Last Stops on the 2019 SCTP / NSSA / NSCA Tour

The tour is designed so SCTP youth will be able to participate in premier skeet and sporting clays events, perhaps outside of their regular SCTP season. The tour provides opportunity for SCTP youth to compete for special awards while also experiencing the environment and excitement of the top skeet and sporting clays tournaments across the country!

SCTP athletes participating in NSSA and/or NSCA registered events, (including tour events) will also be eligible for NSSA-SCTP and/or NSCA-SCTP All American Teams!

For more information or to register for the Northbrook Skeet Classic go to: http://bit.ly/NSCSkeet

For more information or to register for the New Mexico State Sporting Clays Championships go to: http://winscoreonline.com/shooter_registration_nsca.php?tournament_id=4282

Please contact Nathan Boyd, NSSA Special Projects Manager with any questions:
nboyd@nssa-nsca.com

Scholastic Clay Target Program and USA Shooting announce 2019 dates

The SCTP and USA Shooting would like to announce dates for next seasons events including the Junior Olympic Development Camp and the SCTP International National Championships! The SCTP’s JODC will be held from May 21st – May 27 for interested coaches and from May 23rd – May 27th for chosen athletes! Up to 10 SCTP coaches wanting to learn more about coaching the International disciplines of International Skeet and Bunker Trap along with 24 lucky athletes will be invited to stay at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. and learn from the nation’s top coaches and team USA members! Applications will be available about February 1st. Also, the dates for the SCTP International National Championships will be held from July 22 – July 27, 2019. July 22/23 will be open training, July 24/25 will be set for International Skeet Competition and July 26/27 will be slated for the Bunker Trap competition with an awards banquet to follow on the evening of the 27th at a location to be determined. The top placing athletes in Trap and Skeet will be chosen to be members of the SCTP’s National Team coached by Terri DeWitt! “We appreciate all the folks at USA Shooting for working hard with us to get these dates set for the 2019 season” said SCTP National Director, Tom Wondrash. “This will give families, athletes and coaches plenty of time to make plans for attending these great events and learning more about the International disciplines. Opportunities like these are what the SCTP is all about!” These opportunities are available exclusively to members in good standing with the Scholastic Clay Target Program. If you are interested in becoming a member or starting a team with the SCTP, please contact SCTP National Director, Tom Wondrash to learn more at twondrash@sssfonline.com

Dr. Jason Selk Mental Training Camp, Harrison Ohio

Join the SCTP National Team for a December mental training camp with Dr. Jason Selk, Director of Mental Training for the St. Louis Cardinals. We are very fortunate to have been able to schedule Dr. Selk to come work with us. Dr. Selk will be presenting a half-day seminar based on his book, 10-Minute Toughness. This book combines all of the concepts including breathing, visualization, task-centered focus, goals, etc. A copy of this book will be provided to all athletes attending the camp. At this time the only openings remaining are for coaches. What: SCTP NT mental training camp w/ Dr. Jason Selk Who: SCTP NT members and NT alumni (and walk-ons as determined by available slots) When: Friday, December 14th, 12:30 - 4:30 (Dr. Selk’s seminar with some live-fire) Saturday, December 15th, 9:00 - 4:00 (range training with Coach DeWitt and Coach Buffa) Where: Fairfield Sportsmen’s Association, 6501 River Road, Harrison, OH 45030 How: Download the application form and return with payment before November 28 *Ammunition will be available for purchase on site, to include Winchester AA #9 for Skeet. You may also bring your own ammo. *Lunch will be provided for Saturday only. Friday afternoon we will have light refreshments, but no meal. Plan accordingly. *Hotel suggestions (in no particular order): Hampton Inn Cincinnati Northwest/Fairfield Comfort Suites Springhill Suites by Marriott Cincinnati North/Forest Park Quality Inn & Suites Holiday Inn Express Cincinnati West Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrison

