Posted On: 05-15-2019
  • 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.

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