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Membership Renewals and Registration Reminders for New Competition Season

Greetings SCTP and SASP Coaches, As a reminder, September 1st marks the beginning of a new season with the Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting Programs. Membership renewals for coaches and athletes are required to retain member benefits including liability insurance, use of the SSSF SHOT system and eligibility to participate in all of the great SCTP and SASP events at the local, state, regional and national levels. In addition, membership is required to take full advantage of all of the SCTP/SASP deals and promotions and fundraisers as well as camp opportunities, scholarships and the All Scholastic Team. NOTE: If starting a new team, the head coach and/or team administrator should initiate these steps. In most cases the head coach/team administrator will also coordinate registration for all members of their local team. New teams are encouraged to watch our video tutorial on how to register. Requirements for team and volunteer registration are as follows:
  1. Login to the SHOT System to create your new team and register your first coach.
  2. Create (new teams) or update (returning teams) your information on the SHOT System. See video tutorial for more information.
  3. Additional coaches / volunteers must be added through an invitation process in the SHOT System. Please watch our video tutorial on how to add a new coach or volunteer to your team.
  4. Pay your $35 registration fee for each volunteer. Fees can be paid online through the SHOT system individually or in bulk.
  5. Ensure your background check is current (a new check is required every two years) by logging into the SHOT system to verify the last date approved.
  6. Take the Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coaches Course if you have not done so previously. There is no cost for the course when using the SSSF-provided voucher code. Volunteers must take this course only one time.
Requirement for registration of all athletes are as follows:
  1. Complete and return a 2019/2020 athlete consent/waiver form for SCTP and/or SASP for each athlete. Head coaches must keep a copy of the signed form and return the original to the program office listed on the form.
  2. Complete and retain the 2019/2020 Sportsmanship Contract form for SCTP and/or SASP for each athlete.
  3. Complete and retain the 2019/2020 Medical Consent form for SCTP and/or SASP for each athlete.
  4. Update the athlete information pages in the SHOT system. Ensure all contact information is correct and update the School Class and Classification information for each athlete.
  5. Pay the $25 athlete registration fee for each athlete. Fees can be paid online through the SHOT system individually or in bulk.
  6. Join and/or renew memberships with the National Governing Bodies (NGB) for skeet (NSSA), sporting clays (NSCA) and / or trap (ATA). NGB membership is a requirement to participate in SCTP state, regional and national championship events. PLEASE join or renew through the SHOT system as a portion of the membership fees sold through the SHOT system are retained for the SCTP Scholarship Program.
Thank you for your participation in the SCTP and SASP! If you have any questions on the registration process please contact your state advisor, regional program representative or national program staff member. Be safe, have fun and enjoy another great season! Sincerely, Your Scholastic Action Shooting and Scholastic Clay Target Program Staff

Kolar Arms to Sponsor SCTP again in 2019

The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) would like to recognize its continued sponsorship by Kolar Arms of Racine, WI in support of the youth shooting sports! Kolar, a Wisconsin based manufacturer of high-quality shotguns continues to support the SCTP with a donation of one of their finest shotguns, The Kolar “Low Max” over/under. This shotgun will be available in either a sporting/skeet model or a trap model. The donation is estimated at roughly $12,000. The Kolar shotgun will be used as part of the 2019 SCTP National Raffle and the winner will be drawn at the SCTP National Championships in July. “Kolar is absolutely delighted to sponsor the SCTP again in 2019 with a fully American made shotgun”, stated Jeff Mainland, CEO of Kolar Arms. “SCTP has demonstrated its ability to use a donation and support not only the source, but support its teams and program as well! This is something Kolar and all Industry sponsors appreciate.” “We appreciate the continued support and confidence that Kolar has placed in the SCTP”, said Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director. “We are very grateful for the donation and look forward to a long lasting relationship with Kolar in support of our youth shooting teams across the country”. If you are interested in supporting youth shooting programs with a donation or sponsorship, please contact the SCTP or Tom Wondrash at twondrash@sssfonline.com