2018 National Championships July 14-21 @ Ohio Cardinal Center

The 2018 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Championships is scheduled for July 14-21st, 2018 at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, OH. We hope you can join us! Download the complete event program here Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) registration will open in the SHOT system on May 15th. Scholastic Clay Target Program pre-registration will begin May 15th with general registration through the SHOT system open June 1st. New for 2018! Scholastic Clay Target Program High Over All Trap Event SCTP will offer another High Over All (HOA) for teams that will include all of the “Trap” disciplines! Teams bringing athletes and competing in all 3 Trap disciplines of 16 yard Trap, Handicap Trap and Trap Doubles will have the opportunity for their team to earn a place among the top teams for a separate HOA! This “Trap HOA” will be based on a team’s top 5 athletes in 16 yard trap, top 5 athletes in Handicap Trap and top 5 athletes in Trap Doubles. That total score will be used for the teams “Trap HOA”! It does not matter if the athletes are rookies or varsity as team scoring will be used! These awards will be announced on the afternoon of Saturday, July 21st along with the Trap awards and overall HOA awards at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio. Teams don’t have to do anything different, they just need to have 5 or more athletes compete in each of these 3 disciplines to be eligible! Scholastic Clay Target Program Schedule of Events Saturday, July 14th Rotation #1 – 1st 100 targets in Skeet, Handicap Trap, Double Trap Bunker Competition is Open Sunday, July 15th Rotation #1 – 2nd 100 targets in Skeet, Handicap Trap, Double Trap Bunker Competition is Open Monday, July 16th Rotation #2 – 1st 100 targets in Skeet, Handicap Trap, Double Trap Rotation #1 – 1st 100 targets in Sporting Clays Bunker Trap Competition is Open Tuesday, July 17th Rotation #2 – 2nd 100 targets in Skeet, Handicap Trap, Double Trap Rotation #1 – 2nd 100 targets in Sporting Clays Bunker Trap Competition is Open Wednesday, July 18th   (Opening Ceremonies followed by Last Competitor Standing Competition) Rotation #3 – 1st 100 targets in Skeet, Handicap Trap, Double Trap Rotation #2 – 1st 100 targets in Sporting Clays Rotation #1 – 1st 100 targets in 16 yard trap Bunker Trap Competition is Open Burger / Hot Dog / Soda Social @ about 6pm Thursday, July 19th   (Skeet & Sporting Clays Award Ceremonies at end of day) Rotation #3 – 2nd 100 targets in Skeet, Handicap Trap, Double Trap Rotation #2 – 2nd 100 targets in Sporting Clays Rotation #1 – 2nd 100 targets in 16 yard trap Bunker Trap Competition is Open Any Skeet & Sporting Clays Shoot Offs of squad ties Meet Larry and Brenda Potterfield 2:00 - 3:30PM at the Banquet Hall Pizza & Soda Party @ approximately 5pm Friday, July 20th   (Handicap Trap, Double Trap & Bunker Trap Awards Ceremonies at end of day) Rotation #2 – 1st 100 targets in 16 yard trap Skeet Doubles Competition Open Bunker Trap Competition Open College Recruiting and Conservation Partners Day at Hitter's Building 1st day of Kids & Clays / SCTP Charity Shoot Any Handicap Trap, Double Trap & Bunker Trap shoot offs of squad ties Last Competitor Standing Competition to follow awards ceremonies) Ice Cream Social @ approximately 5pm Saturday, July 21st   (Trap, Double Skeet, Main HOA and Trap HOA Awards Ceremonies) Rotation #2 – 2nd 100 targets in 16 yard trap 2nd day of Kids & Clays / SCTP Charity Shoot Skeet Doubles Shoot Off Make a Break Shoot Off and Winner Announcement Any Trap Shoot Offs of squad ties SIDE GAMES, FUN & National Raffle! (Tickets Available at Registration Counter) Make A Break Fun Shoot Flurry Fun Shoot National Raffle Scholastic Action Shooting Program Schedule of Events Saturday, July 14th Competition times, 9:00AM and 1:00PM Sunday, July 15th Competition times, 9:00AM and 1:00PM Monday, July 16th Competition times, 9:00AM and 1:00PM Tuesday, July 17th Competition times, 9:00AM and 1:00PM Wednesday, July 18th Competition times, 9:00AM and 1:00PM Opening ceremonies approximately 5:00PM Burger / Hot Dog / Soda Social @ about 6pm Thursday, July 19th Competition times, 9:00AM and 1:00PM Meet Larry and Brenda Potterfield 2:00 - 3:30PM at the Banquet Hall Pizza & Soda Party @ approximately 5pm Friday, July 20th Competition times, 9:00AM and 1:00PM College Recruiting and Conservation Partners Day at Hitter's Building Ice Cream Social @ approximately 5pm Saturday, July 21st Competition times, 9:00AM Awards approximately 3:00PM SIDE GAMES, FUN & National Raffle! (Tickets Available at Registration Counter) Beat the Pro Side Match with Matt Hopkins, CZ-USA Exhibitions and Clinics with Max Michel and Lena Miculek, Sig Sauer Savage Rimfire Rifle Side Match National Raffle Additional Tournament Information and Resources Media and information about nationals Golf Cart Rentals - Eagle Golf Carts Shotgun Ammunition Order Form Briley Choke Tube and Accessories Pre-Order  

