Archery In MS Schools


The 2020 AIMS State Championship Series has been postponed due to caution over the spread of coronavirus.

JACKSON ­– In response to concerns and out of an abundance of caution over the spread of coronavirus, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Executive Director, Dr. Sam Polles, and the Commission on Mississippi’s Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks have postponed the upcoming 2020 AIMS State Championship Series, which includes the South Qualifier, the  North Qualifier, and the 2020 AIMS State Championship until further notice.


The decision was made in conjunction with the recommendations made by the Mississippi Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Mass Gatherings and Large Community Events.


For more information visit our website at or contact the AIMS Department:

Waldo Cleland/Director

(601) 675-0777


Craig Beeding/Coordinator

(601) 325-0222.



Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) is designed to introduce 4th-12th grade students to the sport of International-Style Target Archery during their Physical Education Class and as an extracurricular team sport. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is the driving force behind AIMS. The program, which began in 2005 with 10 schools, is now over 500 schools and in over 50 counties with more than 80,000 students participating each year. The growth of AIMS has followed the national trend of Archery being the fastest growing sport nationwide and statewide. The first statewide Archery Invitational was held in Mississippi in 2011 with 400 student archers competing; and that number has expanded to over 5,000 student archers competing annually in the AIMS State Championships. Mississippi students also rank at the highest levels in both National and International Archery competitions every year.

For more information:

Waldo Cleland/Director of Archery



2020 AIMS State Championship Series

Aims South State Qualifier - POSTPONED
Forrest County Multi-purpose Center
962 Sullivan Dr.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Aims North State Qualifier - POSTPONED
Itawamba Community College
602 W. Hill St.
Fulton, MS 38843
Aims State Championships - POSTPONED
Kirk Fordice Equine Center
1198 Miss State St.
Jackson, MS 39202

2020 Tournament Scores

2019 Tournament Scores


2018 Tournament Scores

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