ACUI and SCTP are proud to announce a partnership for the 2022–23 collegiate shooting sports season. This endeavor will allow the two organizations to enhance their respective programs.
“For over 50 years, ACUI has offered a collegiate competitive program focused on the growth and development of college students” said John Taylor, ACUI Chief Executive Officer. “All of us at ACUI have seen the positive impact of the clay target shooting sports on individual students, their personal growth and maturity. We are excited to be strengthening and expanding our program through a new partnership with SCTP.”
Through this partnership:
- ACUI will use SCTP’s robust scoring and registration for all competitions.
- SCTP will provide liability insurance for all collegiate athletes and coaches participating in ACUI or SCTP events.
- Both organizations will expand their scholarship offerings.
“I think this is a very good move for ACUI as well as SCTP,” said SCTP National Director Tom Wondrash. “Utilizing our SHOT system for scoring and registration will make all ACUI/SCTP College events run quickly and smoothly. We couldn’t be happier to partner with ACUI and look forward to a strong and long-lasting relationship with them!”
In the future, ACUI and SCTP plan to enhance SCTP’s coach training program with additional youth leadership education. Our intent is to offer the best College shooting experience possible for our athletes!
ACUI (Association of College Unions International), one of the oldest associations in higher education, was founded in 1914. ACUI is the largest organization that represents student centers and student unions. ACUI started its clay targets program more than 50 years ago and hosts the largest collegiate national championship, as well as several regional events throughout the year.
The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) has been running shotgun shooting events for fourth graders through collegiate athletes since its inception in 2001 by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. SCTP hosts some of the largest shooting events in the world, including the SCTP National Championships. This year’s record-breaking numbers of over 3,500 athletes, 9,000 registrations, and about 2 million clay targets to be thrown will mark yet another milestone in youth clay target shooting!
About the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) across the United States. The SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.
Provide and enhance personal growth and development opportunities for student athlete members; become the premier authority in all things pertaining to firearm-related pursuits for youth; pass on to future generations the legacy of lifelong, safe, responsible enjoyment of the shooting sports. This includes serving as the primary feeder/pipeline for organized, sanctioned shooting organizations and teams, like USA SHOOTING, TEAM USA, and the NGBs (NSSA, NSCA, ATA).