Over 200 student athletes participate in Kentucky State High School Clay Target League 2017 season

Lexington, KY – 226 student athletes representing 12 Kentucky high school teams  are participating the 2017 Kentucky State High School Clay Target League’s  (KYSHSCTL) spring trap shooting season, which began March 19th. The number of  schools is nearly double that of 2016, when 145 students participated on 7 teams.

“We are very pleased with the growth of clay target shooting as an activity for  Kentucky high school athletes,” said Jim Sable, Executive Director of the  KYSHSCTL, “such high participation growth 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. “We take pride in  that student athletes of all types are able to participate in clay target  shooting,” John Nelson, Vice President of the KYSHSCTL, remarked. “Our True Team®
scoring system is also designed so that everyone can compete, not just the top  scorers on a team.”

The Spring League culminates with the 2017 State Tournament, where all student  athletes are invited to participate in individual and team competitions.. The  event is scheduled for June 10th at the Central Kentucky Gun Club in Berea, KY

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 new 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, over 18,000 students representing nearly 600  school-approved teams participate in the League.

Contact: John Nelson at 612-490-1388 | Email: jnelson@kyclaytarget.com

Season Schedule:
Week of March 19:  Practice Week 1
Week of March 26:  Practice Week 2
Week of April 2:  Reserve Week
Week of April 9: Competition Week 1
Week of April 16:  Competition Week 2
Week of April 23:  Competition Week 3
Week of April 30th: Competition Week 4
Week of May 7: Competition Week 5
Week of May 14: Fun Week
State Tournament:  June 10th, 2017
Participating Schools:
Carroll County High School
Green County High School
Hickman County High School
Bourbon County High School
Burgin High School
Hart County High School
Lexington Catholic High School
Somerset High School
Jessamine County High School
Marshall County High School
Scott County High School
Todd County Central High School