Frequently Asked Questions
How much time should I expect to have to practice each week?
How good do you want to be? Practice can vary from team to team, but it typically takes a group of athletes one hour to shoot 100 targets, which constitutes a standard practice.
Do I have to own a shotgun? What kind should I have?
Each athlete should own their own shotgun, but some teams have team guns. Consult your head coach before purchasing a new shotgun.
When can I start participating with the team?
If you are interested in joining a team complete this form. The next step is to complete Hunter Education.
Why doesn’t my school have a team?
Not all schools have teams. In many cases, it’s just a matter of finding a volunteer to take over coaching and enough interested athletes. If you or your school is interested in starting a team, please complete the form on this page.
Are there colleges and universities that offer shooting scholarships?
Tennessee SCTP athletes interested in competing at the collegiate level should check out these schools that offer scholarships for athletes in the shotgun sports. All athletes interested in being considered for a scholarship for shotgun sports are urged to keep a shooting journal/diary to present to coaches when applying.
Bethel University Trap and Skeet
Concordia Trap and Skeet Team
Connors State College Shotgun Shooting Sports Club
Doane University Shotgun Sports Program
Drury University Trap and Skeet
Emmanuel College Clay Target Team
Franklin Springs, Georgia
Grand View University Trap and Skeet
Des Moines, Iowa
Hastings College Shooting Club
Hillsdale College Shotgun Team
HLGU Shotgun Sports
Iowa Central Tritons Sport Shooting
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Iowa Lakes Community College Sports Shooting Team
Iowa Western Shotgun Sports
Council Bluffs, Iowa
JU Shooting Team
Lindenwood University Trap and Skeet
Saint Charles, Missouri
Lyon College Shooting Club
Mount Marty College Trap Shooting Team
Yankton, South Dakota
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Shotgun Team
Rams Clay Target Team
San Angelo, Texas
SCC Blackhawks Sports Shooting
West Burlington, Iowa
Schreiner University Shooting Sports
University of Tennessee Southern
University of the Ozarks Trap and Skeet
Wichita State University Shooting Sports Club
Does Tennessee SCTP offer college scholarships?
Current Tennessee SCTP athletes who are graduating high school seniors and who have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 can apply for scholarships.
Robert E. Tipton Memorial Scholarship – Application
Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program Scholarship – Application
Dr. John O. Gayden Memorial Scholarship – Application
Tips and Suggestions
Read Coach Chad Whittenburg’s Top Four Tips for pursuing a collegiate shooting career HERE!