The Scholastic Clay Target Program Indiana Trap State Championship is set for July 7th and 8th, in Fortville Indiana. The match is going to be held at the Indiana Gun Club (a scant 10 minutes from my house), and will features youths from grades 12 and down.
The teams, broken into 5 different divisions will compete for the state SCTP trap title, and can also each the opportunity to compete for the national title as well.
This event is open to the public, so if you’re interested in watching part of the future of shooting sports, you are welcome to attend.
Some facts on the Scholastic Clay Target Program:
SCTP is a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, managed in partnership with the national governing bodies for shooting sports: USA Shooting, Amateur Trapshooting Association, National Skeet Shooting Association and National Sporting Clays Association.
SCTP, experiencing remarkable growth over the past eight years, is considered “the Little League of shooting sports.” Some 8,000 to 9,000 students from over 45 states are expected to compete this year.
SCTP teams compete in the sports of trap, skeet and sporting clays as well as the Olympic versions of trap and skeet.
I should also note that the top shooters at the SCTP State Championship will have the chance to attend an Olympic training camp to help them get the skills they need to compete at the collegiate level.