High-Performance Shooting Team Level IV




The HP-4 Team is for all adult and junior athletes who desire the highest level of training and competition. The HP-4 program is designed to build upon the goals of the Academy by providing athletes a sufficiently high level of coaching and advanced training so that they will be able to (a) obtain collegiate shooting scholarships; (b) seek to represent the United States of America in National and International competition.


Our ISSF Certified Coaches have designed a science-based training program that has been proven to accelerate an athlete’s proficiency in competitive shotgun sports, thus preparing them for the national stage in a much shorter amount of time than traditional training methods. Each athlete will be given detailed, personal preparation and competition period training plans which will include physical, mental and visual exercises, Interactive Metronome® (IM®) training along with DryFire and live fire shotgun exercises.


HP-4 athletes are required to follow a strict nutritional and physical training program, including adhering to USADA and WADA guidelines. Also, HP-4 athletes are required to maintain a detailed daily training journal to include sport, mental and physical training as well as tracking sleep and nutrition, 


Athletes will train and compete in multiple disciplines on state, regional and National levels and in international competitions. Selections are made through athlete assessments based on proficiency and dedication at the HP-1HP-2 and HP-3 levels. Individuals outside the USCTA programs are welcome following evaluation.


HP-4 athletes train with their coach(es) five days per week, on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 PM until 8:15 PM, on Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM and on Saturday from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. School-aged athletes attend an abbreviated school day or virtual school. 


HP-4 is a year-round program designed to prepare athletes for state and national Junior Olympic Championships, Scholastic Clay Target Program International Championships, USAS National Champioship Team Trials, Fall and Spring US Team Selection Tryouts and International Competitions.



  • Six Athletes – USCTA Home Range
  • Four Athletes – Distance Trained

Program Fees

  • $1000/Month

Additional Fees

  • TBC Bunker Training
  • Coach Travel
  • Competition Coaching
  • Training Camps
  • Private Training


  • ISSF Certified International Coach training five days a week
    • Four hours of coach supervised training per day Tue - Sat
      • Form training by ISSF Coach’s
      • Combination Training to determine discipline
      • Sport specific Trap, Double-Trap and Skeet training
    • Two hours of USOTC prescribed Cardio and Strength Training per day
      • USOTC Strength and Conditioning Evaluation, Colorado Springs*
      • Athlete driven by USOTC Strength and Conditioning Department
      • Monitored program by USOTC Certified Athletic Trainer*
      • Army Standard Conditioning Program
  • Vision Training - USCTA Program
    • Coach Supervised and Athlete Driven Programs
  • Sport Mental Training
  • Performance Zone Training*
  • Interactive Metronome© Training
  • Nutrition Evaluation by USOTC Dietitian, Colorado Springs*
  • Advanced Technical Sport Instruction
    • Collegiate Level Kinesiology/Biomechanics Class*
  • Personal Multi Sport or Discipline Specific Training Plan
    • Athlete Training Journal
  • Gun Fitting Monthly

Education Requirements

2.5 GPA Required, 3.0 GPA expected


Match Travel**

  • USA Shooting Florida State Junior Olympics
  • Keystone Grand Prix Championships
  • SCTP National International Championships
  • National Junior Olympic Championships**
  • USA Shooting National Championships
  • USA Shooting Fall US Team Selection Match
  • USA Shooting Spring US Team Selection Match
  • European Grand Prix Circuit

Team Equipment Required*


*Additional charge outside program fees

**Required competitions subject to Minimum Travel Qualification Scores


For further information about our Youth Programs request information via the Contact Us page or contact:


Bonnie Chamberlain

Head Coach





Sept 21 - 23, 2018

ACUI Western Regional/Open PTO

Colorado Springs, CO


Sept 26 - Oct 7, 2018

USAS National Championships

Colorado Springs, CO