2024 Colfax Scholastic Trap Team
Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation's Clay Target Program (SCTP) is the largest, fastest-growing, and most exciting youth clay target program in the US. Through it, the Colfax Sportsmen's Club provides students from elementary through high school and college the chance to compete in trap shooting.
SCTP's mission is to help youth reach their highest potential in becoming the best athletes and young adults they can be. The SCTP is a youth development program, first and foremost. This is accomplished through shooting sports and competitive shooting.
SCTP is a national clay target program focused on TEAM. There is no room for a win-at-all-cost attitude. On the Colfax Scholastic Trap Team, all members compete. Currently, the SCTP has 18,500 athletes and certified coaches spread across 45 states. A $5 million liability policy is carried on each athlete and coach.
Colfax's coaches are trained and certified. The team welcomes any student athlete from first grade through 12th as long as they are large enough to be able to safely handle, mount, and fire their shotgun. The Colfax Sportsmen's Club also registers collegiate scholastic trap shooters on a separate team.
Ability is not an issue. It's the coaching staff's job to help athletes who are willing to learn to reach their potential.
Typically, the Colfax team begins outdoor practice as soon as the weather is warm enough. In 2024, indoor practices on a laser shooting system will begin in January. In order to compete in the state and national shoots, athletes need to join the team and begin weekly practices by April.
Colfax Scholastic Trap Team practices outdoors at 3:30 PM most Sunday afternoons March through May. Interested students are invited to come and watch or try shooting with them.
For more information on the Colfax team, contact Jim Nosker, the Head Coach. He's an NRA-certified shotgun coach and an NRA-certified shotgun instructor. He can be emailed at: [email protected]
Besides taking part in the six-week conference league, the Colfax team travels to Nekoosa in June for the state shoot and to Marengo, Ohio, in July for the national.
The Colfax Sportsmen's Club sponsors the Colfax Scholastic Trap Team. You may come and watch them on Sunday's, or you can come shoot with them on Monday nights, as there are several who like to come and shoot with their parents during Monday Night Open Trap. It is a great family event.