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Tag: Junior Olympic Development Camp

SASP Athletes Train & Compete at the Olympic Training Center

Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) athletes had the opportunity to train and compete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.  From May 24-26, 2019 12 Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) athletes learned to shoot the International disciplines of 10 Meter Air Pistol, Sport Pistol and Rapid-Fire Pistol.  Athletes stayed at the Olympic Training Center and were trained by USA Shooting Coach Brent McPherson and former USA National Team Member and USA Shooting Board Member Jim Henderson.   This was SASP’s first Junior Olympic Development Camp (JODC) in 5 years.

For action shooters the athletes picked up the Olympic disciplines quickly.  Before they left the Olympic Training Center 8 of 12 athletes shot 10M Air Pistol scores that would have qualified them last year to be invited to the Junior Olympic Trials for a chance to make the United States Junior Olympic Team.  Coach Jim Henderson stated, “In all my years of coaching I have never seen a group of athletes pick this up so quickly, and then perform at this high of a level.” 

Congratulation to the following SASP athletes who applied and were selected to attend the SASP 2019 JODC.

Jordan Walton WI, Annie Unsell AL, Bailey Lueders MO, Julia Kassa AZ, Sydnie Gray MI, Natalie Unsell AL, Jacob Pruitt OH, Ethan Jardines VA, Robert Little TX, Sawyer Phipps TN, Zachary Winton TX, and Maccoy Gilkison VA.

We also had SASP coaches and SASP staff participate in an international discipline coach’s clinic on May 22 and 23 before helping coach the SASP athletes upon their arrival.  Russell Gilkison VA, Samantha Engle MI were the coaches that participated in the coach program.

SASP is excited to watch as these athletes continue to participate in the International disciplines with hopes of one day seeing one of them standing on the podium and the American Flag is raised as they represent our county in international competition.

We look forward to again holding a JODC in 2020.

SASP would like to thank USA Shooting, especially Brent McPherson and Jim Henderson for their coaching and working with us to provide this great opportunity for our athletes.  We would also like to thank the US Olympic Training Center for their hospitality.

SPP Hosts First Junior Olympic Development Camp

SPP Junior Olympic Development Camp

Seven SPP athletes and four coaches participated in Scholastic Pistol Program’s first-ever Junior Olympic Development Camp last week, July 2-6, at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Shooters and coaches came from teams in Michigan, Arizona, Illinois, and Florida.

SPP is the official feeder program to USA Shooting’s Sport Pistol and Rapid Fire Pistol programs.

Those in attendance were able to spend time in the classroom and on the range with our coach, Russ Doucette, and Olympic athletes Teresa (Meyer) Chambers, Keith Sanderson, and Kerry Morris.

“We appreciate the help and support of the OTC staff and athletes who provided us with help and support throughout the camp,” said Tammy Mowry, SPP Program Manager. “We’re excited that our athletes and coaches were able to learn more about USA Shooting’s pistol disciplines. This was an outstanding event, and we’re already looking forward to the next one.”

SPP Plans Its First Junior Olympic Development Camp

Join us for the first-ever SPP Junior Olympic Development Camp (JODC) to be held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, July 2-6. 

Classes will be held for both Athletes and Coaches.

Registration fee for both Athletes and Coaches is $200, which includes class materials and room and board at the Olympic Training Center (OTC). Due to scheduling and commitments, there will be no refunds 30 days or less before the camp occurs.

Participants are responsible for travel to and from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Space is filling quickly.  The deadline to apply for the camp is May 26.

See the application forms for additional information.

 

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