UPDATE – Wednesday, April 1st 2020 The League thanks you for your patience and understanding in the uncertainty arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The League has worked hard to provide the most opportunity for athletes to participate this year despite the hurdles we’re all experiencing. Registration for the season will continue through April 13th, but […]
Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2019 Fall League accomplishments! Awards will be mailed to the team shipping address listed in TMS. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports! Trap
By: Dave Eminian – Pekin Daily Times – PEORIA — Brimfield and Canton high schools have teams on which students have the opportunity to take their best shots. Literally. Trap shooting has surfaced at the prep level in the Peoria area. Brimfield was first to the party, opening its third season this month.
Congratulations to the 25 recipients of the Jim Sable Environment & Conservation Education Scholarship! 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 felt that it was his […]
The League recognizes those students with the top season averages (including ties) in the Spring League as the All-State Team! These top athletes will receive a special All-State patch! Skeet: Trap:
Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2019 Spring League accomplishments! Awards will be handed out at the State Tournament Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Published July 15th, 2015 by Elwood Shelton – Gun Digest 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 […]
High demand, and market forces, the ability to purchase affordable quality ammunition for your team may be challenging for 2015. To assist with your ammunition purchase options, the Illinois State High School League has partnered with Cabela’s to assist teams with purchasing quality ammunition at discount pricing before the spring league begins. This exclusive ammunition program is […]
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 […]
Welcome to the inaugural Illinois State High School Clay Target League’s 2015 State Tournament. Everyone is invited to participate in individual and team competition. Click here for more details!
Compare the best to the rest. The USA High School Clay Target League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and operates the Illinois 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 […]
The Shooter Performance Tracker™ (SPT) is the Illinois 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 […]
The Illinois 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 […]
The ILSHSCTL 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 2 round of 25 at practice and competitions during their scheduled weeks. All scores are submitted online and compared against other […]
Only those who have earned perfection join have the privilege to join the 25- and 50-Straight Club from the Illinois 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!
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 […]