Want to know the fastest growing sport in Minnesota? With March Madness in the air you may think basketball, but surprisingly, it’s trapshooting. Since its inception as league sport for Minnesota students in 2001, the popularity of the sport has skyrocketed from a mere 3 teams, 3 schools, and 30 athletes to an astounding 57 […]
The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MSHSCTL) announced that 114 high school teams representing 195 schools and 3,400 student athletes are participating in the 2013 spring season. Led by the support of their schools and hundreds of volunteer coaches, thousands of student athletes will be trapshooting weekly in April and May at shooting […]
Mike Schmidt, the Dean of Students/activities Director for Staples/Motley school District joined the Pete & Doug show to talk about the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. By Doug Groff March 13, 2013 7:37 PM – AM1240 WJON Click here to listen to the interview.
It’s the safest high school sport in Minnesota, with not one injury recorded since its inception in 2001. It’s also the fastest-growing sport, with its 341 percent increase in participation since 2010 making the often-cited growth of lacrosse seem like molasses. And it’s coming to Northfield. Northfield is the newest member of the Minnesota State […]
Jon Leverenz didn’t know what to expect. When he and another teacher at Bloomington Jefferson – Don Verdegan – discussed the idea of a school trapshooting team, then got school officials to sign off on the plan, he had no clue how many kids would attend the informational meeting, or ultimately sign up to join […]
Fergus Falls Journal, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 – The Fergus Falls School Board voted unanimously Monday night to approve a sporting clay target team. But school board members also clarified where the team will be practicing and competing following concerns from the public. School Board chairperson Melanie Cole said members of the public had expressed […]
Fergus Falls, MN (WDAY TV – 2/15/13) — A group in Fergus Falls is aiming to start the high school’s first trap shooting team. In the middle of a nationwide gun debate timing couldn’t be worse. But after a meeting earlier this week, organizers say support couldn’t be better. It’s a sport much more common at Fergus […]
Earn $100 for every 25 products sold! The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League has partnered with Greater American Ribs to bring your high school trap team an exciting fundraising opportunity. Greater American Ribs is proud to offer you a delicious line of Minnesota made restaurant quality BBQ Ribs, Shredded Pork, Shredded Chicken and Snack […]
When compared to other high school sports in the high school sports-related injury study, trapshooting may be the safest sport for student athletes. Since the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s inception in 2001, there has been no reported injuries to any any participant during any scheduled practices or competition. That’s right, zero, since […]
The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League is offering one $1,000 scholarship to a student athlete that is participating in the 2013 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 […]
Since 2008, the League has doubled in athlete participation each year. Last year, 1,500 participants represented 57 teams and 100 schools. For 2013, the League has more than double in size again with more than 3,400 participants, 115 high school trap teams, and 195 participating schools. With this kind of growth, the Minnesota State High […]
Online registration of student athletes is available for parents. Student athlete registration is coordinated through your high school’s trap team coach. Any participating athlete must be registered with your coach prior to receiving access to the online registration. All registering athletes must submit a Firearms Safety Certification number during registration. You will not be able […]
League doubles in size again, and again, and again, and again, and again. In the 2012 spring league, the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League had 1,500 student athletes representing 57 teams participate. For 2013, 114 teams and more than 3,000 student athletes have already committed to participate in this year’s spring league. With […]
Ron Schara and Raven feature the League on Minnesota Bound on November 19th, 2012 on KARE-11 TV. The featured story about the League begins at 7:10.
The Minnesota State High School League, at their Board of Directors meeting on December 6, 2012, approved a presenting partner state tournament with the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League for June in 2014. Trapshooting will be recognized as a sport like all other high school sports, thus making Minnesota the first state in […]
Jim Sable, Executive Director and Founder of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League talks about how the league got started in 2001 and how it has grown to become Minnesota’s fastest growing high school sport.
Join Minnesota’s fastest growing high school sport – the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League! Watch video from the 2012 State Tournament and comments from some coaches.
Some coaches of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League talk about their teams, student athletes, schools and the future of the League and shooting sports.
Camden Korwin-Kuczynski got a few pointers from his trap shooting coach, Steven Weagel, before his meet Sunday, April 22. Those pointers and Korwin-Kuczynski’s love for shooting paid off as he shot a perfect 25 out of 25 clay pigeons in his second round of shooting Sunday.
Expectations were low when Apple Valley High School formed a trapshooting team earlier this year. If a handful of students signed up, head coach John Miller said he would have taken that and tried for more next year. Within about 15 minutes, though, registrations were approaching a cutoff point.
Dannyelle Moon strides off the field to a volley of high-fives, fist-bumps and applause from teammates and coaches.
Minnesota is home to plenty of people who enjoy the sport of trap shooting, but you may be surprised to learn it’s actually the fastest-growing high school sport in the state. Jim Sable started the program in 2008 with students from Orono, Wayzata, Minnetonka and Hopkins.
When close to 1,000 of Minnesota’s top high school sport shooters arrive in Alexandria for the state tournament, a familiar name will be there to greet them. Minnesota-based Gander Mountain is playing a significant sponsorship role in what will be the largest high school shooting tournament in state history.
ABC Newspapers May 18, 2012 Sue Austreng Armed with shotguns and carrying dozens of extra shells, 62 Blaine High School students arrive on Naples Street ready to take aim. Now, these kids aren’t a gang of felons set to rob a bank or threaten rivals with serious harm. These kids – 13 of them girls […]
Just ask any of the members, and they’ll tell you the Minnesota High School Clay Target League is a blast — and it’s exploding in terms of popularity. Two years ago, they had just 13 teams. Last year, that number more than doubled to 29 teams. This year, there are 57 teams.