Author: Tom Davis

NCAA Pistol Coaches Select SASP As National Governing Body

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) has been named the National Governing Body for NCAA Pistol by the NCAA pistol coaches. 
 
As the governing body, the SASP will facilitate the NCAA Pistol Championships being held March 24-27 at Fort Benning, GA. According to the National Rifle Association (NRA), college air gun competitions are practiced by over 300 collegiate teams across the nation.  The NRA will be lending expertise and contributing as a main partner of this program.  With SASP’s recent announcement of adding international air disciplines to their program, NCAA shooting programs will directly benefit from the addition of new youth SASP international athletes looking to continue their shooting career in college.
 
“We are thrilled to become the governing body of NCAA Pistol Shooting Sports,” said Rick Leach, SASP National Director. “With our recent addition of air disciplines, and as the youth feeder program for USA Shooting (USAS), we are building a path for athletes to move from grade school to college and then on to the Olympics. We look forward to working with the NRA, Civilian Marksmanship Program, USAS and other national shooting programs to grow youth shooting sports in the nation.” 
 
For youth shooting sports sponsorship inquiries contact Rick Leach, SASP National Director at rick@mysasp.com

SASP Seeks Director of Development for International Disciplines

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is seeking a highly motivated individual to assume the role of Director of Development for the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP). The successful candidate will be responsible for growing and supporting SASP member teams.

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF), is a 501c (3) not-for-profit organization and is the national leader in youth development shooting sports programs. Using a combination of education and athletics our mission is to enhance the growth and personal development of student athletes throughout the nation through the shooting sports.

Through a variety of fun, team-based shooting events in both our Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP), and Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP), we provide student athletes aged elementary through college with a supportive environment where shooting sports serve as catalysts for teaching life lessons and skills that emphasize positive character traits and citizenship values. Throughout all training, practice and competitions, we instill in our participants a commitment to safe firearm handling, teamwork and leadership.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for member growth of the program by recruiting new teams and retaining existing programs.
  • Work with and develop Regional Field Representatives (RFR) and State Advisors in order to grow the SSSF’s action shooting sports in a grass-roots fashion.
  • Provide training, key information and resources for RFRs, State Advisors and coaches within respective region.
  • Find and develop state advisors and other key groups in states who can positively influence and grow local member-teams and support coaches on a daily basis.
  • Provide support for program competitions. Consult with RFRs, state advisors and coaches as needed to ensure leagues, local matches, regional matches and state matches are successful. Recruit local volunteer match directors (MD) for other regional and state championship events and work closely with volunteer MDs to ensure events are conducted in accordance with SSSF standards.
  • Ensure teams are registered with and are using the SSSF SHOT data system for managing athletes and events.
  • Serve as on-site MD and/or assistant MD for all national-level events and some regional events as necessary.
  • Develop leads and provide support for program fundraising efforts. Assist National Director to plan and conduct fundraisers such as raffles, banquets, etc. which benefit local teams and the national organization. Ensure all national fundraising remains compliant with local, state and national regulations.
  • Assist National Director in soliciting industry and other national-level sponsorship.
  • Work closely with the National Director to develop annual program budget and monitor program income and expenses against the budget.

Desired Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience as shooting coach and/or state advisor
  • 2+ years experience in a leadership role managing volunteers
  • 2+ years experience in successfully managing shooting competitions
  • Prior experience in fundraising
  • Prior experience as a volunteer shooting sports or other youth sports coach
  • Prior experience successfully developing grassroots, volunteer-based programs
  • Working knowledge of international pistol and rifle shooting sports disciplines
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated with ability to work remotely as a team player
  • Familiarity with international shooting sports registration and scoring software programs
  • Ability to travel up to 30%

Compensation

Competitive pay based on experience and qualifications.

How to Apply

Send Resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Rick Leach via email at rleach@sssfonline.com. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. First round of interviews planned for first week of December.

Download Job Description Here

Scholastic Action Shooting Program Expands To Include Air Disciplines

SASP Athletes practice air pistol

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is excited to announce the expansion of International Air Rifle, Air Pistol, and Sport Pistol disciplines to its youth shooting sports program.

