Final Prep For Nationals

What an exciting time! SASP Nationals are less than two weeks away and we have a record number of entries for the match. We are approaching 2000 entries with registration closing on 7/4/21 at midnight Central time. If you have any additions or changes to your squads they need to be made before registration closes.

Please print out your team voucher and verify your squads (have a copy for the match also):

       – Ensure you do not have anyone in the same discipline twice.

       -Verify athletes’ classifications/gender are correct (rookie, IE, IA, JV, Varsity). If you need to update classification or gender, you must update it in the athlete registration, remove them from the match and reenter them in the match. The match will not automatically update that information from registration.

       -Verify that all athletes shooting the additional handguns (rimfire pistol optics, centerfire pistol optics, 1911) are also registered for either rimfire pistol iron or centerfire pistol iron.

       -Verify all rifles are scheduled to be shot by noon on Friday, 7/16/21.

We need your help to keep the match running safely and smoothly. With the record number of entries, it is imperative that we keep the flow of the match going. Please take the time to plan your match strategy ahead of time. This will include the following:

        Plan for your shared guns and squads. This is especially important if you must split your team in two or more bays. If you have over 16 entries for a particular date/time you must have additional registered coaches there to split the group. For example (minimum #’s):

Up to 16 entries: one coach

17 – 32 entries: two coaches

33 – 48 entries: three coaches

More than 48 entries: 4 coaches

       Ensure you have 5 magazines per gun (10 if the gun is shared).

       Have your on-deck athletes ready with their magazines and cased gun so they can be called to the line once the athlete shooting is done.

       Have your painters ready before the last string is shot.

       Have your Backup Sheets prefilled out with one for each stage for your squads

A reminder that on the load and make ready command the athlete is expected to do all the following with no additional prompting from the Safety Officer (SO):

       Uncase the firearm and show clear to the SO.

      Take unloaded sight picture of up to 6 targets.

      Load a magazine into the gun and charge a round.

      If desired and available, change magazines with a full 10 round magazine to have 11 in the gun.

      Take loaded sight picture and back to the start cone.

Some newer and younger shooters may need some prompting, but please reinforce with your athletes what steps they can take with that one command, “Load and make ready.”

Only the athlete, 1 coach, safety officer, scorer and match officials are allowed under the tent/in the safety area.

With the twelve competition bays we still need assistance with safety officers and scorers. The shifts are half days 8:00AM – 1:00PM and 12:00PM – 5:00PM. Coaches, parents and adult athletes can be safety officers or scorers. Athletes under 18 can be scorers. For each half day of volunteering your name will be entered into a drawing for prizes including multiple guns. Safety officers and scorers will be fed lunch and we will have water/Gatorade available throughout the day. If you can assist as a safety officer or scorer, or know someone who can, please sign up on the Signup Genius:

          https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B45ABAB2BA0FB6-20212

Make sure the athletes, coaches, parents and visitors are staying hydrated. This starts well before the match. If you come to the match low on fluids you will not be able to catch up. The weather is often hot and muggy. We often get rain for the match as well, so bring your rain gear.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelvin Walton,
kelvin@mysasp.com, 262 – 693 – 7374.

Safe travels and we look forward to seeing everyone at Nationals!

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