Shooting ranges are important partners for high school clay target teams and play an vital role in providing student athletes a safe, fair, and competitive environment to participate in the League.
Because teams compete in a “virtual” competition, shoot at their local club, and submit scores to be compared online, it is essential that all participating shooting ranges follow the below recommendations to the best of their ability to all participants and teams.
Policies and procedures
Shooting ranges that host League teams should familiarize themselves with the League’s Policies and Procedures. This document is the first resource that clubs, teams, and coaches should refer to if there are any questions. Click here to find the league’s official policies and procedures.
Additionally, we recommend that shooting ranges set clear expectations with teams and athletes regarding shooting range rules and safety procedures. In all cases, shooting range safety procedures and product specifications supersede any League policies and/or procedures.
The League also recommends shooting ranges should provide each team a copy of their emergency management plan before the season begins. This emergency management plan should contain local emergency services contact information, inclement weather requirements and evacuation procedures, and shooting range contact information.
Clay target team events should be held to the same requirements as other college events. Therefore, no alcohol use is accepted during League events at the shooting range.
Firearms and ammunition
Shotguns: No chamber larger than 12 gauge can be used.
All student athletes must use factory ammunition. Ammunition load, shot size, and velocity (feet per second) specifications must meet the use requirements of the shooting range during the event. A student athlete cannot use:
• Reloaded cartridges.
• Tracers, copper and nickel coated shot.
Shooting range ammunition requirements supersede League ammunition requirements.
Teams and student athletes must follow all federal laws on the purchase, sale, storage, and transportation of ammunition.
Field and target recommendations
Ensuring a consistent and fair shooting experience throughout the state and the League is important to the enjoyment of the sport for all participants. The League encourages shooting ranges to adhere to standard range and target specifications to the best of the shooting range’s abilities for each clay target shooting sport hosted by the range.