- JSC YOUTH TRAP TEAM OVERVIEW
The JSC youth team is a youth trap shooting Team whose focus is on safety, sportsmanship, and
competitive trap shooting. We are part of the SCTP (Scholastic Clays Target Program) a national clay
target organization and a member of the SWYTSC (Southern Wisconsin Youth Trap Shooting
Conference). We will compete in a 7-week conference with a year-end shoot held on 6-3. All team
members are encouraged to attend invites and are expected to attend the conference year end shoot.
After the conference shoot, we will focus on State and Nationals. The State shoot is going to be 6-24 and
should be a goal for everyone on the team to attend.
- There will be opportunities to participate in skeet and sporting clays. Please see a coach if interested.
We compete in different levels including Varsity (Senior to Sophomore), JV (Freshman), Intermediate
Advanced (8th & 7th grade), Intermediate Entry level (6th grade) and Rookie (5th grade and under)
JSC Youth Trap has 15 volunteer coaches who are Level 1 NRA Shotgun Instructor Certified.
We will have a sign-up meeting on January 28th. Starting at 9:00 am for 8th grade and under and at
10:30 am for high school age. We will practice and shoot our conference scores primarily on Mondays at Jefferson. We will shoot in
the rain, the only time we will cancel is extreme cold or lightening. We will have the first practice on 3-6.
Our conference shoots will start 3-27 and run for 7 weeks.
Shooting glasses and hearing protection are always required while being on the trap. We will be doing
gun checks on the first night prior to any shooting. We will have coaches look over the gun to make sure
there are no visible obstructions or problems. You will then get a sticker that will need to be on the gun
you choose to shoot. If you switch guns mid-season, make sure the new one gets checked prior to
shooting it. Please have a shell pouch, if you do not own one there are plenty to use at the club. You
must pick up any shells that hit the ground after you’re done shooting.
With cold weather, real thin gloves may be used for the trigger hand. But you must be able to feel the
safety and trigger.
- Our coaches have the right to remove any shooter for any safety violation they see. We have never had
to do this before and don’t expect to this year.
We belong to the SCTP (Scholastic Clay Target Program) and compete in the Southeast Wisconsin Youth
Trap Shooting Conference against 13 other teams who also belong to the SCTP program. This is a 7-week
season. During the regular conference season, we shoot 50 targets for score on Monday nights. We use
our top 5 scores in each category to post against our opponent for the week. We have 3 categories for
conference, Varsity (sophomores-seniors), Junior Varsity (freshmen), and Intermediates (8th grade and below). Conference team scores are based off the top five shooters in each category with a possible high score of 250.
- There are season individual awards as well based off the possible 350 season targets. You must shoot
every week to be eligible for the “All-Conference” awards.
Members of our conference include the following schools and clubs.
2. Milwaukee Lutheran
4. Union Grove
7. Brookfield East
8. Racine Lutheran
9. Shoreland Lutheran
10. Lake Geneva Badger
12. New Berlin
13. WI Lutheran
At the end of our regular conference season the conference hosts a 100-bird conference shootout at the
Waukesha gun club. This is the conference tournament. All shooters are expected to attend this shoot.
- Throughout the year there are invitationals. An invite is a 100-bird tournament held at different
locations around the state. We will have sign up sheets once the season starts. In previous years, we
participated in up to (3) invites. In an invite there are more classifications than in the conference. Varsity
and JV stays the same, but the intermediate division is broken into 3 categories. Intermediate advanced
is 7-8 graders, Intermediate entry level is 6th graders, and the rookie division is 5th grade and below. For
the individual classes it is also broken down into men’s and women’s. Invites are optional. These will be
announced as they become available. There will be signup sheets at the club. There will also be e-mails
sent regarding signups for invites. Please check these to make sure that your child is not accidentally
included or missed. Please notify me of any discrepancies. Anyone who signs up and doesn’t go will be
responsible to refund the entry fees back to the team.
- WI State Shoots
The Wisconsin state shoot is held the 3rd week of June in Rome Wi at the WTA home grounds. There will
be around 1900 shooters from over 95 Wisconsin teams. We will compete at the state shoot in team
scores and individual scoring. In 2022 our Varsity took 3rd place, and our intermediates took 2nd place.
