Author Archive | John Nelson


Coach Education and Support Program

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 […]

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New Youth Trap League In Pierre Sees Successful Response

The newly formed Pierre youth clay target league for high school and middle school students has had an amazing response. In fact, the newly formed league has had such a successful response; leaders have had to put a cap on the amount of students that can be on the league this year.  Several groups in […]

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Deadline for teams to join the League is March 1st

Gather students who would like to try shooting sports and begin forming your team now to get your high school to join the South Dakota State High School Clay Target League for 2016. Contact us and let us know how the League can help you get your high school trap team started next year! Learn more about how to start a […]

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Policies and procedures

The South Dakota 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.  

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Everyone is invited to the 2017 State Tournament

Welcome to the inaugural South Dakota State High School Clay Target League’s 2017 State Tournament. Everyone is invited to participate in individual and team competition. Individual competition classifications are determined by a student athlete’s season average. Team competition includes the entire team. It’s a safe, fun tournament atmosphere! Click here for more details

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youth shooting programs

Comparing youth shooting programs

Compare the best to the rest. The USA High School Clay Target League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and operates the South Dakota 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 […]

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Shooter Performance Tracker® for athletes, coaches and parents

The Shooter Performance Tracker® (SPT) is the South Dakota 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 […]

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True Team® scoring

True Team® scoring allows athletes to compete against everyone

The South Dakota 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 […]

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Top 10 reasons why schools and students love the League

The South Dakota 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 […]

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Perfection has its privileges.

Only those who have earned perfection join have the privilege to join the 25- and 50-Straight Club from the South Dakota 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!

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