MS Scholastic Shooting Program
The Mississippi Scholastic Shooting Program (MSSP) is a team-based, youth development program that uses the shotgun sports of 5-Stand, Skeet, and Sporting Clays to instill life skills such as discipline, safety, teamwork, ethics, self-confidence, and other life values. The program utilizes these disciplines to teach hunting skills through the safe use of hunting equipment, including firearms, and their relationship to hunting situations. Team members can participate in any or all three of the clay target disciplines: 5-Stand, Skeet, and Sporting Clays.
MSSP began in 2015 as a pilot program with four (4) participating schools with approximately 30 students. The annual growth is listed below:
- 2016 – 2017, seven (7) schools with 110 students.
- 2017 – 2018, eight (8) schools with 157 students.
- 2018 – 2019, sixteen (16) schools with 294 students.
- 2019 – 2020, twenty-nine (29) schools with 498 students.
- 2020 – 2021, fifty-four (54) schools with 898 students.
The MSSP is not designed to compete with 4-H or other youth-based organizations but should complement them in schools. The MSSP will provide youth an opportunity to compete for their school in a scholastic shooting sports program.
2023 MSSP State Championship School
East Rankin Academy
2022-2023 YPI Guidelines
Registration & Login
- Student/Participant Registration & Login
- Head Coach or Assistant Coach/Volunteer Registration & Login
Instructional Videos for the new MSSP Database
3.) Registration Instructions for Student Participants
Coaching Training Classes for 2023-2024 Season
To register for a class email request to MSSP@wfp.ms.gov AND go to "Education/Outreach," "Hunter Education Classes," click "search for a Hunter Education class," click on "Enter Reserved Class Code." Codes are located below:
Central Region - Turcotte Shooting Range
Asst. coach June 16th – MSSPJUNE162023
Head coach June 17th – MSSPJUNE172023
South Region - McHenry Shooting Facility
Asst. coach June 30th - MSSPJUNE302023
Head coach July 1st – MSSPJULY12023
North Region - McIvor Shooting Facility
Asst. coach July 21st- MSSPJULY212023
Head coach July 22nd-MSSPJULY222023
For Additional Information on MSSP Contact:
Gary Holcomb (Gary.Holcomb@wfp.ms.gov) or email (MSSP@wfp.ms.gov)