Range Time

September 15, 2016

Boy Scouts of America Partners with SASP

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 Boy Scouts of America is pleased to partner with Scholastic Action Shooting Program to provide our Venturing youth with a challenging program,” Curt Palmer, BSA senior outdoor administration specialist, said. “Young men and women love to shoot firearms and this partnership will give them opportunities to learn safe handling while competing against their peers from around the country. It is an exciting way to teach them the values of Scouting while providing them an activity they love.”

The Boy Scouts will be using the SASP handbook, “Competitive Pistol Program Guidelines – For Participating in the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP)” in its efforts to instruct young shooters.

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 Curt Palmer at Curt.Palmer@scouting.org.

Jerry Glazebrook Wins SSSF GLOCK 30th Anniversary Pistol

We’d like to congratulate Jerry Glazebrook of Virginia for winning the SSSF GLOCK 30th Anniversary Pistol. The highly engraved GLOCK G17 was part of a raffle package drawn on July 17 as part of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program National Championships in Marengo, Ohio. Glazebrook purchased the raffle ticket to support his daughter Jennifer’s Team LoCo Motion.

To commemorate 30 years of GLOCK, 30 pistols have been uniquely hand-engraved by five master engravers. The exclusive SSSF pistol (S/N 30USA18) was presented to the SSSF for its significant contributions to the success of GLOCK.

The commemorative GLOCK 17 was one of five prizes in the raffle benefiting both local SASP teams and the national organization.  Other great prizes included steel targets from Action Target, two Smith and Wesson M&P 9 pistols and a Volquartsen Ultralite rifle.

SCTP Shooter Featured on Cover of Clay Target Nation

The SCTP congratulates Buckeye Elite Shooting Team member Sam LeCras for making the cover photo of the September issue of Clay Target Nation. The photo, which was taken by LeCras’s father, Tim, is of the shooter competing in skeet at the SCTP Nationals.

Clay Target Nation is the official publication of the National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) and National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA). It is offered exclusively to NSSA-NSCA members, in both printed and digital form.

The magazine is produced for NSSA-NSCA by Grand View Media, a leading publisher of outdoor magazine titles, under the direction of NSSA-NSCA.

Check out the magazine online at ClayTargetNation.com.

Nominate Your SASP or SCTP Coach for the Double Goal Award

Now’s the chance to honor your SCTP or SASP coach by nominating him or her for the PCA’s Double Goal Coach Award presented by TeamSnap.

PCA presents this award to 50 coaches from throughout the U.S. who pursue both winning, and the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.

Prizes include $200, a certificate, recognition through PCA’s website, newsletters and media campaigns and a chance for an all-expenses-paid trip to accept the honor in California during PCA’s National Youth Sports Awards Dinner and Auction and Auction presented by Deloitte.

Don’t wait. This year’s nominations close on Nov. 30, 2016. To nominate your coach, click here.

TSRAF Announces SASP Texas Youth Shooting Competitive Match Series

The TSRA Foundation is proud to announce The Texas Youth Action Shootout match series for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 competitive season.

In close cooperation with the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP), a program of the San Antonio based Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF), The Texas Youth Action Shootout will host youths age 12 through college age with a safe and team-based competitive environment. The series will conclude with a State Championship event in May 2017.

Read more HERE.

NSSA Searching for New Skeet Director

The National Skeet Shooting Association is now accepting applications for the position of Director of Skeet, to be located in San Antonio, Texas.

Candidates must possess an in-depth knowledge of skeet shooting, including hosting and operating registered shoots, budgeting, programs, announcements, NSSA Bylaws, rule formulation, and voting procedures. Candidates must be able to coordinate with Committees, act as directed by the Executive Director and Executive Committee, and supervise a staff. The Skeet Director must determine trends, statistics and other factors affecting the National Skeet Shooting Association and report periodically, making recommendations and implementing solutions. The Skeet Director is the primary contact with the 20,000 NSSA members and 600 club and member organizations. All prospective candidates must possess effective verbal and written communicative skills and basic computer knowledge.

To learn more, click here.

Membership Renewals and Registration Reminders for New Competition Season

As a reminder, September 1 marks the beginning of a new season with the Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting Programs. Membership renewals for coaches and athletes are required to retain member benefits including liability insurance, use of the SSSF SHOT system and eligibility to participate in all of the great SCTP and SASP events at the local, state, regional and national levels. In addition, membership is required to take full advantage of all of the SCTP/SASP deals and promotions and fundraisers as well as camp opportunities, scholarships and the All Scholastic Team.

For registration requirements and more details, click HERE.

Register Now for the Upcoming Texas NRA Level 1 Pistol Coach School

The SASP is partnering with the Texas State Rifle Association to host a NRA Level 1 Pistol Coach School Sept. 17-18, 2016 at the Cabela’s in Buda, Texas. Don’t wait. Register now!

Fees:
TSRA Member

  • Adult: $200
  • Junior Trainer (ages 15 – 17): $175

Non-TSRA Member (fee includes 1yr Annual Membership for Adult or Jr.)

  • Adult: $240
  • Junior Trainer (ages 15 – 17): $190

For more information, click here.

To register, click here.


For registration requirements and more details, click HERE.

SASP Reminders


October 1 
Southeast Fall Regional Match 
Carroll County Shooting Sports Park 
Huntingdon TN    

October 1 
SASP National Fundraising Banquet 
Carroll County Shooting Sports Park 
Huntingdon TN    

October 1 
Northeast Fall Regional Match 
Camp Hinds, Boy Scout Camp 
Raymond, ME    

October 8 
SASP National Fundraising Banquet 
Tucson Trap and Skeet Club 
Tucson, AZ    

October 29 
Ohio State Match 
Cardinal Center 
Marengo, OH  (in conjunction with the SCTP College Nationals)    

For match or banquet information, please contact Rick Leach (rleach@sssfonline.com)
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