de Niza High School AJROTC (2288)

Tempe, AZ

Ft Pierce Westwood AJROTC

3 - 5

869.13

Fort Pierce Westwood High School AJROTC (2641)

Ft Pierce, FL

Taylor County AJROTC

2 - 6

846.38

Taylor County High School AJROTC (2922)

Perry, FL

Crosby AJROTC

1 - 7

812.43

Lake Houston 4-H (8019)

Crosby, TX

Prince George AJROTC

1 - 7

748.67

Virginia Air Rifle League (2091)

Prince George, VA

Ball AJROTC

0 - 8

748.88

Ball High School AJROTC (2953)

Galveston, TX

2015 Sporter - Navy JROTC - Champions Division

Team

Record

Avg. Score

Club

Location

Zion Benton NJROTC

9 - 0

1098.56

Zion Benton Township High School (2109)

Zion, IL

Lubbock NJROTC

8 - 1

1066.56

Lubbock High School NJROTC (2234)

Lubbock, TX

Auburndale NJROTC

5 - 4

942.78

Auburndale High School NJROTC (2822)

Lakeland, FL

Parlier NJROTC

5 - 4

1053.13

Parlier High School NJROTC (2368)

Parlier, CA

Oak Harbor NJROTC

4 - 5

1021.63

Oak Harbor High School NJROTC (2375)

Oak Harbor, WA

Cross Creek NJROTC

3 - 6

1027.50

Cross Creek High School NJROTC (2096)

Augusta, GA

Easley NJROTC

2 - 7

986.67

Easley High School NJROTC (2172)

Easley, SC

Westview NJROTC

0 - 9

0.00

Westview High School NJROTC (2384)

San Diego, CA

2015 Sporter - Navy JROTC - Distinguished Division

Team

Record

Avg. Score

Club

Location

Area 11 NJROTC

9 - 0

961.11

Hawthorne NJROTC (2193)

Reseda, CA

Laurens District NJROTC

8 - 1

974.11

Anthony Linardi (2647)

Laurens, SC

Los Alamos NJROTC

6 - 3

914.56

Los Alamos High School NJROTC (2293)

Los Alamos, NM

Gallatin NJROTC

5 - 4

935.13

Gallatin High School NJROTC (2811)

Gallatin, TN

William Floyd NJROTC

3 - 6

782.44

William Floyd High School NJROTC (2952)

Mastic Beach, NY

Cortez NJROTC

3 - 6

809.14

Cortez High School NJROTC (2387)

Phoenix, AZ

Baldwin NJROTC

0 - 9

0.00

Baldwin High School NJROTC (2306)

Milledgeville, GA

Wharton NJROTC

0 - 9

0.00

Wharton High School NJROTC (2771)

Tampa, FL

2015 Sporter - Air Force / Marine Corps JROTC - Champions Division

Team

Record

Avg. Score

Club

Location

Gulfport MCJROTC

9 - 0

1101.33

Gulfport High School MCJROTC (2220)

Gulfport, MS

Selma MCJROTC

7 - 2

1068.89

Selma High School (2125)

Selma, CA

R-S Central MCJROTC

6 - 3

1073.89

R-S Central High School MCJROTC (2004)

Rutherfordton, NC

Pocomoke MCJROTC

3 - 6

978.44

Pocomoke High School MCJROTC (2335)

Pocomoke City, MD

Northgate AFJROTC

2 - 7

983.33

Northgate High School AFJROTC (2277)

Newnan, GA

Atascocita MCJROTC

0 - 9

881.14

Atascocita High School MCJROTC (2697)

Humble, TX

2015 Sporter - Air Force / Marine Corps JROTC - Distinguished Division

Team

Record

Avg. Score

Club

Location

Oxford MCJROTC

8 - 0

1023.50

Oxford High School MCJROTC (2274)

Oxford, MS

Fontana MCJROTC

6 - 2

1019.13

Fontana High School MCJROTC (2341)

Fontana, CA

Mandeville MCJROTC

5 - 3

988.13

Mandeville High School MCJROTC (2698)

Mandeville, LA

Granbury MCJROTC

4 - 4

978.00

Granbury High School MCJROTC (2255)

Grandbury, TX

Romeoville MCJROTC

4 - 4

943.33

Romeoville High School MCJROTC (2409)

Romeoville, IL

Dallastown MCJROTC

1 - 7

934.50

Dallastown Area High School MCJROTC (2134)

Dallastown, PA

Waller AFJROTC

0 - 8

798.88

Waller High School AFJROTC (2313)

