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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: 15 September 2017.

    Sporter League Registration

    Precision League Registration

  • Coaches Meeting Webinar: Approximatley one week prior to the start of the league.
  • Pre-Season Competition: 4 September to 24 September 2017
  • Regular Season: 25 September to 19 November 2017
  • Post-Season Tournament: 27 November to 19 December 2017

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

Major Changes from 2016 League

  • Added a second post season "Invitational Tournament" in the Sporter discipline to increase the number of teams invited to post-season play. The highest ranked team, not invited to the Championship Tournament, from each Champions Division will be invited. The next three teams from any Division, based on highest seasonal average, will also be invited.
  • A "New-Shooter" league is added. This league is for athletes in their first year of competition and will take place in the Winter and Spring of 2018. For more information visit the National Air Rifle "New Shooter" League page.
  • Teams may on request participate in the Pre-Season Tournament multiple times.
  • Lower seeded teams in JROTC conferences, with permission of the coach, may be squadded in the Junior Rifle Club conference to increase parity between teams.

Registration

New through 15 September 2017.

The registration fee is $75 per team entry. If a school or club is entering both the sporter and precision league, the registration fee is $150.

There is a separte registration for the 2018 "New Shooter" league. For more information visit theFor more information visit the National Air Rifle "New Shooter" League page.

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 there are two postseason tournaments, the Championship Tournament which determines the league winner and the Invitational Tournament. The Invitational Tournament was added to allow more deserving teams participate in the postseason. In the Precision Discipline there is a single Championship Tournament to determine the league winner. All tournaments are single-elimination. Invitations to the tournaments are described in the postseason section below.

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.

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 Champoinship 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 Sporter Invitational Tournament will be:

  • The highest ranked team from the Army JROTC Champions Division not invited to the Championship Tournament.
  • The highest ranked team from the Navy JROTC Champions Division not invited to the Championship Tournament.
  • The highest ranked team from the Marine Corps JROTC Champions Division not invited to the Championship Tournament.
  • The highest ranked team from the Air Force JROTC Champions Division not invited to the Championship Tournament.
  • The highest ranked team from the Jr. Rifle Club Champions Division not invited to the Championship Tournament.
  • The next three teams with the highest seasonal average, from any division or conference.

Teams invited to the Precision Championship 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.
  • A league poster for each participating team.
  • Engraved medals for each athletes in each of the top three teams within each division.
  • A banner for each of the top three teams within each division.
  • A banner for each team that advances to a post-season 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.

2017 Sporter Team Registrations

Team

Conference

Division

Representing

Location

Auburn AJROTC

Army JROTC

Auburn High School AJROTC (3108)

Rockford, IL

Ball AJROTC

Army JROTC

Ball High School AJROTC (2953)

Galveston, TX

C. T. Johnson AJROTC

Army JROTC

C. T. Johnson High School AJROTC (3125)

San Antonio, TX

Captain Shreve AJROTC

Army JROTC

Captain Shreve High School AJROTC (3225)

Shreveport, LA

Cookeville AJROTC

Army JROTC

Cookeville High School AJROTC (2340)

Cookeville, TN

Dinwiddie AJROTC

Army JROTC

Virginia Air Rifle League (2091)

Prince George, VA

Fort Pierce Westwood AJROTC

Army JROTC

Fort Pierce Westwood High School AJROTC (2641)

Fort Pierce, FL

Grainger AJROTC

Army JROTC

Grainger High School AJROTC (2986)

Rutledge, TN

Hirschi AJROTC

Army JROTC

Hirschi High School AJROTC (2166)

Wichita Falls, TX

Joliet Central AJROTC

Army JROTC

Joliet Central High School AJROTC (2217)

Joliet, IL

Marcos de Niza AJROTC

Army JROTC

Marcos de Niza High School AJROTC (2288)

Tempe, AZ

Marion AJROTC

Army JROTC

Marion High School AJROTC (2886)

Marion, IN

North Brunswick AJROTC

Army JROTC

North Brunswick High School AJROTC (2135)

Leland, NC

North Mesquite AJROTC

Army JROTC

North Mesquite High School AJROTC (3116)

Mesquite, TX

Ozark AJROTC

Army JROTC

Ozark High School AJROTC (2006)

Ozark, MO

St Pauls AJROTC

Army JROTC

St Pauls High School AJROTC (2867)

St Pauls, NC

Taylor County AJROTC

Army JROTC

Taylor County High School AJROTC (2922)

