The Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) provides youth, age 9 through college, an opportunity to participate in shotgun shooting sports like trap, skeet, and sporting clays with peers from across the state. Tennessee SCTP is designed to teach the importance of safe firearms handling, responsibility, leadership, teamwork, and to promote healthy competition.
Tennessee SCTP has more than 2,000 athletes participating annually. Athletes from our program have won over 33 gold medals at the SCTP National Championships in Sparta, Illinois, far outpacing the next closest program. Several Tennessee SCTP shooters and coaches have been chosen for Junior Olympic Development Camp. The program has been covered in more than 30 national magazines and 10 nationally broadcasted television shows.
Safety is our first priority. All participants must pass a certified Hunter Education Course and receive additional training. Coaches receive first-rate classroom training and hands on safety and shotgun training. Scholastic clay target shooting has proven to be among the safest sports available in schools today.
Tennessee SCTP by the numbers
• More than 40 facilities across the state are being used by Tennessee SCTP teams
• More than 500 volunteers and 250 trained volunteer coaches
• More than 85,000 hours of volunteer support donated at a value of over $850,000
• More than 20 new shooting facilities established as a direct result of program
• Improvements made to 13 existing facilities to accommodate Tennessee SCTP shooters
• More than 100 new non-program shooting competitions now available in Tennessee
• More than $6.2 million statewide economic annually