Scholastic Clay Target ProgramArizona Dust Devils

This has been a primary program of AOS since it’s founding with sponsorship of the Arizona Dust Devils SCTP Team. SCTP is a national program for students starting about age 10 or 11 to age 18.  SCTP in Arizona is part of the  Arizona Game and Fish Department shooting sports programs.  The youth shotgun activity begins in October and continues to April with monthly practices in clay target shooting.  State and National competition is available for dedicated skilled shooters wanting to win scholarships.  Youthful new shooters quickly focus on aspects of respect and responsibility that are so much a part of safe shooting.  This creates a rewarding experience for AOS coaches and instructors as they watch these students develop into good solid citizens.

Fun is an essential aspect of our activity.  This applies not just to the students, but also the parents and even the coaches.  Sometimes, it feels like we have the most fun of all.

Safety goes hand in hand with fun.  We do not want anything to spoil all the fun we are having.  Respect and responsibility are keys to safe shooting and become part of our shooter’s personality by season’s end.

The team usually fills to capacity near the start of the season.  Practices are typically twice per month for 6 months, usually on the Rio Salado Range.  We try to maintain a coach / student ratio of 1 to 4 or better.  Other funding from the Heritage Fund and Game and Fish Department provides targets, guns, and ammunition.  Funding  is not guaranteed for future seasons.  Each year stands on its own.

A meeting held with head coaches of Arizona SCTP teams and the AZ Game and Fish Dept. Shooting Coordinator established the basic parameters of the 2014-15 season for AZ SCTP.  If you have a school age son or daughter with acceptable grades and an interest in shooting, we would be pleased to hear from you.  If you are interested in helping the team or in coaching, please call.  We will be conducting a coach training session this fall or early winter.

Early registration is encouraged.  If we are full or if you live in another part of the state, we will help you make contact with another team. Contact

Forms for Registration: 

Forms – Click Here


Please bring a full set of registration forms filled out on line and down loaded for printing.   The printed forms should be signed by and parent and athlete.  Bring check or cash for the $125 annual registration fee.  Note: this includes ammo, gun use, and targets for all regular season practices. [Do not let the registration payment be a problem.  Call me]

Where and When to Register:

Arizona Outdoor Sports, Inc., a 501(c)3 AZ corp.

Registration Day 2015-16 SCTP Season

Arizona Dust Devils Team


When – Sept. 26, 2015

  • 7:45 AM – Meet at I-10 exit 200 ramp,  Sunland Gin Road and I-10
  • 8 AM – Leave in a caravan for 10 minute drive to the CATS Range
  • 8:30 AM – Welcome to CATS and the 2015-16 AOS SCTP Season.  Announcements, season changes, safety discussionn, extra opportunities to shoot and hunt.  Drink full bottle of water.
  • 9 AM – Registration continues with parents.  Athletes polled on interests and experience.  Discussion of optional activities.
  • 9:30 – Athletes to the shooting lines for a explanation of range rules and procedures.  Understanding of responsibility by shooters, RSO, coaches, and parents.  Shooting assignments.
  • 9:45 – Range is ‘hot’.
  • 11:00 – Cease fire!  Break time.  Drink another bottle of water to keep sharp vision and concentration.  Rotate shooting assignments, targets, coaches.    Questions, shooters choice of activity for next round.
  •  11:15 – Range is ‘hot’.  Shooting reopens to learn new skills.
  •  11:50 – Cease fire.  Recap from registration volunteers.  Loose ends resolved.  Memberships in Arizona Outdoor Sports, Inc. as athletes on the Dust Devils Team in the AZGFD sanctioned Scholastic Clay Target Program are confirmed.  Clean up.
  •  Noon – All are free to go or stay for more Registration Day bonus shooting on different targets with different squad members.  Share skills, make friends, communicate with coaches on  season goals…….  Time permitting, Coaching demo for parents
  •  1 PM – Final Cease Fire, clean up to leave it better than we found it.


Where – C.A.T.S. Range in AZ City (Eloy):

Meet at Exit 200 on I-10.  This is the Sunland Gin Road past Casa       Grande and the first exit past the I-8 junction.  (about 40 min from      Chandler)  Our caravan will leave the restaurant parking lot at the          end of the exit ramp at 8 AM.  The farm gates will be unlocked for          AOS members in caravan.  Farm roads are unpaved dirt and             subject to making heavy dust.  Our speed on the farm roads will be         as slow as necessary to eliminate all dust.  We want Shedd Family         Farms to renew our range use invitations.


