Participant Agreement

The following provisions govern your participation with the USA High School Clay Target League and exempts the USA High School Clay Target League and its Affiliates from any liability related to the programs, classes, content, certifications, and any other activities conducted, provided or facilitated by the USA High School Clay Target League or its Affiliates,  (USA High School Clay Target League, its Affiliates, programs, classes, content, certifications, and activities shall be collectively referred to as the  “League”).  By accepting the following terms and conditions, Participant is agreeing that participating in the League is optional and that Participant acknowledges and agrees to the indemnification, waivers, and releases contained herein.

Participant further agrees he/she has read and understands the Privacy Policy, Solicitation Policy and Participation Agreement contained on the website.

I. Definitions.

(a)   “League” – shall mean the USA High School Clay Target League, its Affiliates, programs, classes, content, certifications, activities, including but not limited to its Coach Leadership And Safety Support Certifications.

(b)  “Course” – shall mean League’s firearm handling and fundamental classes offered to coaches, range safety officers and volunteers listed as a coach on a team participating in the League, coach or individual, any certification programs conducted or sponsored by the League, any League program content, League classes, or any League activity.

(c)   “Participant(s)” – shall mean the registrant that enrolled in CLASS online and/or enrolled and attended CLASS Academy.

(d)  “Parties” – shall mean the Participant and League.

(e)   “Affiliates” – shall mean any persons or entity which, directly or indirectly, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with USA High School Clay Target League, including League directors, officers, employees, agents, and all state specific high school clay target organizations related to the League.

II. Assumption and Acknowledgment of Risk.  FIREARMS CAN BE DANGEROUS.  Participant acknowledges that involvement in the League and Courses involves firearms which may present certain risks to Participant.   Participant knowingly, willingly and voluntarily assumes any and all risks associated therewith, whether known or unknown, foreseeable or unforeseeable, specifically including but without limitation, the risk of physical, mental or emotional injury, minor and/or severe bodily harm, and/or illness, which may arise by any means. This assumption of risk and acknowledgment of risk includes without limitation assuming the risk of any harm which may result from any acts, omissions, or communications provided by League or its agents or employees, and any risk of harm from any acts or omissions of other Participants.

III. Waiver and Release.  Participant knowingly, willingly and voluntarily releases, discharges, and covenants not to sue the League, its Affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, sponsors, successors and assigns (“Released Parties”) from any and all claims, liabilities, losses or expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, and disbursements whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage or injury, including death whether caused by Participant’s negligence, another Participant’s negligence, the Released Parties’ negligence, or otherwise, occurring while, or arising from or in connection to the League or Course except as caused by intentional, willful or wanton conduct.

IV. Indemnification. To the maximum extent allowed by law, Participant will indemnify, defend and hold harmless LEAGUE, its respective directors, officers, employees, agents and affiliates (collectively the “Indemnified Party”) from and against any and all third party claims, losses, damages, suits, fees, judgments, costs and expenses (collectively referred to as “Third Party Claims”), including reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred in responding to such Third Party Claims, that the Indemnified Party may suffer or incur arising out of or in connection with (1) participant’s INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL ACTS OR OMMISSIONS OF ANY KIND; or (2) any personal injury (including death) or damage to property resulting from participant’s intentional or unintentional acts or omissions.  The provisions of this indemnification section shall survive any termination or expiration of this PARTICIPANT Agreement OR PARTICIPANTS INVOLVEMENT with THE LEAGUE AND SHALL APPLY TO ANY ASSIGNS OF LEAGUE.

V. Miscellaneous. Any dispute between the Parties involving the commencement of a court action related to the terms and conditions of this Participant Agreement, or Participant’s involvement with the League or Course shall be venued in the State of Minnesota, County of Hennepin. In the event League is required to incur attorney’s fees in the enforcement of this Agreement, or in defending any claims, allegations, or actions of any kind, whether or not a court action is commenced, League shall be entitled to recover from Participants or his/her agents, all its costs and attorney’s fees incurred in doing so.


Solicitation Policy

The USA High School Clay Target League and its state affiliates (henceforth referred as the ‘League’) prohibits third-party solicitation without express written permission at our events nationwide.

Non-Approved Solicitation:
To provide a distraction-free competitive environment for our athletes, team, coaches, and spectators, the League prohibits solicitation and petitioning by any non-approved entity, representative, or individual at League events, regardless of the cause being represented, to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Approved Solicitation:
The League values its relationship with all of its sponsors, vendors, and exhibitors.

The League takes steps to maintain a quality exhibition area with ease of access to booths and displays for all guests. Out of fairness to all, and to provide a distraction-free competitive environment for athletes and spectators, sponsors, vendors, and exhibitors are not allowed to solicit customers, spectators, or competitors outside the confines of their registered booths/areas.

All organizations that wish to solicit – regardless of cause, product, or service – must be pre-approved by the League. Existing approved sponsors, vendors, or exhibitors may not provide non-registered organizations, or their representatives thereof, space and/or access to event services without the express written permission of the League.

Registration to participate in a League event does not constitute permission, or approval, for solicitation.


To ensure a distraction-free competitive experience at our event, the League takes the following steps:

  1. The League asks non-registered solicitors and petitioners to respect the League’s policy by ceasing their activities and leaving the League’s event premises. If compliance is refused,
  2. The League will partner with local law enforcement agencies to assist the League in having unwanted solicitors and petitioners removed from event premises. In addition, the League may prosecute trespassers.
  3. Previously approved sponsors, vendors, and/or exhibitors that violate the League’s solicitation policies, or act in a manner that assists others to circumvent or violate the League’s solicitation policies, may have their own access revoked, all fees forfeited, and be asked to leave the event premises.