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The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is the national governing body for the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP), offering youth from grade school through college the opportunity to safely participate in our exciting team-based action shooting sports!
Team-based action and precision shooting


The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is the national governing body for the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) with the mission of youth development through team-based shooting sports.

a sport like no other


SASP is designed to instill in young people a set of personal values and character traits for fair play, compassionate understanding, individual responsibility, sportsmanship, self-discipline, and personal commitment. As the sport itself, these qualities will stay with them throughout their lifetimes, helping each young athlete reach his or her full potential.

  • Youth may participate in Action Shooting using .22 rifles, .22 handguns, pistol caliber carbines (PCC), and/or centerfire handguns.
  • Action Shooting targets are steel circle or rectangular plates.
  • 10 Meter Air Rifle, 10 Meter Air Pistol and Sport Pistol

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Useful Information

Resources to learn more

Intro to SASP Video

Downloadable Guide

We’ve put together an informational guide about joining the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP).

Intelligence report

Read the 2016 NSSF Industry Intelligence Report featuring the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP).

Informational DVD

You may order an informational DVD to learn exactly what the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is all about.

Quick Start Guide

Get started in the SASP as an athlete or adult volunteer with this Quick Start Guide for new and prospective members.

The SASP is a National Youth Shooting Program focused on “Team!” There is no room for the win-at-all-costs attitude like exists in many other your sports.

Much like football, baseball, basketball, and track, we help build school teams and conferences across the country and have been doing so since 2012 under the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF).


What shooting discipline does SASP use?
Action Shooting is speed shooting on steel targets, which is unique to our program, combining the best features of other disciplines to allow student athletes to practice and participate in exciting matches with less specialized equipment. Air Rifle and Air Pistol disciplines use international rules for 10 meter events.
How old must someone be to participate?

Rookie Division – Grades 5 and below

Junior Division – 6th – 8th Grade

Senior Division – 9th – 12th Grade

Collegiate Division – age limit is the end of the season of an athlete’s 26th birthday

How do I start my own team?
You need a head coach and a minimum of four athletes who want to form a team and be able to compete in matches that are held locally, by state, regionally, and nationally, plus a place where the athletes can practice their skills.
How many shooters can be on our team?
The minimum squad size is four (4) shooters. Teams must have at least one full squad to become an officially recognized SASP team. There is no upper limit to the number of members on a team and no limit to the number of squads a team may field.
What are the requirements for becoming a head coach?
A head coach must be a qualified instructor and at least 21 years old.

Key points to consider

Endowment Account Funding

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation offers many different ways of funding those accounts.


The SSSF offers a $10,000,000 umbrella liability policy for its officially registered athletes at only $25 each per year for student athletes and $35 each for coaches.


Our annual Scholarship Program offers college scholarships to graduating seniors, with the help of our generous sponsors and donors.


The SASP and MidwayUSA Foundation have provided many different ways to help teams raise funds for themselves by providing firearms, and other items to be raffled.


The SASP provides state, regional, and national championship matches for its athletes.

Coach Classes

SASP Staff are members of the NRA National Coach Development Staff and teach NRA level 1 Coach Classes.

Gun Insurance

The SSSF offers gun insurance at a very reasonable rate to its athletes and coaches through Sportsman’s Insurance Agency, Inc.


Several special offers are provided to SASP members by industry partners for the discounted purchase of firearms and ammunition.

Junior Olympic Development Camps

As the official youth program to USA Shooting, SASP offers Junior Olympic Development Camps to help identify athletes who have the potential to become USA Shooting National Team members and ultimately, Olympic champions.

Trained Support Staff

The SSSF has a trained support staff, including a National Director, Director of Development, and administrative staff to assist your team and coaches with any questions or problems.

Team / Coach Awards

The Foundation provides awards for all SASP state, regional, and national championships.

Industry Sponsors

The SASP has the support and involvement of many industry sponsors, representing manufacturers of shooting glasses, gun care equipment, ammunition, firearms, clothing, and more. In conjunction with their sponsorship, many of those manufacturers provide products to benefit coaches and athletes and/or offer discounts to our members.

Coaching Materials

The SASP continues to develop new materials such as informational videos, manuals, and e-newsletters to help coaches lead their teams more effectively.


SASP members will receive free subscriptions to our monthly newsletter, Range Time.

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