Nearly 400 Students Participate in Kentucky State High School Clay Target League

Apr 17, 2019

Credit Outdoor News

383 student athletes representing 21 Kentucky high school teams are participating the 2019 Kentucky State High School Clay Target League’s (KYSHSCTL) spring season, which began March 31st.

“Clay target shooting as an activity for Kentucky high school athletes continues to grow rapidly in Kentucky,” said John Nelson, President of the KYSHSCTL, “The record-setting growth we’ve seen shows the demand for alternative high school activities related to Kentucky’s longstanding outdoor traditions.”

The League's co-ed and adaptive nature are key attractions to high schools in Kentucky. 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 Spring League culminates with the 2019 State Tournaments, where all student athletes are invited to participate in individual and team competitions. The Trap Shooting State Tournament is scheduled for June 8th at the Central Kentucky Gun Club in Berea, KY.  The Skeet Shooting State Tournament will be held virtually, with participating teams competing at their home clubs and uploading scores online.

The Kentucky State High School Clay Target League attracts student athletes to participate in shooting sports while creating a ‘virtual’ competition among high school teams throughout Kentucky at no cost to the schools. Family travel costs are minimal because practice and competition are conducted at a shooting range near the school's location. The League is also the safest sport in high school, with no reported injuries since the inception of the League in 2001.

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 standings are calculated and posted on the League's website. Athletes and their families may track their individual and team performance on their computer via the League's website, and by the Shooter Performance Tracker® mobile app.

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, more than 32,000 students representing over 1,000 school-approved teams participated in the League during the 2018-19 school year.

For more information visit http://kyclaytarget.com or contact Drew Tri at 320-291-9148.

(provided by USA High School Clay Target League)