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With the SCTP In-Person and Virtual National Championships fast approaching, registration deadlines are coming up quick (Virtual Registration Deadline of July 5 and In-Person Registration of July 7)!
The In-Person event currently has over 5,200 registrations from 28 states but don’t worry, there is still plenty of room for all!
While we have been working tirelessly to give you all the best possible experience we can give you, we will still be following Ohio state guidelines, Morrow County Health Department recommendations and the Cardinal Centers Safety Plan. While some after-hours events like the Banquet and other large gatherings may be pre-empted, we will do everything in our power not to diminish the quality of the National In-Person event! Keeping our teams, families, coaches and staff safe is our #1 priority!!
Whether you are participating in the In-Person National Championships or the National Virtuals, we wish you all the best of luck and we look forward to seeing you all very soon!
Here are some commonly asked questions and information:
1.) ATHLETES – All athletes registered by the deadlines posted for each event, will be entered into a drawing for prize packages donated by our program sponsors and supporters! These 50-60 packages will include firearms, Ammunition, Shooting accessories, gift certificates and other items ranging in value from $100 – $1,500! Every registered/paid athlete will be assigned a number and we will do a random drawing on or before July 13th. The packages and winners will be posted on the doors of the CEB as well as sent out in text message update to all!
2.) VENDORS – We have been informed that almost every vendor will be present at the In-Person National Championships! Actually, we will see several new vendors and sponsors this year as well! PLEASE stop by and say Thank you as well as patronize these fine folks when/if possible. They are a very significant part of what we do and without their support, the SCTP would not be the program it is today. Remember, SCTP is the only Industry started/sponsored program in the country!
3.) DEMO GUNS – Industry firearm dealers and reps love to have you try their guns. With precautions taken this year of special cleaning and wiping down, they will be offering the same opportunity. Please understand that it may take a few extra minutes to sanitize these firearms but you will be able to maintain that experience! Only firearm sponsors and supporters of the SCTP will be allowed to have their guns tried on banks 5 and practice fields in front of the grandstands. You will be required to present a coupon (supplied by the sponsors) to a person at the demo fields. Nonparticipating firearm dealers will not be allowed to have their firearms tried out on these fields. You will be required to purchase a practice round from the Cardinal Center for those trials.
4.) COLLEGE DAY – While social distancing are the words of the day, the College day participants will be located between Vendor buildings 2 – 3. Please stop by and visit College coaches and athletes on Friday, July 17th from 9am – 5pm! If you are a college and want to be part of the College day experience, please contact SCTP National Director Tom Wondrash.
5.) “ALL STATE TEAMS” – Due to the lockdown and restrictions imposed by most states, and only 7-8 states actually hosting a state championship before nationals, we were forced to change the policy for All State Team members this year. All State members will be chosen from their scores shot at the National In-Person Championships in Marengo, Ohio. Each states top 5 scores in Singles Trap, American Skeet and Sporting Clays will make up that states “All State Team” members! Every member will receive an “All State Team” shirt and states placing in the top 3 spots will win custom belt buckles provided by Tilden Trophies!
6.) GAMES – There will be several games available for athletes, parents and coaches to participate in. The Flurry shoot is a great way to blow off some steam and make ink clouds out of those mean clay targets!! Cost is only $5 per person and this is located by the Central Events Building. Make a Break will be available as well and is located next to the Sporting Clays building. This event will see prizes of free ammo to the top male and top female shooters each day as well as a shoot off of those top finishers to be held on Saturday, July 18. Special prizes and a gun will be awarded to the top shooter of that event!
7.) PHOTOGRAPHY – Once again, there will be a professional photographer on site at this years In-Person National Championships. Please contact Hayley Wilson Photography at 262-939-6414. Appointment info, look at pictures and more information is available here: sctp.pixieset.com
8.) INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION – International Ammunition will be available from Sportsmans Den as well as through the SCTP in the Central Events Building. Winchester AA’s and some limited amounts of Nobel Sport International ammo will be on hand.
9.) FOOD VENDORS – Food vendors will once again be available at the food court located next to the CEB. Seating / picnic tables will be provided adjacent to the food court.
10.) SCTP SCHOLARSHIPS – SCTP Scholarship winners will be determined and announced sometime between August 15th and September 15th. We are still collecting funds for this and will have a better idea on the amount available by then. We want to consider and award as many of these as possible! We thank you for your patience.
