Law Enforcement

MS Scholastic Shooting Program


Qualifier Dates: 

 North (McIvor)- September 27-30 and Nov 1-4

 South (McHenry)- October 18-21 and December 6-9 



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.

  1. 2024 MSSP State Championship Results
  2. 2023 MSSP State Championship Results
  3. 2022 MSSP State Championship Results
  4. 2021 MSSP State Championship Results



2023 MSSP State Championship School

East Rankin Academy 



Additional Resources 

       2022-2023 YPI Guidelines 



Registration & Login


 Instructional Videos for the new MSSP Database


Download the Instructional PDF for Coach Registration


1.) Registration Instructions for a Head Coach or Assistant Coach that has an Hunter Education Instructor Number (Completed a MSSP Coach Class)


2.) Registration Instructions for an Assistant Coach or Volunteer that does not have an Hunter Education Instructors Number (Has not completed a MSSP Coach Class)


 Download the Instructional PDF for Student Registration


3.) Registration Instructions for Student Participants


Coaching Training Classes for 2023-2024 Season



To register for a class email request to 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 ( or email (


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