National high school shooting league adds skeet

St. Paul, Minn. — The USA High School Clay Target League recently announced that the clay target discipline of skeet shooting has been added to its highly popular high school clay target shooting programs, in which nearly 26,000 student athletes participated during the 2017-2018 school year.

The inclusion of skeet shooting as an option to the hundreds of schools that participate in the league will provide exciting new clay target shooting opportunities to tens of thousands of students nationwide, the league said in a news release.

“With the huge popularity and growth of our trap shooting program, it made sense to expand our clay target offering to include skeet shooting across the nation.” said John Nelson, vice president of the league. “Our first skeet shooting program was started in Minnesota four years ago, and it continues to grow in popularity. Our Skeet Shooting Championship in Minnesota is already the largest skeet shooting event in the state.”

In skeet, the shooter shoots from eight positions on a semicircular field. There are two houses that hold target throwers that launch the targets, one at each corner of the semicircle. One trap launches targets from 10 feet above the ground (“high” house) and the other launches it from three feet above ground (“low” house). Each athlete shoots two 25-target rounds during competition.

— USA High School Clay Target League

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