United States Clay Target Academy

The United States Clay Target Academy High-Performance Olympic Development Program was designed by ISSF Certified Coaches Bonnie Chamberlain and Marvin Spinks, utilizing ISSF Training Academy approved training principles and methods. We begin by providing the tools and training to help entry-level athletes develop into proficient shotgun athletes in all disciplines. Ultimately, we introduce young athletes to Olympic shotgun sports. Further, we help advanced athletes hone their skills and elevate their athletic performance in preparation for being National Team Members and Olympic hopefuls.


We are committed to instilling safe gun handling techniques, fundamentals, and firearm care at an early age. We understand that this solid foundation often results in a lifetime interest in shooting sports and the outdoors, and often engages athletes for whom other sports held little interest.  Our unprecedented training program also builds self-confidence and self-esteem as well as the discipline that participation in a team sport instills.


The goal of the Academy is to provide athletes with the skills to (a) achieve individual success as well as be a member of a competitive and cohesive team; (b) meet their full potential as competitive shotgun athletes; and (c) develop positive character traits such as self-reliance, discipline, independence, 

responsibility, time management skills, self-esteem, and self-confidence while learning the principles of fair play and sportsmanship.


We offer four levels of training, High-Performance Academy Levels - Saturday Program, HP-I, HP-II, HP-III, HP-IV. Our training programs have the first ISSF Olympic Level Certified International Coaches in the United States, Marvin Spinks, and Bonnie Chamberlain.  We also have a team physician as well as a strength and conditioning coach. The USCTA invites all who are interested in learning about shotgun sports to join us.



                              2011 - 2015 Team Awards

2011 - 2015 TEAM AWARDS.pdf
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