Grow your team endowment account at the MidwayUSA Foundation via our Member Matching Program and realize 5:1 and 7:1 matching! Open to all members, this matching opportunity takes a $5 deposit into your MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment account and matches back $25/athlete or $35/coach or volunteer!
Teams, (or team supporters) may donate up to $5 for every current member on the team roster. Donations are limited to one, $5 donation per registered team member. Donations should be submitted together as one submission using the forms below. Donations for athletes will be matched 5:1 and donations for volunteers will be matched 7:1. For example, a team with 5 volunteer coaches and 15 athletes makes a $100, tax-deductible donation to the SSSF as part of the member matching program:
$25 receives $175 in matching funds from SSSF (5:1 matching)
$75 receives $375 in matching funds from SSSF (7:1 matching)
Federal Ammunition has agreed to support the SCTP as a Silver Level Sponsor in 2020, according to the Federal Staff and the SCTP! Federal, makers of Top Gun ammunition, Federal Gold Medal plastic and the coveted Federal Gold Medal Grand paper shotshells realizes the importance of supporting our youth!
“Federal is happy to continue building relationships that support the next generation of (clay target) shooters engrained in our company history, mission and core values,” said Dan Compton, Shotshell Product manager for Federal Ammunition “Youth play a vital role in our future and Federal Ammunition is excited to be on the front line of support for groups like the SCTP.”
“We are extremely happy to have Federal involved in the support of our program and youth shooting!” said Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director. “Now more than ever, we lean on the support of industry and sponsors like Federal to help us stay the course in youth development and the clay target sports. We appreciate Federal’s commitment and support of youth shooting now and for years to come!”
The SCTP/SSSF strongly recommends whenever possible that you look at supporting and buying products from companies like Federal that support the future of the shooting sports through our youth shooting programs! Check out Federal’s new offerings like the 1-ounce, 12 gauge, high-velocity loads added to the Top Gun Sporting lineup. They are specifically designed to shorten leads, yet reduce felt recoil to allow for quicker follow-up shots.
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is proud to invite all qualified 2020 SCTP and SASP athletes to apply for the SSSF All Scholastic Team! The All Scholastic Team recognizes achievements of student athletes in the shooting sports for their accomplishments in the classroom, in their communities, and on the range. Eligible athletes of all ages are invited to apply.
·Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Applications must include transcript or most recent grade reporting information available due to COVID-19 situation. Transcript for 9th grade and above must include cumulative GPA for academic career.
·Must meet one of the following shooting qualifications and supply proof of official match record. Match record must be from official shoot bulletin, SCTP/SASP leaderboard, ATA, NSSA/NSCA athlete history or equivalent. Copies of scoresheets or statements of scores from coaches will not be accepted. Clay target scores must be from a whole event, for example one 200 target event, two 100 target events or four 50 target events. Picking and choosing individual rounds from different events is not acceptable. Applicants must submit 200 targets for American disciplines.
1. SCTP (skeet or trap) – achieved 190/200 targets (or equivalent in lesser target format) in a competition between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020
2. SCTP (sporting clays) – achieved 170/200 targets (or equivalent in lesser target format) in a competition between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020
3. SCTP (bunker trap, international skeet, or international doubles trap) – achieved 100/125 targets in a competition between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020
4. SASP – achieved a total match score of 65 seconds or less in an SASP match between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020
· Must supply two letters of recommendation from a coach, teacher, or adult third party
· Must supply a photograph suitable for publication
the USA Shooting Olympic Trials Part 2 drew to a close with the conclusion of
the Skeet event on March 8th, SCTP International Skeet athletes
earned two podium finishes and posted several personal best scores.
Bailey, Jordan Sapp, Kyle Fleck, and Erin Lokke produced solid performances in
spite of daily Tucson winds that, at times, reached a sustained 20 mph.
Bailey’s 227 x 250, a personal best, won him the bronze medal in the J2 junior
men’s category; Lokke’s 224 x 250 would give her the Collegiate Women’s silver
medal. Both Sapp and Fleck put up personal best performances with 216 x 250.
Members of the 2019 SCTP International Team will be preparing for their next major competition (USA Shooting Junior Olympic Championships) with a training camp in Kerrville, TX next month.
to the USA Shooting 2020 Olympic Skeet Team members Vincent Hancock, Phillip
Jungman, Amber English, and Austen Smith!
As the trap competition drew to a close in Tucson on March 2nd,
SCTP International Team trap athletes, past and present, made quite a splash.
2019 Team athletes Sydney Krieger and Alexa Paxson took home medals in their
respective categories; Krieger earned J2 Gold and Paxson earned Collegiate
Bronze with their performances.
Emilio Carvalho, 2018 SCTP International Team alumni athlete, finished second in the Junior Men’s category and his silver medal earned him a slot on this year’s Junior World Championship Team. Emilio will travel to Suhl, Germany in July to compete against juniors from around the world.
2017 SCTP International Team alumni athlete, Madelynn Bernau, has
made perhaps the biggest splash yet for the SCTP International Team program;
Maddy’s exceptional performance throughout the Olympic Trials process has
earned her a berth on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team. Maddy will compete
in the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer.
Congratulations to all the SCTP International athletes on their
performances in Tucson! Next up – USA Shooting Junior Olympic Championships in
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF), is once again offering our scholarship program to reward deserving, graduating seniors in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) with needed college assistance. The main objective is to award as many scholarships as possible to qualifying SCTP / SASP graduating seniors.
Since 2013, the SSSF has awarded over $450,000 in scholarship funds benefiting over 450 student athletes, from nearly all 50 states in the Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting programs. We are pleased to announce that last year's Scholarship Program awarded over $100,000 to qualifying applicants.