11.) KIDS AND CLAYS CHARITY SHOOT– The 100-target registered event will be held Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 The event is open to parents and coaches of athletes attending the SCTP, the athletes themselves, as well as the general public. All registrants for the event will be entered in a drawing for a large prize package of firearms, outdoor and shooting gear worth more than $10,000! Registration can be found at: http://kidsandclays.com/product/SCTP/
13.) MISC INFO – Coaches will receive a coupon for each paid and registered athlete attending the in-person nationals that can be redeemed for an SCTP pin. Please stop by the following vendors; Lakewood Gun Cases (Vendor site #15), Hutch Leatherworks (Vendor site #14), Hunters Blend Coffee (Vendor site #16), and Welch Outdoors (Vendor site #18)
Please remember, only 1 coach or representative from each team allowed in the registration building. All team shirt pickups will be at the CEB and should be done by the head coach. Coaches will receive a flyer outlining information normally covered at the coach meetings, due to the large group gathering ban, there will be no coach meetings held this year. All Coaches MUST register at the CEB PRIOR to competing in any event!!!
The SCTP National folks have been working very hard and have had a minimal amount of time this year to prepare for the In-person event, please respect and appreciate everything that went into this along with the opportunity to participate. We are very happy to present to you, an In-person event and look forward to seeing you all in Ohio!
If you have any other questions, please reach out to anyone of us!
The SASP national staff would like to thank you very much for your patience as we carefully evaluated the possible scenarios for the 2020 SASP National Championships in July. The SASP recognizes that our athletes have lost so much this year, but in good conscience cannot hold Nationals in person at the Cardinal Center this year. Understanding the importance of a National Championship experience, we will instead proceed with a virtual match over a three-week window, July 5th-July 26th, complete with awards being sent to our winners. Registration is currently open and closes July 2nd at 12:00 PM CST.
This decision took careful consideration of a number of factors. This spring we kept a very close eye on how COVID-19 affected our communities and youth sports as a whole. It took time to get our bearings on the situation in a way we could confidently evaluate the logistics and safety of holding a large sporting event.
The safety of our members, staff, volunteers, partners and spectators is our first priority. Social distancing in our sport is extremely difficult. Our national staff has been carefully utilizing information from the Morrow County (OH) Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and representatives from the Cardinal Center. We were also lucky to have advisement from some of our members that are medical professionals who deal directly with COVID-19 in their communities. Additionally, we surveyed our coaches across both programs to get their feedback. With over 400 responses, this survey helped give us important member-driven data that helped shape our decision to proceed forward with the 2020 SASP National Championships as a virtual event.
Although we will not be able to come together for a physical match, the competitive spirit of the SASP National Championships is very much alive in virtual format. This format gives those who cannot yet travel due to local mandates or those who are uncomfortable with the thought of doing so the opportunity to compete at the national level. If the logistics of your team traveling to Ohio was previously a barrier to compete, you now have the opportunity to participate in a national championship this year. Already the largest action shooting event in the world, this gives the potential opportunity for our national championship to be bigger than ever.
This three-week window also allows for teams who participate in both the SASP and SCTP, the ability to participate in both National Championship events and the opportunity to compete in the CZ-USA Top Gun Challenge. Athletes competing in the CZ-USA Top Gun Challenge will shoot trap, skeet, a rifle discipline of choice, and a centerfire pistol (iron, optic, or 1911), with their scores from each event being compiled to calculate the winners.
Participating teams should observe their local guidelines and general best practices published by the CDC which is meant to supplement the respective local laws, rules, and regulations with which youth sports organizations must comply.
We are happy to officially announce that the National Championships will take place as scheduled on July 11-18th at the Cardinal Center in Ohio. The National Championships are a tradition for many families not only to compete against the best in the nation, but also to share the sport and spend time together as a summer trip. Though this year will certainly be different, we hope that having our annual event in-person will be welcomed by the majority of our members.
This decision took careful consideration to a number of factors. This spring we kept a very close eye on how COVID-19 affected our communities and youth sports as a whole. It took time to get our bearings on the situation in a way we could confidently evaluate the logistics and safety of holding a large sporting event.
The safety of our members, staff, volunteers, partners, and spectators is our first priority. Our national staff has been carefully utilizing information from the state of Ohio, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morrow County (OH) Department of Health, and representatives from the Cardinal Center. We were also lucky to have advisement from some of our members that are medical professionals who deal directly with COVID-19 in their communities. Additionally, we surveyed our coaches across both programs to get their feedback. With over 400 responses, this survey helped give us important member-driven data that helped shape our decision to host a physical National Championship event.
We as a community are fortunate to participate in non-contact sports, which makes operating this event much easier than others during this time. Although the spirit of the SCTP National Championships will still be alive, some aspects of the event may be modified to act in accordance with all safety standards put in place by the Ohio Department of Health, as well as Federal and state guidelines at the time of the event. We understand that side events and experiences are part of what makes nationals so special. Some of these traditions are scheduled to continue as planned, such as the Make A Break and Flurry Fun shoots. We have also received feedback from many of the organizations that make up vendor row. They are eager to be part of the Nationals experience and plan to be there.
