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Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation will again join #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Occurring this year on December 3rd, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
#GivingTuesday is also a great opportunity to drive donations for your SCTP or SASP team through our Vision 2020 campaign! Simple posts to your social media sites and/or e-mails to team members, parents, friends and business associates can make a difference! All you have to do is share your team ID and the link to donate!
This year we are offering a special incentive for teams on #GivingTuesday! We will be awarding this Henry Big Boy Rifle and Ruger Black Hawk revolver to the team with the most unique donors making online donations on December 3rd.
Here are the requirements:
The SCTP would like to announce the addition of some of its newest State Advisors for the 2019/2020 competition season.
Angie Everson of Midland, Sylvia McCart from Nicholson and Steve Lane of Madison have all agreed to help in assisting teams, athletes and coaches in the state of Georgia. Angie brings several years of experience and dedication to the SCTP and currently coaches the Harris County Shotgun Team. Sylvia is currently an assistant coach with the Georgia Claybusters and Steve has been the Head Coach of the Lake Oconee Shotgun Team for some time! The growing number of teams and athletes in Georgia sure welcome their guidance and help with state and local events and for being the boots on the ground. We appreciate them stepping up and thank them for their dedication to the SCTP!
Michael Jacks of Grenada will be assisting new teams, athletes and coaches in the state of Mississippi! Mississippi, one of the newest states to get involved with the SCTP, is seeing some significant interest and growth in the youth shooting sports. Home to the Winchester supported shooting facility, The McIvor Shooting Center, SCTP is working on a plan for a spring 2020 Regional shoot to be held there. Michael is involved with the Cypress Creek Shotgun Sports Team and looks forward to working with new teams and coaches joining the SCTP!
Andy Croley of Williamsburg has agreed to assist teams, athletes and coaches in the state of Kentucky. We have started to see more interest and excitement in Kentucky and look forward to the help there! Andy heads up the Whitley County Clay Crushers and is excited to work with more teams and coaches in an effort to grow youth shooting in the state of Kentucky!
Kevin Kozel of Carmichaels Pennsylvania, will be assisting fellow State Advisors in PA in helping build new teams, adding athletes and overall growing of the SCTP! PA has seen regular steady growth over the last few years and continues to garner more teams and athletes. Kevin is involved with his local team, The Hunting Hills Hawkeyes where he has been an assistant coach there for the last few years.
Dale Cason of Yukon will be heading up efforts in the state of Oklahoma. Dale enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children and is an outdoor enthusiast. He spends time out hunting and shooting as well as coaching his team the F5 Clay Crushers. We look forward to Dale’s help in Oklahoma and growing the SCTP program there!
State Advisors are appointed positions by the SCTP National Organization and renewed yearly. If you are interested in assisting the SCTP with growing youth clay target shooting in your state, please reach out to your Director of Development (western US) Jeff Morrison firstname.lastname@example.org or (Eastern US) Chet Tuinstra email@example.com. We would be happy to have you!
Hillsdale, MI – Members of the 2019 SCTP National Team (NT) met in Hillsdale, Michigan over the Columbus Day weekend for their first training camp together. The camp was a short two days but that may have been a blessing as weekend temperatures failed to reach 50 degrees in the face of steady 10-15 mph winds. The 2019 NT athletes attending this camp were: Preston Bailey, Josh Corbin, Madeline Corbin, Kyle Fleck, Ella McLerran, Alexa Paxson, and Jordan Sapp. Also attending were Quinn Schuppner, Hamilton Spieth, and 2018 NT alumni Matthew Wells.
Utilizing some indoor time, Coach Terri DeWitt introduced the athletes to stretching and circuit training exercises designed to strengthen core muscles and improve stability and SSG Dustan Taylor, member of the US Army Marksmanship Unit Skeet Team, introduced the skeet athletes to new drills and training techniques. Coach Taylor noted that while the high winds made training difficult, it helped build confidence in the end. “I believe the camp was a complete success,” he stated. Skeet athlete Preston Bailey agreed. “I liked working with Coach Dustan and being able to train with the other team members. Most of the time I train by myself, so this was a productive weekend for me,” Bailey said.
“I’d like to thank the staff at the John Halter Shooting Sports Education Center here at Hillsdale College for their generous hospitality in hosting our training camp. Bart, Jim, and Judy made sure we had everything we needed. This is a first-class facility that has some exciting things in store for it,” stated Coach DeWitt.
The SCTP NT will get together again December 28-30 in Tucson, AZ. They will have an opportunity to train on the same fields that will be used to select the 2020 US Olympic Shooting Team at Olympic Trials Part 2 which starts February 25, 2020.
