Lots of stuff in the works!

Well it’s September and that means the 2013-14 SCTP season is upon us. This is the first of a boatload of emails I will be sending out in the next few weeks.  In addition to the information below, look for updates regarding our early signups (participants and coaches), 2014 practice and competition schedule, and details of our upcoming fall fun shoots.


Coaches Training

I’m putting in for a grant for Mason-Dixon to host an NRA Level 1 Shotgun Coach Training School in the spring of 2014. This will be two days of training (Saturday and Sunday) at a local club (date and location TBD).  Upon successful completion, this will provide participants with their NRA Coaching Certification. For more information about the course and what’s involved, including an agenda, please visit http://coaching.nra.org/documents/pdf/education/training/sponsors_guide.pdf

The cost of the training is $175 and I need a minimum of 15 participants in order to hold the class.  If you are interested in paying the full $175 and attending, please let me know ASAP.  You will be guaranteed a spot, and if the grant comes through, we will refund 100% of what the grant covers.

Sporting Clays Clinic with Anthony Matarese

I’m putting together a Youth Sporting Clays Clinic with Anthony Matarese for this spring.  For those of you who don’t know him, Anthony is one of the top sporting clays shooters and instructors in the country.  This is an incredible opportunity for both the experienced and beginner shooter.

This will be a group lesson at Anthony’s range, M&M Sporting Clays, located in Pennsville, New Jersey (date TBD).  From York, it takes approximately 2 hours to get to M&M depending on traffic.  This three hour group lesson is limited to 10-12 shooters and includes 100 targets.  Cost for the Clinic is $95 per person.  Ammo and transportation to and from M&M are the responsibility of the shooters.  This is not a drop off clinic, a parent or guardian must attend and is required to follow the participant around the course.  Eye and ear protection is mandatory for everyone on the course.

To try and help defray the cost of this event, I have applied for a NRA Grant to cover both the cost of the clinic and the ammo.  I plan to hold this clinic even if we don’t receive the grant so if you are interested in paying the full $95 and attending please let me know ASAP.  You will be guaranteed a spot, and if the grant comes through, we will refund 100% of what the grant covers.

Nationals Hotel

If you have never been to the SCTP Nationals in Sparta, IL you’ll have no idea how big this is … let me assure you that everyone who has been to nationals will know what I’m about to say is BIG NEWS!

My lovely wife was able to reserve nine rooms at the Holiday Inn Express in Sparta, Illinois for the 2014 SCTP American Team National Championship.  These rooms are 2 QUEEN BEDS NONSMOKING with a Check-In date of  Sun Jul-13-2014 and a Check-Out date of Sat Jul-19-2014.  The cost for the six night stay including tax is $800.  This hotel is just FOUR MILES from the World Shooting Complex and is extremely difficult to get. I know it’s early but these rooms are like gold and are first come first served. Please get back to me ASAP if you are interested in reserving one of these rooms.