Athletic Directors and school administrators from across the state are in Lexington today as the KHSAA hosts the first-ever Athletic Director Institute and its Annual Meeting of Delegates. The Annual Meeting of Delegates is taking place at the Lexington Center.
The Kentucky State High School Clay Target League is hosting an information table at the KHSAA Annual Meeting in order to spread the word about the League’s efforts in the Bluegrass State. The 2016 Spring Season was the first ever 100% school-approved youth trap shooting league in the state, and hundreds of student athletes took part. The league hopes to inform more Kentucky athletic directors about the program, including the benefits to schools, Title IX compliance, and it’s perfect safety record for over 15 years.
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.
The Kentucky State High School Clay Target League is an affiliate of the USA High School Clay Target League, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The League is an independent provider of shooting sports as an extracurricular co-ed and adaptive activity for high schools and students in grades 6 through 12. The organization’s priorities are safety, fun, and marksmanship – in that order. Each student is required to pass a comprehensive firearm safety education course prior to participation.
Nationwide, over 15,000 students representing nearly 400 school-approved teams participate in the League.