League Announces Nationwide Launch Of High School Skeet Shooting Programs

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League Announces Nationwide Launch Of High School Skeet Shooting Programs

St. Paul, MN – -(AmmoLand.com)- 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 option to the hundreds of schools that participate in the League will provide exciting new clay target shooting opportunities to tens of thousands of students nationwide.

“With the huge popularity and growth of our trap shooting program, it made sense to expand our clay target offering to include skeet shooting across the nation.” said John Nelson, Vice President of the USA High School Clay Target League. “Our first skeet shooting program was started in Minnesota four years ago, and it continues to grow in popularity. Our Skeet Shooting Championship in Minnesota is already the largest skeet shooting event in the state.”

In skeet shooting, the shooter shoots from eight positions on a semicircular field. There are two houses that hold target throwers that launch the targets, one at each corner of the semicircle. One trap launches targets from 10 feet above the ground (“high” house) and the other launches it from three feet above ground (“low” house). Each athlete shoots two 25-target rounds during competition.

The League’s co-ed and adaptive nature are key attractions to high schools nationwide. 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.

The League is the safest sport in high school, with not one reported injury since the inception of the League in 2001. To participate in the League, each team must have the approval of their school’s administration. The League is the only 100% school-approved clay target shooting sport program in America, and is a preferred vendor of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

The League attracts student athletes to participate in shooting sports while creating a ‘virtual’ competition among high school teams throughout each state. Family travel is minimal because practice and competition 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. Athletes and their families track their individual and team performance on their phone, tablet or computer via the Shooter Performance Tracker®.

Nationwide, over 800 school-approved teams participate in the League.

USA High School Clay Target League

The USA High School Clay Target League is a subdivision of the USA Clay Target League, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The League is the independent provider of shooting sports as an extracurricular co-ed and adaptive activity for high schools and students in grades six through 12 who have earned League-approved firearm safety certification. The organization’s priorities are safety, fun, and marksmanship – in that order.

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  • 3 thoughts on “League Announces Nationwide Launch Of High School Skeet Shooting Programs

    1. I agree, but, you do not actually see the shooting of the high house target, nor is there any remnants left in the air. You also do not really see the arrows showing the path of the targets either.

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