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Fall 2019 Conferences Announced!

For the 2019 Fall Trap League, 6 high school teams are assigned to 1 conference.(#) = Number of athlete’s scores used for each team to determine True Team™ scoring points earned. Conference 1 (6) Belle Fourche High School Bon Homme High School De Smet High School Hot Springs High School Mitchell High School Winner/Colome High […]

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2019 Fall League

Announcing The 2019 Fall League!

The Fall League provides an opportunity for teams to add new student athletes that are new to the school or those that could not participate on the spring team. The six-week Fall League is shorter than the Spring League and does not include a season-ending tournament or teams new to the League. Trap AND Skeet […]

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2019 Scholarship Recipients Announced!

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 […]

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National Championship Registration!

National Championship Registration begins June 6/3/19 (Noon CDT) The nation’s top high school clay target student athletes will compete for individual and team titles of National Champion at the MTA Homegrounds in Mason, Michigan, from July 10-14. Visit http://usaclaytargetchampionship.com for complete information. Student athletes and teams registered in the current spring trap shooting season for […]

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Conference Awards

2019 Spring League Results & Awards!

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!

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Spring 2019 Conferences Announced!

For the 2019 Spring Trap League, 39 high school teams are assigned to 2 classes and 5 conferences based on a similar number of team members. Classes determine shooting days at the Trap Shooting State Tournament. Class 1A – June 8th Class 2A – June 9th For the 2019 Spring Skeet League, 4 high school […]

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Scholarships Available To Senior Athletes!

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 them to […]

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Start A Team

It’s fun for everyone… The purpose of the South Dakota State High School Clay Target League is to attract students to participate in shooting sports while creating friendly competition among high schools throughout South Dakota! With the assistance of hundreds of volunteer coaches and parents, student athletes in grades six through twelve represent their high […]

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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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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 certificate. 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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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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Check Out 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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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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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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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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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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