The SCTP National Team is selected from and based on the top 3 finishes for male and female athletes at the SCTP International National Championships (in International Skeet and Bunker Trap) held each year at the end of July. The national team seats from Sept. 1st through August 31st each year and athletes are invited to attend various camps and competitions throughout the year. These athletes receive Winchester ammunition, a Castellani national team vest sponsored by Ultimate Shooting accessories , entry fees and many other support materials entitled to membership on the team!
The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic action Shooting Program (SASP) are ready and welcoming youth shooting sports teams from around the country for yet another successful shooting competition season!
As the leader in youth shooting sports, these programs go above and beyond in providing safe and fun competitive programs. Programs that instill confidence and respect while getting youth “off the couches” and participating in these highly energetic activities! Youth from grades 5 through College are welcome as well as any other organized youth programs like Boy/Girl Scouts, 4H, AIM, FFA, US Naval Sea Cadets, USAYESS and more. The SCTP and SASP do not discriminate and welcome everyone!
These programs were started by Industry and ran under the auspice of the NSSF back in 2001. As true today, Industry stands behind them 100% with both financial and product support making them the most supported youth shooting organization in the world!
Keeping in line with our standard of being #1, the SSSF liability insurance policy now provides a general aggregate limit of $10 million. The SSSF Commercial General Liability Insurance policy is the most comprehensive coverage available in the industry for youth shooting sports athletes, volunteer coaches, advisors, and other volunteers who have joined the SCTP and SASP. The new aggregate limit is twice that of previous policies.
“While the SCTP boasts an impeccable safety record, we feel it is in our best interest to make sure all of our athletes and coaches are properly insured” stated Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director. “We take protecting our members very seriously and have shown it by increasing the limits of the SSSF policy to a new level of protection! Industry and teams alike can rest assured we are taking every step to keep our members safe and covered!”
The SCTP is involved with all the clay target sports including Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Double Trap, Handicap Trap, Skeet Doubles, International Skeet and Bunker Trap and is the official youth program to USA Shooting!
Being a member of the SCTP or SASP is only $25 for athletes and $35 for coaches and volunteers. Sportsman’s Insurance Agency (SIAI) provides the unprecedented commercial general liability coverage for SSSF, which is underwritten by T.H.E. Insurance Company, an AM Best A- rated company. Sportsman’s also provides endorsed insurance programs for organizations such as the NSSA-NSCA, ATA, SCI and more.
SSSF is also pleased to offer the nation’s finest gun insurance to members of SCTP/SASP through Sportsman’s Insurance Agency Inc.
“We are excited to provide the best insurance found in youth programs.” Stated Rick Leach SASP National Director. We continue to look for ways give our coaches and athletes great value with their membership.
SASP is involved with all aspects of Pistol and Rifle competition for youth around the country. Action shooting sports continue to grow in the country. Which became even more evident this year when the SASP National Championships became the world’s largest action shooting match held in history.
The youth shooting sports program season started September 1st and the season runs through August 31st.
Find complete details on the SSSF general liability policy at http://bit.ly/JoinSCTPSASP20.
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is seeking a highly motivated individual to assume the role of Information Technology Project Manager. The successful candidate will have a background in product management and be responsible all aspects of customer facing software application development, testing, training, implementation and support for the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation.
The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of customer facing information technology (IT) project management for the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program. Successful candidate will play a key role in the organizations ability to recruit and retain members and supporters.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
After fifteen hot, dusty days in Kerrville, TX, USA Shooting has completed the first half of its process to select the 2020 Olympic Shooting Team. For most of the SCTP National Team (NT) trap and skeet athletes who took part in the competition at the Hill Country Shooting Sports Center, this was their first experience with an Olympic team selection.
“It’s really hard to recreate the kind of pressure an athlete will feel in a match like this,” explained Head Coach Terri Dewitt. “It just feels different. More intense. Which makes the experience of competing here invaluable. I’m incredibly proud of these athletes and their performances.”
Participating in the U.S. Olympic Shooting Trials Part 1 were current SCTP NT athletes Preston Bailey, Camron Burks, Sydney Krieger, Erin Lokke, Ella McLerran, Peter Meola, Jordan Sapp, and Kevin Whitehead. SCTP NT “alumni” were here as well: Heather Argue, Maddy Bernau, Meredith Bernau, Jay Bible, Heather Broski, Jack Brosseau, Emilio Carvalho, Monica Dale, Chris Freeman, AJ Nomina, Mark Shields, Madeline Taylor, and Matthew Wells.
Significant results by SCTP NT athletes:
Heather Broski (2017 NT) – Junior Women, Gold
Meredith Bernau (2018 NT) – Junior Women, 6th
Emilio Carvalho (2018 NT) – Junior Men, 6th; High J2
Maddy Bernau (2017 NT) – Open Women, 5th; High Collegiate
AJ Nomina (2017 NT) – Junior Men, Bronze
Gracin Anderson (2018 NT) – High Collegiate
USA Shooting will complete its Olympic Team selection with Olympic Trials Part 2 beginning at the end of February 2020 in Tucson, AZ.
