By: Matt Brannon – Redding Record Searchlight – Anthony O’Connell has been firing shotguns since he was a toddler. “My dad used to take me duck hunting almost every day when I was little. So he had me shooting a 12-gauge when I was about two years old,” the Redding Christian sophomore said. You can […]
By: David Smith – Taft Midway Driller – Members of both trap teams have been hard at work each week honing their skills at the Yreka Claybirds shooting range near Hawkinsville. Those taking part have varying backgrounds, from kids who are born and bred Siskiyou hunters to one student in particular who had never even […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 Education and Support Manager […]
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 […]
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 California […]
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 […]
The California State High School Clay Target League’s Policies & Procedures are designed and published to define all major decisions, actions and activities for all participants of the League including students athletes, parents, coaches, schools and shooting ranges. Click here to visit the Policies & Procedures page.
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 […]
Compare the best to the rest. The USA High School Clay Target League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and operates the California 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 California 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 California 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 […]
The California 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 […]
Only those who have earned perfection join have the privilege to join the 25- and 50-Straight Club from the California 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!
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 […]