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Start A Team!

It’s fun for everyone… The purpose of the Pennsylvania State High School Clay Target League is to attract students to participate in shooting sports while creating friendly competition among high schools throughout Pennsylvania! With the assistance of hundreds of volunteer coaches and parents, student athletes in grades six through twelve represent their high school by […]

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Scholarships Available To Senior Athletes!

The League is proud to announce the renaming of its scholarship program to the Jim Sable Environment & Conservation Education Scholarship, in honor of its founder. Jim recognized that education came before anything else.  He would always ask his students if they had gotten their homework done, asked about the grades, and encourage them to […]

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Coach Leadership and Safety Support (CLASS) Certification Program

The CLASS Certification program has been designed specifically for coaches participating in the state-affiliated leagues of the USA High School Clay Target League. The League’s CLASS Certification provides a comprehensive and interactive online education and training program designed specifically for League coaches. The CLASS Certification is available to all coaches and takes 5-6 hours of […]

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The Safe Choice

Click The Infographic To Download & Share! The Fall Season will soon be upon us, and school administrations are making tough decisions regarding Fall sports and activities across the state. Clay Target Sports are a low-risk sport based on the recommendations from the CDC and the National Federation of High Schools. The League has a […]

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Announcing The 2020 Fall League!

New Teams and Existing League Clay Target Teams are Invited to Participate This Fall! The Fall League provides an opportunity for teams to add new student athletes that are new to the school or those that could not participate on the spring team. The six-week Fall League is shorter than the Spring League and does […]

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2021 Spring League

Due to the current uncertainty related to COVID-19, the League is announcing a Modified 2021 Spring Season that will provide the most opportunity for student athletes and teams to participate. CLICK HERE to see the 2021 Modified Spring Season Policies & Procedures for complete information. Stay informed on the latest League COVID-19 developments at http://www.usaclaytarget.com/covid19/ […]

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2020 All-State Team!

Congratulations to the individuals below for having the top overall averages for the 2020 Spring League! Each student listed below will get a special 2020 All-State Team Patch! Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. 2020 Trap All-State Team: 1Michael WascakConnellsville Area High School24.002Merle MusickGreater Latrobe Senior High School23.803John MaddasConnellsville Area High School23.704Brian VieceliNorwin High School23.605Ashtin […]

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2020 Spring Season Conferences & Awards!

Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2020 Spring League accomplishments! Awards will be mailed. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports! Trap Conference Awards: Skeet Conference Awards: Download the Special Skeet Conference Week 5 Results and Overall Standings […]

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Clay Target Sports & Social Distancing

In this time of COVID-19, it’s important that all necessary steps are taken to participate in clay target sports in a manner that ensures that everyone – including athletes, coaches, parents, and others – can remain safe and healthy while enjoying their time on the range. Clay target sports are by nature an activity of […]

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The USA Clay Target League and COVID-19

UPDATE – Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 USA Clay Target League 2020 Modified Fall Season The USA Clay Target League thanks all of our athletes, parents, coaches, and sponsors for their patience and understanding to considering participating in the League in this unprecedented time.Due to the current uncertainty related to COVID-19, the League is announcing a […]

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Spring League Athlete Registration Information!

Student athlete registration will open on February 3 and close on March 23 at NOON CT. Student athlete registration for the spring season will be coordinated through the League’s Athlete Management System (AMS) on ClayTargetGO!. New Students:  Contact your coach to receive a Team ID that enables you to make a new AMS profile in […]

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Fall 2019 Conferences Announced!

For the 2019 Fall Trap League, 5 high school teams are assigned to 1 conference.(#) = Number of athlete’s scores used for each team to determine True Team™ scoring points earned. Conference 1 (9) Cambria Heights High School Connellsville Area High School Corry Area High School Fort Cherry High School Norwin High School

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National Championship Registration!

National Championship Registration begins June 6/3/19 (Noon CDT) The nation’s top high school clay target student athletes will compete for individual and team titles of National Champion at the MTA Homegrounds in Mason, Michigan, from July 10-14. Visit http://usaclaytargetchampionship.com for complete information. Student athletes and teams registered in the current spring trap shooting season for […]

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Tournament Registration Complete!

