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2018 SASP Midwest Regionals

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) held a Midwest Regional match May 18-20, 2018, at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, IL. Despite the wet conditions leading up to the weekend, which made for a great setting for a lone bullfrog spotted on the bays, the match was completed with enthusiasm by the athletes.  Intermittent rain and a lightning delay did not dampen the spirits of the teams. Seven states including Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Iowa, Tennessee and Wisconsin, were represented.  There were 76 athletes and a total of 162 entries competing in the five disciplines.  Athletes in rookie, intermediate, senior and collegiate divisions participated in the match. Top teams included Steel Shooters of Traer (IA) in intermediate rimfire pistol, non-collegiate open 1911, collegiate open 1911, intermediate optic rifle and intermediate iron rifle; Bluegrass Sportsmen’s League Steel Cats (KY) in non-collegiate open rimfire pistol; Hoosier Daddy Rifle & Pistol (IN) in collegiate open centerfire and non-collegiate open iron rifle;  Arnold Junior Shooter (MO) in senior centerfire; Union Grove (WI) in non-collegiate open centerfire and senior 1911; Ozaukee Scholastic Shooting Sports (WI) in senior iron rifle and senior optics rifle; McKenzie Shooting Sports (TN) in rookie optic rifle and non-collegiate open iron rifle.

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.
2015 Nationals

See, Download & Share Photos from 2015 Nationals

Nationals_cover Our collection of photos from the SCTP-SPP National Team Championships in Sparta and SCTP National Championships for International Disciplines in Colorado Springs have now been assembled on our Flickr page and are available for you to view, download, print, and share.

Click here to see our 2015 Nationals photos on Flickr

Even if you haven't used Flickr before, you'll probably find it pretty intuitive once you poke around a bit. However, here are a few notes to speed up the learning curve:
    The album will open to a collection of images on one page. If you want to look at an image in full-frame or to share or download it, just click on the image to open it. With any image opened, look for these icons in the lower right corner: Flickr icons If you wish to download the image, click on the icon on the right, the "down" arrow. What you're seeing on the page will usually be a much smaller version of the image, with several larger sizes available to be downloaded. You'll see some options: Flickr image sizes Just choose what you want. For a social media icon - or postage stamp - you might choose the 150x150 option. For a large print, go with the largest available size. To submit to your newspaper, download the largest available size to allow them to re-size it as needed. If you want to share the image in social media, click on the center icon, the "right" arrow, and again you'll have options and some choices to make: Flickr share For most purposes, such as sharing on Facebook or Twitter, you'll need to select "Link" as the Code option. If you want to embed the photo into your blog or website, you can choose "HTML." When that is the case, you will also have a choice of sizes.
If you choose to share images on social media (yes, do!), please continue to use the event hashtag, #SSSF2015.

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Requirements for Personal Golf Cars and Clays Vehicles at Nationals

If you're planning to bring your own golf car or utility vehicle to the National Team Championships at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex, you must meet some requirements and follow rules for safety and the consideration of other attendees at Nationals. Every person using their personal clays vehicle must get a permit for the vehicle at the registration desk. At that time, you must provide your driver's license -- a learner's permit is not sufficient -- and proof of insurance. Only persons 18 years of age or older can register a clays vehicle, and you must be a licensed driver 16 years of age or older to operate it. Here are the complete rules for operating a personal clays vehicle at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex.

Get Ready for Nationals at WSRC Skeet, Sporting Clays Events

What better way is there to practice for the SCTP National Team Championships than to engage in some hearty registered competition at the same venue just before Nationals? There probably isn't one! The World Shooting and Recreational Complex is offering you the opportunity to do just that with events at the Sparta complex on the weekend prior to the opening of the SCTP event. The 2015 Bird Skeet Classic will be held at the WSRC on July 10-12, with four guns plus doubles events.
    Click here for the event program Click here for registration form
On the same weekend, July 9-12, the WSRC will host the Illinois State Sporting Clays Championship, with main event, prelim, 5-stand, and various side events.
    Click here for event flyer

Vincent Hancock

Meet Olympic Gold Medalist Vincent Hancock at the National Championships in Sparta

Vincent Hancock
U.S. Army photo
SSSF is pleased to announce that two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Vincent Hancock will be attending the SCTP National Championships to meet YOU! Vincent won Gold Medals in Men's Skeet at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games and is the first Olympic skeet shooter to win Gold Medals in the same event in consecutive Olympic games. He will be attending Nationals on Wednesday, July 15 through Friday, July 17 and will be available for autographs, photos, and some special events to be announced later. Watch our website and Range Time newsletter for announcements about when and where you can meet Vincent. Vincent is sponsored by Zanders Sporting Goods and NobelSport Italia.

