Currently there are 18 teams across Alaska, from Fairbanks to Ketchikan! You may view our team information under the "Teams" tab, contact information for coaches, practice locations and times, fundraising, and competitions.
AlaskaYESS strives to prepare its athletes for whatever dreams they have that may be realized through the clay target sports. We host the Alaska Junior Olympic State Qualifying Matches in Shotgun Sports every year, which opens the door for our youth to participate in JO Nationals and the opportunity to compete for a slot with Team USA.
We had athletes from across the state shooting nearly 14,000 targets in Wobble Trap, Double Trap and Skeet over two days of competition! There were 27 25-straight rounds in Wobble. The competition was intense, the weather mostly sunny but very cold. Birchwood Shooting Park staff was great, the referees were amazing, standing for hours on fields to ensure the accuracy of the results.
We were proud to host this Fourth Alaska Junior Olympic State Qualifying Match in Trap and Skeet.
AlaskaYESS is very fortunate to have the support of numerous organizations, conservation non-profits, businesses and individuals. Please check out our Affiliates tab for more information on our generous supporters, as well as the Store tab to direct link you to businesses that support our youth.
AlaskaYESS hosts a lot of competition opportunities throughout the year to help our athletes test their skills, providing a venue for developing camaraderie, sportsmanship, citizenship, and fair play.
Because of the vast distance and extremes in geography, AlaskaYESS sanctions Trap and Skeet Virtuals for all member teams across Alaska in the Spring and the Fall. This helps our athletes prepare for the State Championship and the Alaska Junior Olympic State Qualifying Matches, which we have hosted since 2014.
We also host Regional tournaments, such as the Southeast Trap Tournament held in Juneau every year. There are Varsity tournaments for the Trap & Skeet, Advanced Trap & Skeet and Sporting Clays Seasons throughout the school year.
The 13th annual AlaskaYESS State Championship will be held at Birchwood Shooting Park in Chugiak, AK, June 7-10. This is the largest competition for youth in the clay target sports in Alaska. Held over four days, this event is 400 targets of competition plus training, fun shoots and Nerf Wars!
The Main Event will consist of 100 Trap, 100 Skeet and 100 Sporting Clays. The Trap TriUmphant! is an optional event comprised of the scores from 100 Trap in the Main Event plus 50 Wobble Trap and 50 Double Trap.
Member fees are $100/Non-Member $130 for the Main Event. Trap TriUmphant! is $25 and limited to 100 athletes. Registration deadline is May 21, with a late fee of $25 after that and will close on May 29.
Registration is online for teams and individuals. Simply click on the Registration tab above to complete your registration for this great event!
Alaska SCTP-YESS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting youth shooting on a competitive and scholastic level throughout the State of Alaska. Our purpose is to provide funds, equipment, training and guidance to the youth shooting programs of Alaska, with the goal of developing self-confidence, self-esteem, self-reliance, respect, personal discipline, responsibility, citizenship, teamwork, and sportsmanship through regular competition at local, state, and national events.
Alaska SCTP-YESS, through our affiliation with USAYESS, have partnered with ACUI, the Association of College Unions International, to both assist in developing collegiate teams here in Alaska and to take Juniors and Seniors in high school to compete in ACUI-sanctioned collegiate clay target competitions across the US in the High School Division. This puts our Varsity athletes on the field with collegiate athletes and their coaching staff.
For more information please click on Teams and AlaskaYESS ACUI Varsity Team.
This team was the charter team that started Alaska SCTP back in 2004. Originally called the Grouse Ridge Rangers, Susitna Shooters began with a small handful of kids, and was the foundation for the development of our statewide program.
Susitna Shooters is a team of 4th-8th graders who leave this team as 9th graders to shoot on high school teams throughout Matanuska-Susitna Borough. They practice at Birchwood Shooting Park in Chugiak on Monday evenings at 5:00 pm year-round in Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays.
The Su Shooters have a strong sense of community, and assist at local Friends of the NRA, RMEF, and other organizational fundraisers and projects. They also hold fundraisers, including an annual gun show at Palmer Fairgrounds, to help subsidize team expenses and offset the cost of travel to competitions both in-state and Outside, such as the Southeast Trap Tournament in Juneau.
Su Shooters was also the first team in our program to open a Midway USA Foundation Endowment Account, which eventually provided for the development of four high school endowed accounts when the AlaskaYESS Varsity program was started in 2012.
Head Coach Neil Moss is also the State Advisor, and President of Alaska SCTP, which is a 501c3 non-profit corporation. There is a coaching staff of 4 Assistant Coaches and a great Team Mom!
If you are interested in learning more about Susitna Shooters, or becoming a member athlete, please click on "Teams" above, join us at a practice on Monday night or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
A quick note to thank you both for all your hard work in planning, organizing, and implementing the 2017 Alaska Qualifier for the Junior Olympics. The event allowed Madeleine to gain all the direct and indirect benefits of competition as the wobble trap qualifier and final will not soon be forgotten by her (nor her parents who are still recovering)!
Thank you for your leadership in organizing this event for the State of Alaska. We recognize the amount of time, effort, sacrifice and stress necessary to pull something like this off. We also are very thankful for all the time, endurance of cold weather, and safety benefit provided by all the referees. These folks were super-human for standing for hours in single digit wind-chill weather not only recording the results of each shot fired but also ensuring the competition was safe for all. Such volunteerism is indeed impressive and reflects highly for this sport.
As parents for a kid who demonstrated some growth in ability and composure because of the opportunity you afforded her, a sincere Thank you and Job Well Done! Please feel free to forward our note to others.