Cardinal Center staff are enthusiastic to help run SCTP events and are going above and beyond to make that happen in a safe and responsible manner. While the spring of 2020 saw postponements and cancellations, the SCTP Ohio Regional will take place as planned at the Cardinal Center June 19-21. During the same weekend, the Upper Midwest Regional will kick off in Iowa.
Preparations are currently underway at the Cardinal Center on four, state of the art International Skeet and Bunker field overlays. These new additions to their grounds will allow us to host all of our SCTP Nationals under one roof in July. On or about the 22nd of June, our project partners, Promatic will be installing their advanced target throwing equipment to make these fields ready for the SCTP “International Style” National Championships, running from July 9-12. Registration for the International Style National Championships is currently open and closes July 6th.
The SCTP will also be adding a Virtual National Championship event which gives those who cannot yet travel due to local mandates or those who are uncomfortable with the thought of doing so the opportunity to compete at the national level. If the logistics of your team traveling to Ohio was previously a barrier to compete, you now have the opportunity to participate in a national championship this year. This virtual component of the SCTP Nationals consists of five events of trap and skeet and will be run in conjunction with in-person national events to give the closest representation of the Nationals experience. Registration for the Virtual National Championship begins June 3rd and closes July 6th. This virtual tournament is a separate event from the in-person nationals and will have separate prizes and awards.
The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) will be holding their National Championships in a virtual format over a three-week window, July 5th-July 26th. This three-week window also allows for teams who participate in both the SASP and SCTP, the ability to participate in both National Championship events and the opportunity to compete in the CZ-USA Top Gun Challenge. Athletes competing in the CZ-USA Top Gun Challenge will shoot trap, skeet, a rifle discipline of choice, and a centerfire pistol (iron, optic, or 1911), with their scores from each event being compiled to calculate the winners.
Registration for the 2020 SCTP National Championships in Ohio is currently open and available to team coaches in the SSSF’s SHOT system. Teams registering for the event will receive additional health and logistical information regarding event requirements, procedures and best practices based on the most current information available from the Ohio Department of Health and local authorities. Teams and athletes (parents) will be required to sign a waiver to compete.
Schedule of Events
July 7-8 – Open Training for International Events / Squads posted for International Skeet
July 9-10 – International Skeet
July 11-12 – International Trap (Bunker Trap)
July 11-12 – American Skeet / Trap Doubles / Trap Handicap
July 13-14 – American Skeet / Sporting Clays / Trap Doubles / Trap Handicap
July 15-16 – American Skeet / Sporting Clays / Trap Doubles / Trap Handicap / Trap Singles
July 17 – Skeet Doubles
July 17-18 – Trap Singles
Make A Break and Flurry side games will be available throughout the week starting at 11 am each day.
More detailed information about the 2020 SCTP National Championship to follow.
Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) announces some changes in venue and
format for its International Style National Championships 2020 and well beyond!
The SCTP International-Style National Championships, formerly held in Colorado Springs, CO will now be held at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio. In conjunction with the SCTP’s American Style National Championships being held July 11-18, the “International Style” National Championships will be held on the front end, running from July 9-12. Open training will take place July 7-8 with International Skeet Championships taking place July 9-10 and Bunker Trap Championships taking place July 11-12. An awards ceremony will follow International Style competition on Sunday, July 12.
be happier to have the SCTP’s International Style National Championships come
to the Cardinal Center here in Marengo Ohio, we welcome them with open arms!”
stated Jack Fishburn, owner of the Cardinal Center.
has demonstrated its commitment to growth in the youth shooting sports,
establishing itself as a great asset to the Cardinal Center’s plans to provide
and build the best shooting and camping facility in the world!” added Luke
Spengler, Cardinal Center Trap Manager.
Center has committed to build four state of the art International Skeet and
Bunker field overlays on their massive property west of the current sporting
clays ranges. Supplying the fields with equipment will be up to the SCTP and
its sponsors. To date, the SCTP will be providing one set of Bunker machines
and Promatic has agreed to supply one set as well. The remaining two fields will be constructed
by the Cardinal Center, but will remain non-operational until funds can be
raised to supply trap machines and related equipment. “Promatic is very excited
to see the SCTP support International shooting and its athletes in this manner!
