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.


Scoring Procedures for Qualifiers and the State Championships


The following will be the procedure for scoring during the North and South Qualifiers as well as the State Championships.

Upon arriving at the target line, Archery A will take Archer B’s scorecard, score the arrows, and mark the scorecard.  Archer B will then take Archer A’s scorecard, score the arrows and mark the score card.  No archer should score or mark their scorecard.  At the END of the tournament each archer should sign their scorecard and sign as the witness the scorecard of the other archer which they have scored.  Score cards must have two signatures to be official.  Scorecards with one or no signatures will be disqualified.

AIMS coordinates the State Archery Championship Series with North and South Qualifying Events and the AIMS State Championships toward the end of the competitive season for public and independent school systems.



South State Qualifier

Virtual Head to Head Competition

March 22-27
Scores in by the 29th

North State Qualifier

Virtual Head to Head Competition

March 28-April 3
Scores in by the 5th



Virtual Head to Head Competition

 April 12-17




2021 Tournament Scores

***AIMS State Championship Scores***

2019 Tournament Scores


2018 Tournament Scores

Additional Resources



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