Last year we had several individual medals at the WI state shoot. Tyler Jablonski – 6th men’s varsity, Kyle
Polster 4th men’s JV, Maddie Welter – 4th Ladies JV, and Brady Fincutter 3rd – men’s IA. We were also the
2018 Varsity State Trap Champions!!!! We had two previous State Trap Champions, Aaron Walechka
2017, and Alan Hauser 2021.
- Nationals Trap Shoot
2000 shooters from over 150 teams will be competing in Marengo OH, the week of 7-9th thru 7-16th. Last
year we took 20 team members there to compete. If interested, please make plans early! This is a really
fun time and all those who have gone have had a great time.
- Parent Involvement
We are in need of parent involvement in our program. Not limited to helping coach. There is plenty of
things that will help us out. Please volunteer!
- Team Apparel
Jone will have forms and samples available at the sign up.
- Please understand that shooting sports are not cheap. In order to keep costs down for everyone we do a
few fund raisers. The first is a quick pizza sale. We will be selling Emil’s pizzas again this year.
Next, we will have our annual raffle. We will have tickets to sell at $20 ea. Every shooter is expected to
sell at least 5 tickets. This raffle is very important to our financial status as a team.
- We also actively welcome any parent to solicit team sponsors. A form letter has been drafted to
distribute to potential team sponsors making it easy for you to approach businesses willing to support
our team. Any donations are asked to be mailed directly to Coach Hauser payable to JSC Youth Trap
Team. All of our sponsors will be recognized on our weekly Facebook posts.
The fee for joining the team is $300.00 per athlete. If there is more than one shooter per family, there is
a discount for the second shooter. The fee is $200.00 for the second athlete.
The fees include:
• All the targets for the year
• 2-cases of shells (10 boxes per case)
• Entry fees to invites
• Entry fees to the conference shoot
• Membership in the SCTP
• Membership in the ATA (if applicable)
• JSC Yearly Youth Membership
- IMPORTANT DATES
• January 28th – Sign Up Meeting
o 9:00 am (8th grade and under)o 10:30am (high school age)
• February 27th (NEW SHOOTERS ONLY)
o This will be on a Monday night. Times TBD. Athletes will shoot so bring gun and shells
• March 6th
o Practice starts
• March 27th through May 15th
o Weekly Conference shoots start
o These will be on Monday nights at JSC
o 50 targets each night
• May 20th or 21st Beloit Izaak Walton Invite
• May 27th or 28th Beaverdam invite
• June 3rd Conference shoot held in Waukesha
• June 24th or 25th - Wisconsin State Shoot
o Held in Rome WI at the WTA Home grounds
• July 14th and 15th Nationals in Marengo Ohio (Trap)
o If interested I suggest looking into accommodations ASAP.
o There is a campground there, but it fills up fast, so the earlier the better
**** We may look into more invites as the year gets going.
If new and interested in this program, please send email to JSCyouthtrapteam@gmail.com and we will
get you on the communication list.
- Email that was sent: (See attachment below for the full email)
- Hello JSC!!!
Welcome to the 2023 season.
We will be having the parent / athlete sign-up day on January 28th. We are going to do two sessions, one at 9:00 am (for 8th grade and under) and one for 10:30 am (for high school age). If you have athletes in both categories or cannot make a particular time please choose the time that works best for you. This will be held at the Jefferson Sportsmen’s Club (N5328 Christberg Rd. Jefferson WI 53549).
At the sign-up meeting there will be detail on one more form that will be sent via e-mail.
The forms can be downloaded below.
Shooting will be on Monday nights and will start 3-6-23 at the Jefferson Sportsmen’s Club. Start times will be announced at the parent / athlete meeting.
Entry fees are $300.00 / athlete, families with more than one shooter, the second shooter is $200.00.
Forms and payments must be received no later than 2-4-23.
There will be team apparel forms and fund-raising information at the meetings.
New Members and volunteers welcome!
- Please take care to make sure all forms are filled out in full. Thank you!