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Scholastic Action Shooting Program Introduces New Stages of Fire

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is introducing two new stages that can be substituted for Focus and Speed Trap at matches starting this 2018 competition season. “Over the past couple years, athletes and coaches have expressed an interest in adding new stages to continue to challenge youth athletes,” stated Rick Leach, SASP Interim National Director. “SASP staff listened to these requests and two new stages have been designed and tested.”

The first new stage the “M” was trialed at the National Championships at the Cardinal Center in Ohio in July on a side match.  Following Nationals, SASP staff members Dave Richman and Bill Perkins fine-tuned the stages and finalized the design.

“Our original plan was to only introduce one stage a year for each of the next four years, but with urging from coaches the substitute stage for Speed Trap is being released a year early,” Leach said. Speed trap is currently the longest stage at 75 feet to the furthest target.

Coaches requested a shorter version since some of their practice ranges are not deep enough to shoot that distance.  So, the “Exclamation.,” like the “M” was designed using the same targets and stop plate location as the stage they are a substitute for, but the furthest target is now only 48 feet instead of 75.

An added challenge to the new stages is that all past stages have had all the targets at the same height.  Both new stages challenge the athletes to learn a new skill set by transitioning between targets of different heights. SASP Founding Partner Action Target will soon have an SASP upgrade package available that will include the three new uprights and bases to be able to shoot the new stages, for teams who have previously purchased the Action Target SASP target set.

SASP thanks their Founding Partners GLOCK, Smith & Wesson, Action Target and the NRA as well as all SASP’s other sponsors for their continued support of their youth development program.  SASP teaches athletes life lessons through safe firearms handling and competitive shooting.  If you would like more information about starting a SASP team in your area contact Leach at rleach@sssfonline.com .

National and Regional Competitions Kickoff Friday in Ohio

Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) teams from across the country will be in action this weekend at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, OH competing for national and regional titles.

The 2017 SCTP College National Championships starts Friday with 239 athletes from 16 states pre-registered. College athletes will compete in trap, skeet, sporting clays, 5-stand and international bunker trap over three days. Over 700 event entries are currently registered with Martin Methodist College and others back to defend their 2016 titles.

The 2017 SASP Ohio Regional event will feature over 100 athletes from six states competing for titles in rimfire pistol, centerfire pistol, rimfire rifle (iron sights), rimfire rifle (optics) and the new 1911 division.

The Cardinal Center will be decked out in Halloween decor with student-athletes participating in costume contests on Saturday. Everyone will be sure to have a “spooktacular” time!

Using Practiscore for SASP

Do you or your teams use Practiscore for scoring Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) matches? Would you like to use Practiscore to make your matches more efficient? Do you need to train volunteers on proper use of Practiscore for Scholastic Action Shooting Program competition?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, check out our YouTube video on using Practiscore for the SASP. This three minute video takes you through all of the steps to properly score athletes involved in a Scholastic Action Shooting Program competition.

Watch the YouTube video now.

Scholastic Action Shooting for Venturing Crews

Did you know the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has partnered with the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) to help promote competitive pistol shooting within the organization? The program provides competitive pistol shooting experiences for Venturing-age youth. This program uses the standard SASP competition procedures for the senior and collegiate rimfire and centerfire divisions.

The Boy Scouts are using the SASP handbook, “Competitive Pistol Program Guidelines – For Participating in the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP)” in its efforts to instruct young shooters. You can download the guide on the BSA website.

The guide provides a starting point to help councils and crews develop competitive shooting sports teams.

For more information on starting a shooting sports team within your council, contact Rick Leach at 262-894-4284 or rleach@sssfonline.com

Basic Equipment Needs for the Scholastic Action Shooting Program

Thinking of starting or joining a youth action shooting team through the SASP? If so, watch Tom Yost as he outlines the basic equipment needs of a Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP).

This chapter comes from a two-hour educational video geared toward coaches, parents and athletes interested in getting started in the SASP.

The video covers all aspects of the program including safety, equipment selection, action shooting fundamentals, coaching new athletes, the SASP competition format, season planning, and much more!

Watch this chapter on the SSSF YouTube Channel…

Order the DVD from the SSSF Online Store…

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