We know there is a lot going on. Our goal is to update you with the best information we have.
First, April 1 is the registration deadline. ALL athletes are to be registered in the Tennessee SCTP system and all paperwork and payments are to be submitted. Please get everyone registered. If this is a problem for your team please let us know and we will try to accommodate. If you are having any difficulties getting registered, please contact Dylan or Andrew immediately. Both are still working and ready to help.
Please visit www.tnsctponline.org to ensure all your athletes are in the system, paid, and paperwork has been submitted.
We are needing registration information to make the final detailed decisions regarding Regionals and State. Like we said in our other email, we are proceeding with plans for those events to continue and need to know what volume of athletes to expect.
Second, with the current cancellation of Hunter Education courses by TWRA, we are going to modify the Hunter Education requirement. All athletes that have not completed Hunter Education are required to complete the online Hunter Education course. Have the athletes present you a copy of their completion certificate and forward that with their hold harmless and consent waiver. They will be required to complete Hunter Education field day before starting the 2020/2021 season. I know that some athletes may have been in the middle of a course when it was canceled. It will not hurt them to repeat information they have already gone over.
Third, with the current restrictions that some team sponsors are placing on practice, we are going to waive the minimum 600 target requirement. National SCTP has waived its 6 organized practice rule for teams as well. Teams should work to get in as many targets as possible. If your team is not able to practice as a group, encourage your athletes to take the same time to practice gun mounts and other off-field training exercises. New athletes can take time to review items such as the shot sequence for skeet and other aspects of the disciplines shot.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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