With these new additions, the SASP continues to pursue its mission of facilitating youth development through shooting sports. As the official youth feeder program for USA Shooting (USAS), SASP will form a SASP international team and continue to host Junior Olympic Development Camps to help identify athletes who have the potential to become USA Shooting National Team members and ultimately, Olympic champions.
 
 “As the youth feeder program for USAS, adding these new international disciplines expands opportunities for youth athletes with dreams of becoming Olympic athletes,” said Rick Leach, SASP National Director. “With these new disciplines, we anticipate working with additional program sponsors that are focused on supporting youth air gun sports. We look forward to working with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), USAS and other national shooting programs to grow youth shooting sports in the nation.”
 
For youth shooting sports sponsorship inquiries contact Rick Leach, SASP National Director at rick@mysasp.com

2020 Ruger Auctions Raise Over $27,000 For SASP

In an incredible act of supporting youth shooting sports, Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) Founding Partner Sponsor, Ruger has again auctioned off rare, hard to find models, with all proceeds benefiting the SASP.

The first auction for the year kicked off in early January with a Ruger Vaquero revolver, with new auctions being introduced each Wednesday. Due to the events of 2020, the Ruger auctions were paused in the spring but were resumed in September with the final six auction items.

A variety of rare, Ruger firearms were auctioned off with all proceeds going to the SASP

The success of this auction series begins with Ruger’s generosity and dedication to supporting youth shooting sports. Eighteen, unique Ruger firearms auctions attracted both supporters of the SASP and firearms collectors alike. Thanks to the direct support of GunBroker, these auctions were made visible on the GunBroker landing page, increasing visibility for both bidding success and awareness of the SASP. The incredible support from the firearms industry is a sign that youth shooting sports is healthy and growing!

SASP Fall Classic Results

Thank you to all of the SASP coaches, athletes, parents, and supporters who participated in the 1st annual Fall Classic. This year’s format was a virtual regional match and we look forward to bringing back the Fall Classic in 2021.

Regional medals will be sent to the top three squads in each discipline for Rookie, Intermediate, Senior, Open and Collegiate divisions as well as High Overall medals sent to the top 3 (male and female) for the juniors and the top finishers in collegiate.

Rimfire Pistol-Intermediate

  1. Greenville Hurricanes Marksmanship Team
  2. Dripping Springs High School Shooting Team

Rimfire Pistol-Senior

  1. Renton Steel Dragons
  2. Dripping Springs High School Shooting Team
  3. Dripping Springs High School Shooting Team

Rimfire Pistol- Open

  1. Top Gun Sportsman’s Club
  2. Permian Basin Young Guns
  3. Pistol Prodigies

Rimfire Pistol- Collegiate

  1. Virginia Tech
  2. FSU Action Shooting Team
  3. Virginia Tech

Rimfire Pistol Optic- Open

  1. Permian Basin Young Guns

Rimfire Pistol Optic- Collegiate

  1. FSU Action Shooting Team

Centerfire Pistol- Senior

  1. Greenville Hurricanes Marksmanship Team
  2. Centerburg Youth Shooting Sports SASP

Centerfire Pistol Optic- Senior

  1. Greenville Hurricanes Marksmanship Team

1911 Model- Senior

  1. Greenville Hurricanes Marksmanship Team

Iron Rifle- Intermediate

  1. Greenville Hurricanes Marksmanship Team

Iron Rifle- Senior

  1. Dripping Springs High School Shooting Team
  2. Renton Steel Dragons
  3. Pistol Prodigies

Iron Rifle- Open

  1. Top Gun Sportsman’s Club
  2. Pistol Prodigies
  3. Lawrence County Young Guns Steel

Iron Rifle- Collegiate

  1. University of Vermont Pistol Team

Optic Rifle- Rookie

1. Lawrence County Young Guns Steel

Optic Rifle- Intermediate

  1. Texas Hill Country Junior Marksmen
  2. Greenville Hurricanes Marksmanship Team

Optic Rifle- Senior

  1. Gaston Young Guns
  2. Renton Steel Dragons
  3. Greenville Hurricanes Marksmanship Team

Optic Rifle- Open

  1. Colfax Sportsmens Club Scholastic Pistol Team
  2. Permian Basin Young Guns
  3. Pistol Prodigies

Pistol Caliber Carbine- Intermediate

  1. Greenville Hurricanes Marksmanship Team

Pistol Caliber Carbine- Senior

  1. Greenville Hurricanes Marksmanship Team
  2. Centerburg Youth Shooting Sports SASP

Pistol Caliber Carbine- Open

  1. Colfax Sportsmens Club Scholastic Pistol Team

High Overall Awards

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Reload For 2021

In 2016 the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation launched a campaign entitled, “VISION 20/20” with the goal to grow national youth participation in the Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program to over 20,000 student-athletes annually by the year 2020.

