Tag: Scholastic Action Shooting Program

2019 SCTP & SASP National Championships

The 2019 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Championships is scheduled for July 13-20th at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, OH. Last year’s event had nearly 300 teams and 3,000 athletes from 26 states! We hope you can join us for this season finale!

Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) registration is currently open in the SHOT system for team coaches to register.

Scholastic Clay Target Program pre-registration began on May 15th with general registration through the SHOT system June 1st.

Sporting Clays Charity Fundraiser:

Friday/Saturday – July 19/20 Helps Support Kids & Clays and SCTP Scholarship Fund

Event is open to the public, youth and adult members and non-members

Cost is $80 for the 100 Target event!

Fund Raiser – Adult Party – Get Together!

Monday July 15th from 5pm – 10pm      Food, Drink and Fun!!   Raffles, Guns & Silent Auction!

Open to all adults and Industry sponsors!

SIDE GAMES, FUN & National Raffle! (Tickets Available at Registration Counter)
Make A Break Fun Shoot
Flurry Fun Shoot
National Raffle

Apply Now for 2019 SASP Junior Olympic Development Camp

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program is excited to announce, that after a five-year hiatus, the SASP Junior Olympic Development Camp (JODC) is back. This is a great opportunity for SASP athletes and coaches to learn more about the Olympic disciplines of Air Pistol and Sport Pistol.  You will be learning from Olympic coaches and former US National Team members.

The 2019 Junior Olympic Development Camp (JODC) will take place in Colorado Springs, CO at the Olympic Training Center training grounds for USA’s Olympic shooting athletes!

The purpose of the JODC camp is:

  1. To assist USA Shooting in its pursuit of identifying SASP Athletes who have the potential to become USA Shooting Team members and, ultimately, Olympic champions
  2. To provide SASP Coaches and State Advisors with increased knowledge and skills to become more effective in working with SASP Athletes.

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation will host the JODC, which is specifically for SASP Athletes, Head and Assistant Coaches, and State Advisors registered with the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation. Coaches, State Advisors, and all registered, active SASP Athletes who are 14 years of age or older in the Intermediate Advanced through Varsity Division, are eligible to apply.

The U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Shooting have confirmed May 22-27, 2019 for the camp with coaches attending all days and athletes attending May 23-27. Interested coaches and athletes must apply and be selected for the camp.  (Please note these are the same dates as SCTP’s JODC at the OTC.)  The 2019 Junior Olympic Development Camp has room for up to twelve (12) qualified SASP Athletes. (That doesn’t mean all slots must be filled). For active registered Coaches and State Advisors, there are up to six (6) slots for coach training. We do not have final coach beds confirmed, so the application will show two different prices.  One is based on staying in the dorms, the other is for staying at a local hotel. We will confirm with you once we have the final number of beds available.

For complete details, please review the information sheet and application forms below or on the SASP Forms and Handbook section of our website. The deadline for receiving all completed application packages is Midnight, Thursday, April 19th, 2019 Central Time……NO EXCEPTIONS!

2019 JODC Information

2019 Athlete Application

2019 Coach Application

Hunters HD Gold to Sponsor SASP in 2019

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program is pleased to announce that Hunters HD Gold Advanced Shooting Lenses has agreed to be a Bronze Level Sponsor in 2019. Hunters HD Gold is an Alabama based manufacturer of protective eye wear for shooters of all ages.

“Hunters HD Gold is excited to partner with the Scholastic Action Shooting Program in 2019. We have several Jr. Sponsored Shooters that told us about SASP in 2018 and it only makes sense to listen to the future of our sport! We look forward to being at SASP Nationals this year in Ohio and we will be there doing Demo Days so athletes can try our protective eyewear. See you all at the range soon” stated Brian Conley, President Hunters HD Gold.

Rick Leach, SASP National Director added, “We are thrilled to have Hunters HD Gold be a sponsor of our program this year. Safety is the #1 concern of everyone involved with SASP and Hunters HD Gold’s protective eyewear fit perfectly into our program.

For more information on the entire lineup of Hunters HD Gold Products, visit their website at www.huntershdgold.com

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) selects the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) as their Marksmanship Program

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps announced late last week the selection of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) as the firearms safety training and marksmanship partner for the USNSCC Program. The Scholastic Action Shooting Program along with the Scholastic Clay Target Program are operated by the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF), an educational-athletic non-profit amateur sports organization which exists to introduce scholastic age youth to competitive team shooting sports.

