High School Clay Target leagues to begin
Along with 11,040 student participants from 343 high school teams, the Minneota Clay Targ Team is about to begin its 2017 spring season.
“This League continues to be the fastest-growing activity in Minnesota schools,” said Jim Sable, Executive Director of the MNSHSCTL, "such high participation shows the continued demand for alternative high school activities related to Minnesota's longstanding outdoor traditions."
The League's co-ed and adaptive nature are key attractions to high schools in Minnesota. The League is fully Title IX compliant with both male and female athletes competing on the same team. Additionally, it's an 'adaptive' sport, which allows students with physical disabilities to take part.
Upon completion of the Spring League’s regular season, all student athletes are invited to participate in individual and team competitions at the 2017 State Championships. The Trap Shooting Championship — the world's largest shooting sport event with about 7,000 competitors expected - is scheduled for June 12th-20th at the Alexandria Shooting Park, while the Skeet Championship will be held at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake on June 25th.
The trap shooting season culminates with the State Tournament presented by the Minnesota State High School League on June 24th in Prior Lake. The State Tournament provides the opportunity for the highest qualifying individuals and teams from the clay target league to compete for the ultimate recognition as Minnesota State High School League State Champions. The Minnesota State High School League was the first state high school interscholastic athletic association in the United States to provide support and recognition for a high school trap shooting state tournament.
The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League attracts student athletes that have earned their firearm safety certification to participate in shooting sports while creating a "virtual" competition among high school teams throughout Minnesota at no cost to the schools. Family travel costs are minimal because practice and competition are conducted at a shooting range near the school's location. The League is also the safest sport in high school, with no reported injuries since the inception of the League in 2001.
Conferences are determined by team size rather than geographic location for fair competition. Athletes earn True Team® scoring points as determined by their performance and ranking against all athlete scores within their team¹s conference. The team score and overall standing are calculated by adding the earned points from qualifying athletes and posted on the League's website. Athletes and their families track their individual and team performance on their phone, tablet or computer via the Shooter Performance Tracker®.
The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League is an affiliate of the USA High School Clay Target League.
Here is the upcoming schedule:
Week of April 23rd:
Competition Week 1
Week of April 30th:
Competition Week 2
Week of May 7th:
Competition Week 3
Week of May 14th:
Competition Week 4
Week of May 21st:
Competition Week 5
Week of May 28th:
MNSHSCTL Trap Championship:
MSHSL State Tournament: