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Tennessee State SPP Match Has Record Attendance

TN State SPP MatchThe Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) reached a new milestone recently with the Tennessee State match, setting an attendance record for state matches. The match was a combined effort of the McKenzie (TN) Shooting team and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation (TWRF), which is the SPP State Advisor.

A record-setting 119 athletes participated in the match held at the Carroll County Shooting Park (CCSP) throughout the weekend of May 2.

In Junior Rimfire, the DC Steel Shooters won the 1st place title, with William Blount Squad 7 coming in 2nd. The Plateau Pistol Shooters Squad 4 took home 3rd. In Junior Centerfire, the Arnold Junior Shooters Squad White took home the Gold medal, and the McKenzie Cobras and McKenzie Cazadores took Silver and Bronze, respectively.

The Senior Rimfire Division saw the McKenzie Crushers coming in 1st, the Plateau Pistol Shooters 2nd, and the Arlington Squad 2, 3rd. In Senior Centerfire, Arlington Squad 1 won the Gold, and the William Blount team won the Silver medal.

Among College Division teams, Bethel University won the Gold.

In addition to the SPP state match, many of the shooters also shot the Rimfire Rifle Side Match. Taking the top 3 slots in the side match were Hunter Webb, Ty Stone, and Ethan Rogan. The coaches, assistant coaches, and adult volunteers also joined in the rifle fun, with Michael Webb and Jason Pinson having the fastest times.

The Carroll County Shooting Park, which is home to the McKenzie Shooting Sports team, will also host the SPP Fall Regional Match on October 23-24. “CCSP is a great example for ranges and teams across the county,” said Scott Moore, SPP National Director. “The park was a joint effort between county and state agencies and the people of McKenzie and Huntingdon, Tennessee. It has become a showplace for SPP events. We are fortunate to have such a great venue as part of SPP.”

SPP Announces Virtual Match Drawing Winners

Congratulations to the 11 Scholastic Pistol Program teams that have been drawn as prize winners at the conclusion of the 2013-2014 SPP Virtual Match Target Season. Winners were selected in a random drawing among teams that participated in the season.

Your team can easily compete with teams from across the country in the 2014-2015 Virtual Match season without ever leaving your home range. All squads have to do is shoot the SPP course of fire at your local range or match and submit SPP score sheets via email to SPP Program Manager Tammy Mowry, tmowry@sssfonline.com. There is also a fee of $5 per squad/per match score. Every time a squad turns in a score, they get a chance to win some great prizes. The more you play, the more you can win!

The prize winners for the 2013-2014 season are:

1 Case (1000 rounds) 9mm ammunition

    Hocking County Young Guns
    Coach: Andy Thompson
    Squad 3 – 8/16/14

    WWCCA Straight Shooters
    Coach: Joe Cafarelli
    Squad – 5/31/14

    Michigan State University Shooting Sports Club
    Coach: Paul Kuchek
    Squad – 5/31/14


Beretta Neos

    Red Dawn Junior Marksmanship Academy **
    Coach: Cathi Bray
    Squad 3 – 8/17/14

    Ozaukee Squad Scholastic Shooting Sports Pistol Team **
    Coach: Rick Leach
    Squad 2 – 6/16/14


Brownells Lewis Lead Removal Kits

    Union Grove Pistol Team
    Coach: Mike Ditscheit
    Squad 1 – 4/26/14


S&W Range Bags

    Team Gotta
    Coach: Robin Taylor
    Squad 1 – 6/21/14

    Straight Shooters, Tucson
    Coach: Bill Perkins
    Squad Blue – 5/6/14


Pro Ears Revo Electronic Ear Muffs

    Smokin’ Dragons
    Coach: Trent Keltner
    Squad 3 – 4/26/14


GLOCK Tacti-Kool Backpacks

    Leon County Sheriff’s Explorer
    Coach: Dustin Brock
    Squad 3/15/14


Blade-Tech Knives

    William Blount Shooting Team
    Coach: Paul Carrington
    Squad Junior C – 3/26/14

** Gun winners, please send an FFL to Tammy Mowry, tmowry@sssfonline.com

Video: SPP Go Fast Stage

See how the four Scholastic Pistol Program stages look from the shooter’s eye view. Here’s the third, the Go Fast stage, as seen during the 2014 Collegiate National Championships at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

(Video by Ben Lillegard, member of University of Wisconsin – Platteville SPP team)

See Stage 1, In & Out

See Stage 2, Focus

SPP to Offer Pistol Coach School in Tucson, Arizona

Scholastic Pistol Program, along with NRA and USA Shooting, will offer a Level 1 Pistol Coach School on November 1-2 in Tucson, Arizona at the Pima Pistol Club.

The coach school is the heart of the coach education program. The Level 1 pistol coach’s course through the National Rifle Association, USA Shooting, and the Scholastic Pistol Program covers all required coaching fundamentals for pistol coaches in the SPP, in addition to other disciplines of pistol competition. The training is provided by the SPP/NRA/USAS National Coach Development Staff (NCDS). The instructors use up-to-date materials and PowerPoint presentations to present the discipline-specific coach course.

The course duration is 2 days with class running from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Candidates should bring eye and ear protection and note-taking materials with them. Firearms will be provided, and the Boy Scout Council will provide the ammunition.

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.

The registration fee includes a copy of the 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. The test is graded in class, reviewed for understanding, and then submitted to the NRA National Coach Trainer by the school instructor for credential processing. Upon successful completion of the coach school, you will be a Level 1 Coach (or Youth Trainer, if under 18 years old) in that discipline.

Pre-registration for the course is required. To register, complete the attached form. Contact Tammy Mowry with any questions.

Video: Basics to Scholastic Pistol Program Shooting

If you aren’t already a Scholastic Pistol Program shooter, you may have wondered what that sport is all about. And if you are already a participant, you probably want to know how to improve your scores.

Our friends at CZ-USA and Rock Road Creative have provided answers to your questions in a new video, Basics to Scholastic Pistol Program Shooting. In very clear steps, the video takes you through the basic procedures required on the line, then gives some tips to help you shoot better. Click the “play” arrow below.

Our thanks to Dave Miller, CZ-USA, and Rock Road Creative for producing this video.

SPP Shooters Win Valuable Prizes at Nationals

Not only did each Scholastic Pistol Program shooter take home more than $60 in goodies supplied by our sponsors, but many of the shooters and squads also won valuable prizes in random drawings throughout the SPP Junior/Senior National Championships.

Among the more than $16,000 in prizes given away were PARA USA pistols, Beretta Neos pistols, Glock pistols, a Mossberg .22 LR rifle, a Browning Buckmark pink pistol, Americase pistol cases, Brownells shooting accessories, NextLevel training pistol, Blade Tech knives and holsters, products from Otis Technology, gift certificates from XS Sights, Atlanta Arms, Tactical Solutions, and GT Targets, and much more.

See the SPP Nationals Prizes and Winners.

Win a GLOCK Pistol in SPP Raffle

glock You can win a GLOCK pistol in our Scholastic Pistol Program raffle this week at the SPP Junior/Senior National Championships!

The winner will receive a certificate that’s good for your choice of a G17 / 17Gen4, G19 / 19Gen4, G26 / 26Gen4, G22 / 22Gen4, G23 / 23Gen4, G27 / 27Gen4, G32 / 32Gen4, or G22 / 33Gen4.

Tickets for the GLOCK raffle are 1 for $5, 3 for $10, or 7 tickets for $20. You may purchase tickets at the Cowboy House office building located at the pistol range.

The drawing will be held on Saturday, July 19.

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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