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Author: SSSF Staff

SCTP and SASP National Championships will Remain at The Cardinal Shooting Center Through 2029

On Friday, May 31, 2019 Ben Berka, Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation President and Executive Director announced that SSSF has entered into an agreement with the Cardinal Shooting Center to host their July Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program National Championships through the year 2029.

The Cardinal Shooting Center, one of this country’s largest features 52 Trap Houses, 14 Skeet Fields, 2 Sporting Clays Courses an International Bunker Trap and a 5 Stand! They also have 14 Pistol & Rifle Bays, as well as an Archery Practice Range and 3D Archery course for the Pistol, Rifle and bow enthusiasts alike! For 2019, the Cardinal Shooting Center will have completed their state-of-the-art “Shot Curtain System’, providing a common background for all trap shooters as well as an efficient platform to reclaim lead shot.

Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director stated “Everyone involved with SCTP is excited about our new 10-year contract with The Cardinal Shooting Center. Beginning in 2020, the Cardinal Shooting Center will add 6-8 additional skeet fields as well as the possibility for additional American Trap and Bunker Trap facilities in the future. We couldn’t be happier to have agreed upon a long-term deal with Cardinal knowing they welcome our athletes, teams and families with open arms each and every year!”

In addition to the SCTP and SASP National Championships in July, the Cardinal Shooting Center is also home for The SCTP College National Championships, SCTP Spring Regional and the SASP Fall Regional Competition. The Cardinal Center also plays host to some of the country’s largest open shooting events including Karen’s Cup, the Ohio state shoot, the Buckeye Open, Cardinal Classic and the “Red Bird” Sporting Classic!

Luke Spengler, Trap manager and tournament director at the Cardinal Shooting Center made the following statement following the completion of the new 10-year agreement. “We are extremely excited to know our youth athletes will be at the Cardinal Shooting Center competing on a national level through 2029. The July SCTP and SASP National Championships have been and will continue to be the largest shooting event in the world and we are honored to host them” For more information on the Cardinal Shooting Center, visit www.thecardinalcenter.com

2019 Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation All-Scholastic Team Announced

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation(SSSF) is proud to announce members of the 2019 All-Scholastic Team!

Over 230 student athletes from 24 states have been named to the team this year and will be recognized at the opening ceremonies of the SSSF/SCTP/SASP Team Championship event on July 17 in Marengo, Ohio.

The All-Scholastic Team recognizes the top student athletes in the SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting Program for their achievements in the classroom, on the range and in their communities. Through an application process, 2019 All-Scholastic Team Members have proven academic excellence by posting 3.0 or better grade point averages, shooting excellent scores in recent competition (95% in trap or skeet, 85% in sporting clays, 88% in international trap/skeet or 75 seconds or less for SASP) and by demonstrating outstanding community involvement.

See the state-by-state athlete profiles for the 2019 All Scholastic Team members and learn more about how the SCTP and SASP are working to improve the lives of young people across the country.

Congratulations to all qualifying team members!

Magpul to Sponsor the Scholastic Action Shooting Program for 2019

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is pleased to announce that Magpul Industries Corp. will be a Silver Sponsor for 2019.

Kelvin Walton, SASP Director of Development made the following statement; “we are thrilled to have Magpul Industries as a new Silver Sponsor of the SASP Program. “

Magpul was founded in 1999 with the intent of developing a simple device to aid in the manipulation of rifle magazines while reloading under stress. The company’s name comes from this original product called the Magpul®. Over the last twenty years Magpul has continued to grow and develop using much the same mission and process with a focus on innovation, simplicity, and efficiency.

Scott Reed, Director of Marketing for Magpul Industries Corp. added the following, “Magpul is proud to be part of the team supporting the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation. The SSSF’s commitment to youth development through shooting sports programs and its emphasis on building character make it more than just a firearms training organization for young shooting enthusiasts. Its focus on shooting skills and responsibility with firearms, combined with its emphasis on citizenship, are a great match with the Magpul Team’s values.”

For more information on Magpul visit their website at www.magpul.com

2019 SCTP & SASP National Championships

The 2019 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Championships is scheduled for July 13-20th at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, OH. Last year’s event had nearly 300 teams and 3,000 athletes from 26 states! We hope you can join us for this season finale!

Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) registration is currently open in the SHOT system for team coaches to register.

