Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Do I have to be a student at Allen ISD?
  • A: AECST -Allen Eagles Competitive Shooting Team is a club sport managed by the Allen ISD, and reserved for Allen ISD student athletes in grade levels 6th through 12th.

  • Q: Does my child need to have previous shooting experience?
  • A: No need to be an experienced shooter. Your child can join without having ever shot a gun before. Our coaching staff will teach them all they need to know. Private lessons are also available through out the year.

  • Q: What equipment is required?
  • A: A shotgun is required. This can be a semi-auto or over/under double barreled style. If you do not already have a gun, please do NOT purchase one before the first meeting. Coaches will discuss options and opportunities for discounts from local sponsors.

  • Q: Do I need to join ATA, NSCA, NSSA, or USAS?
  • A: When you join our team, you will you also sign up with SCTP (Scholastic Clay Target Program). This is required for you to be able to shoot with the team for practices, lessons, and/or competitions. You are not required by our team to join any other organizations.

  • Q: As a parent, do I have to join the AECST Booster Club?
  • A: AECST Booster Club membership is not mandatory. However, there are tremendous incentives for you to join—including, but not limited to qualifying for college scholarships for senior athletes, discounts on shooting equipment and supplies, and FREE FOOD! Please visit the BOOSTER CLUB page for a full list of benefits.