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. 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
Sam Le Cras from Buckeye Elite recently committed to the University of Alabama Clay Target Team and will be a freshman in the business school at the University of Alabama in the fall.
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.