Range Time

December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!

To all our sponsors, supporters, athletes, coaches, and families, we wish you the very best this holiday season can offer. May this Christmastime be a precious gift to you all, and may the New Year bring a host of wonderful blessings and memories.

These Two Will Represent BSA as 2016-2017 NRA Youth Ambassadors

Reprinted with permission from Scouting Magazine

The Boy Scouts of America has selected two young people to serve as the 2016-2017 NRA/BSA Brownell Youth Ambassadors.

In this role, the pair will represent all Boy Scouts and Venturers at a variety of shooting sports industry events. They’ll work in support of the BSA and the National Rifle Association to promote responsible shooting sports activities within Scouting.

At Scout camps across the country each year, hundreds of thousands of Scouts and Venturers participate in shooting sports activities — archery, rifle shooting, shotgun shooting and more. Trained adult volunteers ensure they have safe and rewarding experience.

Shooting sports are one of the many ways that Scouting teaches character to young people. The activities are known to both attract and retain youth in the Scouting movement.

The two NRA Youth Ambassadors are Jamie Lear, 18, of the Amarillo, Texas-based Golden Spread Council; and Keaton Sharp, also 18, of the Houston-based Sam Houston Area Council.

Their first major assignment is to represent the BSA and the NRA at the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s SHOT Show in January in Las Vegas. They’ll attend meetings, visit and thank sponsors, and support the mission of the BSA.

In April, they’ll again represent the BSA at a big event — this time the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

All this in addition to writing articles for the NRA’s blogs, NRA magazine and other shooting sports publications.

Click HERE to read more...

2017 SCTP & SASP National Championships to Return to Ohio

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) has announced that the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Championships will be conducted at the Ohio-based Cardinal Shooting Center July 8-15, 2017. The SSSF has signed a three-year agreement with the Cardinal Shooting Center to hold its annual July championships from 2017-2019.

“We are very pleased to be working with the Cardinal Shooting Center for the next three years” said Ben Berka, president and executive director for the SSSF. “The staff at Cardinal worked very hard to accommodate our 2016 National event and met near-impossible deadlines to expand range infrastructure, proving their commitment to our teams and families. We are looking forward to continuing the tradition of providing first class championship events for our SCTP & SASP teams in central Ohio!”

“The Cardinal Shooting Center is ecstatic about the partnership with SSSF to host their National Championship in Marengo, Ohio” said Luke Spengler, trap manager at the Cardinal Shooting Center. “We look forward to providing the SCTP/SASP competitors and their families with a great facility and a high quality event. We await eagerly to see all of the competitors in July and we know you will have a fantastic time in Ohio!”

Thank You, 2016 Vision 20/20 Campaign

We would like to thank all of the individual donors and all of our teams who participated in the 2016 Vision 20/20 Leadership Giving campaign! With your help we surpassed our goal of $20,000 in the first year of this multi-year mission!!

In the team competition, Wisconsin based Kettle Moraine Lasers Shooting team took top honors and the $10,000 MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment prize raising $4,240 with the Rocky Mountain Clay Busters from Colorado a close second by raising $3,865! See the complete team standings on our website and stay tuned on how your team can participate next year as we move closer to our goal of 20,000 youth shooters!

Click HERE for more information.

Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation Welcomes Barry Rich to Board of Directors

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is pleased to announce the election of Barry Rich to its board of directors. Rich resides in Nashville, is recently retired from the banking industry and has previously served in numerous volunteer positions with the National Skeet Shooting Association and co-chair of the Ladies Charity Skeet Classic for seven years.

“We welcome Barry to the SSSF Board!” said Louise Terry, SSSF chairperson. “I have known Barry for almost 15 years and we have worked together on a number of shooting projects. I’m looking forward to continuing our efforts to promote youth and the shooting sports.”

Rich has been a strong supporter and benefactor of the SSSF and is currently co-owner of Double Guns of Nashville, a dealer in competition shotguns and fine double guns.

“I am honored to serve on the SSSF board,” Rich said. “The work of this foundation is critical to introducing the shooting sports to the youth of America, and ensuring their continued involvement.”