Team GLOCK Captain Shane Coley to Appear at SPP Nationals

Team GLOCK Captain and former U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooter Shane Coley will be hosting a pistol shooting clinic during the 2015 SPP Junior/Senior National Championships at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex.
Shane Coley, former member of the USAMU and current captain of Team GLOCK
Shane Coley, former member of the USAMU and current captain of Team GLOCK
Coley has achieved numerous titles as a junior competitor, including USPSA Junior World Champion, and also as a member of the famed U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. His departure in May from the unit marked the completion of six years of dedicated service to his country. The clinics are scheduled for Wednesday, July 15 at 11:30 and 3:30 at the WSRC pistol berms. Be sure to add this very special event to your Nationals calendar!

SCTP Nationals Registration Opens with a Bang!

June 1 was much anticipated by Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) teams across the country, as it marked the opening of registration for the 2015 SCTP National Team Championships. Based on the first day’s registrations, staff are predicting another record-breaking event. In the first 24 hours of open registration for the July 13-18 tournament, the program saw 66 teams register 1036 athletes. Eighteen states were represented with 2,026 event registrations filed. “These numbers are incredible; they doubled last year’s first-day totals,” commented Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director. “Coaches set their alarm clocks to wake up at 12:01 on June 1 to register their teams!” While the numbers are already up significantly from last year’s registrations, Wondrash points out that there will be enough shooting slots at the spacious World Shooting and Recreational Complex to fit in every team wanting to attend. The Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) will also hold its National Junior/Senior Championships in conjunction with the SCTP tournament. In its third year, the SPP event has registered 259 athletes from 24 teams in 13 states to date. New SCTP side events include 16-yard Preliminary Singles Trap and a coach/athlete trap shoot. Team endowment funding, games, and many industry representatives will also be on hand all week. With appearances by people like MidwayUSA’s own Larry and Brenda Potterfield on Tuesday, July 14, Olympic Gold Medalist Vincent Hancock on Wednesday through Friday, shooting exhibitions and clinics by professional shooters, and more exciting events still to be announced, SCTP and SPP are looking at a very busy and exciting week in Sparta, Illinois!

Registration Now Open for SPP Junior/Senior Nationals

Ready, set -- GO!  You've been making plans all year to compete in the SPP Junior/Senior National Championships at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, Illinois, and it's time for you to take the all-important step of registering for the event. Registration is now open. For this year, registration will again be manual rather than through the SHOT system. You can download the form and submit it to Tammy Mowry, tmowry@sssfonline.com. Pre-registration is required. Squadding will be offered on Monday, July 13 through Saturday, July 18. All competitors will receive a National Championship t-shirt, but they must be pre-ordered. Deadline for orders is June 10.

Download the SPP National Championship Registration Form

SCTP National Championship Registration Is Now Open

It's time to register for the 2015 SCTP National Championships at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, Illinois. Registration opened on June 1 at sssfonline.org for the July 13-18 event. To ensure your registration goes smoothly, please follow these policies and tips:
  • Do NOT hold time slots until you are sure of the number of athletes you will be bringing. Squads must pay within 10 days, or your time slots may be released to other teams. We anticipate another record year and want to ensure that everyone has an equal and fair opportunity to squad their athletes. There are plenty of squad times, and we also added another flight to ensure enough room for all.

  • When squadding your athletes, consider squadding them in consecutive time slots rather than at the same time. This will keep your group of athletes and parents together instead of spread out across 6-10 fields at the same time. For example, placing one squad on field 11A at 8 a.m. and your next squad on 11A at 8:45 will keep everyone from your team together, as well as simplifying the job of coaches.

  • ALL head coaches must sign in at the registration counter in the Main Events Center. At that time, you will go through your teams’ line-up and sign off on them, stating that each athlete is properly squadded and in the appropriate division. Once you do that, they are set, and no changes can be made. Please take the time to ensure that everything is correct.

  • At the time of registration, you will receive a goodie bag for the head coach and each athlete. If you do not want one of these bags, please tell the registration personnel at that time. Each athlete and coach participating will also receive an event t-shirt. Coaches: Please make sure the shirt size is filled in on your athletes' and coaches' profiles.

  • Please make sure your athletes are in the correct division on the athletes' profile page for the High School Division, as well as for the SCTP American Division. Having them categorized differently in the two areas may prevent you from squadding them properly.
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