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Providing Youths the Opportunity to Develop & Compete


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The California Scholastic Clay Target Program provides youth participants in grades 4 through 12 the opportunity to develop and learn shotgun sporting skills in American Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays and International Shotgun Games.

Young athletes learn firearm and field safety, ethics and sportsmanship, shooting skills and discipline, leadership and teamwork.

The CASCTP gives young athletes the opportunity to showcase their competitive skills and earn recognition in local, state, national and international venues.

The CASCTP is actively recruiting volunteers and participants to join in on the enjoyment of the shotgun shooting sports.

CASCTP Regions

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Amador, Alpine, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Modoc, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, San Joaquin, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Trinity, Tehama, Placer, Plumas, Yolo, Yuba


Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne


Imperial,San Bernardino, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura


Contact a regional or state director.

Choose which discipline you are interested in participating in and contact that discipline’s regional or state director.

You can also choose to make the CASCTP your clubs youth program and promote all shotgun sports; skeet, trap, sporting clays and the international venues.

The directors will guide you through the process, assist you with proper completion of the necessary paperwork, assist coaches, parents and athletes and answer any specific questions. CASCTP Directors and Staff can assist with your first clinic or practice.

Recruit club members

In many cases, you may already have a youth group ready to participate or you may need to set up a registration and information meeting or shooting clinic.

If you are starting new, advertising, contacting other youth organizations (Boy Scouts, 4-H, Local Churches, etc.) can be a big boost. Placing ads in the local newspaper, posting flyers in local sporting good stores and shooting facility’s and if possible visit your local radio station.

The CASCTP website has several brochures, FAQ’s page and other useful information that can be distributed to potential club members.

A new shooter clinic will get the new athletes out on the shotgun sports field. The CASCTP State Staff can help at the first clinic to ensure everything runs smooth, safe and fun!

Register your Club and Team Members

Once you have program participants, you will need to complete ALL of the necessary forms and waivers.

Schedule an Orientation Meeting (OM). At the OM you can review and ensure that all paperwork is properly filled out and this is a great time to go over ALL firearm and range safety, club and any other safety procedures and team rules. Don’t forget to recruit volunteers!

Become a Certified CASCTP Coach

As a Coach or Program Director you will need to set yourself as well as your team up for success by attending an NRA/USAS/CMP Shotgun Coach School. Schools are held at various locations throughout the state year round.

Becoming a Certified Coach increases your knowledge in the shooting sports, gives you a comprehensive understanding of the mental and physical demands of today’s athlete, assists you in running organized practices and sets up proper competitions. Keeping current with your training will allow your athletes to keep current with theirs!

Certifications MUST BE CURRENT.

There are other classes, NGB certifications and schools that will advance your training and knowledge. Send us an email for more information.