SASP Hosts NRA National Coach Development Staff (NCDS) Class held in Huntingdon, Tenn.

image001 (2)The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) hosted its 2nd National Coach Development Staff (NCDS) class on January 7-9, 2016.  Rick Leach, director of development, Lance Rider, Tennessee SASP state advisor, and Robin Taylor, Washington SASP state advisor, attended the training class. The NCDS is the National Rifle Association's volunteer National Shooting Coaching Staff. Members of the NCDS hail from all across the United States in all of the shooting sports disciplines. This elite shooting staff is the backbone of the nation’s shooting coach programs teaching and fostering growth at all levels of the sport. Hand-picked by the National Coach Trainer for their ability to teach, coach, and develop the shooting sports, these individuals are carefully selected based on their talents and expertise in sport education and specific shooting discipline. The National Coach Trainer uses the NCDS to teach coach schools, conduct shooting clinics and as coaches for the National Shooting Camps. New members of the NCDS are required to attend an enjoyable, informative and challenging three-day training course learning the procedures and policies of being an NCDS member and learning how to teach the coach school. We would like to thank Daniel Subia, NRA National Coach Trainer (rifle/pistol), Will Hart, NRA Level 4 Pistol Coach, Assistant Coach at US Coast Guard Academy, multi time NRA distinguished Pistol shooter,  and Bill Perkins, regional field representative for instructing the class. Picture NCDS and Level 1SASP Hosts Level 1 Pistol Coach Class The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) hosted a Level 1 Pistol Coach class with 24 new coach candidates from four different states.  The NRA Level 1 Pistol Coaches class took place on January 9 and 10 in Huntingdon, Tenn..  The coach school consists of two days of sports-specific lessons and practical coaching exercises designed to teach the coach candidate the basics of coaching a pistol team and is the preferred course for new coaches looking to start or join a Scholastic Pistol Program. Our thanks go out to Lance Rider, head coach, McKenzie Scholastic Shooting Team, and Lacey Lane, TN SASP state director, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation, for sponsoring the class.  We appreciate the Carroll County Shooting Sports Park for opening the complex to us for the weekend for the classroom time as well as the live-fire practical portion of the class.  The class was taught by Rick Leach, director of development, Lance Rider, Tennessee SASP state advisor, and Robin Taylor, Washington SASP state advisor. For more information and a current schedule of upcoming course, go to  To host a course in your area, please contact Rick Leach at (262) 894-4284 or

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