Clay Target Club

General Information

The Clay Target Club includes both a Trap Team and a Skeet Team.  Both teams compete in the Minnesota High School Clay Target League (MHSCTL)  . These teams are made up of both male and female high school students who hold a Firearms Safety Certificate and attending a Centennial School.  All members of our teams are expected to represent Centennial well at all times.  Any issues involving horseplay or unsafe gun handling will be dealt with and may include removal from the team.


Cost: MHSCTL fee $35.00. Rounds paid directly to Metro Gun Club, $160.00. Team shooting vest $70.00 (new members only), in addition, you must provide your own ammunition.  These costs (except for the vest) are for each event.  If you would like to participate in BOTH Trap & Skeet, all costs are doubled.


Trap Practice & Competition – Team practices and/or competitions begin the first Tuesday in April at 3:45p.  Each week we will meet and shoot from 3:45-5:30pm on Tuesdays until the end of the season (9 or 10 weeks).


Skeet Practice & Competition - Team practices and/or competitions begin the first Wednesday in April at 3:45p.  Each week we will meet and shoot from 3:45-5:30pm on Wednesdays until the end of the season (9 or 10 weeks).


Location - Metro Gun Club, 10601 Naples St NE - Blaine, MN 55449 Phone- 763-786-5880                                 



Championship and State Tournament – Following the regular season, the Trap Championship is held in Alexandria, MN.  This is open to all team members and requires an additional entry fee ($25).  The Championship is the team qualifier for the MSHSL State Tournament.  Individuals qualify based on their season average. The Skeet Championship ($25) also occurs in June and has been held at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake.  No MSHSL State Tournament is held in Skeet. Specific dates for these tournaments are available after the season begins.


Team Size and Tryouts – The Trap team is limited to 60 athletes and the Skeet team is limited to 20.  Team spots open up either by graduation, or by a current member who decides to not rejoin the team.  Open spots are filled on the Trap team by tryout.  Approximately ½ of the available spots will be reserved for each gender.  The Skeet team has not reached the limit, so no tryout is needed. 

                Tryouts for Trap are held the first week in March.  You will shoot 2 rounds on two different nights.  All round and ammunition costs are the responsibility of the athlete.  A parent or guardian must accompany each prospective member on tryout night.  Tryouts are for open spots on the Trap Team only.  You will be notified by a personal email that you have earned a place on the team.  You are then expected to follow through with the registration details included in that email.

                Since there are a limited number of spots on the Trap Team, and we expect these to be filled, only athletes who are dedicated to the team should try out.  This means you are expected to attend all team meetings, practices, and competitions.  If you cannot be committed to the team due to work or other obligations, please do not take a spot from someone else.  Any team member who has unexcused absences will be removed from the team.  Excused absences include personal illness, a wedding in the family, or a funeral.  All other absences are unexcused.


Contacts – for more information contact one of the coaches.

Brian Johnson      763-792-5165

Eric Wahl              763-792-5578

Richard Nipp        763-792-5576