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2019-2020 EVENTS

USAYESS is proud to be both the nation's leader in youth shooting sports and the nation's only all-inclusive program. As such, all USAYESS  and USAYESS Affiliate Tournaments are open to any youth organization's, youth and teams which have a competitive shooting program, high school leagues or club teams as well as individual youth in elementary through high school. No NSSA, NSCA, ATA, USAS or USAYESS memberships are required. Simply register for a tournament and show up. Everyone is welcome.

USAYESS member discounts may apply. Other that that, come , compete and have fun.



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Starting in 2020, for every competitive target thrown at all USAYESS Regional and National Championships, USAYESS donates $.01 to St. Jude's Children's Hospital...youth breaking clays for young shining stars.


SOUTHERN REGIONAL OPEN JR CLAY TARGET  CHAMPIONSHIP 

Dixie Trap & Gun Club

689 Pugh Rd

Mathews, AL 36052

State ALYESS Director: Greg Robinson: (256) 284-3817

Club Manager: Bill Parson: (334) 399-7996

www.dixietrap.com

September 19, 2020

Register here for this event

Save the Date:  April 2-4, 2021


WESTERN REGIONAL OPEN JR CLAY TARGET CHAMPIONSHIP 

Tucson Trap & Skeet Club

7800 Old Ajo Hwy

Tucson, AZ 85735

Tucson, AZ March 13-15, 2020 RESULTS

        SAVE THE DATES   March 26-28, 2021

                                           March 25-27, 2022


NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL OPEN JR CLAY TARGET CHAMPIONSHIP

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND THE WELLBEING OF ALL ATTENDEES.

Grand Island Heartland Public Shooting Park

6788 W. Husker Hwy

Alda, NE 68810

North Central Regional States: NE, SD, ND, KS, MN, IA, MO

Save the Date: June 4-6, 2021

register here                


USAYESS JR CLAY TARGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Due to the current covid-19 emergency, USAYESS will be replacing their Junior Clay Target National Championship with the USAYESS Junior Clay Target Virtual Grand Prix 

Mark Your Calendar: July 6 through August 16, 2020 

Click here to register for this event

Save the Dates: We will be back on track for the 2021 season which will be as usual at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, TX June 15 - 20, 2021 and June 14 - 19, 2022.


NRA Level 1 Shotgun Coach Certification

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND THE WELLBEING OF ALL ATTENDEES.

Fort Colville Gun Club

303 Hwy 20

Colville, WA 99114

Save the Date: August 1-2, 2020

Register Here


USAYESS HIGH SCHOOL CLAY TARGET COLLEGE SCOUTING COMBINE (Limited to 125 Entries)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND THE WELLBEING OF ALL ATTENDEES.

In keeping with being the nation's leader in youth clay target sports, USAYESS would like to introduce the nation's first ever USA High School Clay Target College Scouting Combine..."JUST LIKE THE NFL COMBINE, EXCEPT FOR HIGH SCHOOL SHOTGUN SPORTS!"

Date: July 22-26, 2020 (This event is scheduled as planned)

Location: NRA Whittington Center, Raton, New Mexico

 

Athlete registration will need to be approved by their USAYESS state organization. If your state is not a member of USAYESS, please contact Mike Borg at (831) 229-4872 or mike@usayess.org.

All athlete registrations  shall be through iClays at www.iclays.com

Athletes, Colleges and industry seeking more information please contact Mike Borg at: mike @usayess.org

COLLEGES REGISTERED TO DATE:

Midland University: Jacob McThenia

William Penn University: Steve Heaton

University of Alabama: Charles Howard

Iowa University: Derek Pollak

Lindenwood University: Mike Elam

Fort Hays State University: Duane Shepard, Michael Saint

Schreiner University: Damian Giles

Hillsdale College: Jordan Hintz

Oklahoma Panhandle State University: Jordan Freeman

Montreat College: John 'Hub' Powell

Arizona Christian University: Mark Hendrix

University of Colorado Colorado Springs:  Eric Nissen

 


USAYESS FAMILY OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND THE WELLBEING OF ALL ATTENDEES.

