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Virginia Holds First SASP State Match

The Commonwealth of Virginia held its first SASP State Match on June 26th. The match was hosted by the NRA Headquarters Range and attended by the two Virginia teams as well as a team from North Carolina. In addition to the match, attendees were able to sample the fantastic cuisine at the NRA Headquarters Cafeteria, receive guided tours of the National Firearms Museum and even shop at the NRA Gift Shop with a special SASP discount. A highlight for many in attendance was the opportunity to meet the newly elected NRA President Oliver North who stopped by to wish the 23 competitors well and welcome all to the NRA.

In rimfire pistol, the Gaston Young Guns from Gaston County, NC took first place eking out the win by just 0.61 seconds but nonetheless an impressive accomplishment for a team that primarily shoots rifle. Team LoCo Motion of Purcellville took second place with the Winchester Izaak Walton League Blue Ridge Bullets coming in 3rd. At the individual level, Adam Jardines of Team LoCo Motion took first place with Dalton Bridges and Gavin Rainey of Gaston Young Guns taking 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Senior Division. Ethan Jardines of Team LoCo Motion took 1st place in the Intermediate Division followed by Alex Kolosowsky of Gaston Young Guns in 2nd and Maccoy Gilkison of WIWL Blue Ridge Bullets taking 3rd.

Due to time constraints, mini matches were held for both rifle optics and iron sights. The teams would like to thank Kelvin Walton the SASP Director of Development for his assistance with the match.

Article and photo courtesy Eliot Jardines, SASP Virginia State Advisor

2018 SSSF/NRA All-Scholastic Team Announced

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation(SSSF) and National Rifle Association (NRA) Competitive Shooting Sports division are proud to announce members of the 2018 All-Scholastic Team!

Over 230 student athletes from 25 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 18 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, 2018 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 2018 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!

SSSF set to exhibit at NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation will be exhibiting at the NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show, February 3-11, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA.

Representatives from the SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) will be on hand in Booth #201 to meet with attendees and industry professionals during the show.

To schedule a meeting with Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director, during the show, e-mail TWondrash@sssfonline.com.

To schedule a meeting with Rick Leach, SASP National Director, during the show, e-mail RLeach@sssfonline.com.

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN OUTDOOR SHOW
The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine-day event celebrating hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions that are treasured by millions of Americans and their families. The show features over 1,100 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters to fishing boats and RV’s, and archery to art covering 650,000 square feet of exhibit hall space! Not to mention a jam packed schedule including country concerts, fundraising dinners, speaking events, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars, demonstrations and much more! For more information go to: www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org

NRA Youth Education Summit Expands To Two Sessions In 2018

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NRA Youth Education Summit Expands To Two Sessions In 2018
Now Accepting Applications For 2018 Sessions

FAIRFAX, VA. – The NRA Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) is thrilled to announce that it is adding a second session of Y.E.S. in summer 2018! This means that double the number of students will be able to experience this life-changing program and develop into strong leaders in their communities. The 2018 Y.E.S. sessions will be held July 9-15 and July 23-29. Attendees will compete for $55,000 in college scholarships through participation in the program’s events. Applications are now being accepted, and must be received by Jan. 12, 2018.

The NRA Youth Education Summit encourages young adults to become active citizens and leaders of tomorrow by learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the federal government and the importance of engaging in civic affairs. Competitive team debates and casual current events discussions highlight the diverse backgrounds and beliefs of participants while fostering fellowship and respect. The program’s nonstop agenda also includes exciting activities and opportunities from meeting with members of Congress and visiting NRA Headquarters to touring historic sites and monuments in the D.C. area and reflecting on the military’s defense of American freedoms.

“I would recommend this program to anyone,” said former Y.E.S. participant Anna Sommers from Burlington, Wis. “It’s an unforgettable experience that can’t fully be summed up in words. The friends I made and the knowledge I gained on this trip can be found nowhere else. This trip made me incredibly proud to be an American.”

Students who excel in the week’s activities through demonstrating strong leadership, public speaking and debate skills will be awarded up to $15,000 in college scholarships at the summit’s closing ceremony. Following the summit, students are empowered to return home and share their Y.E.S. experiences with their communities. By creating a portfolio detailing the impact of those efforts, participants can then apply for the Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship—an additional $25,000 in available scholarships. Thanks to Friends of NRA fundraising and grants provided by The NRA Foundation, more than $540,000 in scholarships have been awarded since the creation of Y.E.S. in 1996.