Who Will Take Top Gun Honors in 2018?

The Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program are excited to announce a new event at this year’s National Championships - the Top Gun Challenge. Over the years we have watched the increase in athletes shooting multiple disciplines in both our programs at nationals. We wanted to find a way to recognize the commitment and stamina these athletes have shown competing in so many events, over the course of the week of nationals. CZ-USA, a large sponsor of both SCTP and SASP heard us talking about wanting to start some kind of “Top Gun” competition and graciously offered to sponsor the top prize for the winner. CZ-USA will be donating a Shotgun, a Rifle and Pistol to SCTP/SASP and we will be awarding all three prizes to the High Overall Top Gun Challenge competitor. With CZ’s support here is what we have come up with for the 2018 SCTP/SASP Nationals. Top Gun Challenge Eligibility Criteria, Scoring and Prizes
  • Athletes wishing to compete in the Top Gun Challenge must be current team members in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) AND the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP).
  • Athletes wishing to compete in the Top Gun Challenge must be pre-registered to shoot the following events at the 2018 National Championships:
    • 16 Yard Trap
    • Skeet
    • Sporting Clays
    • Rimifre Rifle (irons or optics)
    • Centerfire or Rimfire Pistol
  • Each athlete wishing to compete in the Top Gun Challenge must complete a registration form in person at either the SASP or SCTP registration desk located at the Cardinal Center Central Entry Building prior to competing in their first event. Athletes will then shoot all competition events as usual.
  • We will compile scores from your events and calculate the winners. Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays is easy you will get the total number of birds you break in each discipline, so a possible 600 points. Since SASP is based on time and not total targets hit, it will be done a little differently. We will take all participants and rank both their rifle times and their pistol times fastest to slowest.
    • The fastest in each discipline will get 200, second place 199, third place 198 and so on down the line until everyone has a score.  We will add all those points together and the athlete with the most points out of the possible 1000 will win.
  • Every Athlete who competes in all the events and signs up, will receive a Top Gun Challenge challenge coin just for participating and showing your shooting stamina.
Prizes for Athletes Grade 12 and Under
  • 1st prize – CZ USA 612 Target Shotgun, CZ 75 SP01 Phantom Pistol and a 512 American Rifle
  • 2nd Prize – CZ Drake 12ga. Over/Under
  • 3rd Prize – Certificate for a GLOCK Pistol
  • 4th Prize – Mossberg Blaze .22 Rifle
  • 5th Prize – Case of Aguila shotgun shells and 1000 rounds of Federal Premium Hunter Match .22 ammo
  • 6th Prize – Walker’s electronic hearing protection, Certificate for XX2I glasses
Prizes for Collegiate Athletes
  • 1st Prize Mossberg Blaze .22 Rifle
  • 2nd Prize Certificate for XX2I Glasses
  • 3rd Prize Browning Range Bag
SCTP and SASP want to thank all of our sponsors for their support of our programs and the Top Gun Challenge!