With that goal easily being met and surpassed, we are relaunching this fundraising opportunity as Reload For 2021!

Getting your team involved is simple and involves the following steps:

  1. Complete and return the Reload For 2021 Agreement and W-9.
  2. Open your team endowment account at the MidwayUSA Foundation if you have not done so already.
  3. Raise funds however your team deems most effective. This could include sending in funds from current or previous local fundraising efforts, soliciting donations with an email invitation via your team network of coaches and parents, asking local donors and/or advertising on social media.
  4. Submit donations to SSSF either securely online or via the print-and-mail form prior to January 1, 2021. Be sure to include your SSSF team ID on ALL donations so the donations can be allocated correctly. SSSF will provide you with periodic updates about donations received for your team.

Bonus Funding Opportunity
All teams participating in the Reload For 2021 campaign will have the opportunity to win BONUS team endowment funds! There are two competitions taking place:

  1. Teams with the most dollars raised.
  2. Teams with the most unique donors making donations via the SSSF website or print and mail form. Minimum donation is $20 to be counted as a unique donor.

For each competition, teams will be awarded team endowment funding to their MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment account as follows:

  1. $10,000
  2. $8,000
  3. $5,000
  4. $3,000
  5. $2,500
  6. $1,500

Donors may be sent to the Reload For 2021 page on the SSSF website for more details about their tax-deductible donation to your SASP team and perks for support: https://sssfonline.org/rf2021/

Ruger Super-Six Auction To Benefit SASP

SASP Founding Partner Sponsor, Ruger has resumed scheduled firearm auctions with all proceeds to benefit SASP. These auctions feature rare firearms from the Ruger vault and will help support youth shooting sports.

Up for auction this week is a stainless Speed-Six®, .38 Special caliber, double-action revolver. The serial number is 160-34020 and the rollmark date is August 18, 1983. The revolver has never been fired beyond normal testing during manufacture. The Speed-Six revolvers were first introduced in 1971 and were in production until 1988. The GP100® double-action revolver, which is still in production today, replaced the Police Service-Six, Security-Six®, and Speed-Six® revolvers. This particular revolver features a brushed stainless finish with a 2-3/4” barrel, fixed sights, six-shot cylinder, and round butt frame design. Other features include checkered walnut grip panels with silver-colored, Ruger® eagle “SR”® logo medallions. The revolver had been stored in a brown, hinged cardboard box with an appropriate instruction manual and locking device. The revolver is being sold “as is,” and the purchaser assumes all liability for its safe and proper ownership, storage, use, and resale. The revolver is a part of the Ruger factory collection in Southport, Connecticut, and a certificate of Authenticity will be mailed to the winner of the auction. NOTE: The winning bidder of this auction is responsible for paying the Federal Excise Tax of $13.87. The Federal Excise Tax is added to the final winning bid and any applicable State Sales Tax is applied to that subtotal.

THIS AUCTION ENDS 10/21/2020 12:30 PM. VIEW AND BID ON THIS AUCTION AT GUNBROKER.COM

Ruger Auctions GP100 In Support Of SASP

SASP Founding Partner Sponsor, Ruger has resumed scheduled firearm auctions with all proceeds to benefit SASP. These auctions feature rare firearms from the Ruger vault and will help support youth shooting sports.

This week’s auction item is a satin polished blued Ruger® GP100® .357 Magnum caliber, double-action revolver. The serial number of this revolver is 170-17611, and the test fire date is October 20, 1986. This revolver was sold in April 1988 and subsequently returned to the factory. There are no notes as to why this revolver was returned to the factory.The Ruger® GP100® was introduced in the 1986 Sporting Firearms catalog. This revolver features a blued finish; 4 inch heavy barrel with full-length ejector rod shroud; and interchangeable front sight and a fully adjustable rear sight with a white outline. It also features a Ruger rubber cushioned grip system with Goncalo Alves wood grip panel inserts; and 6-shot cylinder. The revolver had been stored in a brown, hinged box along with an appropriate instruction manual and locking device. The GP100® is being sold “as is,” and the purchaser assumes all liability for its safe and proper ownership, storage, use, and resale. The revolver is a part of the Ruger factory collection in Southport, Connecticut, and a certificate of Authenticity will be mailed to the winner of the auction.

