Join Illinois’ safest high school sport! Schools and student athletes from across the state are invited to join the Spring League! Student athletes considering joining a team are required to earn a League-approved firearm safety certification. Existing teams may have limited availability to add new athletes – check with your school. New teams are only […]
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Scholarships Available To Senior Athletes!
The League is proud to offer the Jim Sable Environment & Conservation Education Scholarship, in honor of its founder. Jim recognized that education came before anything else. He would always ask his students if they had gotten their homework done, asked about the grades, and encourage them to succeed academically. As a student mentor, Jim […]
Coach Leadership and Safety Support (CLASS) Certification Program
The CLASS Certification program has been designed specifically for coaches participating in the state-affiliated leagues of the USA High School Clay Target League. The League’s CLASS Certification provides a comprehensive and interactive online education and training program designed specifically for League coaches. The CLASS Certification is available to all coaches and takes 5-6 hours of […]
Student Athlete Firearm Education (SAFE)
Click to visit the SAFE Certification website All student athletes are required to complete and submit certificates for either one of two League-approved firearm safety certification programs – a state-approved hunter education certificate or the League’s SAFE Certification. Teams should verify the firearm safety training certification requirements with the shooting range where they will be […]
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 […]
Clay Target Sports & Social Distancing
In this time of COVID-19, it’s important that all necessary steps are taken to participate in clay target sports in a manner that ensures that everyone – including athletes, coaches, parents, and others – can remain safe and healthy while enjoying their time on the range. Clay target sports are by nature an activity of […]
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 […]
USA CLAY TARGET LEAGUE LAUNCHES ‘100,000 DRIVE TO 2025’ INITIATIVE
Learn About The League’s 2025 Vision! St. Paul, MN – The USA Clay Target League, An effort that started with 30 students on three teams in Minnesota about a decade ago that has now grown to more than 35,000 student athletes across more than 1,000 school-sponsored teams nationwide, is launching a new initiative to reach […]
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 […]
2021 State Tournament
CLICK TO VISIT THE OFFICIAL STATE TOURNAMENT WEBSITE! VISIT THE OFFICIAL STATE TOURNAMENT WEBSITE HERE! Everyone is invited to participate! Welcome to the Illinois State High School Clay Target League’s 2021 State Tournament! Please help make the State Tournament a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone! State Tournament Event List: DisciplineDateLocationStart Time(Opening Ceremony 15 Min […]
COUNTRY ARTIST LUCAS HOGE TO PERFORM AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!
MICHIGAN – The USA High School Clay Target League is very pleased to announce that top rising country star Lucas Hoge will be performing live at the 2018 USA High School Clay Target League National Championship in Mason, Michigan on July 12th. The 2018 USA High School Clay Target League National Championship is […]
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 […]
2018 Spring League Team Scores & Standings
Team Scores and standings will be posted upon completion of Week 1 results. Overall Standings Each week, the overall standings are posted showing team rank by class and conference. 25/50-Straight Club If an athlete hits 25 targets in a round or 50 straight in two rounds, they receive a League patch. Overall Top 10 By Gender […]
Join The Fun Squad!
League athletes have always participated at their local shooting range to compete weekly in their own state high school clay target league’s spring season, but how fun would it be if you could shoot with a squad made up of other student athletes throughout America? Now you can! Starting in the Spring 2018 Season, students […]
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 […]
Jason Kelvie Joins Clay Target League as Coach Education And Support Manager
The USA High School Clay Target League is proud to announce the addition Jason Kelvie as the Coach Education and Support Manager! As the current head coach of one of Minnesota’s largest high school shooting teams, Jason’s vision, passion and guidance have lead his team to a number of state championships in both trap and […]
Check Out PullUSA Magazine!
PullUSA is a quarterly magazine that is direct mailed and digitally delivered to student athletes, head coaches, gun clubs, and other subscribers four times a year. As the official magazine for the USAHSCTL, PullUSA tells the compelling stories of student athletes, coaches, and volunteers who are participating in the League nationwide. The magazine covers human […]
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 […]
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
Is trapshooting high school’s safest sport?
When compared to other high school sports, trapshooting is the safest sport for student athletes. Since the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s inception in 2001, there has been no reported injuries to any any participant during any scheduled practices or competition. That’s right, zero, since 2001. National High School Sports-Related injury Surveillance Study […]