All teams and student athletes are invited to participate! Registration is now complete! See you in June! To register for the tournament: A coach must login to the Team Management System (TMS) and select the tournament page. Follow the instructions to select the athlete registration fee ($35 includes targets and official tournament t-shirt) payment preference – […]

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Spring 2019 Conferences Announced!

For the 2019 Spring League, 23 high school teams are assigned to 4 conferences based on a similar number of team members. (#) = Number of athlete’s scores used for each team to determine True Team™ scoring points earned.   CONFERENCE 1 (5) Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Central Cambria High School Montoursville Area High […]

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2019 State Skeet Tournament

Everyone is invited to participate! Date: June 2019 Location: TBD The Pennsylvania State High School Clay Target League invites all student athletes to participate in the State Skeet Tournament. In order of importance, the three priorities of the Pennsylvania State High School Clay Target League are safety, fun and marksmanship. All participants and spectators are […]

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2019 Spring Skeet League

Join Pennsylvania’s newest and safest high school sport! Schools and student athletes from across Pennsylvania are invited to join the 2019 Spring Skeet League! Student athletes considering joining a team are required to earn a League-approved firearm safety certification. Existing teams may have limited availability to add new athletes – check with your school. New teams are […]

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2021 State Tournament

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the 2020 State Tournament will not be held.  We look forward to seeing you next year at the 2021 State Tournament!   Everyone is invited to participate! Trap Tournament  Date: May 30th, 2021  Time: 9:00am (Opening Ceremony 8:45) Location: Pennsylvania State Shotgunning Association – Monastery Road Elysburg, PA 17824 […]

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2018 All-State Team!

The League recognizes those students with the top 25 League averages as the All-State Team!  These top athletes will receive a special All-State patch!  Congratulations to the 2018 All-State Team! Joel Kovach Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Micah Fmura Bedford High School Lucas Miko Portage Area High School Billy Ramus Portage Area High School Michael […]

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2018 Spring League Results & Awards!

Awards will be handed out at the State Tournament. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports! See below for conference award listings.  Reserve Week scores are used in the event of ties. View all final results

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2018 Spring League Conferences Announced!

For the 2018 Spring League, 18 high school teams are assigned to 4 conferences based on a similar number of team members. (#) = Number of athlete’s scores used for each team to determine True Team™ scoring points earned.   CONFERENCE 1 (5) Bedford High School Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Greater Johnstown Career and […]

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2018 Spring League Team Scores & Standings

Team Scores and standings will be posted upon completion of Week 1 results. Overall Standings Each week, the overall standings are posted showing team rank by class and conference. 25/50-Straight Club If an athlete hits 25 targets in a round or 50 straight in two rounds, they receive a League patch. Overall Top 10 By […]

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Join The Fun Squad!

League athletes have always participated at their local shooting range to compete weekly in their own state high school clay target league’s spring season, but how fun would it be if you could shoot with a squad made up of other student athletes throughout America? Now you can! Starting in the Spring 2018 Season, students […]

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2018 State Tournament

Congratulations to all the participants!  Please find the results on our Clay Target Leaderboard! Everyone is invited to attend! Date: June 2nd, 2018 Location: Clairton Sportman’s Club – Clairton, PA Schedule: Coach/Team Check-In: 8:00 AM Opening Ceremony: 8:45 AM Competition Begins: 9:00 AM CLICK HERE to download the 2018 State Tournament Field Assignments & Shooting […]

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2018 Spring League

Join Pennsylvania’s newest and safest high school sport! Schools and student athletes from across Pennsylvania are invited to join the 2018 spring league! Student athletes considering joining a team are required to earn League-approved Firearm Safety certification. Existing teams may have limited availability to add new athletes – check with your school. New teams are […]

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2017 All-State Team!

