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Minnesota State High School Clay Target League is Minnesota’s fastest-growing and safest high school sport.



Minneapolis/Saint Paul – The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MSHSCTL) will host 6,100 student athletes representing 185 high school teams in the sport of trapshooting for the 2014 spring season. Led by the support of their schools and more than 1,800 volunteer coaches, thousands of student athletes will participate in shooting sports weekly April through June at 106 shooting ranges throughout Minnesota.

“In 2008, there were only 30 student athletes and three high school teams participating,” said Jim Sable, Executive Director of the MSHSCTL. “With the tremendous growth of the MSHSCTL, trapshooting continues to be Minnesota’s fastest-growing high school sport.”

The MSHSCTL is also the safest sport in high school. Since 2001, the MSHSCTL has no reported injuries or Gun-Free Zone violations at school.

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 ScoringTM 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 MSHSCTL’s website. Athletes and their families track their individual and team performance on their phone, tablet or computer via the Shooter Performance TrackerTM.

Upon completion of the spring league, all teams are invited to participate in individual and team competition at the 2014 MSHSCTL Championship at the Alexandria Shooting Park in Alexandria, Minnesota scheduled June 6-10. “With an expected 10,000 attendees including 4,200 student athletes, this tournament will become the largest youth trapshooting event in the world” Sable said.

The spring league culminates with the State Tournament that includes the Minnesota State High School League as a presenting partner. This State Tournament provides the opportunity for the highest qualifying individual and team achievers from the MSHSCTL to compete for the ultimate recognition as state champions from the Minnesota State High School League. With this State Tournament, the Minnesota State High School League will become the first and only state high school interscholastic athletic association in America to provide support and recognition for trapshooting as a high school sport.

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.

For more information visit www.mnclaytarget.com.

 

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Our 2014 Catalog is on-line now for you to VIEW or DOWNLOAD !

This year we have a lot on interesting contents you will like. Among them, the "Fiocchi Friends Contest" winners, the special "Library of Classics", and the interesting "SpyGuns" article! Do not miss all the other news featured this year, and the new products! Soon paper versions of the catalog will be available from Fiocchi for those who request them or go and pick them up at our many events and booths at shows, we know and are happy that they have become a little trend for collectors, so please do remember to contact us if you want info on the paper ones!

Jackie Stenton is a strong supporter of Scouting and the co-creator of the Diana Division of the Las Vegas Sporting Clay Adventure. 

The Sporting Clay event is held annually as a benefit for the Boy Scouts of America in Las Vegas.

Proceeds from the event provide for more than 1,800 new boys and girls to participate in Scouting's fun and adventures while instilling the timeless values of Scouting. 



The Diana Division allows women to participate in and compete against the men in the Sporting Clay event and also against each other. 

This lady is the assistant to Carlo Fiocchi at Fiocchi of America. The Fiocchi family has a long tradition of making exceptional ammunitions in the United States. 
The family business operates and originated in Italy.
Jackie worked with Carlo to custom design special ammunition for the women competing in the event. 
Additionally, Jackie provides oversight for other Fiocchi's youth programs including the annual Scholastic Clay Target Program.

She is a great supporter of the Scouts and believes in investing in the community. 
She works diligently on the annual events to ensure both the women and men have a great time.
Jackie is proud of her work with Fiocchi and the Scouts. She is extraordinarily talented and passionate about her work. 
Her support and willingness to be inclusive of women and support the efforts of Scouting is very much appreciated. 

She gives full credit to Carlo Fiocchi and all of the Fiocchi team for her ability to participate in these great activities. She would tell you that Fiocchi makes the difference.

- Extract from the 18th October 2013 Celebrating Influential Women in Scouting  brochure

 

One month ago circa, we headed out for a different week-end, it was so much fun we chose to put a brief article here for you to learn what GNAT warfare is all about!

The combat rules are simple, you start with a 5 man team.
The planes will make 5 passes in front of the shooting line.
Each shooter will get two shots per pass.
Your team will be scored on how many of the exploding charges have been detonated on the bottom of the plane.
The planes will be between 50 – 80 feet in front of the shooting line and between 30 – 50 feet in elevation.
The targets will make passes from both directions right to left, left to right.
There will be high passes and low passes.
There is a pattern to the flights but that is up to the skill of the teams to figure out.

That’s what makes Shooting the Gnat so challenging.

Each team will have the same opportunity as the next.
Once our skilled pilots put the target into the killing zone all odds are the same as the next.
Remember when shooting birds there is no pre-determined flight path just the same point of origin.
So choose your shooting partners wisely because remember WAR IS HELL! , good luck !

 

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