Luke Cuenco 04.11.22
Students who are cracking clays in the USA Clay Target League (USACTL) are doing more than just that, they’re also breaking records for participation! The USACTL is fast becoming one of the fastest-growing student sports in America with over 40,000 participants every year and this Spring 2022 season has seen over 31,00 participants so far breaking records from previous years. This student-oriented league takes students from all types of backgrounds, skill levels, and puts them together in a fun, safe, and friendly environment involving one of the most competitive and challenging shooting sports out there.
USA Clay Target League (USACTL) Breaks Records with 2022 Season!
“Athletes of all types are able to participate in clay target shooting,” said Nelson, “The League has a ‘no benchwarmers’ philosophy, and the League’s True Team® scoring system is designed so that everyone’s score matters, not just the top athletes on a team.”
The USA Clay Target League is known for being one of the safest leagues in the country with not one injury reported since the start of the league back near the turn of the century (2001). In stark contrast to other shooting competitions, each student-athlete must first complete a firearm safety certification before they start participating in the league. These types of youth-oriented shooting competitions are some of my favorites as they are helping to foster the growth and dedication of our next generation of firearms owners. What are your thoughts on this league and is it something you’d think about getting your student involved in? Let us know down in the comments!
We are excited to have broken our records for high school, college, and homeschool participation this season.” said John Nelson, President of the USACTL, “There is such a high demand for outdoor activities that are an alternative to traditional sports, kudos to the coaches and parents that make these teams possible.