The National Skeet Shooting Association and its generous sponsors honor competitive shooters through a number of recognition programs at regional, national, and international levels. Inclusion is based on highest placement in points races for each category, with points being based on shoot scores and finish, the number of shooters in an event, shoot difficulty factor, and other criteria.
The NSSA All-American Teams are based on a point system in the following categories: Open, Lady, Sub-Junior, Junior, Collegiate, Triple Sub, Sub-Sub-Senior, Sub Senior, Senior, Veteran, Senior Veteran, Super Veteran, Military, Retired Military, Rookie, and International. Rookie of the Year Team is given to shooters as described by rule II-I-7 of the current Skeet rule book.
The All-American selection committee’s first criteria for choosing teams is the “Top 12 Shoots” points report. The reports below list the points earned from the 12 shoots which provide an individual with the most points in their category.
2016 Krieghoff All-American Team
All-American Team Selection Process
Current All-American Points Race
Previous All-American Teams
Each year, NSSA identifies Class All-American teams for their performance in the previous shooting year. This recognition program determines teams on an objective system based on numbers only. The first requirement for eligibility is that minimum registered targets must be shot: 800 12-gauge; 500 20-gauge, 28-gauge, and .410 bore; and 300 doubles targets.
Selection will be based on HOA Class at the beginning of the shooting year. Krieghoff Open and Concurrent All-American Teams will be selected first, then Class All-Americans to prevent duplication. Even if you move up in class during the year, you will still be considered in your first regular classification.
Members selected to the First Team will receive a Class All-American Team Pin and Patch, Recognition Certificate, and Letter of Congratulations. Second Team and Honorable Mention Members will receive the Class All-American pin and Recognition Certificate. All honorees will be listed in our Records Annual and in Clay Target Nation.
2015 Class All-American Teams
Current Class All-American Points Race
The points race is updated bi-monthly on the 1st and 15th.
Class All-American Teams have replaced Class All-Zone Teams and provide more opportunity for individual shooter recognition. The points race is updated regularly on this page so shooters know their standings in the race throughout the year.
Calculation is objective, based on numbers only. The first requirement for eligibility is that minimum registered targets must be shot: 800 12-gauge; 500 20-gauge, 28-gauge, and .410 bore; and 300 doubles targets. Targets must be shot at registered shoots or in registered leagues to count for this recognition.
Points are awarded based on the number of competitors in each class in a shoot, eliminating geographical differences, and are awarded at registered shoots as follows:
- 100% of the class points listed below are awarded if there are 50 or more shooters in the class in attendance.
- 75% of the class points are awarded if there are between 30 and 49 shooters in the class in attendance.
- 50% of the class points are awarded if there are between 10 and 29 shooters in the class in attendance.
- 25% of the class points are awarded if there are fewer than 10 shooters in the class in attendance.
Points are awarded proportionately based on the number of targets shot. For example, a 50-target event would provide 50 points for class 1st; 37 points for class 2nd; and 25 points for class 3rd.
Event Champion, runner-up and third will get 100 points in their class.
All shooters in classes AAA thru E are eligible if they are classified in the 4 guns (12, 20, 28, and .410) and have shot the Class All-American minimum targets, including the 300 Doubles targets.
Maximum points awarded:
- 100 points for class 1st in a 100-target event
- 75 points for class 2nd in a 100-target event
- 50 points for class 3rd in a 100 target event
Here is how the program works:
- Selection will be based on HOA Class at the beginning of the shooting year. The calculation of the HOA for new shooters will be based on the first 5 events of the current year that are used to establish their classification in each of the 4 guns. Targets shot at these 5 events will also count towards the Class All American minimum target requirements.
- If you are selected for an Open All-American Team, you are not eligible for consideration. Selection for an All-American Concurrent Team is not a factor. You could be selected for both teams.
- League class places will count and be included at the end of the year.
- Monthly targets will not be considered.
- There is no additional administrative burden for our clubs. The computer will automatically assign points based on reported class wins and places 2nd and 3rd.
- There is no need to travel away from your local area. Shoot at your surrounding clubs and have an equal chance for consideration.
- Open All-American will be selected first, then Class All-Americans to insure there is no duplication.
Watch your points accumulate on NSSA-NSCA.ORG and know where you stand after results are received at headquarters.
The following teams will be selected in classes AAA-E for a total of 245 shooters each year.
1st team — 10 shooters— Will receive Class All-American Team Pin and Patch, Recognition Certificate, and Letter of Congratulations
2nd team — 10 shooters— Will receive Class All-American Team pin and Recognition Certificate
Honorable Mention Team — 15 shooters— Will receive pin and certificate.
All will be listed in the annual Records Annual and in Clay Target Nation.