Scholastic Clay Target Program pre-registration began on May 15th with general registration through the SHOT system June 1st.

Sporting Clays Charity Fundraiser:

Friday/Saturday – July 19/20 Helps Support Kids & Clays and SCTP Scholarship Fund

Event is open to the public, youth and adult members and non-members

Cost is $80 for the 100 Target event!

Fund Raiser – Adult Party – Get Together!

Monday July 15th from 5pm – 10pm      Food, Drink and Fun!!   Raffles, Guns & Silent Auction!

Open to all adults and Industry sponsors!

SIDE GAMES, FUN & National Raffle! (Tickets Available at Registration Counter)
Make A Break Fun Shoot
Flurry Fun Shoot
National Raffle

CZ-USA Top Gun Challenge at Nationals

The Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program are excited to announce the Top Gun Challenge sponsored by CZ-USA is coming back to the 2019 National Championships in Marengo, OH July 13-20!

As a reminder – SASP Nationals registration opens today!


Top Gun Challenge Eligibility Criteria, Scoring and Prizes

  • Athletes wishing to compete in the Top Gun Challenge must be current team members in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) AND the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP).
     
  • Athletes wishing to compete in the Top Gun Challenge must be pre-registered to shoot the following events at the 2019 National Championships:
    • 16 Yard Trap
    • Skeet
    • Sporting Clays
    • Rifle (irons, optics or pistol caliber carbine)
    • Centerfire or Rimfire Pistol 
    • 1911/2011 Pistol
       
  • Each athlete wishing to compete in the Top Gun Challenge must complete a registration form in person at the SASP registration desk located at the Cardinal Center Central Entry Building prior to competing in their first event. Athletes will then shoot all competition events as usual. 
     
  • We will compile scores from your events and calculate the winners. Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays is easy you will get the total number of birds you break in each discipline, so a possible 600 points. Since SASP is based on time and not total targets hit, it will be done a little differently. We will take all participants and rank both their rifle times and their pistol times fastest to slowest. 
    • The fastest in each discipline will get 200, second place 199, third place 198 and so on down the line until everyone has a score.  We will add all those points together and the athlete with the most points out of the possible 1,200 will win.
       
  • Every Athlete who competes in all the events and signs up, will receive a Top Gun Challenge challenge coin just for participating and showing your shooting stamina.
     
  • Prizes will include a shotgun, rifle and pistol by CZ-USA with specific models to be announced and many other great prizes!

Apply Now for 2019 SASP Junior Olympic Development Camp

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program is excited to announce, that after a five-year hiatus, the SASP Junior Olympic Development Camp (JODC) is back. This is a great opportunity for SASP athletes and coaches to learn more about the Olympic disciplines of Air Pistol and Sport Pistol.  You will be learning from Olympic coaches and former US National Team members.

The 2019 Junior Olympic Development Camp (JODC) will take place in Colorado Springs, CO at the Olympic Training Center training grounds for USA’s Olympic shooting athletes!

The purpose of the JODC camp is:

  1. To assist USA Shooting in its pursuit of identifying SASP Athletes who have the potential to become USA Shooting Team members and, ultimately, Olympic champions
    and
  2. To provide SASP Coaches and State Advisors with increased knowledge and skills to become more effective in working with SASP Athletes.

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation will host the JODC, which is specifically for SASP Athletes, Head and Assistant Coaches, and State Advisors registered with the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation. Coaches, State Advisors, and all registered, active SASP Athletes who are 14 years of age or older in the Intermediate Advanced through Varsity Division, are eligible to apply.

The U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Shooting have confirmed May 22-27, 2019 for the camp with coaches attending all days and athletes attending May 23-27. Interested coaches and athletes must apply and be selected for the camp.  (Please note these are the same dates as SCTP’s JODC at the OTC.)  The 2019 Junior Olympic Development Camp has room for up to twelve (12) qualified SASP Athletes. (That doesn’t mean all slots must be filled). For active registered Coaches and State Advisors, there are up to six (6) slots for coach training. We do not have final coach beds confirmed, so the application will show two different prices.  One is based on staying in the dorms, the other is for staying at a local hotel. We will confirm with you once we have the final number of beds available.

For complete details, please review the information sheet and application forms below or on the SASP Forms and Handbook section of our website. The deadline for receiving all completed application packages is Midnight, Thursday, April 19th, 2019 Central Time……NO EXCEPTIONS!