            Guns, ammo, targets, safety gear, and AZGFD certified coaching to   provide the basic training and skill building exercises.  One outdoor portajohn.  Help keep it clean.  We will be the only user.

We will have ample bottled water.  Feel free to bring and share any snacks.  Granola bars, apples, bananas, grapes, rolls, veggie strips, even oatmeal cookies and such would be very welcome.  This is an opportunity for our athletes to learn what builds lasting competition energy and what gives the big boost followed by crash and burn.

Farm road is well graded for all regular passenger vehicles.  However, these are dirt roads and a recent rain could change that.  Do not attempt to drive through water on farm roads.

If question, call me at 480-628-9977.


You will see some of the best skilled coaches Arizona has to                            offer working with the Dust Devils Team athletes.  Everything                       AOS does for these athletes are made possible by this all                                 volunteer coach team.  If you care to join them, let us know.  We are         certified as trainers for the state and have a continuing program             for our coaches.  Meantime, if you notice a way to improve an     athlete’s scores, please let a coach know.  Two sources of instruction can be very confusing to an athlete trying to learn.

Your Responsibility:

Safety is every single person’s responsibility.  More about that in our AM briefing.  Younger children attending as family members need to be carefully watched.  This is a shooting range with lots of guns, ammo, and student shooters.  We get very serious about safety.  Please join us in this.

We want to keep the range secure.  No unauthorized shooting.

When you leave, please remember the no dust rule.  Enjoy a 5  mph ride through a working cotton farm.  Watch for rabbits,  dove, and quail.  Leave the gates as you found them; open stay open, closed should be left closed.

Help us keep the range totally clean.


Good communication answers questions and resolves little problems before they become troublesome.  This time of year, I stay very close to my email and my phone.  Feel free to call or email.  We are all working together as volunteers for the benefit of our youth.  They are the new custodians of America’s precious outdoor heritage and tradition.

Get acquainted:

Athletes need to make friends with their future squad mates and     get to know their coaches.  We learn by watching others.  Eye to eye             communication is wonderful.  Lifelong friendships will be made.     Parents need to know other parents and coaches.       Cell phone use is            really discouraged other than emergency calls.

Please bring:

Billed hats, wear glasses or safety glasses will be furnished. Wear closed shoes to protect feet.  Apply and reapply sun screen as needed.  We will have a couple pop ups but shade is always in short supply.  Feel free to bring a pop up.  DO BRING A CHAIR IF YOU PLAN TO SIT.  All are encouraged to wear hats as protection from the sun as well as sharp pieces of falling targets.

Where and When to Register:

Main Registration-New Shooters should attend

Registration Day Program Times and Directions – Click Here

September 26, 2015 8:30 am to 1:00 pm (gates open at 8:00 am)

C.A.T.S.SCTP Range in Arizona City, click link below for map/directions.

Map to C.A.T.S. SCTP Range in Arizona City


Sporting Clays Registration


Usery Mountain Shooting Range-3960 N Usery Pass Road, in Northeast Mesa, 7 miles north of Highway 60 (Ellsworth Road Exit).


International Trap Registration


Usery Mountain Shooting Range-3960 N Usery Pass Road, in Northeast Mesa, 7 miles north of Highway 60 (Ellsworth Road Exit).

SCTP State Event Dates and Registration Deadlines

We register for these events as a TEAM.  See your coach for registration forms and deadlines for form and payment.

Ben Avery Fun Shoot                           TDB

Tucson TSC Fun Shoot                       TDB

Sporting Clays Commissions Cup       TDB

Trap/Skeet Commissioners Cup         TDB


If you plan to participate in any of the Commissioner’s Cups Events, you will need to also register with the National Governing Board associated with that discipline.  NSCA/NSSA offer a 1st year complimentary limited membership, please see Stacey Cormier 602-793-8591 if you wish to obtain this membership, upon event registration or before;

NSCA/NSSA (Sporting Clays/Skeet)

ATA (Trap)                                  

Specific Rules