NDSSA Junior Match Support Policy

One of the major objectives of the North Dakota Shooting Sports Association is to promote and foster junior shooting programs and junior shooters across the state.  Many of our junior shooters excel and reach the next level to compete nationally in their discipline.  This policy outlines NDSSA financial support of North Dakota resident juniors attending National Championship Matches.


  • Athletes are considered juniors until Dec. 31st of the year they turn 20 years old.

  • Juniors must be residents of North Dakota as defined in the NDSSA constitution.

Use of Funding

  • These funds are to be used for match entry fees and travel expenses.

Level of Funding

  • Juniors are eligible to receive funding to one event per year.

  • On an annual basis the NDSSA board will determine of the total amount of funding available and individual limit for the upcoming year.  A recommendation put forth and approved by vote at the NDSSA Annual Membership meeting.

 Funded Championships 

Junior attendance at the following National Championship Matches.

 The matches below are eligible for funding by NDSSA

  • USA Shooting National Junior Olympic Rifle and Pistol Championships.  (Invitation only match)

  • USA Shooting Rifle and Pistol National Championships.

  • NRA National (Pistol, High Power Rifle, Smallbore Rifle) Championships.

  • CMP National (Pistol, High Power Rifle, Smallbore Rifle) Championships.

 The NDSSA reserves the right to review, on an individual basis, funding requests for other matches.

 Funding  Distribution

  • Juniors, or their parents must submit a completed Junior Support Application (found on the NDSSA website) if they receive an invitation to, or intend to attend, one of the funded National Championships, listed above.

  • The Application must be submitted before the start of record fire for the event for which the application is being made. Applications submitted after record firing begins will not be accepted.

  • Upon approval, the NDSSA treasurer will send payment to the parent of the qualifying junior in a timely manner.

  • Funding will be returned to NDSSA if the event is cancelled, or the individual chooses to not attend after requesting funding.

  • “Funding is Limited.” Early application is highly recommended.

Funding by NDSSA for 2022 was set at $250 per junior.  With limit of 1 event in 2022.  Maximum funds available is $5,000 (limited to 20 juniors).

Proposed funding by NDSSA for 2023 was set at $300 per junior.  With limit of 1 event in 2023.  Maximum funds available is $6,000 (limited to 20 juniors).  For approval January 2023

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