This event is FREE to the general public.

Youth in 12th grade and below will get a FREE lunch.

In partnership with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Fort Colville Gun Club and USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports, the Fort Colville Gun Club will again host their Family Outdoor Experience. Events will include: Archery, BB Gun, Pellet Gun, .22, Casting, Clay Target Shooting, BBQ, Music, Raffle, Wildlife Conservation Information, Hunter Education Information, Introduction to Clay Target Sports, and more...

No age limit and Free to the general public.

Fort Colville Gun Club

303 E. Hwy 20

Colville, WA 99114

Contacts: Mike Borg (831) 220-4872

                  Crystal Merrill (509) 680-0639

SAVE THE DATE: August 8, 2020

                               August 7, 2021

 

SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL OPEN JR CLAY TARGET  CHAMPIONSHIP 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND THE WELLBEING OF ALL ATTENDEES.

Oklahoma City Gun Club

Arcadia, OK 73007

(Skeet & Trap Events)

Silver Leaf Gun Club

8513 S. Douglas Blvd

Guthrie, OK 73044

(405) 282-2787

(Sporting Clay Events)

SAVE THE DATE: May 2 - 3, 2020 (This tournament has been postponed. New date to be determined)

Click here to register for this event

 

Alaska YESS 

STATEWIDE COMPETITIONS and ESTIMATED FEES

JANUARY through JUNE, 2020 JANUARY, 2020

Beginning of Winter Trap Season

 

FEBRUARY

7-9 – Lower East Coast Conference, Savannah, GA – AlaskaYESS ACUI Varsity Team

22 – 100-Bird Varsity & Junior Trap Series I @ Birchwood - $50/athlete

Deadline to Register: Sunday, Feb 16

MARCH

7 - 125-Bird Varsity Trap Series II @ Birchwood - $50/athlete

Deadline to Register: Sunday, Mar 1

21 – 125-Bird Varsity Trap Championship @ Birchwood - $65/athlete

Deadline to Register: Sunday, Mar 15

APRIL

 11 – Varsity & Junior 5-Stand Series I @ Birchwood - $50/athlete

Deadline to Register: Saturday, Apr 4

25 - Varsity & Junior 5-Stand Series II @ Birchwood - $50/athlete

Deadline to Register: Saturday, Apr 18

MAY

MAY, 2020 100-Bird Trap and 100-Bird Skeet Spring Virtuals – all scores due NLT May 17 - $5/athlete per event 16 - Varsity & Junior Sporting Clays Series Championship @ Birchwood - $70/athlete

Deadline to Register: Saturday, May 9

JUNE

 10-13, 2020 - AlaskaYESS State Championship @ Birchwood - $250/athlete

Deadline to Register: Saturday, May 23

Non-member athlete fees may incur an additional charge per event, with an additional $100 for the State Championship. Non-member athletes must be a current member of a nationally-recognized youth shooting sports organization. USA Shooting membership does not qualify.

Fees do not include ammo, and may change based on pricing from BRSP. Events, Programs and Prices Subject to Change at the Discretion of AlaskaYESS Shoot Management.

For more information contact Lindy Moss at loktsafe@mtaonline.net

Website: www.AKYESS.org


2020 ALYESS JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date and Location TBD

For more information on ALYESS contact Greg Robinson at Gregory.Robinson@essity.com

Website: www.ALYESS.org

2020 CAYESS OPEN JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date and Location TBD

For more information on CAYESS contact Butch Hern at butchhearn@sbcglobal.net

Website: www.USAYESS.org

2020 FLYESS JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

For more information regarding FLYESS please contact Dennis Diaz at dennis@usayess.org

