The ATA has 30,000 active members annually who are dedicated to trapshooting. Join today and gain the insight, camaraderie and competitive edge in being a member. Involvement with an ATA- affiliated local gun club gives you the perfect opportunity to get more in touch with your community. When you join the national organization, you are automatically enrolled in the state affiliate.


ATA members’ knowledge of shotguns, safety, marksmanship and registered competition is unrivaled. By becoming a member you will have complete access to this incredible knowledge base.


The ATA prides itself on being fully invested in the future of the sport. It is committed to helping coaches and volunteers start youth programs. Join ATA and take an active role in our AIM Program. It’s one way to give back to the sport and assure its future.


Being an ATA member entitles you to discounts at a host of businesses. Those with which we hold Affinity Programs include Nationwide Insurance, Enterprise and National Car Rentals, Wyndham Hotel Group, and Sportsmen’s Insurance.


The joy that accompanies competing in trapshooting is amplified by the abundant awards and recognitions ATA members receive throughout the year. Not only does the ATA award prizes such as medals, trophies, and cash, but our close relationships with sponsors also may permit you to win an array of shooting supplies. An accomplished shooter can expect to be recognized at events and congratulated for a job well done.

Shooting Opportunities

The ATA sanctions many major shoots throughout the year. They include the Grand American, Satellite Grand Americans zone shoots, and state shoots. The Grand American is the world’s largest shooting tournament and attracts more than 10,000 competitors and spectators every year. It takes place at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex, a state-of-the-art facility in Sparta, Illinois. The site includes 120 trap fields that stretch 3.5 miles.  Along with the big shoots, the ATA has more than 900 gun clubs that throw registered targets throughout the year.

Trap and Field

Trap & Field Magazine is the official publication of the ATA. It includes in-depth articles to help you improve your game and learn more about trapshooting and ATA shoots and rules.

Related ATA Resources

ata_logo_smallAmateur Trapshooting Association
1105 East Broadway
P.O. Box 519
Sparta, IL 62286
Phone: 618-449-2224
Fax: 866-454-5198
Email: info@shootata.com


AIM_homepageYouth Trapshooting Program
1105 East Broadway
P.O. Box 519
Sparta, IL 62286
Phone: 618-449-2224 ext. 110
Fax: 866-454-5198
Email: aim@shootata.com


HOF_homepage_logoTrapshooting Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 281
Vandalia, OH 45377
Phone: 937-660-5663
Fax: 937-660-5664
Email: staff@traphof.org