Founded in 1962, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets is a national youth leadership development program. The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps runs two programs, one for ages 13 through the completion of high school and a second program, the Navy League Cadet Corps for ages 10-13. “The USNSCC values individual responsibility and sportsmanship, and we’re really excited to partner with an organization that holds these same values,” said retired Navy Captain Paul Zambernardi, the Executive Director of the USNSCC. “Our partnership with SASP is going to provide the opportunity to safely participate in team-based action shooting events, opening up a new world of teamwork and competition to the cadets of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.”

Vicki Powell, Director of Unit Training with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps added, “We are really looking forward to our partnership with SASP. This program fits perfectly with our stated program goals and will allow our units across the country to add a responsible competitive discipline to their ongoing unit activities.”

Rick Leach, National Director of the SASP program stated following the announcement, “We are excited to have this partnership with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. We are looking forward to completing the program development, training coaches and getting the Sea Cadet Youth Athletes competing at all our local, state, regional and national events in 2019.”

Sea Cadet unit leadership across the country will be attending SASP coaches training classes in the next few months with the goal to have units participating in competitions throughout 2019.

“SASP is an excellent program that promotes safe and responsible competition through team shooting sports”, stated Gary Weisbaum, Head of SASP Marketing. “This program provides a key recruitment and retention tool for U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps units across the country.”

About the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps:
The USNSCC is a national non-profit youth leadership development program for youth age ten through the completion of high school.

The USNSCC believes in providing opportunities for young Americans that will positively shape their lives and career. For 55 years, through a nationwide network of dedicated volunteers, the USNSCC has provided life-changing programs that have helped develop our next generation of leaders. As the official youth program of the U.S. Navy and U.S Coast Guard, the USNSCC has provided leadership training for more than 170,000 young Americans.

For more information, visit the official website at www.seacadets.org.

Ruger PC Carbine Exclusive through MidwayUSA Foundation

Act now to get your SASP team in on this exclusive offer from our partners at the MidwayUSA Foundation and grow your team endowment account plus cash for operating needs! This opportunity is available only to Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) teams until the end of March! Starting in April these guns will be available to ALL teams supported by the MidwayUSA Foundation.

Teams must be registered with the SASP National office in order to participate. Once your team is registered, simply download, complete and return the Letter of Intent form along with supporting documentation as outlined on the form. MidwayUSA Foundation will then arrange to have a fundraising package of TWO Ruger PC Carbines shipped to your FFL of choice.

At least $1,500 per fundraising package shall be donated to a MidwayUSA Foundation TEAM Endowment, through a single contribution, which will be eligible for any applicable match available at the time of donation. Your team must use the MidwayUSA Foundation donation form for this promotion at the time of the donation.

The availability of rifles through this promotion is extremely limited so act fast if your team would like to participate. Thanks again to our partners at the MidwayUSA Foundation for making this opportunity available to SASP teams!

2019 SASP All State Team Criteria

Thanks to the generous sponsorship by GLOCK, RUGER, CZ-USA and ACTION TARGET, at the 2019 National Championships SASP will have an ALL-STATE TEAM Competition.

Athletes who compete in their respective state SASP match in .22 pistol, .22 rifle (optic/iron combined), centerfire pistol or PCC are eligible to make their states SASP All-State Team at the 2019 National Championships in Marengo, OH.  Each state will have an All-State Pistol team made up of two rimfire pistol athletes and two Centerfire athletes (1911 will not be included).  The All-State Rifle team will be made up of two rimfire rifle athletes and two PCC athletes. (iron or optic will not be considered).

Any athlete who places in the top two at their respective state championships will be eligible to represent his or her state in that discipline. Athletes may qualify as All-State in more than one discipline.  If a top-two athlete is NOT attending the SASP National Championships in Ohio, then the opportunity will be bumped down to the next eligible competitor from that state who is attending the National Championships.

Athletes attending the National Championships (representing their state as an All-State Team member) will receive a custom shirt signifying their All-State Team designation!


Top two athletes will be determined by the actual times shot for each discipline at their respective State SASP match.

Ties – If a tie occurs for final ranking, the In & Out (V for V if used) stage score will be used as the tie-breaker. If that does not break the tie, the fastest single run of that stage will be used as the tie-breaker. If necessary, the second and third run will be used as the tie breaker.

Times at the National Championships will be used from the athlete’s normal squadding with his or her team. Any ties will be broken as per the handbook and listed about using In and Out or V for V stage.

This is NOT an HOA event! Athletes do not need to compete in all disciplines.

SASP will provide awards to the 1st through 3rd place team members for each discipline. These awards will be presented at the respective awards ceremonies on Friday and Saturday at Nationals.

The All-State Teams will be comprised of two athletes from each state for each discipline, non-collegiate athletes only!

Good luck and congratulations to all the SASP All State Team members!

Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation 2020 Scholarship Program

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF), is once again offering our scholarship program to reward deserving, graduating seniors in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) with needed college assistance. The main objective is to award as many scholarships as possible to qualifying SCTP / SASP graduating seniors.