Perry, FL

Tombstone AJROTC

Army JROTC

Tombstone High School AJROTC (2653)

Sierra Vista, AZ

Walhalla AJROTC

Army JROTC

Walhalla High School AJROTC (2067)

Walhalla, SC

West Broward AJROTC

Army JROTC

West Broward High School AJROTC (2327)

Pembroke Pines, FL

Lebanon AJROTC

Army JROTC

Champions

Lebanon High School AJROTC (2099)

Lebanon, OR

South Brunswick AJROTC

Army JROTC

Champions

South Brunswick High School AJROTC (2941)

Southport, NC

Gateway Rifle and Pistol Club

Junior Rifle Club

Gateway Rifle and Pistol Club (2315)

Jacksonville, FL

Gateway Rifle and Pistol Club

Junior Rifle Club

Gateway Rifle and Pistol Club (2315)

Jacksonville, FL

Kealakehe Rifle Team

Junior Rifle Club

Kealakehe Rifle Team (2943)

Kailua-Kona, HI

Southern Indiana RPC

Junior Rifle Club

Southern Indiana RPC (3187)

Floyds Knob, IN

Southern Indiana Sharpshooters

Junior Rifle Club

Southern Indiana Sharpshooters (2850)

Jasper, IN

Versailles American Legion

Junior Rifle Club

Versailles American Legion Junior Shooting Team (3089)

Versailles, IN

Humboldt Sharpshooters

Junior Rifle Club

Champions

Humboldt Sharpshooters (2448)

Hartford, SD

A. C. Mosley MCJROTC

Marine Corps JROTC

A. C. Mosley High School MCJROTC (2694)

Lynn Haven, FL

Dallastown MCJROTC

Marine Corps JROTC

Dallastown Area High School MCJROTC (2134)

Dallastown, PA

Fontana MCJROTC

Marine Corps JROTC

Fontana High School MCJROTC (2341)

Fontana, CA

Mandeville MCJROTC

Marine Corps JROTC

Mandeville High School MCJROTC (2698)

Mandeville, LA

Oxford MCJROTC

Marine Corps JROTC

Oxford High School MCJROTC (2274)

Oxford, MS

El Camino Real NJROTC

Navy JROTC

El Camino Real High School NJROTC (3059)

Woodland Hills, CA

Grossmont High School NJROTC

Navy JROTC

Grossmont Union High School NJROTC (3186)

El Cajon, CA

Laurens NJROTC

Navy JROTC

Laurens District 55 High School NJROTC (2647)

Laurens, SC

Pebble Hills NJROTC

Navy JROTC

Pebble Hills High School NJROTC (2272)

El Paso, TX

Union Pines NJROTC

Navy JROTC

Union Pines NJROTC (3256)

Cameron, NC

Cross Creek NJROTC

Navy JROTC

Champions

Cross Creek High School NJROTC (2096)

Augusta, GA

Easley NJROTC

Navy JROTC

Champions

Easley High School NJROTC (2172)

Easley, SC

McDowell NJROTC

Navy JROTC

Champions

McDowell High School NJROTC (2265)

Marion, NC

Ramona NJROTC

Navy JROTC

Champions

Ramona High School NJROTC (2964)

Ramona, CA

2017 Precision Team Registrations

Team

Conference

Division

Representing

Location

C. T. Johnson AJROTC

JROTC

C. T. Johnson High School AJROTC (3125)

San Antonio, TX

Cherokee AFJROTC

JROTC

Cherokee High School AFJROTC (3151)

Canton, GA

Dallastown MCJROTC

JROTC

Dallastown Area High School MCJROTC (2134)

Dallastown, PA

Grainger AJROTC

JROTC

Grainger High School AJROTC (2986)

Rutledge, TN

La Cueva MCJROTC

JROTC

La Cueva High School MCJROTC (2145)

Albuquerque, NM

Lafayette AJROTC

JROTC

Lafayette High School AJROTC (2412)

Lafayette, GA

Ridgeland

JROTC

Ridgeland High School (3003)

Rossville, GA

Fountain Fort Carson AJROTC

JROTC

Champions

Fountain Fort Carson High School AJROTC (2063)

Fountain, CO

Granbury MCJROTC

JROTC

Champions

Granbury High School MCJROTC (2255)

Granbury, TX

The Shooters Edge

Junior Rifle Club

The Shooters Edge (3262)

Sarasota, FL

Arvada Rifle and Pistol Club

Junior Rifle Club

Champions

Arvada Rifle and Pistol Club (2960)

Golden, CO