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NEARLY 300 STUDENT ATHLETES PARTICIPATE IN KYSHSCTL 2018 SPRING SEASON

Lexington, KY – 290 student athletes representing 13 Kentucky high school teams are participating the 2018 Kentucky State High School Clay Target League’s (KYSHSCTL) spring trap shooting season, which began April 1st. Last year 226 students participated on 12 teams. “Clay target shooting as an activity for Kentucky high school athletes continues to grow by […]

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League Announces National Championship!

  MICHIGAN  –  The USA High School Clay Target League, the nation’s largest high school clay target shooting sport program, is very pleased to announce that 2018 will be the inaugural year for the USAHSCTL National Championship! The exciting event will take place July 12th-15th, and will feature a trap shooting competition for the highest-qualifying […]

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Hickman County trying to grow trap shooting sport

Kirksey, Ky – More than 18,000 students from nearly 600 schools participate in the USA High School Clay Target League around the country. Hickman County is one of 12 teams that compete in Kentucky in the state’s second season. While the sport is growing nationally, they hope that Kentucky continues to do the same.  The league […]

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Coach Education and Support Program

The Coach Education And Support Program provides a support platform for coaches to help student athletes, other coaches, and themselves. This program is consistent with the League’s mission, policies and procedures. Features of the Coach Education And Support Program: Get your questions answered through blogging with an experienced coach! View instructional videos Contact the Coach Advisory Council for assistance with […]

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KYSHSCTL Hosts Information Table at KHSAA Annual Meeting

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 […]

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SPT Mobile App Now Available!

NOW AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID AND iOS! The Shooter Performance Tracker® (SPT) is The Kentucky State High School Clay Target League’s exclusive performance tracking tool provided to all participants of the League. Each athlete receives personal access to the web-based application to monitor their True Team® scoring and progress compared against their team, their conference, and […]

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Scott County: Trap Shooting Club Approved

Dan Adkins – Georgetown News-Graphic: Scott County Schools added another sport when the school board granted middle- and high-school students and their parents’ request to start a trap-shooting club. Nearly two dozen students, accompanied by their parents, crowded into the Scott County Board of Education’s February work session last week to make their case. “Not […]

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More and More Schools are Joining the League!

New teams join the 2016 Kentucky State High School Clay Target League! Dozens of new student athletes will represent their schools in competition across Kentucky in the 2016 Spring League! The teams and their athletes will also be invited to the 2016 KYSHSCTL Trapshooting Tournament in June! Please welcome and support our newest teams! Bourbon […]

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Gun Sellers Have High Hopes For High School Shooting Leagues

Sapna Maheshwari – BuzzFeed: “In most sports, young athletes spend years honing skills that they’ll never use when they’re older,” the cartoon video begins, panning over a dejected football player, cheerleader, and lacrosse goalie. “But one sport provides a gateway to a lifetime of enjoyment and expertise: shooting sports.” That’s from the homepage of the […]

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Gun Digest: Shooting Sports’ Numbers are Swelling Among Teens

  The kids today, well they seem to be doing all right. At least the ones who have hitched their stars to the fast-growing extracurricular activity of sport shooting. Yes, breaking clays and nailing bull’s eyes have gained traction among American teens and young adults. Not long ago, we pointed out a feature the Washington […]

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Adding a new school activity is an integral part of education

Schools and athletic administrators are facing ever-increasing challenges because they are being asked to do more with less. School budget cuts are forcing the elimination of staffing support and student services and the demand for administrator responsibilities and education-based program offerings are growing. Education-based athletic programs must provide new concepts in learning that will engage […]

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Policies and procedures

The Kentucky State High School Clay Target League’s Policies & Procedures are designed and published to define all major decisions, actions and activities for all participants of the League including students athletes, parents, coaches, schools and shooting ranges. Click here to visit the Policies & Procedures page.  

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2014 Firearms-Related Injury Statistics

The 2014 edition of the Firearms-Related Injury Statistics was recently released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. In the findings from the recent research in the last 20 years (2002 – 2012), the number of unintentional firearms-related fatalities involving children 14 years of age and under has decreased by 73 percent. Firearms are involved in […]

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Everyone is invited to the 2016 State Tournament

Welcome to the inaugural Kentucky State High School Clay Target League’s 2016 State Tournament. Everyone is invited to participate in individual and team competition. Individual competition classifications are determined by a student athlete’s season average. Team competition includes the entire team. It’s a safe, fun tournament atmosphere! Click here for more details

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Comparing youth shooting programs

Compare the best to the rest. The USA High School Clay Target League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and operates the Kentucky State High School Clay Target League as the independent provider of shooting sports as an extracurricular co-ed and adaptive activity to high schools for students in grades six through 12 who have earned […]

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Shooter Performance Tracker® for athletes, coaches and parents

The Shooter Performance Tracker® (SPT) is the Kentucky State High School Clay Target League’s exclusive online performance tracking tool provided to all participants of the League. Each athlete receives personal access to the web-based application to monitor their True Team® scoring and progress rankings compared against their team, their conference, their class, and all other […]

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True Team® scoring allows athletes to compete against everyone

The Kentucky State High School League’s True Team® scoring method allows an athlete to compete against all other athletes in their respective conference and earn points depending on their finish. Their points are then added to their teammate’s scores to create the team score. This score is added to the previous week’s scores to determine […]

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Top 10 reasons why schools and students love the League

The Kentucky State High School Clay Target League is the independent provider of the trapshooting extracurricular co-ed activity and operates as a “virtual” competition. That means student athletes and their families travel only to their local gun club to shoot two rounds of 25 targets at practice and competitions during their scheduled weeks. All scores are […]

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Perfection has its privileges.

Only those who have earned perfection join have the privilege to join the 25- and 50-Straight Club from the Kentucky State High School Clay Target League. Not only will an athlete get recognized as a member of the club on the website, he/she will receive a patch to showcase their achievement!

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Clay target league is high school’s safest sport.

    While one of the main concerns for parents with children sports is safety, each year millions of student athletes are injured while playing high-school sports. Clay Target shooting however remains one of the safest high school activities nationwide. According to the latest statistics from the Center for Injury Research & Policy, boys’ football tops […]

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