provide a youth program promoting the shooting sports and related
activities with emphasis on safety, personal responsibility,
sportsmanship, exercising good judgment, marksmanship and camaraderie.
Competition is clearly a part
of the SST Youth program, but it is not the underlying principle. The
"win-at-all-costs" philosophy has no place in the SST Youth
program. Striving to win while playing by the rules does. Honoring the
game, exhibiting good sportsmanship, and being a responsible Team
Member, these are the bedrock values the SST Youth program strives to
instill. It is the DUTY of everyone involved in the SST Youth program --
Coaches, Parents, and Athletes - to set good examples for SST Team
Members to emulate by upholding high moral and ethical standards of
Youth from the elementary grades through high school are eligible to participate in the safe, educational and enjoyable SST clay target sports of Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, ISSF Trap, and ISSF Skeet. It is ideally suited to be a school sponsored Title IX sport. There is no other sport that offers such an absolutely "level playing field" for gender integration as does the shooting sports. The SST Youth program is a perfect fit for youth organizations such as Boy Scouts, 4-H, F.F.A., P.A.L., Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, et al. Any youth organization is welcome to participate in the SST Youth program.