2019 JODC Information

2019 Athlete Application

2019 Coach Application

Hunters HD Gold to Sponsor SASP in 2019

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program is pleased to announce that Hunters HD Gold Advanced Shooting Lenses has agreed to be a Bronze Level Sponsor in 2019. Hunters HD Gold is an Alabama based manufacturer of protective eye wear for shooters of all ages.

“Hunters HD Gold is excited to partner with the Scholastic Action Shooting Program in 2019. We have several Jr. Sponsored Shooters that told us about SASP in 2018 and it only makes sense to listen to the future of our sport! We look forward to being at SASP Nationals this year in Ohio and we will be there doing Demo Days so athletes can try our protective eyewear. See you all at the range soon” stated Brian Conley, President Hunters HD Gold.

Rick Leach, SASP National Director added, “We are thrilled to have Hunters HD Gold be a sponsor of our program this year. Safety is the #1 concern of everyone involved with SASP and Hunters HD Gold’s protective eyewear fit perfectly into our program.

For more information on the entire lineup of Hunters HD Gold Products, visit their website at www.huntershdgold.com

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) selects the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) as their Marksmanship Program

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps announced late last week the selection of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) as the firearms safety training and marksmanship partner for the USNSCC Program. The Scholastic Action Shooting Program along with the Scholastic Clay Target Program are operated by the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF), an educational-athletic non-profit amateur sports organization which exists to introduce scholastic age youth to competitive team shooting sports.

Founded in 1962, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets is a national youth leadership development program. The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps runs two programs, one for ages 13 through the completion of high school and a second program, the Navy League Cadet Corps for ages 10-13. “The USNSCC values individual responsibility and sportsmanship, and we’re really excited to partner with an organization that holds these same values,” said retired Navy Captain Paul Zambernardi, the Executive Director of the USNSCC. “Our partnership with SASP is going to provide the opportunity to safely participate in team-based action shooting events, opening up a new world of teamwork and competition to the cadets of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.”

Vicki Powell, Director of Unit Training with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps added, “We are really looking forward to our partnership with SASP. This program fits perfectly with our stated program goals and will allow our units across the country to add a responsible competitive discipline to their ongoing unit activities.”

Rick Leach, National Director of the SASP program stated following the announcement, “We are excited to have this partnership with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. We are looking forward to completing the program development, training coaches and getting the Sea Cadet Youth Athletes competing at all our local, state, regional and national events in 2019.”

Sea Cadet unit leadership across the country will be attending SASP coaches training classes in the next few months with the goal to have units participating in competitions throughout 2019.

“SASP is an excellent program that promotes safe and responsible competition through team shooting sports”, stated Gary Weisbaum, Head of SASP Marketing. “This program provides a key recruitment and retention tool for U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps units across the country.”

About the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps:
The USNSCC is a national non-profit youth leadership development program for youth age ten through the completion of high school.

The USNSCC believes in providing opportunities for young Americans that will positively shape their lives and career. For 55 years, through a nationwide network of dedicated volunteers, the USNSCC has provided life-changing programs that have helped develop our next generation of leaders. As the official youth program of the U.S. Navy and U.S Coast Guard, the USNSCC has provided leadership training for more than 170,000 young Americans.

For more information, visit the official website at www.seacadets.org.

Ruger PC Carbine Exclusive through MidwayUSA Foundation

Act now to get your SASP team in on this exclusive offer from our partners at the MidwayUSA Foundation and grow your team endowment account plus cash for operating needs! This opportunity is available only to Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) teams until the end of March! Starting in April these guns will be available to ALL teams supported by the MidwayUSA Foundation.

Teams must be registered with the SASP National office in order to participate. Once your team is registered, simply download, complete and return the Letter of Intent form along with supporting documentation as outlined on the form. MidwayUSA Foundation will then arrange to have a fundraising package of TWO Ruger PC Carbines shipped to your FFL of choice.

At least $1,500 per fundraising package shall be donated to a MidwayUSA Foundation TEAM Endowment, through a single contribution, which will be eligible for any applicable match available at the time of donation. Your team must use the MidwayUSA Foundation donation form for this promotion at the time of the donation.

The availability of rifles through this promotion is extremely limited so act fast if your team would like to participate. Thanks again to our partners at the MidwayUSA Foundation for making this opportunity available to SASP teams!

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