This spring, COVID-19 challenged League athletes, teams, and families across the nation. In order to provide the most opportunity for League athletes to participate, the League’s board of directors approved a package of modifications to our regular season operations. These changes included an extended registration period and a longer extended season that necessitated the cancellation […]
In the last decade, the USA Clay Target League has grown from 30 students athletes on three teams in Minnesota to more than 32,000 registered athletes across over 1,000 teams nationwide last in 2019. Unfortunately, as a result of COVID-19, the League faced unprecedented challenges. This spring saw 80% of schools and more than 28,000 […]
The USA High School Clay Target League is excited to announce that the clay target disciplines of ‘Sporting Clays’ and ‘5-Stand’ have been added to their highly popular high school clay target shooting programs, in which over 30,000 student athletes participate. The inclusion of sporting clays and 5-stand will provide exciting new clay target shooting […]
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 […]
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: Rob Streeter – Times Union New York – I was recently working on a project and came across photos of my brother and me during our competitive archery days. There were pictures of us with Tom Jennings, plus one of when we got to meet Fred Bear, from the National Field Archery Championships and […]
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 […]
Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2018 Fall League accomplishments! Awards will be mailed. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports! See below for conference award listings. Reserve Week scores are used in the event of ties. View all […]
The USA High School Clay Target League Scholarship is offered to student athletes that participate in the spring league. This opportunity is to provide financial assistance for a student that is continuing his/her education after high school and to reward a student who is seeking a career in environmental sciences or conservation industries. CONGRATULATIONS to […]
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 […]
New York – 1,149 students from 59 New York high school teams are participating in New York State High School Clay Target League’s (NYSHSCTL) 2018 spring trap shooting season, which began April 1st. Last year there were 370 students participating on 19 teams. “Clay target shooting as an activity for New York high school athletes […]
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 […]
NEW YORK – 370 students from 19 New York high school teams are participating in New York State High School Clay Target League’s (NYSHSCTL) 2017 spring trap shooting season, which began April 2nd. Last year there were 128 students participating on five teams. Morristown, Harrisville and Gouverneur represent Section 10 in the state-wide shooting league. […]
When Cheyenne Lufkin looks back on her years at Argyle Central School, she sees something that kept her involved and motivated as a high school student. “I was involved in three varsity sports, and that helped keep me involved in school, socially and academically,” said Lufkin, a 2017 graduate who was a cheerleader and played […]
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 Advisory Council for assistance with […]
NOW AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID AND iOS! The Shooter Performance Tracker® (SPT) is The New York 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 […]
New York – 128 students from 5 New York high school teams will participate in the inaugural New York State High School Clay Target League’s (NYSHSCTL) 2016 spring trap shooting season, which began April 3rd. “We are tremendously excited to offer clay target shooting to New York high school athletes,” said Jim Sable, Executive Director […]
BELLEVILLE, NEW YORK – The Belleville-Henderson Central School District, in partnership with the Henderson Fish & Game Club, is proud to announce the formation of the first scholastic trap shooting team in New York State. The school is joining the New York State High School Clay Target League for its spring 2016 season. The […]
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 Washington […]
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 New York 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 New York 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 […]
The Shooter Performance Tracker® (SPT) is the New York 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 […]
The New York 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 […]
The New York 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 […]
Only those who have earned perfection join have the privilege to join the 25- and 50-Straight Club from the New York 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 […]