News & Updates
Local athletes strike Gold in Colorado
2014 USCTA Shooting Team athletes return from National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado.....
Shoot with the Legends Fundraiser
On February 23, 2013 the United States Clay Target Foundation in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will be holding a Shoot with the Legends fundraising shooting event to help fund the United States Clay Target Foundation, a not for profit organization. The mission of the United States Clay Target Foundation is to support athletes at the grassroots level in shotgun safety, training and education as well as training and facilities for shotgun athletes pursuing Olympic dreams.
2013 Season begins on January 10
We are excited about transitioning from the pre-competition phase into the competition phase. Shooting Team training will resume on Thursday, January 10 and Training Team on Saturday, January 12 at the regularly scheduled times.
Remember, if you participated in our "Try It, You'll Like It" program this fall now is the time to let Coach Bonnie know if you are going to join the team!
Raffle Tickets available for an iPad mini and an AR15
2012 Christmas Party, Fun Shoot and Award Ceremony
The official head count is seventy-two - we had loads of fun, some hair-raising shoot-offs, excellent bbq ribs and chicken and a fun day of fellowship, USCTA marksmanship awards and celebrating our athletes for their hard work this fall.
Be sure to check out our Christmas Party Photos!
501(c)(3) Application Approved
We are excited to announce that we received our determination letter from the IRS and the USCTF is classified as a public charity!
2012-2013 Season Kick-off
The United States Clay Target Association has an exciting season planned and we are looking forward to seeing our old friends and making new ones!
The kick-off meeting will be Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM where we will discuss the Mission and training programs of the USCTA. The following weekend, September 29 will be our Mandatory Safety Training and gun fit day. Official training will begin on October 6.
For those who cannot attend the kick-off meeting and safety training, a combined class of both will be held on September 30 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM.
If you have a question or schedule conflict please give me a call. See you there!
Coach Bonnie Chamberlain
2012 SCTP Olympic Style National Championships
Sevin L., Gabriel S. and David T. traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado in July to compete in the 2012 SCTP Olympic Style National Championships in both Olympic Skeet and Olympic Trap. They were proud to bring home nine medals and to represent the USCTA and Skyway Trap & Skeet Club.
In Olympic Skeet David was Bronze Medalist in the Intermediate Division and Gabriel was Silver Medalist in the Rookie Division. Our three man team -Sevin , Gabriel and David won Silver Medal in the Open Division.
In Olympic Trap Gabriel was Gold Medalist in the Rookie Division. We tied for Team Gold in Olympic Trap Open Division which required a single shot final to determine the winner. We took the line - one Senior, one Intermediate and one Rookie versus two Seniors and an Intermediate athlete. At the end of the shoot-off there was a one target difference! We were proud to win the Team Silver medal in the Open Division and the boys were not fazed by the competition pressure, each shooting their single barrel training average. They vowed to work harder than ever in preparation for the next competition season!
On several occasions USA Shooting staff praised the conduct of all three team members. Being an ISSF and USAS Referee it was an honor to have my colleagues seek me out to let me know how professional, respectful and helpful our young athletes are. Marvin and I witnessed camaraderie, team spirit and leadership on this trip – and that is more important than winning medals! Well done, guys – we are so proud of you!
Coach Bonnie & Coach Marvin
2012 USA Shooting National Junior Olympic Shotgun Championships
Two of our senior athletes, Sevin Layer and Harrison Pittman represented the USCTA in the NJOSC in Colorado Springs, Co in July. Both Sevin and Harrison shot their personal best in Olympic Trap with a 106 and a 102 respectively. During our down time we had the honor of touring the Olympic Training Center and visiting Pikes Peak. Well done guys!
Coach Bonnie & Coach Marvin
Our New Wobble Trap Platform Is In Place!
We are excited to report that England Brothers Construction Company delivered and installed our new wobble trap platform - just in time for group training before we head out to Colorado Springs, Colorado for the USA Shooting National Junior Olympic Championships!
Many thanks to England Brothers and Skyway for joining forces to make this happen. Check out the pictures of the progression from blue prints to installation and first round.
England Brothers Construction Company Delivers the First Wobble Trap Platform
We received delivery today of the first of five wobble trap platforms so our athletes can train properly for Olympic Style Trap. England Brothers Construction Company donated materials, time and labor while Skyway Trap & Skeet Club
Support our Trip to the National Junior Olympic Championships and the Olympic Training Center!
Five of the USCTA Gulf Coast Hot Shots youth program members have been invited to participate in both the National Junior Olympic Championships (July 9th - 18th) and have qualified for the Scholastic Clay Target Program International Championships (July 26th - August 1st) at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
We truly need the help of the Tampa community to send our athletes and coaches to these and future events. Your tax deductible donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated. The following Sponsor Levels are also available. These supporters will be listed on our donor banner and displayed not only at Skyway but also during competitions. Your name and/or company logo advertised on our website and also listed on the back of team t-shirts. Contributors in both the “Dream Partner” and “Academy Ambassador” categories will receive “Life Memberships” to USCTA. Your generous contribution will also be recognized on our “Heroes of Sport” plaque.
Donation recognition levels are as follows:
- $20 - $100 = Training Sponsor
- $101 - $500 = Bronze Medal Sponsor
- $501 - $1,000 = Silver Medal Sponsor
- $1,001 - $2,500 = Gold Medal Sponsor
- $2,501 - $5,000 = Dream Partner
- $5,001> = Academy Ambassador
Please use the secure PayPal Donate button below for immediate donations.
You may also mail a donation to:
3200 74th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
For more information on making tax deductible donations to help this program grow and the dreams of young athletes come true please contact:
2012 Florida Junior Olympics Award Ceremony
2011-12 USCTA Gulf Coast Hot Shots End of Season Award Ceremony, Cookout & Fun Shoot
On June 16th we celebrated our athletes for their hard work and dedication to our club, the team and the sport of clay target shooting as we wrapped up the 2011-2012 season with an award ceremony and cookout.
We recognized medalists and category winners in the 2012 Florida Junior Olympic Shotgun Championships, the atheltes who competed in the SCTP State Championship as well as presented team awards. Of course, you cannot have an award ceremony without food and games so we also ate lots of great food and had some friendly competition shooting for parents, athletes and guests.
A great time was had by all and we want to thank everyone who joined in the celebration and also those who have been so supportive throughout the season! See you in September!