The SSSF is establishing minimal guidelines for the selection procedure, thus allowing the final selection to be as simple as possible.
General Procedures: Each applicant must be a graduating senior within the year of the awarded scholarship and must be registered for college before the scholarship is awarded in that same year.• Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average through the most recent grading period ending on or before April 1, 2020.
• Each prospective recipient must be registered as a full-time college student before the scholarship is awarded and must provide the name of the post-secondary college or community/ junior college to receive the scholarship proceeds. Each scholarship check will be mailed to the appropriate college in the student's name by October 1, 2020. The scholarship funds are to be used for tuition. This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship.
• Applicants may not be in receipt of any "full" scholarship funds in order to qualify (i.e., athletics, military academy, academic, etc.).
• Applicants must have participated during 2019-2020 in one of their SCTP / SASP State Championships, National Championships, or regional events in Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Olympic Bunker, Olympic Skeet Championships; Pistol or Rifle.
• Applicants must be able to complete all parts of the application packet:
Application / Personal Information Page: •One Page Student Resume or School and Non-School Activities and Honors •One Page Essay (see Essay Guidelines) •Must attach current high school transcript or home school transcript! •Application Deadline (for the entire application packet): Midnight, April 19th, 2020 •All Materials Must Be Received together as one packet by Deadline. No exceptions!
We are excited to introduce these individuals who have been selected as additional State Advisors for the SCTP in Texas. Each of them has considerable experience as coaches of SCTP teams and is passionate about giving back to the program as State Advisors!
Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) announces some changes in venue and
format for its International Style National Championships 2020 and well beyond!
The SCTP International-Style National Championships, formerly held in Colorado Springs, CO will now be held at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio. In conjunction with the SCTP’s American Style National Championships being held July 11-18, the “International Style” National Championships will be held on the front end, running from July 9-12. Open training will take place July 7-8 with International Skeet Championships taking place July 9-10 and Bunker Trap Championships taking place July 11-12. An awards ceremony will follow International Style competition on Sunday, July 12.
be happier to have the SCTP’s International Style National Championships come
to the Cardinal Center here in Marengo Ohio, we welcome them with open arms!”
stated Jack Fishburn, owner of the Cardinal Center.
has demonstrated its commitment to growth in the youth shooting sports,
establishing itself as a great asset to the Cardinal Center’s plans to provide
and build the best shooting and camping facility in the world!” added Luke
Spengler, Cardinal Center Trap Manager.
Center has committed to build four state of the art International Skeet and
Bunker field overlays on their massive property west of the current sporting
clays ranges. Supplying the fields with equipment will be up to the SCTP and
its sponsors. To date, the SCTP will be providing one set of Bunker machines
and Promatic has agreed to supply one set as well. The remaining two fields will be constructed
by the Cardinal Center, but will remain non-operational until funds can be
raised to supply trap machines and related equipment. “Promatic is very excited
to see the SCTP support International shooting and its athletes in this manner!
They are definitely making a difference and filling a pipeline of athletes for
tomorrow’s Olympians.” commented Jim Moses, CEO for Promatic. “The SCTP is
proof that through hard work and dedication to youth shooting, they can make a
difference and offer real opportunities for our young athletes. We couldn’t be
prouder to be involved!”
will the International Style Championships be held in Marengo for the
foreseeable future, the Cardinal Center will be dubbed “Home of the SCTP
International Team”, lead by coach Terri DeWitt!
“This is a
real game changer for SCTP athletes, teams and families across the country!” said
Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director. “To bring both of our National
Championships together under one roof is absolutely a dream come true! Parents
and families will not have to choose which tournament they want to attend, as they
can attend both now! This single venue schedule costs them less money and less
time off of work, with less travel. We can’t thank the Cardinal Center and
Promatic enough for their commitment to youth shooting and the SCTP!”
The SCTP’s International Team will begin training this spring/summer in Marengo and has its sights set on attending a Junior Cup International competition later this summer in Finland. Lead by coach DeWitt, these athletes are getting some of the best training available, along with help and support from the likes of Dr. Jason Selk, Dr. Cathy Arnot, 2-time Olympian Connie Smotek and SSG Dustan Taylor of the US Army Marksmanship Unit’s Skeet Team!
If you are
interested in supporting or sponsoring the SCTP and/or the SCTP’s International
Team, please contact SCTP National Director Tom Wondrash at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) announces its continued support from SKB Shotguns out of Omaha Nebraska. SKB known for its fine side by side, over/under and single barrel competitive shotguns will support the SCTP as a Platinum level Sponsor for 2020. SKB offers a wide variety of quality firearms that fit the competitive shooter and hunter alike!
“We are pleased to support the SCTP and its national youth program!” remarked Rob Johansen, owner and CEO of SKB Shotguns. “The SCTP gives back to its teams and coaches in many ways, we are extremely happy to be part of this quality program and its teams, athletes and coaches.”
“Rob Johansen and SKB have been a strong supporter of SCTP, our coaches and families for years” said Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director. “They offer quality firearms at a good price for our youth shooters and are not only sponsors of our program, they are partners with us! We appreciate all of their continued support and trust in making the SCTP the number one youth shooting organization in the world!”
Look for Rob and the SKB team at the SCTP Regional, state and National Championship events during the 2020 shooting year. SKB shotguns can be tried out at the SCTP National Championships in the grandstands area for no charge! They have a gun for almost every budget and dealers across the country that would love to work with you. Coaches, SKB also has a wonderful team raffle program available to all SCTP Teams!
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.