ATA Big 50 Program

The Big 50 Program has been instituted to encourage participation by league and casual shooters in registered shooting. 

The program essentially offers a reduced ATA daily fees for Big 50 Program participants. The program is available any day of the week. Three 50 target programs (singles, doubles and handicap) with no more than three 50 target events per day and no more than one of any one discipline may be registered. 

Participating in the program is very simple per details below. The normal procedure for obtaining approval for the registered date(s) through your State/Provincial Association must be followed. It is also strongly suggested that you contact your State/Provincial Association Secretary to determine whether their daily fees are being waived. 

The only separate notice required to the ATA is to simply write the words Big 50 on or near the Gun Club line on your shoot financial report.

Please feel free to contact the ATA office if you have any questions or desire further information.




Program Summary

  • The program is available any day of the week.
  • Shooters must declare their intent to register targets before shooting
  • Clubs will throw 50 target events (singles, doubles or handicap)
  • No more than three fifty target events per day, no more than one of any one discipline.
  • Recognizing that many trap leagues include one 25 target round of singles and one 25 target round of handicap, it is allowable to include the singles round from two different dates as one Big 50 score.  Only one registration fee will be required and the registration date will be the earlier of the two dates.
  • ATA daily fees are reduced to $2.00 per registered shooter
  • State fees may be waived
  • Non-ATA members must first join ATA in order to get their targets registered for their lifetime target history
  • Similar to the registered league program, registered and non-registered shooters may shoot at the same time and on the same squad
  • Minimum of three registered shooters per discipline
  • All other rules apply to "Big 50" events
  • For purposes of applying the earned yardage table only registered shooters will be counted.  If yardage is earned under the table only the high score among registered shooters will earn yardage, regardless of any non-registered score.  A score of 50x50 will earn at least 1/2 yard regardless of the number of shooters.




Amateur Trapshooting Association
1105 East Broadway
P.O. Box 519 Sparta, IL 62286
Phone: 618-449-2224
Fax: 866-454-5198
[email protected]

Youth Trapshooting Program
Phone: 618-449-2224
Fax: 866-454-5198
[email protected]

Trapshooting Hall of Fame
PO Box 519 Sparta, IL 62286
Phone: 937-660-5663
Fax: 937-660-5664

Recreational Complex
1 Main Event Lane, Suite 510
Sparta, IL 62286
Phone: 618-295-2700