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Discover the many benefits why more than 50,000 student athletes, 10,000 coaches, and 1,700 school-sponsored teams choose to participate in the USA Clay Target League. Join the phenomenon.
Priorities are safety, fun and marksmanship – Listed in order of importance.
No reported injuries – Since 2001.
One coach for every 10 athletes required – Encourages adult mentors to be involved.
Firearm safety certification required for all athletes – The only school sport that requires safety certification before participation.
Athlete insurance policy – Each registered student athlete receives an accident insurance policy.
Coach and volunteer insurance policy – Each registered member of the team’s coaching staff receives a complimentary general liability insurance policy.
Student Athlete Firearm Education (SAFE) Certification – A clay target and firearm safety certification program designed specifically for the League and clay target.
Coach Leadership And Safety Support (CLASS) Certification – A clay target coach certification program designed specifically for League coaches.
USA Clay Target League’s ClayTargetGo! custom software – Easy-to-use dedicated access to a Team Management System and Athlete Management System for team registration, athlete registration, event registration, performance reports, and more.
Shooter Performance Tracker® – A proprietary web-based application for coaches and athletes to monitor an athletes scores and performance ranking in team, class, conference and League.
Innovative League website – Showcasing team and individual performance reports, event details, and so much more.
Clay Target Leaderboard™ – View live scores, standings, and rankings from all tournaments.
League professional support staff available to help – Full-time experienced staff provide support for coaches, schools and athletes at all times.
Comprehensive Policies & Procedures – Expectations are clear and concise.
Dedicated and experienced Coach Education and Support manager available – To assist wan team staff member with any questions.
Coach Education & Support Program – Online access to training modules, blogs, advisory council and more to help coaches.
Encourages beginners – All beginners have the opportunity to contribute to their team’s overall score.
No benchwarmers – Every athlete on the team gets to participate in League events.
Inclusive competition – Conferences are determined by team size, not geography, to make competition as fair as possible.
Everyone is invited to the League tournament – Student athletes compete in the Novice, Junior Varsity, or Varsity individual and team classifications that are determined by an athlete’s weekly season average.
Participate in one or all clay target shooting sport disciplines – Trap shooting, skeet shooting, sporting clays, or 5-stand.
True Team® scoring – A proprietary scoring system that compares an athlete’s score against all athletes in a conference and awards points proportionately to the best overall team rather than the top five finishers.
Top-performing athletes are recognized – Website postings of achievements by gender in conference and League.
25/50 straight club recognition – Student athletes that achieve perfection with 25- or 50-straight targets hit receive a patch to adhere to their shooting gear and recognition to the website’s 25/50 Straight Club.
Compete against all teams in your conference each week – Student athletes have more fun competing against all teams in a single event.
Everyone participates on the same team with the same rules – No student athlete is excluded.
Similar beliefs as the state high school athletic/activity association – Team-focused, inclusion participation, fair competition.
High school teams are made up of students from grades six to 12 – Minimum age determined by the state-issued hunter education certificate requirements.
No maximum team size – As long as coaching staff ratio requirements are met and the shooting range can accommodate the team size safely a team can be as large as possible.
Minimum team size is 2 – Even a very small team can get started with just a school’s approval.
Free commemorative League patch – All new student athletes receive a League patch to adhere to their gear.
Complimentary subscription to PullUSA Magazine – Registered student athletes, head coaches, and shooting ranges receive the quarterly publication.
100% of teams are school-approved – Athletes and teams represent their school by using their school name – just like other sports.
Lettering program offered – The League provides lettering recommendations so high school student athletes can letter for their school.
Yearbook photo inclusion – Team photos are encouraged to be included in the high school’s yearbook.
Cooperative agreement among schools – Student athletes can participate on other teams if their school does not have a team.
Team logo displayed – Easy upload for coaches to show team pride.
Student athlete recruitment kit – Announcements, posters, signup sheets and customer support is provided to help schools educate parents and students about the team at information meetings held at the school.
Shoot at your local shooting range – Minimum travel for athletes and parents saves time and money.
College scholarship available – Seniors can apply for a $1,000 scholarship to help pursue their postsecondary education.
No requirement to join other organizations – No school or student athlete will be required to join any other organization to participate.
No cost to school – Teams are self-managed and financed without the need for school facilities or maintenance.
Teams have more than 6 days to complete their weekly event – From Sunday morning until Saturday evening.
Teams can use multiple days to conduct their weekly events – Student athletes can coordinate schedules and participate in other sports.
Student athletes shoot at 50 targets at each conference event – Convenient for an athlete’s busy schedules.
Reserve week scoring – Available for teams to use if their competition event gets cancelled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.