Waller, TX

2015 Sporter - Junior Rifle Club - Champions Division

Team

Record

Avg. Score

Club

Location

Gallatin Valley Sharpshooters

8 - 0

997.25

Gallatin Valley Sharp Shooters (2304)

Bozeman, MT

Manville Sportsman's Rod and Gun Club

7 - 1

993.25

Manville Sportsman's Rod and Gun Club (2917)

Lincoln, RI

Mineral County 4-H

5 - 3

996.63

Mineral County 4H Shooting Sports (2944)

Superior, MT

Humboldt Sharpshooters

4 - 4

974.25

Humboldt Sharpshooters (2448)

Hartford, SD

Fork Union Military Academy

3 - 5

970.20

Fork Union Military Academy (2357)

Fork Union, VA

Southern Indiana Sharpshooters

1 - 7

743.86

Southern Indiana Sharpshooters (2850)

Jasper, IN

American Legion Post 113

0 - 8

787.00

American Legion Post 113 (2035)

Binghamton, NY

2015 Sporter - Junior Rifle Club - Distinguished Division

Team

Record

Avg. Score

Club

Location

Bartow Competitive Shooters

8 - 0

1013.63

Georgia Competitive Shooters (2017)

Griffin, GA

Carroll County 4-H

6 - 2

918.50

Carroll County 4-H (2316)

Carrollton, GA

Kealakehe Rifle Team

5 - 3

877.13

Kealakehe Rifle Team (2943)

Kailua-Kona, HI

Lake Houston 4-H

5 - 3

830.57

Lake Houston 4-H (8019)

Humble, TX

Shelby County 4-H

3 - 5

835.50

Shelby County Shooting Sports (2955)

Helena, AL

MSU JRC

1 - 7

615.86

Michigan State University (2881)

Lansing, MI

Elbert County 4-H

0 - 8

0.00

Elbert County 4-H Shooting Sports (2919)

Kiowa, CO

2015 Precision - JROTC - Champions Division

Team

Record

Avg. Score

Club

Location

Granbury MCJROTC

7 - 1

1154.00

Granbury High School MCJROTC (2255)

Granbury, TX

Los Alamos NJROTC

7 - 1

1151.25

Los Alamos High School NJROTC (2293)

Los Alamos, NM

Dallastown MCJROTC

7 - 1

1148.50

Dallastown Area High School MCJROTC (2134)

Dallastown, PA

Fountain Fort Carson AJROTC

5 - 3

1092.00

Fountain Fort Carson High School AJROTC (2063)

Fountain, CO

Oak Harbor NJROTC

5 - 3

1073.88

Oak Harbor High School NJROTC (2375)

Oak Harbor, WA

William Floyd NJROTC

4 - 4

952.63

William Floyd High School NJROTC (2952)

Mastic Beach, NY

Alvin C. York AJROTC

3 - 5

1040.50

Alvin C. York Institute (2295)

Jamestown, TN

Parlier NJROTC

3 - 5

903.83

Parlier High School NJROTC (2368)

Parlier, CA

Cypress Lake AJROTC

2 - 6

695.17

Cypress Lake HS (2874)

Fort Myers, FL

Central Catholic AJROTC

1 - 7

444.00

Central Catholic High School (2130)

San Antonio, TX

Ridge View AJROTC

0 - 8

984.50

Ridge View High School AJROTC (2351)

Columbia, SC

2015 Precision - Junior Rifle Club - Champions Division

Team

Record

Avg. Score

Club

Location

Ole Mill Rangers

9 - 0

1164.33

Georgia Competitive Shooters (2017)

Griffin, GA

AMVETS Post 2256

6 - 3

1141.00

AMVETS Post 2256 (2929)

Circleville, OH

Lake Region Shooting Sports

5 - 4

1132.56

Lake Region Shooting Sports Association (2367)

Devils Lake, ND

Maspenock Junior Rifle Team

5 - 4

1132.25

Maspenock Rod and Gun Club (2869)

Milford, MA

Dubois Junior Rifle Team

4 - 5

1126.33

Dubois Junior Rifle Team (2948)

DuBois, PA

Gallatin Valley Sharpshooters

4 - 5

1124.33

Gallatin Valley Sharp Shooters (2304)

Bozeman, MT

Minnesota Centershots

4 - 5

1117.43

Minnesota Centershots (2040)

Ham Lake, MN

Shelby County 4-H

3 - 6

1112.78

Shelby County Shooting Sports (2955)

Helena, AL

Vancouver RPC

3 - 6

1147.50

Vancouver Rifle and Pistol Club (2100)

Vancouver, WA

Queen Anne

1 - 8

1132.00

Queen Anne / Seaford High School NJROTC (2065)

Seaford, DE