Any high school sophomore or junior in the United States is welcome to apply to Y.E.S. The application process includes a written essay on the Second Amendment, personal statement, transcript affirming a minimum 3.00 grade point average, and three letters of recommendation.

The National Rifle Association launched the Youth Education Summit in 1996 to encourage America’s youth to become active citizens at both the national and local levels. More than $540,000 in scholarships has been awarded throughout the program’s 21-year history. Funding for Y.E.S. is provided through The NRA Foundation from monies raised by Friends of NRA, a grassroots fundraising program in support of the shooting sports. To begin the application process or learn more about Y.E.S., visit https://yes.nra.org.

About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit http://nra.org.

About The NRA Foundation
Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of the National Rifle Association and other organizations. These activities promote firearms and hunting safety, enhance shooting sports, and educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological and artistic context. For more information, visit the NRA Foundation website at www.nrafoundation.org or call 800-672-4521 for more information.

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Contact: yes@nrahq.org; (703) 267-1351

Interested in Coach Training?

Do you have a need for coach certification in your area? If so, please let us know! Several of our SCTP and SASP staff are members of the NRA National Coach Development Staff and can travel to your location to conduct coach certification courses. 

NRA Coach Development Schools are the heart of the NRA Coach Education Program. The instructors use up-to-date materials and multimedia presentations to present discipline-specific coach courses. The registration fee includes a copy of the discipline-specific coach school student study guide and other materials to help you with the details of coaching. Upon successful completion of the coach school you will be a Coach (Level 1) (or Youth Trainer if under 18 years old) in that discipline. Once approved, coaches may print their coach certificate and wallet card for their use.

What Is Taught In The School?

The Level 1 coach school is two days of sports-specific lessons and practical coaching exercises designed to teach the coach candidate the basics of coaching beginning and intermediate shooters. The following general subjects are taught:

  • Introduction to the Coaching Program
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Competition Events
  • Rulebook use and shooting etiquette
  • Equipment and Facilities
  • Fundamentals of Shooting
  • Coaching Ethics
  • Coaching Methodology
  • Mental Training
  • Training Planning
  • Building Quality Programs
  • How To Conduct Tournaments

For more details or to setup a shotgun coach class in your area, please contact Chet Tuinstra (eastern US) or Carlton Nether (western US).

For more details or to setup a pistol/rifle coach class in your area, please contact Rick Leach.

For more information on the NRA Coach Education Program, please visit the NRA website.

NRA / SPP to Host Pistol Camp and Coach Certification Class

The National Rifle Association and Scholastic Pistol Program announce the inaugural Scholastic Pistol Program Pistol Camp. The camp will take place August 7 – 9, 2015 at the Illinois State Rifle Association Range at Bonfield located in Kankakee, Illinois. Registration deadline is July 31.

The unique camp, sponsored by the NRA, will be limited to 32 athletes and will feature both range and classroom training aimed to take an athlete to the next level.

The camp will be using .22 LR ammo, which is included in the cost of the camp, and pistols will be available for those who do not have a suitable gun. If an athlete prefers to use his or her 9mm pistol, they will be required to furnish their own ammo (650 rounds).

Please complete the Registration Form and Health History Form and return it to Tammy Mowry.

Registration fee for the pistol camp would normally be $300 per camper, but due to a special grant by the NRA Foundation, the cost per camper will only be $150!

In addition to the athletes’ pistol camp, a Level 1 Pistol Coaches Certification Class is being offered at the same time.

The coach certification is offered to adults and is a separate program, not part of the curriculum for the athletes; however, anyone over 15 can attend the coach class. Individuals 15-17 can be certified as a Junior Pistol Trainer, and those 18 and up can be certified as Coach.

The coach school is the heart of the coach education program. The instructors use up-to-date materials and PowerPoint presentations for the discipline-specific coach course.

Registration fee includes a copy of the discipline-specific coach student study guide and other materials to help you with the details of coaching. Participants complete an open-book test as homework during the first evening of the course. Cost is $160 for SPP coaches/adult volunteers and $190 for non-SPP individuals. Please complete the Level 1 Pistol Coach Registration form and return to Tammy Mowry.

If you are in need of a hotel, we have made arrangements with the Hampton Inn Bradley/Kankakee:

    60 Ken Hayes Drive
    Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
    815-932-8369; Ask for Kyrstin Stephens
    Rate is $99 per night (plus tax)

2nd Amendment Youth Leadership Conference Planned During NRA Convention

For anyone who is planning to be in Nashville for the annual NRA Members Meeting and Exhibits next week, here is an event you won’t want to miss! The inaugural Second Amendment Youth Leadership Conference, planned for Friday, April 10 at the Omni Nashville Hotel, will feature special guest speakers and the opportunity to learn more about the Second Amendment.

