Does NCC have any sports teams?

NCC started its first ever collegiate sports team – Sports Shooting – in the Spring of 2019. Our Sports Shooting team competes in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) and is a Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP). We compete in conference competitions in the Fall semester and Spring semester and attend the Iowa State Trap Collegiate Championships in Ackley, Iowa in April each year. NCC also competes against collegiate shooters NCAA and NAIA schools in non-conference competitions as schedules allow, as well as an e-league for Skeet and Sporting Clays.

In 2019, the NCC Sports Shooting team took 4th place at the Collegiate Championships.

NCC is currently recruiting students for our Sports Shooting team. Head Coach Brian Lauck said, “We are interested in talking with high school students who were active in their high school sports shooting team and are interested in continuing to compete while furthering their education. There are limited scholarships available, but the participants’ ammo, targets, and range fees are paid by the College — so many of our student-athletes perceive this as almost like a scholarship.”

Coach Lauck started as Northwest Iowa Community College’s Collegiate Sports Shooting Coach in March 2019. Lauck founded Cherokee County Youth Shooting Sports in 2014 and has served as their head coach for the past 5 years. Lauck is the Youth Coordinator for Cherokee County Pheasants Forever, a Hunter Education instructor, NRA Certified Shotgun Coach, and 4H Rifle Coach. He is also an experienced gunsmith and gun fitter.

Interested in learning more about the NCC Sports Shooting team? For more information contact Coach Lauck at nccsportshooting@nwicc.edu or (712) 229-9365.

NCC also offers intramural basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, and flag football. You also have free access to the Lifelong Learning & Recreation Center. Students taking a face-to-face class at NCC and registered for LLRC membership are eligible for free group fitness classes.