Youth Shooting Sports

Clay Target
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The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation organizes team-based tournaments for young people through the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP). Ninety-two percent of the student-athletes participate in the clay-shooting disciplines of trap, skeet, sporting clays, bunker trap, trap doubles and international skeet.

58.1 Million

Estimated total number of clay targets shot and rounds fired by SCTP/SASP athletes in 2017.


Number of athletes from 45 states that made the SCTP/SASP the largest youth shooting program in the US in 2017.


Increase in SCTP participants from 2010 to 2017 (from 5,174 to 14,798).

$8.9 Million

Estimated amount to be spent by SCTP/SASP participants & family members on shooting-sports equipment, ammunition, firearms, apparel, targets & accessories in 2018.

6.3 Million

Number of clay targets thrown during the 2016-’17 competition season.

Source: 2018 SCTP & SASP Media Guide. Learn more.

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