The SCTP’s mission is to help kids reach their highest potential in becoming the best athlete and young adults they can be. The SCTP is a youth development program, first and foremost and we do this through the shooting sports and competitive shooting.
We’ve put together an quick overview guide about why young athletes benefit from joining the SCTP.
Read the 2016 NSSF Industry Intelligence Report featuring the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP).
Get started in the SCTP as an athlete or adult volunteer with this guide for new and prospective members.
In keeping with the SSSF’s mission to provide, promote and perpetuate opportunities for young athletes to safely and enjoyably participate in a high quality, team-based sports, each of the SCTP’s exciting disciplines are led by trained and dedicated adult coaches in a supportive environment and are focused on the safe handling and use of firearms.
Please refer to our Best Practices Manual as a resource guide for participating in the Scholastic Clay Target Program.
It all starts with a person volunteering to serve as head coach, plus at least one student athlete. The head coach then goes to our website to register the team. The coach can register at this link.
The head coach must be at least 21 years, pass a background check, take an online coach’s course, and pay a small fee.
State-of-the-art online registration and scoring program allows coaches to manage team activities. Login to the SHOT system to register as a new team or coach. In most cases the head coach/team administrator will also coordinate registration for all members of their local team.
The SCTP provides an excellent start-up package to help new teams get shooting and competing quickly and affordably.
Coached by former Olympian, Terri DeWitt, the SCTP International Team slots are filled from the SCTP National Championships each year.
With Olympic Trials in mind, International Team members participate in training camps to prepare, both physically and mentally for success in the International Disciplines.