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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 […]

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COVERAGE: High school trap league exploding onto the scene

April 7th, 2016 – TheOutdoorForum.net – Andrew Johnson Hundreds of high schoolers shouldered their shotguns this week as the South Dakota State High School Clay Target League kicked off its second season. Last year 211 students from seven high school teams participated in the league’s inaugural spring season. This week, teams from 21 high schools started practice […]

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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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Platte-Geddes takes a shot with high school trapshooting

Troy Kirsch can’t help but be a little jealous of kids these days. Unlike when he graduated from school in Platte, high school students now can participate in one of their favorite hobbies as a club sport: trapshooting. “I would have loved to do this as a kid,” he said. “This is a pretty great […]

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SPT Mobile App Now Available!

NOW AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID AND iOS! The Shooter Performance Tracker® (SPT) is The South Dakota 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, […]

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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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OVER 200 STUDENTS JOIN SOUTH DAKOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL CLAY TARGET LEAGUE INAUGURAL 2016 SEASON

OVER 200 STUDENTS JOIN SOUTH DAKOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL CLAY TARGET LEAGUE INAUGURAL 2016 SEASON South Dakota – 211 students from 7 South Dakota high school teams will participate in the inaugural South Dakota State High School Clay Target League’s (SDSHSCTL) 2016 spring trap shooting season, which began April 3rd. “We are tremendously excited to […]

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Gun Sellers Have High Hopes For High School Shooting Leagues

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 […]

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Gun Digest: Shooting Sports’ Numbers are Swelling Among Teens

  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 […]

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Adding a new school activity is an integral part of education

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 […]

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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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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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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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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 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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Clay target league is high school’s safest sport.

    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 […]

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