Welcome to Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF), the leader in youth development shooting sports programs. Using a combination of education and athletics, we work to enhance the growth and personal development of student athletes throughout the nation.
Through a variety of fun, team-based shooting tournaments in both our Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP), we provide student athletes aged elementary through college with a supportive environment where shooting sports serve as catalysts for teaching life lessons and skills that emphasize positive character traits and citizenship values. Throughout all training, practice and competitions, we continue to instill in our participants a commitment to safe firearm handling, teamwork and leadership.
The Scholastic Clay Target Program was originated by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the shooting, hunting and firearms industry, and adheres to their industry standards for safety and education. In 2007, NSSF spun off SCTP and the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. was formed. As our parent, NSSF provides ongoing support of our mission. Whether youth target shooting, pistol target shooting or skeet and trap shooting, each of our team-based sports are coordinated by full-time national program directors, regional directors of development, volunteer state advisers, coaches and our national staff ensuring that all of our students learn and grow safely.
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is an educational-athletic organization that exists to introduce school-age youths to the shooting sports and to facilitate their continued involvement by providing, promoting, and perpetuating opportunities to safely and enjoyably participate and compete in a high-quality, team-based sport led by trained adult coaches focused on enhancing the personal growth and development of their athletes.
To continue to be recognized and respected as the leader in youth development shooting sports programs.