About the SCTP NATIONAL TEAM
The SCTP National Team is made up of 15 athletes chosen annually from the SCTP International Championships. Twelve athletes, 3 girls and 3 boys from Bunker Trap and 3 girls and 3 boys from International Skeet plus 3 additional athletes chosen by the Head Coach and National Director make up the 15 SCTP National Team members.
The 2019/2020 SCTP National Team is sponsored by Winchester Ammunition.
Each SCTP National Team Athlete receives:
At this year’s SCTP National Championships, athletes from 31 states competed in the 2019 SCTP All State Championship Competition in skeet, trap, and sporting clays.
To compete in the All State Competition athletes had to attend their SCTP State Championship event(s) and attend the 2019 SCTP National Championships in Marengo, OH.
TRAP 1st Place – Minnesota 978
Woodrow Glazer, Senior/Varsity, 200
Ian Wheatcraft, Senior/Varsity, 193
Tanner Thompson, Senior/Jr. Varsity, 195
Max Bunning, Senior/Varsity, 199
Nathan Schultz, Senior/Varsity, 191
SKEET 1st Place – Iowa 973
Thomas Keeshan, Senior/Varsity, 195
Maclane Heinen, Senior/Varsity, 196
Dominick Ver Meer, Senior/Varsity, 198
Jaydon Biles, Senior/Varsity, 191
Hunter Block, Senior/Varsity, 193
SPORTING CLAYS – 1st Place – Georgia 867
Aaron Copelan, Senior/Varsity, 174
Rennie Wilson III, Senior/Varsity, 183
Camryn McCraney, Senior/Varsity, 159
Mitchell Kent, Senior/Varsity, 174
Nash Sinclair, Senior/Varsity, 177
We are looking forward to having even more states represented in the 2020 SCTP All State Competition at the 2020 SCTP National Championships July 11-18.
Congratulations again to all our 2019 SCTP All State Program Winners.
Scholastic Clay Target Program National Director Tom Wondrash announced on Monday, September 16, 2019 that NW Iowa’s Jeff Morrison will be the new SCTP Director of Development for the Western United States. Jeff recently retired from the state of Iowa as a DNR Conservation officer and is looking forward to his newest ventures as an SCTP/SSSF employee!
“We are thrilled to have Jeff join the SCTP staff” stated Wondrash. “Jeff has been a part of the SCTP program for over 9 years and brings significant leadership, head coaching, and training skills to our team”.
Jeff, a 1984 graduate from Iowa State University with a BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology has served the sportsmen of Iowa for the last 33 years as a Conservation Officer for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
In 2010 Jeff was part of a group that started the Lakes Area Youth Trap Club (LAYTC). The Lakes Area Youth Trap Club currently has 74 athletes that competed last season. Jeff’s roles with LAYTC included 9 years as a Coach, acting Head Coach and a member of the LAYTC Board.
Jeff is an NRA Level 2 Coach, NSCA Level 1 Instructor, NSSA Level 1 Instructor, NRA Level 1 Pistol Coach and a Member of the NRA National Coach Development Staff. In addition, Jeff has been certifying coaches in the Iowa Basic Shotgun Coach’s Course and NRA Level 1 Coach Course since 2012.
At the recent internal announcement Jeff stated. “I am very excited to become the Western U.S. Director of Development and look forward to working with Tom and the entire SCTP and SSSF teams to nurture our existing athletes and add new teams and events to the program”.
Register now for the Scholastic Clay Target Program National College Championships to be held Oct. 18-20 at the Cardinal Center Campground and Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio.
Make your plans to attend today. Online registration is now available through the SSSF’s SHOT system.
Log into your team account in SHOT system then select competitions tab on the bottom left of your screen. Click on the “Register for Shoots” link, then the National Shoots link to find the event and register your team. Registration must be done by a coach or team administrator on the team’s SHOT account.
Participating teams must be currently registered with the SSSF/SCTP for the 2019/2020 shooting season prior to attending.
Considered Ohio’s premier public shooting sports facility, the Cardinal Center offers impressive trapshooting and sporting clays ranges, as well as an indoor heated pool, lake for fishing, lots of outdoor activities, and great facilities for family camping, including 400 camp sites, with nine standard cabins and 20 deluxe cabins available to rent. Wifi service is available on the grounds as well.
The center is located at I-71 (exit 140) and St. Rt. 61, just 30 miles north of Columbus. For those not keen on camping, there are a number of additional lodging options located within 15 minutes of the Cardinal Center.
Download complete event information here…