Geared specifically toward the next generation of Second Amendment activists, this one-of-a kind event will be an exciting opportunity for students and recent graduates to learn how to become an effective advocate on their campus and in their community!

Among the speakers scheduled to address the youth conference are Chris Cox, NRA-ILA Executive Director; Lindsey Graham, U.S. Senator from South Carolina; Phil Bryant, Mississippi Governor; and Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee Congresswoman.

Attendance is free, but due to the anticipated interest in this event, pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

College students who attend will receive a free, one-year NRA membership, along with opportunities to win prizes and admission to the annual meeting.


Learn more and register for the
2nd Amendment Youth Leadership Conference
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2015 National NRA Youth Education Summit Application Process Opens; $30,000 in College Scholarships Available

The National Rifle Association invites high school sophomores and juniors across the U.S. to apply for the 2015 National NRA Youth Education Summit, an expenses-paid, week-long educational experience in Washington, D.C. from July 27 – August 2, 2015. Attendees will compete for $30,000 in college scholarships through participation in the program’s events. Applications must be received by February 1, 2015.

The NRA Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) encourages young adults to become active and knowledgeable citizens by learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the federal government, and the importance of being active in civic affairs. Activities on the agenda include meeting with members of Congress, hearing from guest speakers at NRA Headquarters, participating in competitive debates, touring historic sites and monuments in the DC Metro area, and more.

Attendees will have the chance to compete for $15,000 in college scholarships based on their performances in debates and seminars held during the week-long summit. Students may compete for an additional $15,000 in scholarships after the summit through sharing their experience with their communities. More than $400,000 in scholarships have been awarded since Y.E.S.’s creation in 1996, thanks to grants provided by The NRA Foundation.

Entry into the summit requires submission of a completed application form, a high school transcript, a three-page essay on the Second Amendment, a one-page personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. Those interested must have their application postmarked no later than February 1, 2015.

For additional information on the 2015 National NRA Youth Education Summit and how to apply, please visit www.friendsofnra.org/yes, or call 1-800-672-3888, ext. 1342.

Level 1 Pistol Course in Michigan for SPP Coaches

The Scholastic Pistol Program, along with National Rifle Association and USA Shooting, will host a Level 1 Pistol Coach’s course next month in Michigan.

The course covers all required coaching fundamentals for pistol coaches in the Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP), in addition to other disciplines of pistol competition. The training is provided by the SPP/NRA/USAS National Coach Development Staff (NCDS).

Caledonia Sportsman’s Club (10721 Coldwater Avenue SE, Alto, MI 49302) will host the class on September 13-14, 2014.


Click here for full information and registration form


The school is two days of sports-specific lessons and practical coaching exercises designed to teach the coach candidate the basics of coaching. The following general subjects are taught:

  • Introduction to the Coaching Program
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Competition Events
  • Rule Book Use
  • Equipment and Facilities
  • Fundamentals of Shooting
  • Coaching Ethics
  • Coaching Methodology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Training Planning
  • Running Quality Programs
  • How to Conduct a Tournament

The two-day course runs from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Candidates should bring eye and ear protection and note-taking materials, along with either a 9mm or .22 LR handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition for their handgun.

Cost of the course is $140, which includes all printed materials, 3-year coaching credentials with the NRA, a binder for your materials, and lunch/refreshments each day.

Click here for more details and registration form.

Last-Minute Opportunity: SPP Shooters Invited to NRA Junior Pistol Camp

The National Rifle Association’s Coach Education Program is now accepting applications for its annual Intermediate Junior Pistol Camp. The camp will be June 28 through July 2, 2014. It will be in a new location this year in Canton, Ohio.

The SPP style of shooting will included in the curriculum, and SPP shooters are invited to participate. But you must respond immediately.

The NRA Intermediate Junior Pistol Camp is open to both boys and girls, ages 12 to 21. Shooters must be at least 12 years old by July 5, 2014. The camp will be limited to 25 shooters.

The camp will teach beginning and intermediate shooters in the areas of conventional, international, and Scholastic Pistol Program styles of shooting.

Cost for the camp is $225.

For complete information, download the application package.

SPP shooters interested in participating must contact organizers by end of business day Wednesday, June 11, to reserve your spot. Contact National Coach Trainer, Daniel Subia, at coaching@nrahq.org for reservations or questions.

Download Application Package

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