Scholastic Clay Target Sports

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Scholastic Clay Target Sports is a team-based youth development program that uses the shotgun sports of trap, skeet, and sporting clays to instill life skills such as discipline, safety, teamwork, ethics, self-confidence and other life values. The program utilizes these disciplines to teach hunting skills through the safe use of hunting equipment including firearms and their relationship to hunting situations. Team members can participate in any or all three of the clay target disciplines; trap, skeet, and sporting clays.

Wyman King Academy Ladies JV Squad on the South Course at the 2016 Youth Open
A Thomas Heyward team member prepares to shoot a target at the 2016 State Skeet Event.
Shooters from Mid-Carolina Gun Club reload for another round of Skeet.
A Strom Thurmond High School team member breaks another target at the 2016 State Trap event.
Newberry Academy SCISA State Champion Sporting Clays Team
Scholarship Winners from the 2016 State Trap Event
Scholarship Winners from the 2016 State Skeet Event
Hampton Scholarship Graduating Senior Men's Division winners at the 2016 Youth Open

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Interested in Starting a Team?

If you are interested in starting a SCDNR team please contact the State Shooting Sports Coordinator (Scott Stephens) at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. For more information call 1-800-277-4301 or email.

What is a team?

A team must consist of at least one squad of three shooters. A team must have one coach per 3 kids that is certified in either 4-H Shooting Sports or SCYSF 1 day Training.

Note: All shooters must be South Carolina Residents.

Types of Teams

School Teams

To be considered a school team you must be a sanctioned private, public, or home school in South Carolina. Home School teams must be a part of a recognized home school association. School teams compete in the School Division.

Club Teams

Club teams include 4-H, gun clubs, church teams, and boy scouts. Club teams compete in the Club Division.


Shooters shoot in a division depending on what type of team they are a member of. Within each division, students are squaded based on grade level or shooting ability. A shooter may move up only and shoot in any higher division. All squad members must be ladies to shoot in a Ladies Division.

School Divisions

Club Divisions

SCDNR supports these youth shooting organizations:

4-H Sporting Carolina Youth Shoooting Foundation Scholastic Clay Target Shooting Program