Archery In MS Schools


Archery in Mississippi Schools




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 visit our website at or contact the AIMS Department:

Waldo Cleland/Director

(601) 674-0777


Craig Beeding/Coordinator

(601) 325-0222.






Aims South State Qualifier
Tournament March 28-29-30
Forrest County Multipurpose Center
962 Sullivan Drive
Hattiesburg MS
Aims North State Qualifier
Tournament April 4-5
Lafayette County Multipurpose Arena
70 F.D. Buddy E Parkway
Oxford MS
Aims State Championships 
Tournament April 17-22
All star tournament-
April 22
Kirk Fordice Equine Center
State Fairgrounds
Jackson MS


2022 Tournament Scores


2021 Tournament Scores

***AIMS State Championship Scores***

2019 Tournament Scores


2018 Tournament Scores

Additional Resources



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