The Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) has been asked to assist with an introductory class of the 6th Annual U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Action Shooting Junior Clinic. The event will be held Oct. 25-27 at the team’s Krilling Range complex at Fort Benning, GA. Members of the USAMU will teach students techniques such as accuracy, transitions, and other action shooting technics. In addition attendees will cycle through SPP as part of the clinic. Students will eat, sleep and breathe action pistol shooting over the course of three days with a small teacher-to-student ratio. This year’s guest instructor is Team GLOCK Captain and former USAMU member KC Eusebio. In addition to Eusebio, fellow Team GLOCK member Tori Nonaka and Ed Fitzgerald, GLOCK SPP liaison and Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) Board of Trustee member will on hand for the clinic.
“Junior programs like SPP are what keep the Action Shooting Sports alive and growing,” said SSG Lee Dimaculangan, USAMU. “I won’t be surprised if a future USAMU member was associated with SPP during their youth.”
“This is our second event with the USAMU this year and is a great follow-up to our Collegiate Nationals which was held during the Army Strong Collegiate Shooting Championships in March,” said Scott Moore, Director, SPP. “I can’t think of a better place to bring the SPP athletes than the “Home of Champions”, LTC Don A. King Jr. and his staff are great host and instructors.”
SPP is supported, in part, by founding partners GLOCK, Smith & Wesson and Action Target. Additional partners include Atlanta Arms & Ammunition, Browning, NextLevel Training, PACT Timers, Pro Ears, Remington Arms, Rudy Project, Tactical Solutions and Winchester Ammunition among others.
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) across the United States, including participant registration, coaches, state coordinators, state and national championships, promotion, communications, websites, public relations and growth strategies The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation exists to raise funding and other resources for Youth Development Programs in the shooting sports industry.
SCTP and SPP are youth development programs, originally developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), where adult coaches and volunteers model sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, and teamwork while using shooting sports programs to teach these and other positive life skills to the athletes.
To learn more about SCTP or SPP call (419) 794-9924 or visit their website at www.sssfonline.com.
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