The Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program (TNSCTP) provides youth grades 5-12 and college an opportunity to participate in shotgun shooting sports like skeet, trap, and sporting clays with peers from across the state. TNSCTP is designed to teach the importance of safe firearms handling, responsibility, leadership, teamwork, and to promote healthy competition.
TNSCTP is the No. 1 competitive youth shooting program in the U.S. with more than 2,000 participants in 2014. That same year, athletes from our program captured 33 gold medals at the SCTP National Championships in Sparta, Illinois, far outpacing the next closest program. Several TNSCTP 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.
A word about safety: All participants must pass a certified Hunter Education Course and receive additional training. Coaches receive first-rate classroom training and hands on safety/shotgun training. Scholastic clay target shooting has proven to be among the safest sports available in schools today.
TNSCTP by the numbers
• More than 40 facilities across the state are being used by TNSCTP 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 TNSCTP shooters
• More than 100 new non-program shooting competitions now available in Tennessee
• More than $6.2 million statewide economic annually
• Youth Hunts have increased from 2 to 9 opportunities