The league recognizes those students with the top 25 league averages (including ties) as the Pennsylvania State High School Clay Target League All-State Team.  These top athletes will receive a special All-State patch, and have earned the right to be called one of the best in the state! Please congratulate the following 26 athletes on […]

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2017 Spring League Awards

Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2017 Spring League accomplishments! Awards will be handed out at the State Tournament on June 4th. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports! See below for conference award listings.  Reserve Week scores are used in the event of ties. […]

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2017 State Tournament Registration!

Everyone is invited to participate! The League invites all student athletes to participate in the State Tournament! Contact your head coach to be registered on your team for the tournament.  Once added to the tournament roster, an email will be sent with additional information and payment details. Registration is now CLOSED.  Sorry, no late registrations […]

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2017 Spring Season Overview & Conference Assignments

  Pennsylvania  –  244 students from 11 Pennsylvania high school teams are participating in the Pennsylvania State High School Clay Target League’s (PASHSCTL) 2017 spring trap shooting season, which began April 2nd. Last year there were 31 students on 2 teams. “We are very pleased with the growth of clay target shooting as an activity […]

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Student Athlete Firearm Education (SAFE)

All student athletes are required to complete and submit certificates for either one of two League-approved firearm safety certification programs – a state-approved hunter education certificate or the League’s SAFE certificate. Teams should verify the firearm safety training certification requirements with the shooting range where they will be conducting League events. SAFE Certificate Benefits Affordable […]

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Check Out PullUSA Magazine!

PullUSA is a quarterly magazine that is direct mailed and digitally delivered to student athletes, head coaches, gun clubs, and other subscribers four times a year. As the official magazine for the USAHSCTL, PullUSA tells the compelling stories of student athletes, coaches, and volunteers who are participating in the League nationwide. The magazine covers human […]

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High School Activities Provide Important Benefits to Teens

Extracurricular activities like the Clay Target League are proven to have many important benefits to students. Not only do they get to enjoy a terrific sport, but taking part in activities provides a positive influence on their lives both during, and after, their time in high school! Student Activities Boost Academic Performance Young men and […]

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2017 State Tournament

Everyone is invited to attend! Date: Sunday, June 4th Location: Clairton Sportman’s Club – Clairton, PA 2017 Results! The Pennsylvania State High School Clay Target League invites all student athletes to participate in the State Tournament. In order of importance, the three priorities of the Pennsylvania State High School Clay Target League are safety, fun […]

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2017 Spring League

Join Pennsylvania’s newest and safest high school sport! Schools and student athletes from across Pennsylvania are invited to join the 2017 spring league! Student athletes considering joining a team are required to earn League-approved Firearm Safety certification. Existing teams may have limited availability to add new athletes – check with your school. New teams are […]

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Keep Track of Tournament Standings in Real Time!

The Clay Target Leaderboard is the Pennsylvania State High School Clay Target League’s EXCLUSIVE tournament score-tracking system! You can keep track of your scores, tournament standings, and individual awards as scores are entered! Visit claytargetleaderboard.com on your desktop computer or download the mobile apps now!  

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Order Your Official Tournament T-Shirt By May 23rd!

Order online and pickup at the event! Orders Closed! ORDER TODAY to get your official 2016 Tournament t-shirt! Don’t forget to order shirts for friends, grandparents, or other family members too! There will be a very limited supply of t-shirts available for sale at the Tournament. Shipping is not available. All athletes who have registered […]

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2016 Spring Conferences Announced!

For the 2016 Spring League, 2 high school teams are assigned to one conference. (#) = Number of athlete’s scores used for each team to determine True Team® Scoring points earned.   CLASS A     True Team # CONFERENCE 1     12 Keystone-Clarion-North Clarion High Schools     Bentworth High School     […]

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2016 Spring League Participating Schools

Two high school trap shooting teams will represent their schools in competition in the inaugural 2016 spring season of the Pennsylvania State High School Clay Target League. Trap shooting teams and their athletes will also be invited to the 2016 PASHSCTL Trap Shooting Tournament 2016 Participating Schools Bentworth High School Keystone-Clarion-North Clarion High Schools

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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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