Student athlete registration will open on February 1st and close on March 20th at NOON CT. Student athlete registration for the spring season will be coordinated through the League’s Athlete Management System (AMS) on ClayTargetGO!. New Students: Contact your coach to receive a Team ID that enables you to make a new AMS profile in […]
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2022 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
The League is proud to announce the students awarded Jim Sable Environment & Conservation Education Scholarship! Each of the students listed below will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship! Congratulations to the athletes below, and best of luck to them as the begin to pursue their futures this fall! NameSchoolState Cooper AugeForest Lake High SchoolMNSarah BarlowPiper High SchoolKSTanner […]
2021 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
The League is proud to announce the students awarded Jim Sable Environment & Conservation Education Scholarship! Congratulations to the athletes below, and best of luck to them as the begin to pursue their futures this fall! RenaeSinclairSangre De Cristo High School COBrady CoxCarrollton High SchoolILLevi DotsonAnderson Preparatory AcademyINNolan ParkerMission Valley High SchoolKSGabeSellerDecatur Community High SchoolKSJennaGouldIonia […]
A Special Thank You
This spring, COVID-19 challenged League athletes, teams, and families across the nation. In order to provide the most opportunity for League athletes to participate, the League’s board of directors approved a package of modifications to our regular season operations. These changes included an extended registration period and a longer extended season that necessitated the cancellation […]
Over $138,000 Raised From League Supporters!
In the last decade, the USA Clay Target League has grown from 30 students athletes on three teams in Minnesota to more than 32,000 registered athletes across over 1,000 teams nationwide last in 2019. Unfortunately, as a result of COVID-19, the League faced unprecedented challenges. This spring saw 80% of schools and more than 28,000 […]
Start A Team!
It’s fun for everyone… The purpose of the Maine State High School Clay Target League is to attract students to participate in shooting sports while creating friendly competition among high schools throughout Maine! With the assistance of hundreds of volunteer coaches and parents, student athletes in grades six through twelve represent their high school by competing […]
League Adds Sporting Clays and 5-Stand Clay Target Disciplines
The USA High School Clay Target League is excited to announce that the clay target disciplines of ‘Sporting Clays’ and ‘5-Stand’ have been added to their highly popular high school clay target shooting programs, in which over 30,000 student athletes participate. The inclusion of sporting clays and 5-stand will provide exciting new clay target shooting […]
2020 Scholarship Winners Announced!
The League is proud to announce the students awarded Jim Sable Environment & Conservation Education Scholarship! Congratulations to the athletes below, and best of luck to them as the begin to pursue their futures this fall! Adam Froman Carroll County High School KY Cora Smith Waverly High School NY Bryce Byers Keystone-Clarion-North Clarion High Schools […]
The USA Clay Target League and COVID-19
UPDATE – Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 USA Clay Target League 2020 Modified Fall Season The USA Clay Target League thanks all of our athletes, parents, coaches, and sponsors for their patience and understanding to considering participating in the League in this unprecedented time.Due to the current uncertainty related to COVID-19, the League is announcing a […]
PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER JIM SABLE RETIRES FROM USA CLAY TARGET LEAGUE
Jim Sable, the founder of the USA Clay Target League, has announced that he has stepped down from his roles as Board Chair and President of the League.
USA HIGH SCHOOL CLAY TARGET LEAGUE ANNOUNCES NATIONWIDE LAUNCH OF HIGH SCHOOL SKEET SHOOTING PROGRAMS
St. Paul, MN – The USA High School Clay Target League is excited to announce that the clay target discipline of ‘skeet shooting’ has been added to their highly popular high school clay target shooting programs, in which nearly 26,000 student athletes participated during the 2017-2018 school year. The inclusion of skeet shooting as an […]
USAHSCTL And MCAC Form Partnership For College League
MINNESOTA – The Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) has teamed up with the League to offer a new sanctioned sport – Clay Target – to begin in Fall 2018. Trap shooting is the shooting sport of choice for the MCAC’s Clay Target offering, in which a team of 5 take turns shooting at clay targets […]
League Announces National Championship!
