The cover of the 2023 annual impact report.

Eagan, Minnesota – The USA Clay Target League is excited to announce that its 2023 Annual Impact Report is now available.  This yearly report presents the continued efforts of the League to provide clay target shooting as a safe and fun school-sponsored activity to schools and students nationwide.

“The League continues to grow beyond all expectations.” said John Nelson, President of the USA Clay Target League. “Participation continues to set records each year, and the League is poised to continue its success into 2024.”

With just under 50,000 participating athletes in 2023, the 501(c3) non-profit USA Clay Target League is the largest youth clay target shooting sport program in the nation. The League offers trap, skeet, sporting clays, and 5-stand leagues to secondary and postsecondary schools across the country.

Highlights of the 2023 Annual Impact Report include:

  • 198 new teams added in 2023
  • Record 49,337 registered student athletes
  • More than 13,000 new athletes in 2023
  • Over $17M conservation dollars raised by League athletes through Pittman-Robertson excise taxes since 2020.

“Coaches, parents, schools, and shooting ranges are the heroes that make participation in the League a safe and fun activity for student athletes.” Nelson said. “Students are developing themselves and their teammates into respectful, responsible young adults while developing relationships that will extend far beyond the shooting range.”

The USACTL 2023 Annual Impact Report can be viewed online by clicking this link.

About the USA Clay Target League

The League is the only 100% school-approved clay target shooting sport program in America and the League’s co-ed and adaptive nature are key attractions to schools nationwide. The League is fully Title IX compliant with both male and female athletes competing on the same team. Additionally, it’s an ‘adaptive’ sport, which allows students with physical disabilities to take part.

The League’s priorities are safety, fun, and marksmanship – in that order.

The League is the safest sport in school, with not one reported injury since the inception of the League in 2001. Each athlete must complete firearm safety certification before participation.

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