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2023 Spring League

Join Wisconsin’s 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!

Jim Sable The League is proud to announce the renaming of its scholarship program to 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 […]

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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 […]

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Student Athlete Firearm Education (SAFE)

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 conducting League events. SAFE Certificate Benefits Affordable […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 25 By Gender […]

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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 […]

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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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Announcing 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 […]

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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 […]

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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, and 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 […]

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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 11th. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports! View all final results  

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$1000 Scholarship to be Awarded in 2017

The Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League is offering one $1,000 scholarship to a student athlete that is participating in the 2017 spring league. The objectives of the scholarship program is to provide financial assistance for a student that is continuing his/her education after high school and to reward that student seeking a career […]

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2015 Fall League Awards

Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2015 Fall Trap League accomplishments. Awards will be sent to teams and individuals in about 7-10 days. League officials will coordinate efforts with coaches. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports! View all final results Team Awards

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Conference Champions

2015 Trap Spring League Conference Champions Congratulations to all individual and teams! The conference award presentation will occur at the 2015 State Tournament. Awards: Team 1-2 places, High Gun (by gender) 1-3 places Click here to view 2015 Spring Trap League scores and standings. 1st Place Individual: Conference 1:Male: Gabe Ottoway-Mineral Point Unified High SchoolFemale: Liz Meisner-Wolf River Lutheran High School […]

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Boscobel Bird-Dogs shoot their way to the top of the conference

By DAVID KRIER Boscobel’s new Youth Trap Team has proven more popular—and successful—than even its organizers could have imagined since its first meeting in March. As of Sunday, the team had 38 members in grades 6-12, including six girls, and was in first place in their conference. “It’s fun, it’s a challenge, and it’s something […]

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State Tournament Champions!

The Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League’s 2015 State Tournament was attended by more than 1,000 student athletes and spectators dying a spectacular day of competition and weather at the WTA Shooting Complex in Rome, Wisconsin on June 6th. 239 student athletes representing 23 high school teams competed in the following categories:High Gun: Novice, Junior […]

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Pull! The inaugural season of the Claybreakers

High school clay target teams are rapidly gaining popularity across the state and Ellsworth has joined the trend. The inaugural season of the Ellsworth Rod and Gun Junior Claybreakers began with a bang (literally) last Wednesday at the Ellsworth Rod and Gun Club. The Claybreakers are part of the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target […]

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Coaches: Athlete Registration

Athlete Registration Fees Due April 1st Invoices will be emailed to the head coach on March 16th. Below are simple steps to pay your team’s registration fees for the 2015 spring league!   On March 9th, the team’s head coach will receive a Team Validation email that will confirm the number of student athletes on […]

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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 […]

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2015 Coaches Conference

 Join us for the 2015 Coaches Conference on January 17th in Eau Claire, Wisconsin! Coaches from current teams, new approved teams, and teams considering joining the League are invited to attend! Click here to email us and find out more information and how to register! *Registration required in order to attend

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Clay target team newest addition to outdoor ed in Prairie du Chien

By Ted Pennekamp   Come April, the Prairie du Chien School District will join the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League. Bluff View science teacher Kirby Kohler said that the new Prairie du Chien Clay Target Team is expected to have about 25-30 members from sixth through 12th grade. Most team members will be […]

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Easy fundraising program for your high school trap team

Earn $100 for every 25 products sold! The Wisconsin Clay Target League has partnered with Greater American Ribs to bring your high school trap team an exciting fundraising opportunity. Greater American Ribs is proud to offer you a delicious line of restaurant quality BBQ Ribs, Shredded Pork, Shredded Chicken and Snack Sticks that can be sold […]

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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 […]

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