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2019 Fall League Results & Awards!

Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2019 Fall League accomplishments! Awards will be mailed to the team shipping address listed in TMS. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports!  Trap Skeet

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2019 Scholarship Recipients Announced!

Congratulations to the 25 recipients of the Jim Sable Environment & Conservation Education Scholarship! 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 felt that it was his […]

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USA HIGH SCHOOL CLAY TARGET LEAGUE ANNOUNCES NATIONWIDE LAUNCH OF HIGH SCHOOL SKEET SHOOTING PROGRAMS

St. Paul, MN – The USA High School Clay Target League is excited to announce that the clay target discipline of ‘skeet shooting’ has been added to their highly popular high school clay target shooting programs, in which nearly 26,000 student athletes participated during the 2017-2018 school year. The inclusion of skeet shooting as an […]

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2018 Fall League Awards

Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2018 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! See below for conference award listings.  Reserve Week scores are used in the event of ties. View all […]

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Congratulations to Scholarship Winner!

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. CONGRATULATIONS to […]

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2018 Spring League Results & Awards!

Awards will be handed out at the State Tournament. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports! See below for conference award listings.  Reserve Week scores are used in the event of ties. View all final results

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USAHSCTL And MCAC Form Partnership For College League

MINNESOTA  –  The Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) has teamed up with the League to offer a  new sanctioned sport – Clay Target – to begin in Fall 2018. Trap shooting is the shooting sport of choice for the MCAC’s Clay Target offering, in which a team of 5 take turns shooting at clay targets […]

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CHS Trap Shooting Club heads into inaugural season

by Russell Gagnon – Concordia Blade-Empire Spring 2018 marks the inaugural season of the Concordia Panthers Trap Shooting Club. Governed by the USA High School Clay Target League, a non-profit corporation that operates the Kansas State High School Clay Target League, the trap clubs are designed to provide shooting sports as an extra-curricular coed activity […]

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OVER 1,200 STUDENT ATHLETES PARTICIPATE IN KSSHSCTL 2018 SPRING SEASON

Wichita, KS – 1232 student athletes representing 58 Kansas high school teams are participating the 2018 Kansas State High School Clay Target League’s (KSSHSCTL) spring trap shooting season, which began April 1st. In 2017, 710 student athletes from 39 teams competed. “Clay target shooting as an activity for Kansas high school athletes continues to grow […]

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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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School Approves Clay Target Shooting as Sport

  FLUSH, Kan. (KSNT) — Rock Creek Junior High and High School was approved by the Board of Educatoin to have students participate in clay target shooting as a sport. Students will be practicing at a virtual shooting range taking aim at clay targets near Manhattan. Rock Creek will compete against other schools in the Kansas […]

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2017 Spring League Awards

Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2017 Spring League accomplishments! Awards will be handed out at the State Tournament on June 3rd and 4th. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports!   See below for conference award listings.  Reserve Week scores are used in the […]

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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 […]

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Policies and procedures

The Kansas State High School Clay Target League’s Policies & Procedures are designed and published to define all major decisions, actions and activities for all participants of the League including students athletes, parents, coaches, schools and shooting ranges. Click here to visit the Policies & Procedures page.  

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Clay Target League Remains Safest High School 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 the […]

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Get Ready For The 2016 Fall League!

The fall league provides an opportunity for teams to add new student athletes that are new to the school or those that could not participate on the spring team. The six-week fall league is shorter than the spring league and does not include a season-ending tournament or new teams. Trap teams from current high school […]

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2016 Spring League Awards

Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2016 Spring League accomplishments! Awards will be handed out at the State Tournament on June 4th. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports!   View all final results

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SPT Mobile App Now Available!

NOW AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID AND iOS! The Shooter Performance Tracker® (SPT) is The Kansas 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 Season Participating Schools

Nineteen high school trap shooting teams will represent their schools in competition in the inaugural 2016 Spring Season of the Kansas State High School Clay Target League. Trap shooting teams and their athletes will also be invited to the 2016 KSSHSCTL Trap Shooting Tournament June 4th! 2016 Participating Schools Andover Central High School Baldwin High […]

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More and More Schools are Joining the League!