Reserve Golf Carts and Pre-Order Ammunition for Nationals

Do you or  your team need to reserve golf carts or pre-order shotgun ammunition prior to the 2018 National Championships in Marengo, OH? If so, please follow the links below to reserve your carts from Eagle Golf Carts or pre-order ammunition from the Sportsman's Den. Golf Cart Information and Reservations Ammunition Pre-Order Information The complete event program will be available soon - in the meantime please refer to the event information and schedule of events posted to our website. We look forward to seeing you in July!

SCTP Conducts Olympic Development Camp

The May 24-28, 2018 Scholastic Clay Target Program Junior Olympic Development Camp was a huge success seeing 25 athletes and 7 coaches from 17 states across the country! This joint venture between the SCTP and USA Shooting is designed to grow and feed the pipeline for the US National & Junior Teams as well as introducing a new clay target discipline to many athletes that have never tried it. The 5-day athlete camp and 7-day coach camp is dedicated to the learning of the International Clay Target disciplines of International Skeet and Olympic Bunker Trap. Athletes and coaches all stay at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO and travel each day to the International Shooting Park located on the Ft. Carson military base. Athletes are immersed in a training regimen, taught the basic skills of their disciplines and presented with discussions from current National team members, coaches and staff. Lance Bade and Joe Buffa headed up the camp’s lead coaches for the week. The athletes and coaches were also treated to a field trip to the “Cave of the Winds”, a local attraction and camp favorite visited by thousands each year! “Over the years, we have seen hundreds of athletes and coaches attend the Junior Olympic Development Camps or JODC’s” said Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director. “These camps have been very influential in developing and promoting the international shooting disciplines as well as providing a clearer path for our athletes wanting to make the SCTP National Team and possibly a US National Team!” Currently, approximately 75% of the athletes on the US National JR. team have come up through the SCTP. Opportunities like this have been the platform of what the SCTP stands for.

Hollywood Comes to the SCTP Nationals

For several months now, we’ve been working with some folks in the movie world who are interested in what we do here at the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP). I am very pleased to announce that at the 2018 SCTP National Championships being held at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio, they will begin filming a major motion picture that’s going to be the first of its kind in the clay shooting world! This movie has a great story line and the SCTP staff, coaches and athletes will be featured throughout the show. We’ll be releasing more details over the next couple months but for now make your plans to be at this years National Championships in Marengo, Ohio July 14-21. You never know, you might end up on the ‘big screen’!! Check out the trailer on our YouTube channel and stay tuned, much more to come! Tom Wondrash SCTP National Director

SCTP 2018 Illinois Regional Shoot

Mark your calendars for May 19th and 20th for a Scholastic Clay Target Program regional shoot at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, IL. The event is open to all SCTP registered teams and will feature trap, skeet and sporting clays. Random Drawing of all registered athletes for prizes! Team Scoring for all 3 events Classifications – Varsity / JV / Intermediate 200 Trap – 100 Skeet – 100 Sporting Clays TEAM – INDIVIDUAL - HOA Awards Registration will be done on the SHOT system and opens Monday, April 16 Program to follow with complete details! Saturday – All 200 Trap will be shot / Awards to follow - Skeet and Sporting Clays Open Sunday – Skeet and Sporting Clays / Awards to follow *NSSA/NSCA/ATA rules apply. Event coordinator has final word relating to this event. Teams must be registered with the SCTP prior to event. College athlete scores will not be used for HOA ** We will be running an ATA Registered shoot on Saturday, May 19th. If your team is interested in this, they must be ATA registered. We will use those scores for the SCTP Regional event as well. Teams must squad on fields 1-8 when registering. Coaches may shoot registered targets as well. ATA will provide some prizes for the registered shoot! Contact Amanda Wondrash at awondrash@sssfonline.com with any questions.

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