Ohio SCTP Youth Sporting Clays, Skeet & Trap


Buckeye Elite Shooting Team (BEST) is a Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) youth shotgun team that works with boys/girls (6th-12th grade) to develop their shooting skills and teach them how to compete in Sporting Clays and Skeet tournaments. BEST is based in the Southwest Ohio (Cincinnati-Mason-Middletown-Wilmington-Dayton) region and travels to different clubs around Ohio to give the youth athletes experience shooting on different courses. SCTP certified coaches work with the youth to help them practice gun safety, improve their skills, compete and have fun !


Practices are on Saturdays & occasionally Sundays. In the summer we also practice on a weekday evening. Please contact us for the practice schedule.


Youth must have their own shotgun, ammunition (12G or 20G), ear protection, eye protection and pouch / bag to carry shells in. Please see Guns & Gear tab for more information.


Youth parents are also responsible for target fees charged by the club that the team visits. But most clubs discount target fees for the team.

  • Wright Patterson Rod & Gun Club
  • Eagle's Nest Sporting Grounds
  • Cardinal Shooting Center
  • Middletown Sportsman's Club
  • Cherrybend Pheasant Farm

Our Buckeye Elite Skeet Squad took 5th place in the Varsity division at SCTP National Championships 2018 breaking 585/600 targets and winning a shootoff. Well done Greg, Cole & Sam (left to right).


Taylor took 1st Place in Skeet Doubles in the Intermediate Entry Division.


Congrats to Coach Grehan for coaching our our National Champions !

Please contact us via the contact tab / page for dates & times

    The team travels to skeet and sporting clays tournaments throughout the spring & summer including both local, state and national competitions.


    Major tournaments include the SCTP Nationals and Ohio state championships.

    Youth atheletes are encouraged to become members of the National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) and the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA). 


    Contact us for more information and the tournament schedule.



    Buckeye Elite Shooting Team, Ohio

    Phone (513) 317-6352

    * Please Note that Buckeye Elite Shooting Team is a Non-profit 501(C)(4) organization*

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