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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 […]

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OVER 500 STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN ILSHSCTL 2018 SPRING SEASON

Illinois – 531 students from 26 Illinois high school teams are participating in the Illinois State High School Clay Target League’s (ILSHSCTL) 2018 spring trap shooting season, which began April 21st. Last year there were 257 students on 12 teams. “Clay target shooting as an activity for Illinois high school athletes continues to grow by […]

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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 […]

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Coach Education and Support Program

The Coach Education And Support Program provides an education support platform for coaches to help themselves, other coaches, and student athletes. 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 […]

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2016 Spring League Awards

Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2016 Spring League accomplishments! Awards will be handed out at the State Tournament on June 4th. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports! View all final results

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SPT Mobile App Now Available!

NOW AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID AND iOS! The Shooter Performance Tracker® (SPT) is The Illinois State High School Clay Target League’s exclusive 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 compared against their team, their conference, and […]

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More and More Schools are Joining the League!

New teams sign up for the 2016 Illinois State High School Clay Target League! New high school teams are expected to represent their schools in competition in the 2016 spring season of the Illinois State High School Clay Target League. The teams and their athletes will also be invited to the 2016 ILSHSCTL Trapshooting Tournament […]

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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 […]

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Clay Target League Remains Safest High School 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 the […]

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Bloomberg: U.S. High Schools Embrace Shooting as Hot New Sport

Published July 9, 2015 by Esmé E Deprez – Bloomberg The giddy 13-year-old boys oohed and aahed as they stared down the black shotgun barrels and aimed at clay targets they imagined whizzing through the air. “You guys are welcome to test any of these out,” said Dusty Minke, a sales agent for Browning, as […]

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