MI Clay Target
Sunday, April 3, 2-3:30pm
Sparta Hunting & Fishing Club
13218 Long Lake Road
Sparta, MI 49345
To all interested local high school students and administrators:
SHFC is proud to offer coaching, range, and administrative support in the formation of local high school youth trap shooting teams.
The first of these teams in this area is in the formation process. While this is an independent/homeschool team, we are accepting team members from school districts that do not offer shooting sports within their districts programs, per the MI Clay Target program guidelines. We encourage interested local school district administrators to attend our team formation meeting to learn more about this exciting new opportunity available to your students!
The US Clay Target program was formed in 2009 in Minnesota and has seen tremendous growth since. There are now 17 states participating. The MI Clay Target League launched in 2016 with 7 teams shooting the inaugural spring league season. More information can be found at: www.miclaytarget.com
Information specific to the current team forming:
Any Michigan student is eligible to participate if he/she:
Is in grades 6 through 12, AND
Possesses a state-issued Firearm Safety/Hunter Education Certificate, AND
Meets all school curricular activity eligibility requirements maintaining a 2.0gpa, AND
If the team has room to accommodate the student athlete.
Our trap team is recognized and supported by the Michigan Homeschool Athletic Association
Our team will focus on trap as its primary discipline, is coached by 2 NRA certified Shotgun Coaches and mentored by numerous SHFC members
Anticipated initial start up expenses: $30 MI Clay registration, $20 team registration, est $25 team shirt cost, must have own shotgun (12 gauge or smaller) and provide own ammunition (no reloads allowed for competition, club does allow reloads for practice), range practice fee for youth $2.50 per 25 shot round.
Team practice will be held on Sundays at SHFC, April – October, 1-3pm with the exception of predetermined dates when ATA tournaments are held or the club is closed. Team participation will be at coach’s discretion based on demonstrated shooting safety & stamina.
There is an opportunity for athletic lettering within this program’s guidelines.
We encourage local schools to recognize and support these shooters by providing photo space in the school yearbook.
Seating will be limited at the formation meeting on April 3rd. Please let me know if you plan on attending by contacting me at 616-485-5111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you! We are looking forward to this new and exciting shooting sports opportunity and hope you are too!
Hunter Safety class is being offered at SHFC for free on the following dates:
Sign Up Days: Thursday, April 7th (2-6pm) and Sunday, April 10th (11am-4pm)
Class Dates: Monday, April 11, Wednesday, April 13, and Friday, April 15 7-9:30pm all three days AND Saturday, April 16 9am-1pm. Lunch is provided on Saturday. You must attend all classes for receive certificate. Questions regarding this training? Call 887-8982 & leave a message