The SCTP was designed to give youth a positive experience while being a member of a team. The SCTP provides the opportunity for boys and girls in the elementary grades through high school to participate in the exciting and challenging sports of trap, skeet and sporting clays in a supportive environment taught by trained and supportive adult coaches focusing on the safe handling and use of firearms.
For 45 years, ACUI has hosted the Collegiate Clay Target Championships, with more than 30 at the National Shooting Complex. This is the only collegiate event featuring all six events: International Skeet and Trap, American Skeet and Trap, Five-Stand, and Sporting Clays. ACUI also sanctions the Clay Target Championship Shotgun Bowl Series.
The National Rifle Association hosts a variety of programs aimed at teaching youth shooting skills such as safe firearm handling, firearm parts and operation, ammunition and its function, shooting fundamentals, how to select, clean and store a firearm, and many more. It also offers scholarships and opportunities to become involved in competition and the future of the shooting sports.
National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) has established a Scholarship Program based on a 4-year degree program and will present $2,500 scholarships to four eligible high school seniors each year. Awards are based on shooting participation, scholarship, and citizenship.
NRA has created a list of colleges offering shooting programs, many of which offer scholarships. Search the college list by state or shooting discipline.
Junior Shooters, a place for our next generation of shooting enthusiasts! Junior Shooters strives to be the first of its kind to promote juniors involved in all shooting disciplines on-line and in print. They provide information on clubs, events, safety, and information for all shooting disciplines.
We strive to grow the future of the sport by encouraging youth to enroll in membership with NSCA at a reduced rate.