Membership has increased by 938 members or
4.5 percent from 2004 to 2005. Please note that 2004 is based on a 15
month year. We changed to the current shooting year of January 1 to
December 31 in 2005.
In 2005 the NSCA threw approximately 240,000
more targets per month than in 2004. In 2004 our clubs threw 1.25 million
targets each month and increased to 1.49 million a month in 2005. It is
also important to note that 2004 was based on a 15 month shooting year.
In 2005 we gained nine new clubs. In 2005
NSCA member clubs hosted approximately 194 shoots a month up from 173
shoots a month in 2004. The NSCA has 639 member clubs of which 222 threw no
registered targets in 2005. Headquarters, National Delegates, Zone
Delegates and the Advisory Council need to get involved with these clubs
and encourage them to host a tournament in 2006.
COMMITTEE NOTES FROM ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
February 3-4, 2006
http://mynsca.com for online registration and downloadable
We have added a 10 station, 100 Bird Sporting Practice course for $35.
Our first annual Ladies Tour had been added to the schedule of events.
They will be visiting beautiful, historic Gruene, TX for a day of
shopping, dining and sight seeing. The tour is limited to 52 people, so
sign up early.
The Hall of Fame Banquet has moved to a new
location. It will now be hosted at Pedrotti's North Wind Ranch, just
minutes from the Complex. The inductees will be named in June at the US
The Pump and Side-by-Side events will be by
class this year.
The crowding on the small gauge courses has also been addressed and two
more stations have been added, as well as one additional flight to each
This year you will also be able to rent or
bring your own Clays Car to both Parcours de Chasse (FITASC) courses and
the Lower Compak course (M - AA).
This year we are creating a media event to
draw national media attention to the National Championship. The members of
the Open All-American Team will be randomly squadded with other open team
members to compete in the Main Event. The six squads will all be shooting
on the same course and rotation and will be the last flight out on Sunday.
We are hoping to create a “must see” event.
The 2008 bid form is online at
World Sporting Championship April 27-29,
US Open June 19-24, 2007
National Championship October 30-November 4, 2007
The 2007 National Championship has been
moved to October with the following considerations:
Members have requested the shoot be moved
to a month with cooler temperatures. The heat in Texas has been a concern
for many shooters and we are hoping that this will encourage more shooters
Another benefit of moving the shoot to late October is the creation of a
longer shooting season, which will help spread out events during the year.
The extra month and a half of shooting will allow for more shoots to be
held around the country.
Maintaining sufficient time between the World Skeet Shoot and the
Nationals for facility preparation.
We have 17 days to move 114 machines which include 6 stations on the green
course, 1 FITASC (4 Parcours), 2 Compak courses, 4 practice fields and 4
game stations, which cannot be set up until the World shoot has been
Targets, banners and Nationals signs also cannot be placed until after the
World Shoot has finished.
Daylight savings time was also considered; it begins on November 4, the
last day of the Nationals. The last flight of the Main Event on the last
day is always the smallest. All other events also finish up early that day
to avoid any daylight issues. All shoot-offs can be shot under the lights
We also considered deer season and realize that it is the opening weekend
and it is a tradition for many shooters. Hunting season is two months long
and we hope that only missing two days for the National Championship will
not out weigh all the benefits of moving the date.
This date move will also be an advantage to out-of-state shooters who wish
to stick around for some great Texas hunting.
Awards & Recognition
Nominations for the NSCA Hall of Fame have
been accepted and the selectees will be announced at the US Open.
We continue to improve the Museum and are
continually looking for new historical items to add to the growing
We are currently revising the delegate
handbook with the updated governance plan.
We are currently working on ways to update
the mynsca.com website to facilitate the access of information.
Developing a marketing plan to promote our association to both
non-shooters and recreational shooters.
International TEAM USA
The members of TEAM USA have been selected.
All contracts have been mailed and upon return the names of team members
will be posted on the website.
The World Sporting Clays Championship will
be held in England this year. While shooting in England we follow the
English rules which state that Veteran Team members must be 60 years of
age. Any members under the age of 60 were not considered for the team due
to this stipulation. There is no Super Veteran category.
Rules, Classification & Safety
Information to be updated at a future date
on the website.
Researching the feasibility and logistics
of a complimentary limited membership program.
Developing the ideas of creating a club
directory for all clubs and members.