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CLASS Academy Opens Its Doors

CLASS Academy is now available to ALL coaches participating in the USA High School League.  CLASS Academy is designed to enhance the CLASS online certification experience by bringing together League certified instructors in-person with high school clay target team coaches. The League has identified key areas of training and education that will provide enhanced knowledge […]

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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 highest-qualifying […]

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2017 Fall League Results & Awards!

Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2017 Fall 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! 2017 Fall Trap League Results 2017 Fall Skeet League Results

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What a blast! Trapshooting explodes as a high school sport

Over the teeth-rattling crash of shotgun blasts, Jeff Munter couldn’t explain why he loves trapshooting. He didn’t say that it’s the fastest-growing high school sport in the state, with more participants than hockey. He didn’t explain that the sport is co-ed, or that it is safe, with no concussions or torn-up knees. All he could […]

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Over 16,000 Athletes Participate in USA High School Clay Target Spring Season

MINNESOTA –-(Ammoland.com)- 16,600 student-athletes representing 615 high school teams are taking part in high school clay target leagues affiliated with the USA High School Clay Target League (USAHSCTL) this spring. The League is the largest high school clay target shooting sports program in the nation, with over 20,000 students participating in League programs during the […]

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Trap Shooting Continues to Grow

As a clay target rises and reaches its apex, a trained trap shooter will gun it down, breaking the target into a thousand pieces. The sport of clay target shooting, also known as trap shooting, is also climbing toward its apex in popularity with no sight of coming down. It’s Minnesota’s fastest growing sport at […]

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Visit The League at Game Fair!

Make sure you come and visit our booth at Game Fair! Game Fair is a sporting event for the entire family.  Held in the out-of-doors on 80 beautiful acres of woods and water, Game Fair has everything you need to celebrate the outdoors. Game Fair 2017 will feature many favorite activites from years past as […]

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Case upon case of 12 gauge shells piled up in the safe room at the trap club as a line of volunteers — some of them fellow coaches, some parents and some shooters — daisy-chained the 100 brown boxes of ammo through the snow to their resting place along the wall. While it will remain […]

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2017 Spring Season Overview & Conference Assignments

  Minneapolis, MN – 11,040 student participants from 343 high school teams will participate in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s (MNSHSCTL) 2017 spring season, which began April 2nd. 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,” […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Scholarships Available For Senior Athletes!

The USA High School Clay Target League Scholarship is offered to student athletes that participate in the spring league. This opportunity is to provide financial assistance for a student that is continuing his/her education after high school and to reward a student who is seeking a career in environmental sciences or conservation industries. To be […]

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Get on track with the Shooter Performance Tracker!

Monitor your progress easily and set goals.   The Shooter Performance Tracker™ (SPT) is 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 rankings compared against their team, their […]

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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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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 claytargetleaderboard.com 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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