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Team and Athlete Registration Begins Soon!

Team Registration Begins January 13th! Registration for the Spring 2017 season will begin soon! Team Registration will be managed this year using our new technology partner, SportsEngine. You may have used SportsEngine for other youth sports registration activities. If you already have a SportsEngine account, you can use it for this registration. If not, you […]

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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 […]

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SportsEngine Named Official Technology Partner

The League is proud to announce that SportsEngine is now the Official Technology Partner of the High School Clay Target League! Founded in 2008, the Minnesota-born company is the leading online software platform for teams around the US with over 5 million active users of its app for youth and amateur sports leagues. “We chose […]

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2016 Fall League Results!

The Results are in for the 2016 Fall League! Congratulations to all the teams and individuals who participated this fall! View Fall Trap League results View Fall Skeet League results

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Announcing PullUSA Magazine!

The USA High School Clay Target League is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of 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 […]

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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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2016 Fall Conferences Announced!

The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League fall season is underway with the announcement of the fall league conferences! The league kicked off on Sunday September 18th with the practice/reserve week, followed with 5 weeks of exciting competition! Follow the links below to see where your team was placed! Trap League Overview:(Click Here for Trap […]

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Wayzata High School Trap Shooters Compete Against Plymouth Police

Each side learned something from the other during the friendly competition, which could become an annual event. By Kelly Smith Star Tribune Jim Sable has watched trap shooting become Minnesota’s fastest-growing high school sport and was looking for a new way to test his shooters. Why not put them up against the local police? On […]

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‘Wear to Win’ Winners Announced!

Game Fair 2016 has come to a close! Ron Schara from Minnesota Bound drew the winning names at the close of the fair on Sunday! 1st Prize: 10 Cases of ammunition – Faribault High Schools Hunter G. is now the hero for registering his school!   2nd Prize: 6 Cases of ammunition – Anoka High […]

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Start a Team

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

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2016 Spring Recap

2016 Spring Recap!

The 2016 Spring Season is done! Many thanks to all the students, coaches, parents, and volunteers that worked hard to make it a successful season! 2016 Conference Awards View 2016 Spring Trap League Awards View 2016 Spring Skeet League Awards 2016 State Trap Shooting Championship Please click on each link below for the final results […]

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Coach Education and Support Program

The Coach Education And Support Program provides an education support platform for coaches to help themselves, other coaches, and student athletes. This program is consistent with the League’s mission, and 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 […]

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List of 2016 MSHSL State Tournament Qualifying Teams

Congratulations to the 38 teams that qualify for the 2016 Minnesota State High School League State Tournament! Each year the top teams are determined by performance at the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League State Trap Shooting Championships, those teams then move on to compete for the ultimate prize – the MSHSL State Trophy! […]

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Keep Track of Championship Standings in Real Time!

The Clay Target Leaderboard is the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s EXCLUSIVE tournament score-tracking system! You can keep track of your scores, tournament standings, and individual awards as scores are entered! Visit on your desktop computer or download the mobile apps now!

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Congratulations All-State Team!

The league recognizes those students with the top 100 league averages as the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League All-State Team.  These top athletes will receive a special All-State patch, and are qualified for the 2016 MSHSL State Tournament June 25th in Prior Lake. Please congratulate the following 106 athletes on their success!  Kory […]

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SPT Mobile App Now Available!

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

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2016 Spring MN


Minneapolis, MN – 10,361 student participants from 319 high school teams will participate in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s (MNSHSCTL) 2016 spring season, which began April 3rd. Those are the highest numbers ever for the state, according to league officials. “This League continues to be the fastest-growing activity in Minnesota schools,” said […]

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Three Scholarships to be Awarded in 2016

The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League is offering three $2,000 scholarships to student athletes that are participating in the 2016 spring league. The objectives of the scholarship program is to provide financial assistance for a student that is continuing his/her education after high school and to reward that student seeking a career in […]

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2016 Spring Season Participating Schools

Two hundred and ninety-three high school trap shooting teams along with twenty-eight skeet shooting teams will represent their schools in competition in the 2016 Spring Season of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. Trap shooting teams and their athletes will also be invited to the 2016 MNSHSCTL Trap Shooting Championship June 14th – […]

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Ready. Set. PULL.

High School Trap Teams Growing In Popularity By Hannah Burlingame – The trap field at South St. Paul Rod & Gun seems like it is covered in fluorescent orange snow. Only on closer examination is it apparent it’s not snow. It’s actually clay pigeons. Some of them are in pieces after being hit by […]

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More and More Schools are Joining the League!

Over three dozen new teams will take part in the 2016 Minnesota State High School Clay Target League! They will join over 300 other high school teams across the state as over 10,000 student athletes represent their schools in competition. The teams and their athletes will also be invited to the 2016 MNSHSCTL Trapshooting Championship June […]

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Spring League Athlete Registration

Athlete registration now CLOSED Whether a student athlete is from the previous year’s team or is new to the team, ALL student athletes are required to register. Below is the registration process for a student athlete for the 2016 spring league: The registrant be the legal parent or guardian of the student athlete, OR You are […]

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