The Scholastic Clay Target Program has given a sport that I can love for a lifetime, confidence, and leadership. Our shooting club began by find SCTP and what it offers clubs that are just beginning. Without SCTP and what its policies it has for new clubs I do not know if I ever would have discovered this sport that has shaped my life for the past 4 years. Being involved in SCTP has given me the tools to be confident in what I do. I know if I am confident in my ability, then I will excel. I have applied this motto to my everyday life and especially my schoolwork. Since I have applied this to my schoolwork, I have excelled greatly. Lastly, through SCTP I have learned leadership. Since I am one of the so called "veterans" of our club, the younger athletes look up to me for guidance in their game and how to have fun with the sport. With our club beginning a little over three years ago, I have had the pleasure of being the President for the past two years. Overall, SCTP has given me the tools and motivation to be the person I am today and I would not have gotten here without this organization.
July 1, 2017
SASP has taught me the importance of commitment and open-mindedness. In order to further my shooting skills I have to stay committed to practicing and getting better and I have to stay open-minded about changing how I shoot.
July 1, 2017
SCTP has helped me in many ways over the years. It has taught me leadership, work ethic, and how to compete. I learned how to become part of a team and compete as a unit. Helping and positively cheering on your peers has also been reinforced thru SCTP. Sportsmanship is the last topic that sticks out to me. Competing in SCTP has helped me become a proud and honored winner, but also has taught me to be a modest looser because everyday is not our day when it comes to shooting.
July 1, 2017
The Scholastic Clay Target program has helped me develop my character and taught me how to have good sportsmanship in all circumstances. While shooting I have meet many people from all around the country and have made many great friends. I love traveling with my team around the country to many different shoots and enjoy getting to compete with them!
July 1, 2017
My name is Amy Pallo, and I am the Principal at Lowell High School.
First of all, I want to tell you that this is one of our most highly respected clubs at Lowell High School. When Mr. Aaron Roth came to us a few years ago, and asked to start a team for our school, he was extremely organized and had clear expectations and ideas on how to run such a program. It was clear from the beginning that he was genuinely interested in running a team that would welcome all kids, help them build character, and become great competitors of this sport.
Over the years, I have watched this program grow and become a "home" for all kinds of students. This group is made up of some of our strongest students, as well as some who have academic issues. One student, in particular, found himself in a tough situation early on in his high school career. He lacked skill, support and motivation. However, once Aaron and the other coaches worked with him, things changed quickly. This student is now working hard in school, and finding success, and I firmly believe it is because of the influence these coaches had on him.
Our coaches have integrity and dedication. I am so thankful they put in the countless hours to make this club happen. They get no financial support from our school, and do not use any of our facilities or equipment. Yet, they work hard to ensure all of our students have a place and an opportunity. I am very grateful that these coaches are here to support our kids in this program.
Lowell High School
October 31, 2014
I am one of the trap shooters that participated in the Junior Olympic Development Camp on August 14-18. I have to tell you just how much I appreciate the time I spent at the Olympic Training Center. It was definitely something I will never forget. A day doesn't go by when I don't think about it.
It was such a privilege and honor to be at the Olympic Training Center and meet the people I did. I learned so much in such a little amount of time and I have gotten so much better. I have actually placed at each shoot I have participated in since I have been back. My scores are even better than before, which I can honestly say is because of the mental and physical technique I learned from Tom, Jeff, Ashley, Tyler, Alex, and the other staff members and coaches that helped me. My average is about 95 now, almost a 96 in singles in American Trap, and I couldn’t be happier.
I am just so grateful for the opportunity I had there, and it has helped my shooting and just me in general so much. My averages keep getting better, I'm going up in classes, and I'm just more confident. My next goal is running 100 straight soon.
I have tried everything you guys taught me. I keep a journal now and even track my food and workouts. I also read the book "Mind VS Target," which I learned a tremendous amount of helpfully information from. Plus I have been looking up articles and reading and watching videos to learn as much as I can about the game. I have been looking more into college opportunities for shooting, and even the military's shooting program as well.
I have met Shawn Dulohery and I have emailed Connie and asked her for some advice, and she has been a huge help. Kim Rhode also contacted me because she heard I was a huge fan.
Thanks for everything you have done for me and other shooters, because I do want to go far in this sport -- definitely college bound, and maybe the Olympics one day. The time I spent practicing and learning at the OTC was just the start for me. I am forever grateful!
October 31, 2014