Source: Minnesota State High School Clay Target League
MINNEAPOLIS and SAINT PAUL, Minn., Sept. 18, 2014 -- The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MSHSCTL) will host 1,770 student athletes representing 68 high school trap shooting teams and 13 high school skeet shooting teams in the 2014 fall season. Led by the support of their schools and volunteer coaches, co-ed student athletes will participate on their high school team in shooting sports for six weeks mid-September through October at shooting ranges throughout Minnesota.
The USA High School Clay Target League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and operates the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League as the independent provider of shooting sports as an extra curricular co-ed and adapted activity for high schools and students in grades six through 12 who have earned their Firearms Safety Certification. The organization's priorities are safety, fun and marksmanship - in that order.
"Last year the fall season included 880 student athletes," said Jim Sable, Executive Director of the MSHSCTL. "The League added skeet as a new shooting sport activity this fall because coaches and student athletes requested adding the sport. In addition, more than 550 of the fall student athletes are new participants in the MSHSCTL."
The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League attracts student athletes to participate in shooting sports while creating a "virtual" competition among high school teams throughout Minnesota. 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™.
"By doubling the League participation this fall, more student athletes are setting their sights on shooting sports as a safe and fun high school activity" Sable said. "Since 2001, the MSHSCTL has no reported injuries or school gun-free zone violations." More than 10,000 student athletes are expected to participate in the 2015 clay target league.
The USA High School Clay Target League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and operates the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League as the independent provider of shooting sports as an extra curricular co-ed and adapted activity for high schools and students in grades six through twelve who have earned their firearms safety certification. The League's priorities are safety, fun and marksmanship – in that order.
For more information visit www.mnclaytarget.com.