Since 2013, the SSSF has awarded over $450,000 in scholarship funds benefiting over 450 student athletes, from nearly all 50 states in the Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting programs. We are pleased to announce that last year’s Scholarship Program awarded over $100,000 to qualifying applicants.

The SSSF is establishing minimal guidelines for the selection procedure, thus allowing the final selection to be as simple as possible.

*NOTE – You must be a current and paid member of the SCTP or SASP national organization at the time of application submission! See details on how to complete your team registration here.

General Procedures: Each applicant must be a graduating senior within the year of the awarded scholarship and must be registered for college before the scholarship is awarded in that same year.• Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average through the most recent grading period ending on or before April 1, 2020.

• Each prospective recipient must be registered as a full-time college student before the scholarship is awarded and must provide the name of the post-secondary college or community/ junior college to receive the scholarship proceeds. Each scholarship check will be mailed to the appropriate college in the student’s name by October 1, 2020. The scholarship funds are to be used for tuition.  This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship.

• Applicants may not be in receipt of any “full” scholarship funds in order to qualify (i.e., athletics, military academy, academic, etc.).

• Applicants must have participated during 2019-2020 in one of their SCTP / SASP State Championships, National Championships, or regional events in Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Olympic Bunker, Olympic Skeet Championships; Pistol or Rifle.

• Applicants must be able to complete all parts of the application packet:

Application / Personal Information Page:
•One Page Student Resume or School and Non-School Activities and Honors
•One Page Essay (see Essay Guidelines)
•Must attach current high school transcript or home school transcript!
Application Deadline (for the entire application packet): Midnight, April 19th, 2020
All Materials Must Be Received together as one packet by Deadline.  No exceptions!

Help us identify and promote the fact that SASP is so much more than shooting!

We need your help!

We are frequently asked by individuals, small and large companies, non-profit organizations, local, state and national government representatives, and many others what the Scholastic Action Shooting Program is all about. The easy answer is that it is about competitive action shooting in a team environment that promotes collaboration, teamwork, and the development of shooting skills in pistol and rifle shooting. The lesser given, but equally important or more significant answer is that our program promotes friendship, respect for others, advanced listening skills, increased focus, analytical skills development and many, many more non-shooting related life skills. We know this experience is different for every youth competitor and their family.

We would like our Athletes, Coaches, Parents and Adult Volunteers to take a few minutes and really think about how you/your child’s or children’s participation in SASP has positively affected their lives outside of the shooting range. Have they:

Become a better student?

Become more responsible?

Made better life decisions?

Become a better friend/brother/sister/member of your family?

Started noticing the world around them?

Donated their time to charitable activities?

These are only a few examples of the changes we have heard from our coaches, parents, and competitors. We want to know what has changed in your child/children.


Here is what you must do:

Prepare a typed 300-400-word story addressed to SASP program management explaining in detail how you/your child/athlete has grown as an individual since joining SASP other than their shooting skills. Be sure to include what changed, why it changed, it’s impact to them and your family, and how that change will positively impact their life in the future. Also include at least five high resolution pictures of the athlete competing at an SASP event, practice or with other SASP athletes.

Download complete information for athletes here…

Download complete information for coaches, parents and adult volunteers here…

Submit these before 5:00 PM on January 31st, 2019 by email to rleach@sssfonline.com .

All submissions will be reviewed by the SASP Staff and a review committee. The top three stories with the most significant and clearly explained personal impacts will win one of the following prizes including guns from GLOCK, Taurus, and Mossberg plus Walker hearing protection!

First prize is guaranteed to be given away in each category, adult or athlete.  If 20 or more entries are received, the second-place prize will be awarded, and if 30 or more entries are received, all three prizes will be awarded.

So, start thinking first. Make notes of your key thoughts on this topic and then sit down and do your best to tell us how you feel the SASP program has and is changing you /your child’s/athlete’s life. I cannot wait to start reading and sharing these stories!


Rick Leach
National Director, SASP

Support Your Local Shooting Team on Giving Tuesday!

Support your local shooting team on #GivingTuesday by making a tax-deductible donation to the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation’s Vision 20/20 campaign! Your donation on #GivingTuesday will support the immediate, cash needs of your favorite team AND will grow the team’s endowment account at the MidwayUSA Foundation! Teams also have the chance to earn up to $20,000 in BONUS team endowment funding based on the number of donors and the total amount of donations received before year end. Every donation counts!

All donations support your favorite team and all donors contributing $100 or more will receive this Browning 2-knife set

Lookup your favorite team here and make a tax-deductible donation on #GivingTuesday!

About #GivingTuesday
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 27, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

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