They are definitely making a difference and filling a pipeline of athletes for
tomorrow’s Olympians.” commented Jim Moses, CEO for Promatic. “The SCTP is
proof that through hard work and dedication to youth shooting, they can make a
difference and offer real opportunities for our young athletes. We couldn’t be
prouder to be involved!”
will the International Style Championships be held in Marengo for the
foreseeable future, the Cardinal Center will be dubbed “Home of the SCTP
International Team”, lead by coach Terri DeWitt!
“This is a
real game changer for SCTP athletes, teams and families across the country!” said
Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director. “To bring both of our National
Championships together under one roof is absolutely a dream come true! Parents
and families will not have to choose which tournament they want to attend, as they
can attend both now! This single venue schedule costs them less money and less
time off of work, with less travel. We can’t thank the Cardinal Center and
Promatic enough for their commitment to youth shooting and the SCTP!”
The SCTP’s International Team will begin training this spring/summer in Marengo and has its sights set on attending a Junior Cup International competition later this summer in Finland. Lead by coach DeWitt, these athletes are getting some of the best training available, along with help and support from the likes of Dr. Jason Selk, Dr. Cathy Arnot, 2-time Olympian Connie Smotek and SSG Dustan Taylor of the US Army Marksmanship Unit’s Skeet Team!
If you are
interested in supporting or sponsoring the SCTP and/or the SCTP’s International
Team, please contact SCTP National Director Tom Wondrash at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Trap Team are heading to the 2019 SCTP National Championships in Marengo,
Ohio focused on adding to their 2018 accomplishments. Last year, at the 2018
SCTP National Championships, North Scott Trap Team finished first in Handicap
Trap Doubles for the 3rd year in a row, First in Trap Singles High
School, First in High Overall, and First Place in Skeet for the 2nd year in a row.
Eleven (11) athletes, their parents and coaches have made the trip and are excited to get started. The North Scott team has 65 athletes in the program, ranging from 6th grade to College.
North Scott Head Coach Eric Long talked about his team’s chances for 2019. “This year our theme has been “a perfect effort” each time we take the line. We understand that in a sport of perfection we will not always be perfect, but we do give a perfect effort every time and that is what has driven this group of athletes to succeed at the national level. I am proud and honored to be part of this program and to be able to watch these athletes move through our program and to wherever their next chapter takes them after high school.”
Scott Trap Team is very active in the community, participating in many civic
events throughout the year. In addition, the team has an active fundraising
effort to make sure the resources are there for regional, state and of course
the National Championship trips.
Look for the North Scott Trap Team’s athletes at the top of the leaser board again this year!
The SCTP and USA Shooting would like to announce dates for next seasons events including the Junior Olympic Development Camp and the SCTP International National Championships!
The SCTP’s JODC will be held from May 21st – May 27 for interested coaches and from May 23rd – May 27th for chosen athletes! Up to 10 SCTP coaches wanting to learn more about coaching the International disciplines of International Skeet and Bunker Trap along with 24 lucky athletes will be invited to stay at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. and learn from the nation’s top coaches and team USA members! Applications will be available about February 1st.
Also, the dates for the SCTP International National Championships will be held from July 22 – July 27, 2019. July 22/23 will be open training, July 24/25 will be set for International Skeet Competition and July 26/27 will be slated for the Bunker Trap competition with an awards banquet to follow on the evening of the 27th at a location to be determined. The top placing athletes in Trap and Skeet will be chosen to be members of the SCTP’s National Team coached by Terri DeWitt!
“We appreciate all the folks at USA Shooting for working hard with us to get these dates set for the 2019 season” said SCTP National Director, Tom Wondrash. “This will give families, athletes and coaches plenty of time to make plans for attending these great events and learning more about the International disciplines. Opportunities like these are what the SCTP is all about!”
These opportunities are available exclusively to members in good standing with the Scholastic Clay Target Program. If you are interested in becoming a member or starting a team with the SCTP, please contact SCTP National Director, Tom Wondrash to learn more at email@example.com
Join the SCTP National Team for a December mental training camp with Dr. Jason Selk, Director of Mental Training for the St. Louis Cardinals. We are very fortunate to have been able to schedule Dr. Selk to come work with us.
Dr. Selk will be presenting a half-day seminar based on his book, 10-Minute Toughness. This book combines all of the concepts including breathing, visualization, task-centered focus, goals, etc. A copy of this book will be provided to all athletes attending the camp. At this time the only openings remaining are for coaches.
What: SCTP NT mental training camp w/ Dr. Jason Selk
Who: SCTP NT members and NT alumni (and walk-ons as determined by available slots)
When: Friday, December 14th, 12:30 – 4:30 (Dr. Selk’s seminar with some live-fire)
Saturday, December 15th, 9:00 – 4:00 (range training with Coach DeWitt and Coach Buffa)