THIS AUCTION ENDS 10/14/2020 12:30 PM. VIEW AND BID ON THIS AUCTION AT GUNBROKER.COM

SSSF Fruit Fundraiser

Hello SCTP & SASP Coaches and Teams!

The National office in conjunction with Florida Indian River Groves have put together the ultimate fundraising opportunity for you and your teams! Who doesn’t want fresh fruit especially when they can help your team raise much-needed funds for this upcoming season?!

This opportunity is a no contact, no face to face, no door knocking way to help and support your team by just emailing friends, family and neighbors! 10% of all sales will come back directly to your team in the form of a check after the December 1st deadline for Christmas delivery.

The SCTP and SASP will furnish a list of prizes and places very shortly, so take the time now to register your team at the link below and we will handle the rest! Once your team is registered, it will take approximately 48-72 hours and you will be on your way to forwarding the link and website for supporters to place orders and help your team with funding!

Coaches, once you have registered your team, you will be able to set up your athletes and track their progress and total sales volume related to each athlete (salesperson)…..you can put up individual prizes and contests for your athletes as well!

We would like to thank Florida Indian River Groves for their support and help in providing this awesome

Opportunity to our teams, athletes and families!

Best of luck,

Your SCTP and SASP National Directors

TO RESERVE A SPOT IN OUR FUNDRAISING PROGRAM, TEAMS WILL REGISTER AT THIS LINK:

https://form.jotform.com/202325841072144

To view a sample website, which shows available varieties, selling prices, etc., coaches may use this link:

(Note: This is NOT to be distributed by your membership or used for ordering. Each team will receive their very own, fully customized website, with a different link for online ordering.)

Sample Link: https://www.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/1020824

Order Deadlines Are As Follows:

For Guaranteed Delivery Prior To:Orders Must Be Placed Online By:
Thanksgiving (November 26, 2020)Friday, October 30, 2020
Christmas (December 25, 2020)Tuesday, December 1, 2020
SSSF-Fruit-Fundraiser

SSSF Fruit Fundraiser

Hello SCTP & SASP Coaches and Teams!

The National office in conjunction with Florida Indian River Groves have put together the ultimate fundraising opportunity for you and your teams! Who doesn’t want fresh fruit especially when they can help your team raise much needed funds for this upcoming season?!

This opportunity is a no contact, no face to face, no door knocking way to help and support your team by just emailing friends, family and neighbors! 10% of all sales will come back directly to your team in the form of a check after the December 1st deadline for Christmas delivery.

The SCTP and SASP will furnish a list of prizes and places very shortly, so take the time now to register your team at the link below and we will handle the rest! Once your team is registered, it will take approximately 48-72 hours and you will be on your way to forwarding the link and website for supporters to place orders and help your team with funding!

Coaches, once you have registered your team, you will be able to set up your athletes and track their progress and total sales volume related to each athlete (salesperson)…..you can put up individual prizes and contests for your athletes as well!

We would like to thank Florida Indian River Groves for their support and help in providing this awesome

Opportunity to our teams, athletes and families!

Best of luck,

Your SCTP and SASP National Directors

To reserve a spot in our fundraising program, teams will register at this link:

https://form.jotform.com/202325841072144

To view a sample website, which shows available varieties, selling prices, etc., coaches may use this link:

(Note: This is NOT to be distributed by your membership or used for ordering. Each team will receive their very own, fully customized website, with a different link for online ordering.)

Sample Link: https://www.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/1020824

Order Deadlines Are As Follows:

For Guaranteed Delivery Prior To:Orders Must Be Placed Online By:
Thanksgiving (November 26, 2020)Friday, October 30, 2020
Christmas (December 25, 2020)Tuesday, December 1, 2020
SSSF-Fruit-Fundraiser

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