Scholastic Clay Target Program

sctp logoThe Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) was developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

In Tennessee, the SCTP is a joint effort between the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and the Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TWF).

SCTP provides Tennessee's youth, grades 5-12, an opportunity to compete in clay target shooting competitions with their peers from across the state.

There are three disciplines: trap, skeet & sporting clays.

Each individual participates with a team of shooters.

Most teams are recognized as a school endorsed program, local 4-H clubs or other community groups, such as Boy and/ or Girl Scouts or Venture Crews.

Since the programs inception in 2001, participation in the program has grown enormously. Currently, more than 1,800 youth are registered SCTP shooters in Tennessee.

Approximately 1,100 young shooters participated in the Tennessee SCTP State Championship Shoot in 2008. There are 81 SCTP teams across the state.

SCTP will teach youth the importance of firearms safety while instilling values of discipline, leadership, responsibility and teamwork that will help mold the future sportsmen and women of Tennessee, as well as promote healthy competition.

Apart from being the nation's leader in youth shooting sports programs, the Tennessee SCTP offers an opportunity for Tennessee's young men and women to experience the fun and excitement of competing in one of the fastest growing sports in the country.

For more information contact Andrew Peercy of the TWF at 615-353-1133, or you can also visit their Web site at www.tnsctp.org.