High School Clay Target League

High School Clay Target League
Posted on 03/28/2017
This is the image for the news article titled High School Clay Target LeagueAnother students-first option was added to the Delta Charter High School menu of choices for students, as the school announced today it has joined the USA High School Clay Target League and will commence competition in 2018.

“We are excited about offering yet another opportunity for our students to be involved in organized sports,” said David Thoming, superintendent of New Jerusalem Elementary School District, the school’s authorizer. “Shooting sports have been a huge part of our community, with some of our local shooters earning state, national, and international titles.”

The clay target team formation follows a recent announcement that the 400-student capacity school, established in 2001, will field its inaugural football team in the fall. Teacher Rex Mendonza will serve as the clay target team’s head coach, while Paul Zwickey and Thoming will serve as assistants.

The USA High School Clay Target League’s priorities are safety, fun, and marksmanship – in that order. The League attracts student athletes that have earned their firearm safety certification to participate in shooting sports while creating a “virtual” competition among high school teams at no cost to the schools.

“There have been economic barriers to participating in clay target shooting,” added Thoming, “and true to our mission, we aim to remove those barriers. Anyone, regardless of their athletic ability, gender, economic status, city or country, can get involved.”

Costs are minimal because practice and competition are conducted at a shooting range near the school’s location. The league is also the safest sport in high school, according to the League’s website, with no reported injuries since the League’s inception in 2001.

The Delta Charter team will be completely self-sustaining with all funding coming from donations. Thoming added that donations and help is always welcome by contacting him at the district office.