Posted On: 09-10-2019

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Missouri Youth Sport Shooting Alliance (MYSSA) newsletter. Our purpose is to inform you of youth shooting activities in all trigger sports in the state. Trigger sports include shotgun, handgun, rifle, and airgun. This newsletter will be emailed to you on the 10th of each month. The email list is not sold or traded to anyone.

Interested parties may subscribe to the list on the MYSSA website at the bottom of each page. The website includes upcoming events and youth information, event scores and a blog page.

MYSSA was incorporated as a not-for-profit youth organization in 2007. We operate with a board of volunteer directors. You may read their biographies on the website.

Our primary purpose is supporting youth shooting activities with funding support and providing shooting opportunities. Over the past several years we’ve placed over $1 million dollars into team endowment accounts.

We realize long range calendar planning is important, so our Events Page lists upcoming activities. Our Youth Shooters page lists other youth shooting organizations as well as scores from recent events (when possible) and hopefully some individual recognition. If you are a parent of an accomplished shooter and have a story to tell, we’d love to hear from you. This could include shooting awards, academic accomplishments, community service, or some other youth recognition. Tell us how your athlete’s life changed from involvement in the shooting sports. A 200 word or less story and picture would be an appreciated submission. Please email to Dr. David Vaught at: vaughtdr@missouri.edu

We are certainly open to suggestions of what you would like to see on the MYSSA website. You may send them to the above email address.

As you may know, the annual MYSSA Fall Classic is our premier event of the year. The event was held on August 31st this year with 450 competitors. Weather wasn’t the best with a little morning rain, then misty off and on all day. But with temps in the upper 60’s and low 70’s, and little wind, it was still a pretty good day for shooting clay targets. Our High Overall (HOA) winner was Elizabeth Green of the Arnold Junior Shooters Club. Her score of 100 was the only perfect score of the day. Our congratulations to Elizabeth. A list of the winning scores is posted on the Youth Shooters page on the MYSSA website.

Missouri has a rich history of youth shooting sports successes. MYSSA is working to keep it that way.

Stay tuned,

Mr. Jan Morris, Executive Director Missouri Youth Sport Shooting Alliance

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