Join South Dakota’s safest high school sport! Schools and student athletes from across the state are invited to join the Spring League! Student athletes considering joining a team are required to earn a League-approved firearm safety certification. Existing teams may have limited availability to add new athletes – check with your school. New teams are […]
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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 […]
Scholarships Available To Senior Athletes!
The League is proud to offer 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 succeed academically. As a student mentor, Jim […]
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 […]
Student Athlete Firearm Education (SAFE)
Click to visit the SAFE Certification website 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 Certification. Teams should verify the firearm safety training certification requirements with the shooting range where they will be […]
The Safe Choice
Click The Infographic To Download & Share! The Fall Season will soon be upon us, and school administrations are making tough decisions regarding Fall sports and activities across the state. Clay Target Sports are a low-risk sport based on the recommendations from the CDC and the National Federation of High Schools. The League has a […]
League Adds Sporting Clays and 5-Stand Clay Target Disciplines
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 […]
2020 All-State Team!
Congratulations to the individuals below for having the top overall averages for the 2020 Spring League! Each student listed below will get a special 2020 All-State Team Patch! Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. 2020 Trap All-State Team: 1Caleb SimonsHot Springs High School24.402Katie WelkerWinner/Colome High School24.203Kameron BrownMitchell High School24.004Jaeger KampaGroton Area High School23.805Jena KoppHot Springs […]
2020 Spring Season Conferences & Awards!
Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2020 Spring 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! Trap Conference Awards: Skeet Conference Awards: For the 2020 Spring Trap League, 17 high school teams are […]
Clay Target Sports & Social Distancing
In this time of COVID-19, it’s important that all necessary steps are taken to participate in clay target sports in a manner that ensures that everyone – including athletes, coaches, parents, and others – can remain safe and healthy while enjoying their time on the range. Clay target sports are by nature an activity of […]
The USA Clay Target League and COVID-19
UPDATE – Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 USA Clay Target League 2020 Modified Fall Season The USA Clay Target League thanks all of our athletes, parents, coaches, and sponsors for their patience and understanding to considering participating in the League in this unprecedented time.Due to the current uncertainty related to COVID-19, the League is announcing a […]
USA CLAY TARGET LEAGUE LAUNCHES ‘100,000 DRIVE TO 2025’ INITIATIVE
Learn About The League’s 2025 Vision! St. Paul, MN – The USA Clay Target League, An effort that started with 30 students on three teams in Minnesota about a decade ago that has now grown to more than 35,000 student athletes across more than 1,000 school-sponsored teams nationwide, is launching a new initiative to reach […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]