The Dragoon Chapter (Ankeny) Izaak Walton League and Iowa DNR Shooting Sports are sponsoring a kickoff seminar for the Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dragoon Chapter Ikes located near Ankeny.
All prospective program coaches and shooting range representatives from Iowa are encouraged to attend. National SPP staff will be on hand to discuss the program with prospective coaches/range sponsors in the morning and attendees will visit the ranges and have an opportunity to see and shoot the SPP stages in the afternoon.
Those interested in attending should RSVP Ben Berka at Ben.Berka@dnr.iowa.gov
by July 19. Additional information will be sent to those who RSVP.
The Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) provides an opportunity for young adults to participate in the exciting and challenging family sport of “speed shooting” in a supportive environment taught by trained adult coaches focusing on the safe handling and use of handguns.
The basic competitive unit of SPP is a four-person squad; each squad shoots four stages. In SPP competition, time is the score. Total score for all stages will determine each competitor’s match score. The combined scores of the four shooters become the squad’s match score.
SPP is supported, in part, by founding partners GLOCK, Smith & Wesson and Action Target. Additional partners include Atlanta Arms & Ammunition, PACT Timers, Pro Ears, 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.