Rich’s election fills the board seat vacated by Carlton Nether on the eleven-member board.

SCTP Virtual Match Series Registration is Open

Coaches and teams!

Registration for the Virtual Match series starting on January 2, 2017, is now open. Teams that are currently practicing and forming can take part in our newest competitions!

See how you stack up against teams from around the country in trap and skeet!

It’s easy and fun!

Coaches, sign in to your SHOT System account and go to “Virtual Series”. Once there, click on “Virtual Series” in the list of Available Options. After that, click on “Register Now”. Registered teams will receive additional information and scoring instructions in the next two weeks and no further action is required in the Virtual Series portion of the SHOT system until the weekend of January 7th. 

Keep in mind, you must enter your athlete’s scores each week and prior to midnight of each Sunday. Scores for the week will be posted every Monday morning! The system will use the top five trap scores and top five skeet scores from each team as your team’s weekly competitive score.

Want some advice, coaches? Click HERE to read more!

Incentive for All SCTP Teams


In an effort to help you and your SCTP teams with National Governing Body (NGB) fees for the 2016/2017 shooting season as well as growing your team’s MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment account, we have a new program in place for this shooting season!

Click HERE for all the details.

Reserve Your Lodging Now for the 2017 SCTP/SASP National Championships


If you know you’ll be attending the 2017 SCTP/SASP National Championships at the Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio, July 8-15, 2017, go ahead and make your reservation now to secure your lodging at the sports facility, nearby campground or at one of the many hotels in the area.

Considered Ohio’s premier public shooting sports facility, the Cardinal Center offers impressive trapshooting and sporting clays ranges, as well as an indoor heated pool, lake for fishing, lots of outdoor activities, and great facilities for family camping, including 550 camp sites. Wifi service is available on the grounds as well.

The center is located at I-71 (exit 140) and St. Rt. 61, just 30 miles north of Columbus. For those not keen on camping, there are a number of additional lodging options located within 30 minutes of the Cardinal Center.

Click HERE for more information.

Upcoming Dates & Reminders


SSSF
EVENTS
January 17-20; SHOT Show: Las Vegas, NV  (Booth #2419)

Feb. 17-19; Pheasant Fest: Minneapolis, MN                         

SCTP
BANQUETS            
February 11: Iowa                                                                     
March 11Massachusetts       
March 17Wisconsin                                                                

REGIONAL SHOOTS
March 10-12: Nevada            
April 22-23Sparta, IL                                                             
April 5-7Ohio                    
June 3-4: Michigan                                                                  


EVENTS
Jan. 7-8;
Rockingham Sport Show: Rockingham, NJ     
Jan. 25-29; Washington Sportsman's Show: Pullyap, WA    
Feb. 3-5;
Kentucky Sportsman's Show: Owensboro, KY   
Feb. 8-12; Portland Sportsman's Show: Portland, OR          
Feb.15-19;
National Wild Turkey Federation: Nashville, TN
Feb. 23-26; Indiana Deer, Turkey, & Waterfowl Expo:           Indianapolis, IN                                                                         
 March. 24-26; Palmetto Sport Show: Palmetto, SC              


SASP
STATE MATCHES
Feb. 11; South Carolina/Georgia: Athens, GA                   
Feb. 18: Arizona: Casa Grande, AZ
April 29; Kentucky: Wilmore, KY                                             
May 5-6; Tennessee: Huntington, TN              
May 21; Texas                                                                          
June 3-4; Iowa: Ankeny, IA                   
June 16-18; Michigan: Sturgis, MI                                          

June 25; Indiana: Freetown, IN               

REGIONAL SHOOTS
Feb. 4; Southwest Winter: CCC Shooting Complex;             
Navasota, TX                                                                      

April 8; Northeast Spring: Sig Sauer Academy; Epping, NH
April 22; Midwest Spring: Sparta, IL                                      

NATIONAL MATCHES
March 11-12; College Nationals: Talladega, AL

LEVEL 1 PISTOL COACH CLASS
Jan. 7-8; Wright City, MO (Benchrest Rifle Club)                     
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