The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps announced late last week the selection of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) as the firearms safety training and marksmanship partner for the USNSCC Program. The Scholastic Action Shooting Program along with the Scholastic Clay Target Program are operated by the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF), an educational-athletic non-profit amateur sports organization which exists to introduce scholastic age youth to competitive team shooting sports.
Founded in 1962, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets is a national youth leadership development program. The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps runs two programs, one for ages 13 through the completion of high school and a second program, the Navy League Cadet Corps for ages 10-13. "The USNSCC values individual responsibility and sportsmanship, and we're really excited to partner with an organization that holds these same values,” said retired Navy Captain Paul Zambernardi, the Executive Director of the USNSCC. “Our partnership with SASP is going to provide the opportunity to safely participate in team-based action shooting events, opening up a new world of teamwork and competition to the cadets of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps."
Vicki Powell, Director of Unit Training with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps added, “We are really looking forward to our partnership with SASP. This program fits perfectly with our stated program goals and will allow our units across the country to add a responsible competitive discipline to their ongoing unit activities.”
Rick Leach, National Director of the SASP program stated following the announcement, “We are excited to have this partnership with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. We are looking forward to completing the program development, training coaches and getting the Sea Cadet Youth Athletes competing at all our local, state, regional and national events in 2019.”
Sea Cadet unit leadership across the country will be attending SASP coaches training classes in the next few months with the goal to have units participating in competitions throughout 2019.
“SASP is an excellent program that promotes safe and responsible competition through team shooting sports”, stated Gary Weisbaum, Head of SASP Marketing. “This program provides a key recruitment and retention tool for U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps units across the country.”
About the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps:
The USNSCC is a national non-profit youth leadership development program for youth age ten through the completion of high school.
The USNSCC believes in providing opportunities for young Americans that will positively shape their lives and career. For 55 years, through a nationwide network of dedicated volunteers, the USNSCC has provided life-changing programs that have helped develop our next generation of leaders. As the official youth program of the U.S. Navy and U.S Coast Guard, the USNSCC has provided leadership training for more than 170,000 young Americans.
For more information, visit the official website at www.seacadets.org.