VSSA

The VIRGINIA SKEET SHOOTING ASSOCIATION (VSSA) has over 300 active members that participate regularly in competitive skeet shooting throughout the state and nationally. VASKEET.ORG will attempt to give you an overview of the functions and activities of your Association. Should you have any questions regarding the Association, please do not hesitate to ask your local skeet club contact person found listed in the "Contact" link or contact a state officer, also listed there. They will be happy to talk with you about all things relating to our sport, association and local clubs.

VSSA has been organized to promote the sport of skeet shooting in the state. This is accomplished through organization, service to our membership, and oversight of the competitive shooting activities of each participating club. The Association provides the following services for its membership:

1. Provides shooters the opportunity to compete in skeet tournaments. These tournaments or shoots are conducted using the NSSA rules for shooting with some changes that are normally given in the shoot program provided by the shoot management. Competitive shoots in Virginia are normally registered with NSSA with the exception of fun shoots. Only targets registered with NSSA will be considered in determining State Teams.

2. On VASKEET.ORG, you will be advised of the activities of the Association and individual club functions as well as any pertinent information regarding the National or State organization.

3. You will be provided a shoot schedule that will give you the location of all of the registered shoots to be held during a given shoot year. The fiscal year for skeet shooting begins on November 1 and ends on October 31. We follow the same fiscal year as NSSA.

4. You will be furnished with a newsletter and minutes of the General Membership meeting on VASKEET.ORG as soon as they are available. Event scores will be published when received from the shoot management.

The Board of Directors maintains the oversight of the Association. There are regularly scheduled meetings each year with one meeting of the general membership and one meeting of the board held at the State Shoot each year and a Board meeting held the second Sunday in November. We urge you to take this opportunity to meet your individual directors and have a part in the direction your Association takes. Each year State Teams are selected following the NSSA criteria. These teams are selected based on their shooting ability. There are two open teams, the first and second team, consisting of a Captain and four team members. These are the shooters in the State that have the highest averages over all. There are other State Teams such as the Juniors, Ladies, Seniors, etc. and are defined in the NSSA rule book. These teams are called Concurrent Teams meaning that the events are shot concurrent with the other events at a registered shoot. A person is only eligible for one team in any given year.

The Association provides a Chief Referee for the State. He is responsible for the training of the referees and testing as well as for scheduling the referees requested by the clubs for their shoots. The VSSA Referees are among the best referees available in skeet shooting and we should count ourselves fortunate to have them. If you are interested and willing to participate in this service, please contact our chief referee listed on the Contact Us page of this website. You are needed! VSSA is responsible for hosting the annual State Championships. The Board determines each year during the annual meeting held at the State Shoot where the shoot will be held the following year.

We hope that the information provided has helped you to understand VSSA and what it does. If you have any questions regarding the Association and/or VASKEET.ORG, we are ready to listen and respond as quickly as possible. Please send us any and all suggestions you may have for making both meet your needs.

Good luck and good shooting!

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