Website: www.FLYESS.org


2020 GAYESS JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date and Location coming soon

For more information regarding GAYESS please contact Craig Hancock at craig@hancockshootingacademy.com

Website: www.GAYESS.org

2020 IDYESS JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date and Location coming soon

For more information regarding IDYESS please contact Ed Van Etten at birdhunter2462@hotmail.com

Website: www.IDYESS.org

2020 KSYESS JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date and Location coming soon

For more information regarding KSYESS please contact Todd Winchel at twinchel04@gmail.com

Website: www.usayess.org

2020 MSYESS JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date and Location coming soon

For more information regarding MSYESS please contact Greg Robinson at Gregory.Robinson@essity.com

Website: www.MSYESS.org

2020 NCYESS JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date and Location coming soon

For more information regarding NCYESS please contact Don Wise at dbewise964@gmail.com

Website: www.NCYESS.org

2020 NEYESS JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

April 24-26, 2020 

For more information contact Jim Duncan at: jduncan@sdj-law.com

Website: www.NEYESS.org

2020 NMYESS JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date and Location coming soon

For more information regarding NMYESS please contact Crystal Drenann at mcdrenann@hotmail.com

Website: www.USAYESS.org

2020 NVYESS JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

May 23-25, 2020

Spring Creek Trap & Skeet Club

For more information regarding NVYESS please contact Scott Ackley at: scottjackley77@yahoo.com

Website: www.NVYESS.org

2020 OKYESS JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date and Location coming soon

For more information regarding OKYESS please contact Zac Womack at silverleafshooting@gmail.com

Website: www.OKYESS.org

2020 ORYESS JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

June 27-28, 2020 at the Mid-Valley Clays gun club in Gervais, OR.

For more information contact Jenny Merrill at: 3merrells@gmail.com

Website: www.ORYESS.org

2020 SDYESS JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date and Location coming soon

FOr more information regarding SDYESS please contact Mike Schatz at mschatz40@gmail.com

Website: www.USAYESS.org

2020 TNYESS JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date and Location coming soon.

For more information regarding TNYESS please contact Tim or Ellie Sellin at tristarryes@aol.com

Website: www.TNYESS.org

2020 TXYESS JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date and Location coming soon

For more information regarding TXYESS please contact Roger Guerra at rogerseal48@yahoo.com

Website: www.TXYESS.org

2020 UTYESS JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

May 29-31, 2020 

For more information contact Brian Beard at: brian@usayess.org

Website: www.UTYESS.org

2020 WAYESS JR CLAY TARGET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

April 24-26, 2020

Seattle Skeet & Trap Club

26520 292nd Ave SE #3

Ravensdale, WA 98501

For more information contact Larry Snow at: ld.snow@yahho.com

Website: www.WAYESS.org


ACUI COLLEGIATE TOURNAMENTS

In partnership with the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) clay target program, the largest college clay target program in the nation, all USAYESS state championships include a State Collegiate Championship open to all college students. All ACUI Regional Tournaments are open to high school juniors and seniors.

2019-2020 ACUI REGIONAL & NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS:

Upcoming Events

February 7–9 | Lower East Coast Conference Championships | Savannah, Georgia

February 22–23 | Eastern International Conference Championships | Hartsfield, Georgia

March 7–8 | Greater Midwest Conference Championships | Waukee, Iowa

March 23–28 | Collegiate Clay Target Championships | San Antonio, Texas

For more about ACUI contact:

Alyssa Drew, ACUI Educational Program Manager for College Recreation: adrew@acui.org

Shawn Dulohery, ACUI National Shotgun Program Consultant: sdulohery@acui.org

 

USAYESS state representatives.

