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SCTP – AOS Dust Devils

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 July 31 with the head coaches of Arizona SCTP teams and the AZ Game and Fish Dept. Shooting Coordinator established the basic parameters of the 2012-13 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

How to Register:

  1. Please type information in forms below, print, sign and bring to registration.  NOTE* You should have 5 forms and 7 total signatures, some parent, some athlete, collectively on the forms below.
  2. If you have a question about which registration to attend, please contact us,
  3. Payment by cash or check made payable to Arizona Outdoor Sports accepted when forms are submitted.  Total fee is $105 ($90 Registration and $20 for the NSSA -National Shooting Sports Association fee).

Forms for Registration: 

Please fill out all forms online and print for Parent and Athlete signatures! 

  1. Ethics Contract   In this form the CATEGORIES and shooting  DISCIPLINES will be filled out by the Head Coach.  Please have Athlete and Parent sign and Date form.
  2. Code of Conduct    Please have Athlete and Parent sign and Date form.
  3.  Basic Rules and Procedures   Please read this document! (For Parent and Athlete)
  4. 2014_SCTP_C&W    Please have Athlete and Parent sign and Date form.
  5.  Medical Release AND Parental Release Form    Please have Athlete and Parent sign and Date form.

There will be a total of 7 (seven) signatures with a completed packet.


Where and When to Register:


Main Registration-New Shooters should attend

September 14, 2013 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

Important 2013 State SCTP Dates