MICHIGAN – The USA High School Clay Target League, the nation’s largest high school clay target shooting sport program, is very pleased to announce that 2018 will be the inaugural year for the USAHSCTL National Championship! The exciting event will take place July 12th-15th, and will feature a trap shooting competition for the highest-qualifying […]
Top 10 reasons why schools and students love the League
The Maine State High School Clay Target League is the independent provider of the trapshooting extracurricular co-ed activity and operates as a “virtual” competition. That means student athletes and their families travel only to their local gun club to shoot two rounds of 25 targets at practice and competitions during their scheduled weeks. All scores are […]
High School Activities Provide Important Benefits to Teens
Extracurricular activities like the Clay Target League are proven to have many important benefits to students. Not only do they get to enjoy a terrific sport, but taking part in activities provides a positive influence on their lives both during, and after, their time in high school! Student Activities Boost Academic Performance Young men and […]
Coach Education and Support Program
The Coach Education And Support Program provides a support platform for coaches to help student athletes, other coaches, and themselves. This program is consistent with the League’s mission, policies and procedures. Features of the Coach Education And Support Program: Get your questions answered through blogging with an experienced coach! View instructional videos Contact the Coach Advisory Council for assistance with […]
Gun Sellers Have High Hopes For High School Shooting Leagues
Sapna Maheshwari – BuzzFeed: “In most sports, young athletes spend years honing skills that they’ll never use when they’re older,” the cartoon video begins, panning over a dejected football player, cheerleader, and lacrosse goalie. “But one sport provides a gateway to a lifetime of enjoyment and expertise: shooting sports.” That’s from the homepage of the […]
Gun Digest: Shooting Sports’ Numbers are Swelling Among Teens
The kids today, well they seem to be doing all right. At least the ones who have hitched their stars to the fast-growing extracurricular activity of sport shooting. Yes, breaking clays and nailing bull’s eyes have gained traction among American teens and young adults. Not long ago, we pointed out a feature the Washington […]
Adding a new school activity is an integral part of education
Schools and athletic administrators are facing ever-increasing challenges because they are being asked to do more with less. School budget cuts are forcing the elimination of staffing support and student services and the demand for administrator responsibilities and education-based program offerings are growing. Education-based athletic programs must provide new concepts in learning that will engage […]
2014 Firearms-Related Injury Statistics
The 2014 edition of the Firearms-Related Injury Statistics was recently released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. In the findings from the recent research in the last 20 years (2002 – 2012), the number of unintentional firearms-related fatalities involving children 14 years of age and under has decreased by 73 percent. Firearms are involved in […]
$500 scholarship award available to a senior athlete
Submit your scholarship application by May 15th, 2017. Scholarship applications available during Spring Season. The Maine State High School Clay Target League is offering one $500 scholarship to a student athlete that is participating in the spring league. This opportunity is to provide financial assistance for a student that is continuing his/her education after high […]
Comparing youth shooting programs
Compare the best to the rest. The USA High School Clay Target League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and operates the Maine State High School Clay Target League as the independent provider of shooting sports as an extracurricular co-ed and adaptive activity to high schools for students in grades six through 12 who have earned […]
Shooter Performance Tracker® for athletes, coaches and parents
The Shooter Performance Tracker® (SPT) is the Maine State High School Clay Target League’s exclusive online performance tracking tool provided to all participants of the League. Each athlete receives personal access to the web-based application to monitor their True Team® scoring and progress rankings compared against their team, their conference, their class, and all other […]
True Team® scoring allows athletes to compete against everyone
The Maine State High School League’s True Team® scoring method allows an athlete to compete against all other athletes in their respective conference and earn points depending on their finish. Their points are then added to their teammate’s scores to create the team score. This score is added to the previous week’s scores to determine […]
Perfection has its privileges.
Only those who have earned perfection join have the privilege to join the 25- and 50-Straight Club from the Maine State High School Clay Target League. Not only will an athlete get recognized as a member of the club on the website, he/she will receive a patch to showcase their achievement!
Clay target league is high school’s safest sport.
While one of the main concerns for parents with children sports is safety, each year millions of student athletes are injured while playing high-school sports. Clay Target shooting however remains one of the safest high school activities nationwide. According to the latest statistics from the Center for Injury Research & Policy, boys’ football tops […]