Alaska: Neil Moss (907) 355-0962 

Alabama: Greg Robinson (256) 284-3817

Arizona: Mike Rogers (602) 909-7817

California: TBD

Florida: Dennis Diaz (541) 912-5230

Georgia: Craig Hancock (920) 288-3559

Idaho: Ed Van Eaton (208) 957-3296

Minnesota: Doug Hurd (651)253-6940

Mississippi: Greg Robinson ((256) 284-3817

Nebraska: Jim Duncan (308) 870-1296

New Mexico: Crystal Drenann (928) 304-1093

Nevada: Scott Ackley (775) 397-5704

North Carolina: Don Wise (704) 740-6004

Oklahoma: Zac Womack (918) 284-1693

Oregon: Jenny Merrell (541) 837-8376

South Carolina: Keith Woelffer (704) 996-6977

South Dakota: Mike Schatz (605) 376-8219

Tennessee: Tim Sellin (920) 419-5839

Texas: Roger Guerra (817) 371-7666

Utah: Brian Beard (801) 369-6846

Virginia: Deb Hartman (509) 599-2064

Washington: Larry Snow (208) 890-4919


Thank you for your support!

Your generous donation will help with scholarship funding, teach youth firearm safety, competitive shooting skills, wildlife conservation, and life skills. 


COACHING CLINICS

NRA Level l Shotgun Coach Certification Courses:

The NRA Level 1 coach school is two days of general  coaching class designed to briefly introduce the new coach candidate to the basics of coaching. The following general subjects are taught:

  • 90% classroom education
  • Introduction to the Coaching 
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • History of the games
  • Shooting sport etiquette
  • Equipment 
  • Fundamentals of Shooting
  • Coaching Ethics
  • Coaching Methodology
  • Mental Training
  • Training Goal Setting & Planning

 

USAYESS Specific Coaching the Coach for Success Shotgun Coach Certification Courses:

USAYESS training education has been developed through years of in depth study, hands on competitive shooting and talking and listening to what coaches and in some instances parents are looking for.

USAYESS Level l Shotgun Safety Certification: 
One Day Course

This course is a perfect fir for new parents whom are new to the shotgun sports. The course covers game specific rules and on  field play etiquette and safety. 75% classroom/25% hands on. Must be completed within six months from registering with USAYESS as a head coach. Must be at least 16 years of age. Pass exam with a minimum of passing score of 95%.

USAYESS Level ll Coaching for Success Certification:

Two Day Course

An in depth approach to coaching for success; includes foot positions, body position, gun fit, gun mount, hold point, soft vs hard focus, mental preparations, dissection of field of play, analyzing shots (why did a miss occur), confidence, equipment and much more…90% hands-on/10% classroom. This course is recommended within one year from becoming a head coach and or assistant coach. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must have a current Red Cross Standard First Aide certificate. Pass exam with a minimum of passing score of 85%.

USAYESS Level lll Advanced Coach Certification:

This is an in-depth course focused on a specific game and coached by a game specific coach. It is a two to six day course depending on which games (Olympic Skeet, Olympic Trap, American Skeet, American Trap & Sporting Clays, Mental Game) the coach wants to get certified in. Have attained a B Class or higher classification in a minimum of one discipline. Must have a current Red Cross Standard First Aide certificate. Pass exam with a minimum of passing score of 85%.

USAYESS Level lV Asst. National Shotgun Coach Certification:

In order to be certified and recognized as a USAYESS Assistant National Shotgun Coach (USAYESS ANSC) the coach must:

Be a certified USAYESS Level lll and attained a B Class or higher classification in two or more disciplines.

 

American Sport Education Program
The American Sport Education Program (ASEP) helps improve the sport experience for youth by providing the highest quality instructional courses for coaches, administrators, and parents to positively influence amateur sport, resulting in a safer, more enjoyable, and valuable sport experience for all young athletes. This program challenges them to consider a healthier, athlete-centered philosophy and then provide the necessary tools to help put that philosophy to work in their local sports programs.

Many secondary school systems in the United States require ASEP certification for their athletic team coaches.

The ASEP Coaching Principles Course is highly recommended

The ASEP courses may be taken online from ASEP. Go to the ASEP website for more information and to enroll.