Wondering if there is any interest in high school clay target teams to participate in a league / virtual league over the late spring and throughout summer......
We've been in contact with some local high school shooting teams. Sounds like some of the schools will not be participating in the spring clay target leagues. Spring school activities may be canceled past May 3. Hard to say what actually will happen - it's all up in the air yet.
Updates online indicate the state school clay target tournaments are canceled and the MN state high school league shoot and nationals are postponed.
To do something about this situation, we're thinking of starting up an SCTP spring/summer league that could involve choices of multiple shotgun disciplines.
League start date to be determined, obviously sometime past May 3, 2020 since all shooting ranges in MN are ordered to be closed by exec order 20-33.
This option may prove a good opportunity if there are students that want to shoot clays this spring & summer, with a league format. Having the parents and coaches shoot alongside the students is a possibility too.
We started a SCTP "Club Team" last September out of Shooters Sporting Clays. If schools cannot get involved for the rest of the year, the shooting clubs still can get involved, so there are options.
SCTP is designed for hosting any clay shooting discipline and has the virtual league capability as well. There is team scoring available.
We can host sporting clays leagues at our range, and we can also host a virtual SCTP trap league that a team could shoot at your local ranges. Or a combination of both. Throw skeet in too, whatever works.
We can offer other clay disciplines/games like 5-Stand or Super Sporting. We'll just put them under the sporting clays category.
A student will need to join the SCTP for $25 for the year for insurance and then can participate in any SCTP shoots. Coaches join for $35 and can shoot as well if events are configured as such from what we understand.
The SCTP shooting year follows the school year, so annual membership in the SCTP is from September 2019 through August 2020 so plenty of time on the shoot calendar yet.
More info on the SCTP organization can be found at the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation website sssfonline.org/ click on the SCTP tab that will get you to the clay target program side instead of the action shooting side.