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 2006 with 10 schools, is now over 500 schools and in over 50 counties. 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 7,000 student archers competing annually in the AIMS State Championship Series.
contact the AIMS Department:
Craig Beeding/AIMS State Coordinator
Steve Smith/AIMS Assistant Coordinator
Jason Johnson/AIMS Rules Arbitrator/Event Floor Coordinator
John McDonald/AIMS Tournament Registration/Team Scheduling
Trey Humphreys/AIMS North
John Baker/AIMS Central