Our Mission: Empower American Athletes for Olympic and Paralympic success, grow the community and inspire passion for the shooting sports.
Before 1979, a year-round U.S. Shooting Team did not exist. Athletes trained independently and met once a year at a match to select teams for major competitions such as the Olympics and World Championships.
Spurred by Amateur Sports Act of 1978, the National Rifle Association of America became the National Governing Body for the shooting sports, and established the National Team, National Development Team, a coaching staff, and full-time staff to manage team operations. In the mid-eighties the Olympic Shooting Center and the Olympic Shooting Park were established in Colorado Springs to serve as the primary training sites and headquarters for the U.S. Shooting Team.
In April 1995, USA Shooting was formed and became the National Governing Body for the international shooting sports in the United States.