MYSSA was created in 2006 as a result of little or no communication, coordination, or relationship between the youth shooting organizations in the state.
MYSSA is a registered not-for-profit corporation with the state of Missouri.
The Internal Revenue Service has granted a 501(c)3 designation to MYSSA.
MYSSA has a 10 member volunteer board of directors.
MYSSA has 132 affiliated state, regional, and local schools and clubs representing approximately 24,000 youth shooters.
MYSSA works with NRA National Shotgun Coach Trainers to provide certification to interested coaches in Missouri.
MYSSA was instrumental in passage of State Legislature House Concurrent Resolution 43 in 2012 which calls for Missouri’s schools to recognize the sport of trapshooting.
The names Missouri Youth Sport Shooting Alliance, MYSSA, Spring Break ‘em, and our logo are registered trademarks with the state of Missouri.
As of the end of 2019, MYSSA has deposited over 1.1 million dollars into youth endowment accounts to help sustain these shooting programs.
MYSSA sponsors annual trapshooting events including the Fall Classic in September and Spring Break ‘em regional shoots designed as “warm-ups’ prior to the state high school trap championship. These events together average approximately 1800 shooters annually.
MYSSA helps facilitate several state shoots including the Paul Larsen Memorial High School Trap Championship, the annual Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) championship, and other regional or state events.
In 2015 MYSSA piloted a Student Air Rifle Program (SAR) modeled after the successful National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). In addition to Missouri, the program has expanded to Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Texas.