Trap Shooting Overview

skeet shootingMinnesota’s safest and fastest-growing high school sport
expects a record number of student athletes and teams again for 2017.

More than 12,000 student athletes representing more than 350 high school trap shooting teams are expected to participate in the 2017 Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s Spring League. It’s time for you to join Minnesota’s safest and fastest-growing high school sport!

10,300 student athletes from over 300 high school teams participated in the 2016 spring trap shooting league and about 8,600 student athletes from 250 high school teams participated in the 2015 fall league.

Student athletes considering joining a team are required to earn League-approved Firearm Safety certification. Existing teams may have limited availability to add new athletes – check with your school. New teams are only limited by the number of athletes that can be on a team as determined by coaching resources and shooting range capabilities.

New teams are allowed to join the 2017 spring trap shooting or skeet skeet shooting league. Learn more about how to start a new team. Once your team is approved, simply have a school official contact us and let us know!


2017 schedule:

  • Now – March 1: Get team approved, begin promoting new team, acquire students, hold open house to recruit students, acquire coaches.
  • January 15: Athlete registration begins.
  • March 1: Team registration ends. Last day to add your team for 2017.
  • March 10: Athlete registration ends. All participants must complete the online League registration.
  • March 22: Athlete registration fees ($35 per athlete) are due from the team to the League.
  • April 2: Practice Week 1. Each team will practice on their designated shooting day(s).
  • April 9: Practice Week 2.
  • April 16: Reserve Week. Scores are submitted via the coach’s Team Management System. These scores are saved for future use for the entire team if a team’s scheduled Competition Week is cancelled.
  • April 23: Competition Week 1. Shoot on your scheduled day(s) during the week and compete against all teams in your conference.
  • April 30: Competition Week 2.
  • May 7: Competition Week 3.
  • May 14: Competition Week 4.
  • May 21: Competition Week 5. Final team and individual results are published May 30th at 9:30 p.m.
  • May 28: Fun Week. Invite family and school officials. Host picnic. Try skeet shooting, sporting clays or games like Annie Oakley. Parents/school officials versus student athlete games. Have fun!!!

June 12-20: Trap Shooting Championship in Alexandria, MN.
June 24: Minnesota State High School League State Tournament in Prior Lake.

Learn more:

View our frequently asked questions to learn more about school and athlete eligibility, coaching and shooting ranges or contact us to get started with your new team today!