The leader in youth development shooting sports programs.

Our Mission

Youth Development Through Shooting Sports

The SSSF manages clay target and action shooting youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills. Athletes compete in team-based shooting sports where there is no such thing as being “benched”, offering a truly level playing field to all.

Safety Information

The shooting sports are one of the safest activities available to youth today! In fact, compared to other popular forms of recreation, the shooting sports have some of the lowest occurrences of injury.

Hear Their Stories

Team-based youth shooting sports provides a level playing field to all, with no such thing as being benched. Here we share some of incredible stories of triumph, resolve, growth, and more arising from our programs.

Scholarships

Our scholarship program rewards deserving, graduating seniors in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) with needed college assistance.

All Scholastic Team

The All-Scholastic Team recognizes the top student-athletes in the SSSF’s SCTP and SASP programs for their achievements in the classroom, on the range and in their communities.

From a coach’s point of view…

SCTP / SPP* programs involve youths who may never have had an opportunity to learn firearm safety and be involved in being part of a team that promotes teamwork, leadership, responsibility and selfconfidence. It is one of the best programs to develop youths into responsible adults and [support] character development that will serve them a

Allen B.
Team Coach, Tennessee

To the staff of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation,

 I am writing to you as both a SSSF – SCTP coach and parent of a student athlete.  I would like to extend my gratitude to the staff of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation for the All-Scholastic Team program.  I realize that the SSSF is the leader in youth development shooting sports programs.  By utilizing a combination of

Terry Gardner
Coach Heritage Shooting Team

Another coach viewpoint about SSSF

Seeing our kids compete and the enjoyment on their faces, not only because they are having fun with their teammates, doing something they love, but when they top their own personal best score and they are on cloud 9. It’s priceless!

Tim G.
Team Coach, Pennsylvania

An Iowa Coach’s Perspective…

It has given our local kids a different kind of sports activity to be involved in. It also is great to see the girls shooting right along next to the boys. We have so many kids who are not the very physical type. I also like that we as a club make sure the kids

Jennifer W.
Team Coach, Iowa
Our Programs

SCTP + SASP

SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.
Our Partners
Collaborating with incredible organizations like these helps further our mission of teaching young athletes how to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.

Conservation Organizations

 

[ AND STATE AGENCY PARTNERS IN
AZ, NM, NE, IA, GA, AL, MO, IL, TN (TWF) ]

We believe in providing multiple opportunities for youth development in the shooting sports. Shooting sports support conservation efforts through the Pittman Robertson Act and provide natural connections between hunters and those not yet exposed to hunting. Partnerships with state-government and conservation non-profits enable us to provide more healthy, outdoor opportunities for youth.

Shooting Associations

 

Our mission to facilitate youth development through shooting sports is further strengthened by our partnership with organizations like the NSSA, ATA, and NSCA. Our youth shooting sports programs are the official youth feeder programs for USA Shooting and give the opportunity for young athletes to pursue their Olympic dreams.

© Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to providing shooting-sports education and opportunities to school-age youths around the United States to encourage young athlete personal growth and development.
Tax-ID number 20-8484121.