The USA Clay Target League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the independent provider of clay target shooting sports for secondary and postsecondary schools. The League’s priority are safety, fun, and marksmanship – in that order.
Growing from just 30 athletes on 3 teams in Minnesota in 2008, the League had over 34,000 participants on over 1,200 school-approved teams in 25 states in 2019. The USA Clay Target League is the nation's largest, fastest-growing, and most successful youth clay target shooting sports program in the world!
The League attracts student athletes to participate in shooting sports while creating a “virtual” competition among high school teams throughout their state. Family travel is minimal because practices and competitions are conducted at a shooting range near the school’s location.
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 team's conference. The team score and overall standing are calculated by adding the earned points from qualifying athletes and posted on the League's website.
At the end of the spring season, all athletes are invited to participate in state tournaments, and top qualifying athletes and teams are eligible to attend the National Championships in July.
The League also awards tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships annually to students based on academic and community merit, not on shooting ability.
The League also has collegiate programs available. Learn more at http://usaclaytarget.com
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