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Purchase ATA/NSCA/NSSA Memberships Through SCTP and Receive Team Endowment Funds!

Is your team planning on shooting your 2018 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) state shoot or perhaps a regional or our national event this year? If so, we have a program to help SCTP teams with National Governing Body (NGB) fees for the 2017/2018 shooting season as well as growing your team’s MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment account!


Since 2007 the Scholastic Clay Target Program has maintained partnerships with several of our NGB’s including the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA)National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) and National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA). These partnerships require that we host “registered events” at our state (where possible) and national championships and therefore our athletes competing in these events must have current memberships with the respective NGB.

These partnerships provide many benefits to SCTP athletes including:

  1. Provide a pathway and additional opportunities for youth and families to continue participating in competition clay target shooting outside of the regular SCTP season.
  2. Provide much needed SCTP Scholarship funding to our graduating athletes. In 2017 the SSSF awarded $99,600 in college scholarships, supported in part by donations from our NGB partners.
  3. Enable SCTP athletes to apply for scholarship funds available only to national governing body members through the respective NGB scholarship programs.
  4. National governing bodies provide an official historical record of an athlete’s scores which are frequently requested when applying to colleges with shooting programs.

Facilitating continued involvement in the shooting sports is part of the mission of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation /SCTP and we believe these partnerships with NGBs help us accomplish our mission.

2018 Incentive Program

For every dollar that your team spends on NGB memberships sent in through the SHOT system, we will send that exact amount of money to your team’s MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment account! This will include your team’s coaches and adult volunteer memberships that are also paid through our system!!

For example: “Team A” has 100 athletes who all shoot Trap. They remit payment (through SHOT or via check to SCTP Headquarters) for 100 athletes’ ATA membership dues of $12 per athlete = $1,200. The SCTP/SSSF will then send that exact amount of money into “Team A’s” Midway USA Foundation account. It’s that simple! This only includes NGB membership dues paid through the SCTP. Dues paid directly to the ATA, NSCA or NSSA are not eligible.

This will include ALL NGB membership dues paid starting Sept. 1st, 2017 until May 31st OR until the first $150,000 in NGB membership dues have been received, whichever occurs first. Teams MUST have an active account with the MidwayUSA Foundation prior to May 31st in order to receive Team Endowment funding.

So coaches, when registering your team remember to pay athlete NGB membership dues at that time to take advantage of this opportunity to grow your teams’ MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment accounts! Taking care of these fees at the time of athlete registration is as simple as checking a box in the SHOT system!

Please feel free to contact our SCTP staff if you have any questions.

Coaches: Complete ATA/NSSA/NSCA Registrations Through SHOT System

As a reminder, any athletes planning to compete in state or national SCTP events must be members of the respective national governing body (NGB). Athletes in SCTP trap singles events must be members of ATA and athletes competing in SCTP state or national skeet or sporting clays events must be members of NSSA/NSCA. All targets will be registered with the respective NGB for those events.

Coaches: When renewing or registering teams and athletes requiring NGB membership for the new season, please complete the membership registrations and payments through the SHOT system. This will ensure that SCTP gets credit for those registrations and increase the college scholarship funding available for us to award to our graduating athletes. Please complete the registrations and payments at least 30 days prior to your scheduled competition to ensure time for processing of membership credentials through the respective NGB offices.

Learn more about ATA membership for SCTP athletes.


Two New SCTP Side Events Being Offered at 2015 Nationals

Coaches and athletes will have two new side events to participate in at this year’s SCTP National Team Championships.

Preliminary 16-Yard Trap Singles

    Athletes and teams can register to shoot some preliminary trap targets in this Monday/Tuesday side event. These targets will be registered and we will have some awards for squads and Individuals.

Preliminary 16-Yard Trap Singles – Coach/Athlete

    Coaches and athletes get the chance to compete together! The coach’s score counts as one of the five squad scores. Coaches sign up in the #1 spot and squad four athletes in the next four spots. Squads with coach and four Intermediate/Rookie shooters will be in the Intermediate Division; coach and four Senior Division athletes will be in the Senior Division; and a mixed squad will be in the Open Division. Only one coach per four athletes is eligible. This is designed to be a fun competition, but targets are registered and awards will be offered. This event is sponsored by the ATA.

SSSF Awards 2015 Scholarships to 65 Student Athletes

Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is proud to announce the 2015 recipients in our SSSF Scholarship Program. Sixty-five SCTP and SPP student athletes will receive scholarships totaling $57,000. SSSF will add another $4,000 to that total in July when it awards scholarships to four additional athletes during Last Competitor Standing events at its 2015 National Championships.

From 2013 through its 2015 distributions, SSSF will have awarded $140,000 in scholarship funds to 148 student athletes in the SCTP and SPP programs.

Athletes who graduated from high school in 2015 and will enroll in college this year were eligible to apply for this year’s scholarships. Awards are based on SCTP/SPP participation, academics, need, and other factors.

The scholarships are being funded by generous sponsors who support our youth shooting programs, as well as supporters who raise funds through national banquets. For the SCTP scholarships, the National Skeet Shooting Association and National Sporting Clays Association (NSSA-NSCA) contributed $10,000 for 10 awards, and an additional $8,500 was provided by the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA), GunBroker.com, NRA, Hodgdon Powder, Zanders Sporting Goods, and MEC.

Of the eight $1000 scholarships being awarded to SPP athletes, six are being funded by a donation from Smith & Wesson, while others are being funded by a $1000 donation each from the Joyce Wilson Women in the Shooting Sports Scholarship and the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

Congratulations to the following 2015 scholarship recipients:

Scholastic Clay Target Program Athletes

Scholarships are funded by the SSSF and NSSA-NSCA unless otherwise indicated.

Jacob BuchanonAlaska
Grace HambuchenArkansas
Marshall AnemaArizona
Danielle ButtermoreConnecticut
Clayton TeallFlorida
Zachary MetzFloridaGunBroker.com
Ciara ErenbergerIowaNRA
Samuel FrederesIowa
Joshua MorrisonIowa
Lake HeatonIowaATA
Lauren HerrIowa
Christopher MartinIowa
Caleb GradelessIowa
Samantha AshlandIowa
Luke BordenIdaho
Sydney CarsonIndiana
Conner HaleyIndianaATA
Emily DuquetteMassachusetts
Alyssa MinderMinnesota
Zachary JungMinnesota
Emily HampsonMissouri
Austin WebbMontanaHodgdon Powder
Courtney JonesNorth Carolina
Hunter ClarkNorth Carolina
Grant LindNorth Dakota
Madison WebsterNebraskaHodgdon Powder
Carl KesslerOhio
Sean CurranOhioGunBroker.com
Tess DeckerOklahoma
Douglas BirchardPennsylvaniaATA
Bryce BuckwalterPennsylvania
Zane McShanePennsylvania
Donovan BarryPennsylvania
William TillSouth Carolina
Braxton RiderTennessee
Harold Doughty IIITennessee
Samantha SmithTennessee
Mathew St.JohnTennesseeNRA Scholarship
Joseph SimmonsTennessee
Travis OldTexasGunBroker.com
Ian StodartUtah
Grayson HelmsWashington
Megan RiceWashington
Abigail DenmarkWashington
Abigail RosenauWisconsinATA
Dalton KarowWisconsin
Emily BradleyWisconsin
Samuel HovdeWisconsin
Zachary HahnWisconsin
Zachary HendersonWisconsin
Emma GehringWisconsin
Atticus ClarkWisconsin
Gunnar KernWisconsin
Molly CocroftWisconsin
Joseph AltwiesWisconsin
Brian MorrisWisconsinZanders Sporting Goods
Pauline SchlaisWisconsinMEC

Scholastic Pistol Program Athletes

Franklin OrdwayOregonSmith & Wesson Scholarship
Eri MartinMaineSmith & Wesson Scholarship
Hunter ReileyTexasSmith & Wesson Scholarship
Ryan HellyerKentuckySmith & Wesson Scholarship
Tyler WrightOhioSmith & Wesson Scholarship
Corey BucholzWisconsinSmith & Wesson Scholarship
Amber RasmussenWisconsinJoyce Wilson Women in the Shooting Sports Scholarship
Jordan CastroWashingtonIDPA Scholarship

Amateur Trapshooting Association and Scholastic Clay Target Program Announce Partnership

SCTP National Director, Tom Wondrash, and Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) Executive Director, Lynn Gipson, have announced that the executive committees of both organizations have approved a plan to unify the youth shooting sports efforts of both entities, beginning immediately.

ATA membership will be required of all SCTP State and National Championship Singles participants beginning in 2015. These State Championship tournaments, along with the SCTP National Singles Trapshooting Championship, will be registered with the ATA. SCTP members will be encouraged to join the ATA through the SCTP via its online registration system, SHOT v5.

“This isn’t a new concept,” stated Tom Wondrash. “Event registration and membership with national governing bodies has been required for many years for the SCTP’s skeet (NSSA) and sporting clays (NSCA) national events, as well as USA Shooting’s (USAS) international events. This will be both beneficial and crucial to the growth of the SCTP and youth shooting sports. We look forward to working with the ATA.”

Another feature of the partnership will be funding to the SCTP by the ATA for scholarships and program operating costs.

“Not only is this a landmark partnership for the promotion of youth shotgun target sports, it’s also a unique win-win-win situation,” reported Lynn Gipson. “Both organizations benefit from membership and funding, and the student athletes benefit from having their championship scores become a national governing body permanent record for use by coaches and others in the future. We look forward to a long relationship, beneficial to everyone involved.”

For more information on the ATA, visit www.shootata.com.

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