Shotgun Coach Education

Volunteer coaches are the lifeblood of the Scholastic Clay Target Program.  The Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program, Inc. is committed to supporting coach education efforts in order to provide maximum benefits to our student-athletes.


Scholastic Clay Target Program coaches must be 18 years of age or older. SCTP coach’s first and foremost responsibility is to ensure the safety of all participants. Coaches must hold a current certification as a DNR Basic Shotgun Coach or hold shotgun shooting coach/instructor credentials from the NRA, USA Shooting, 4H Shooting Sports Instructor (Shotgun Discipline), National Skeet Shooting Association, or National Sporting Clays Association. Regardless of prior certification, all coaches are encouraged to complete the DNR Basic Shotgun Coach Certification Program.