New teams sign up for the 2016 Kansas State High School Clay Target League! At least fifteen high school teams are expected to represent their schools in competition in the inaugural season of the Kansas State High School Clay Target League. The teams and their athletes will also be invited to the 2016 KSSHSCTL Trapshooting […]

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USD 101 Enters New League for Trapshooting

By Colleen Williamson – Parson Sun ERIE — Erie High School has been approved to participate in the inaugural Kansas State High School Clay Target League’s 2016 spring trapshooting season, which begins in April. The league is said to be one of the fastest-growing and safest sports in high schools across the Midwest. “We are […]

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Gun Sellers Have High Hopes For High School Shooting Leagues

Sapna Maheshwari – BuzzFeed “In most sports, young athletes spend years honing skills that they’ll never use when they’re older,” the cartoon video begins, panning over a dejected football player, cheerleader, and lacrosse goalie. “But one sport provides a gateway to a lifetime of enjoyment and expertise: shooting sports.” That’s from the homepage of the […]

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KANSAS STATE HIGH SCHOOL CLAY TARGET LEAGUE ADDS SIX NEW TEAMS FOR 2016 SPRING SEASON, MORE EXPECTED

Kansas – November 19th, 2015 Six Kansas high schools have approved teams to participate in the inaugural Kansas State High School Clay Target League’s (KSSHSCTL) 2016 spring trapshooting season, which begins in April. The six new teams – Andover High School, Sterling High School, Wellington High School, Wichita Collegiate School, Nickerson High School, and Cedar […]

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Bloomberg: U.S. High Schools Embrace Shooting as Hot New Sport

Published July 9, 2015 by Esmé E Deprez – Bloomberg The giddy 13-year-old boys oohed and aahed as they stared down the black shotgun barrels and aimed at clay targets they imagined whizzing through the air. “You guys are welcome to test any of these out,” said Dusty Minke, a sales agent for Browning, as […]

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Gun Digest: Shooting Sports’ Numbers are Swelling Among Teens

Published July 15th, 2015 by Elwood Shelton – Gun Digest The kids today, well they seem to be doing all right. At least the ones who have hitched their stars to the fast-growing extracurricular activity of sport shooting. Yes, breaking clays and nailing bull’s eyes have gained traction among American teens and young adults. Not […]

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Adding a new school activity is an integral part of education

Schools and athletic administrators are facing ever-increasing challenges because they are being asked to do more with less. School budget cuts are forcing the elimination of staffing support and student services and the demand for administrator responsibilities and education-based program offerings are growing. Education-based athletic programs must provide new concepts in learning that will engage […]

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Deadline for teams to join the League is March 1st

Gather students who would like to try shooting sports and begin forming your team now to get your high school to join the Kansas State High School Clay Target League for 2016. Contact us and let us know how the League can help you get your high school trap team started next year! Learn more about how to start a team! […]

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2014 Firearms-Related Injury Statistics

The 2014 edition of the Firearms-Related Injury Statistics was recently released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. In the findings from the recent research in the last 20 years (2002 – 2012), the number of unintentional firearms-related fatalities involving children 14 years of age and under has decreased by 73 percent. Firearms are involved in […]

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Comparing youth shooting programs

Compare the best to the rest. The USA High School Clay Target League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and operates the Kansas State High School Clay Target League as the independent provider of shooting sports as an extracurricular co-ed and adaptive activity to high schools for students in grades six through 12 who have earned […]

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Shooter Performance Tracker™ for athletes, coaches and parents

The Shooter Performance Tracker™ (SPT) is the Kansas 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 other […]

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True Team™ scoring allows athletes to compete against everyone

The Kansas State High School League’s True Team™ scoring method allows an athlete to compete against all other athletes in their respective conference and earn points depending on their finish. Their points are then added to their teammate’s scores to create the team score. This score is added to the previous week’s scores to determine […]

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Top 10 reasons why schools and students love the League

The KSSHSCTLL 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 2 round of 25 at practice and competitions during their scheduled weeks. All scores are submitted online and compared against other […]

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Perfection has its privileges.

Only those who have earned perfection join have the privilege to join the 25- and 50-Straight Club from the Kansas State High School Clay Target League. Not only will an athlete get recognized as a member of the club on the website, he/she will receive a patch to showcase their achievement!

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Is trapshooting high school’s safest sport?

When compared to other high school sports, trapshooting is the safest sport for student athletes. Since the 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 2001. National High School Sports-Related injury Surveillance Study Participation in high school sports, […]

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