SCTP National Team Named at International Championships

The 2018 Scholastic Clay Target Program International National Championships held at the International shooting park in Colorado Springs, CO. are officially in the record book! Over 120 athletes competed in International Skeet as well as International Trap (Bunker Trap) over the 6 day event which started on July 22nd and ended July 27th. This annual event takes place at the home grounds of USA Shooting on Ft. Carson Army base just south of Colorado Springs and is run with the help of USA Shooting and its staff. 43 Teams of athletes from 15 states showed up to try and take the International top honors with WI (25) and FL (13) leading the pack with the most athletes attending this years tournament by state! Taking top senior division squad honors by 45 targets in international skeet was Union Grove Broncos (WI) scoring 275 led by Cole Hammond (99), Emily Rasmussen (92) and Aimee Spiering (84). Sauk County Youth Shooting Team (WI) was second at 230 with Joshua Corbin leading the way (109) along with squad mates Quin Schuppner (62) and Lucas Riberich (59). Third place went to Tampa Bay Clays (FL) at 218 with Brayden Sasser (80), Cody Sharp (77) and Austin Eastman (61). Top intermediate division squad honors in international skeet went to Sauk County Shooting Team with Riley Minette (76), Bo Schuppner (68) and Madeline Corbin (60). The bunker trap senior title was taken by Tampa Bay Clays (FL) with a squad score of 329 fired by Jack Brosseau (118), Ryan Ledbetter (109) and Kevin Whitehead (102). Second place went to Minute Man Sharpshooters (MA) at 314 with Alexia Davos (107), Sean Cannistraro (105) and Kurtis Grover (102). Top collegiate division squad honors went to Grand View University (IA) with a 308 led by Hunter Anderson (107), Trenton Cheers (105) and Reese Howard (96). The intermediate squad title was captured by Sauk County Youth Shooting Team (WI) firing a 282 by Madeline Corbin(97), Riley Minette (95) and  Bo Schuppner (90). All results with complete leaderboards are available on the SHOT System at: http://bit.ly/2MxfWem “What a great tournament for our athletes competing in the International Disciplines!” said Tom Wondrash, SCTP’s National Director and tournament director. “The weather was fantastic and the support and help from USA Shooting was A+. I think the families and athletes had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed their time in Colorado Springs. Our staff along with SCTP National Team head coach, Terri DeWitt worked hard all week to provide an exceptional atmosphere for all that attended!” The 2018/2019 SCTP National Team members were also chosen from the top placers in International Skeet and Bunker Trap, the new seasons team is as follows: 2019 SCTP International Skeet National Team Gracin Anderson, TN Emily Rasmussen, WI Jay Bible, FL Anthony Nomina, CO Chris Freeman, MI Joshua Corbin, WI Erin Lokke, MN 2019 SCTP Bunker Trap National Team Monica Dale WI Heather Broski TN Heather Argue TN Jack Olsen CO Peter Meola FL Mathew Wells WI Meredith Bernau WI Emilio Carvalho CA The SCTP National Team is a stepping stone for athletes wanting to take the Olympic path, the SCTP is the official youth program of USA Shooting and feeder program to Team USA.  National team members receive advanced coaching and support in the international clay target sports, a USA Shooting jacket, paid fall selection match fees and ammo, along with an SCTP National Team vest. National team slots are earned at each year’s SCTP International Nationals. The Scholastic Clay Target Program is the official youth shooting program to USA Shooting and provides a pipeline for future international shotgun competitors. For more information on how to get involved with SCTP and the international disciplines of International Skeet and Bunker Trap, please contact any of the SCTP staff. Photos courtesy USA Shooting.

Safety Officers Needed At SASP Nationals

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is experiencing record growth again this year at the 2018 National Championships with nearly 450 athletes and almost 1,000 total entries to date! With this growth, we require additional help to run a smooth and efficient match. If you will be at the Cardinal Shooting Center July 14-21, have a half day to help and want to earn chances at some great prizes including a minimum of 5 guns, shooting gear and accessories please read on! We are looking for half day commitments at the action shooting range to serve the roles of Safety Officers (SO) and scorekeepers. For each half day worked you will be eligible for a random drawing for the great prizes outlined above. If you have never worked on an action shooting range before, please view our YouTube video outlining the safety rules, standardized range commands and responsibilities. If you would like to help as a score keeper please watch our video on entering scores using Practiscore. Additional training will be provided on-site for those new to action shooting. Volunteers must be at least 18 to work as safety officers. Go to our Signup Genius link to view times and locations where help is currently needed. Additional information will be shared with those signing up.

Browning Renews as SCTP Platinum Sponsor

The Scholastic Clay Target Program would like to thank Browning yet again for their continued sponsorship, support and trust in our national youth shooting program and staff! The Browning Brand has come to represent “The Best There Is” in firearms and outdoor products, each year adding new innovations, launching new products, and doing more for our customers – essentially just following the great tradition of innovation started by John Browning. “The SCTP is one of the great organizations that we’re honored to support each year,” said Rafe Nielsen, Browning’s communications manager in marketing. “The work they do to develop youth shooting is second to none. Their commitment to healthy competition, developing advanced shooters, and bringing new shooters to the sport is vital to keeping the shooting sports strong. We’re proud to be sponsors and look forward to a great 2018 with them. The future looks bright for our legendary brand. With Browning playing a strong role in the firearms market over the years, we now are a dominant player in social media, with hundreds of thousands being influence by our Instagram and Twitter feeds, and with our industry best 2.3 million Facebook followers." “We are very humbled by Browning’s support, sponsorship and confidence in SCTP maintaining one of the best youth shooting program in the world,” said Tom Wondrash, National Director for the SCTP. “Browning and SCTP strive to find ways to support our teams, athletes and families. We are very thankful for companies like Browning who share this same dream and understand the importance of youth involvement in the shooting sports!” If you are interested in supporting youth shooting programs with a donation or sponsorship, please view our SCTP 2018 media guide or contact the SCTP or Tom Wondrash at twondrash@sssfonline.com

SCTP Teams Invited to Participate in National Raffle Program

We are giving away 6 guns including a Kolar Max O/U (Total Value of guns $28,000+)! Guns will be drawn the week of the National Championships July 14-21, 2018 How do SCTP teams make money? #1 Ticket price is $10 per each ticket SCTP teams sell the National Gun raffle tickets Teams keep $5 for the team and send the other $5 to the SCTP with the stub! The more tickets your team sells, the more money you make and we will supply the tickets! Teams can sell tickets at shoots, fundraisers, work places, school, church etc. #2 The SCTP will pay (in MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funds) the top 5 ticket selling teams as follows: 1st - $8,000 2nd - $7,000 3rd - $6,000 4th - $5,000 5th - $4,000 Starting Monday, July 16 2018 a firearm will be drawn each day in accordance to that sponsors theme day! Example: Monday July 16 is SKB Day, we will draw for the SKB 90TSS Combo, Tuesday may be CZ USA Day, and we will draw for the CZ “All American Trap” Combo that day and so on through the week! All drawings held at the SCTP National Championships in Marengo, OH week of July 14-21, 2018 We may substitute a firearm of equal or greater value depending on availability. Federal, state and local taxes may apply and are the responsibility of the team selling the tickets and the winners of the prizes. Teams must be current and registered with the SCTP to take part in this program. Please contact the SCTP national office with any other questions. Download the ticket order form here...

SCTP Banquets Raise Funds to Support Scholarships & Teams

The SCTP has run several national banquets in March only to see some huge returns and support by teams and the general public! The largest banquet to date was held Friday, March 16th in Waterford, WI. The Wisconsin banquet completed its 5th year running, raising funds for programs and scholarships administered by the SCTP National organization. This year’s banquets featured a Henry Rifle with the SCTP logo engraved into the stock. The funds raised from those 2 live auction items (Wisconsin and Iowa) will be given out to lucky recipients of scholarships in those 2 states. The Wisconsin banquet raised $1,300 and will be recognized as the “Scherrer Construction” scholarship while the Iowa banquet raised $1,050 and will be named the “Bobby Wood“scholarship and awarded to a deserving Iowa athlete! The Wisconsin banquet had not only local representation but SCTP team representation as well. Coaches and families from 10 local teams (representing about 700 athletes) in Wisconsin attended the festivities! The local team (BHS Demons Shooting Team) was the host of this year’s banquet securing silent auction items and donations from various local businesses in support of the National organization. In Iowa, the BGM Shotgunners took the lead for their 2nd annual SCTP National banquet to date! Both teams raised some much needed funds for themselves as well as local support of their programs. The 2nd annual Iowa banquet was held at the Manatt Center in Brooklyn, Iowa and was also well attended and supported by local businesses and people in the community. While this banquet was the first one run by the current team members and coaches, they did an exceptional job in securing help and support by the team, parents and others! In running these banquets, the SCTP also raised funds in support of its foundation, the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF). Promoting and supporting foundation memberships also helps secure the future of the SSSF’s programs! “We couldn’t have been happier with the results of this year’s banquets!” Said Tom Wondrash, SCTP’s National Director. “These funds are used for several things including new programs and team support. Scholarships given out to SCTP athletes utilizes the biggest portion of the funds raised and we absolutely appreciate the help by the teams and families in making this possible”

SCTP 2018 Ohio Regional Shoot

Please join us at the Cardinal Shooting Center May 12-13 for a regional championship event featuring trap, skeet, sporting clays and international bunker trap! Teams may shoot any or all events! Team & Individual Awards! Random prizes to be awarded! 200 Trap / 100 Skeet / 100 Sporting Clays / 50 Bunker This event is Team Scoring! HOA to include Trap/Skeet/Sporting Clays All registrations are done through the SHOT system Open to all SCTP Registered Teams! Categories = Varsity, JV and Intermediate *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. Registration will be through the SSSF SHOT System and will be available on April 9th.

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.

Buy a New Browning Firearm, Get Cash Back

Browning is proud to support young shooters who are part of organized shooting groups with special deals on many Browning products -- the products used in many youth shooting competitions and groups. See the flyer for details on how to get these rebates on these Browning rifles and shotguns: 
  • BT-99 SHOTGUNS -- $100
  • MAXUS SHOTGUNS -- $100
  • SILVER SHOTGUNS -- $75
  • BPS SHOTGUNS -- $50
  • A5 SHOTGUNS -- $100
  • T-BOLT & BL-22 RIFLES -- $50
Offer available in the U.S. only.

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