Providing this activity to our youth may be one of the best opportunities to keep our kids healthy in mind as well as body. Alaska SCTP-YESS and its member teams, coaches, volunteers, and athletes are not responsible for this or any other virus. We will, however, do our best to be sure we are complying with state, local, facility and program policies in an effort to do our part to attempt to slow the spread of the disease, while still providing an outlet for our youth to enjoy the shotgun sports in the great Alaskan outdoors!
To access a copy of the current COVID Advisory please click on the Rules & Forms tab.
Currently there are 19 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 ACUI Varsity|
|Birchwood Young Guns|
|Devil’s Thumb Shooters (Petersburg)|
|Grace Christian Grizzlies|
|Haines Glacier Bears|
|Haines Hot Shots|
|Juneau Trap Team|
|Ketchikan Junior Shotgun League|
|Midnight Sons Trap (Fairbanks)|
|Peninsula Shooting Stars|
|Rabbit Creek Youth Shotgun League|
|Sitka Shore Shots|
|Tok Wolverine Trap|
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.
Registration is now open at www.usayess.org! First, Head Coaches create the team by registering and submitting their background check information. The new national, state and borough-wide background checks may take up to 7 days to complete. Once the Head Coach is accepted, the team's volunteers and athletes will be able to register. Simply go to www.usayess.org and click on "Registration." Any questions feel free to contact us!
We have been keeping a very close eye on this situation and have advised our staff to follow the CDC guidelines of washing hands, practicing social distancing, and restricting participation if an athlete or volunteer has been out-of-state within 3 weeks of a scheduled activity. We believe that the great outdoors may be the healthiest environment for our kids, and encourage our athletes to get some of that for themselves every day!
Our hearts go out to families who are suffering due to the virus, whether they have contracted the illness themselves or are experiencing financial hardship and loss of income, they are in our prayers and thoughts.
Please stay safe, mount your shotgun 100 x a day, Keep Calm & Wash Your Hands!
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.
The annual Juneau tournament was held Oct 17 & 18, 2020. It was unbelievably cold! In spite of the frigid temps and teams that could not travel due to COVID, our athletes had a great event! There were eight teams represented, with 33 athletes in all divisions.
Congratulations to HOA Men's Champion Hunter Johnson, Sitka Shore Shots, and Angelina Monfrey, Ladies' Champion from Colony Knights YESS. Both are members of AlaskaYESS ACUI Varsity Team.
Click on the link below to see all the results and scores. Great shooting by all the competitors!
Clay target sports are not just for the boys! Girls often excel in the shotgun sports, and Alaska trains some amazing lady shooters!
The 17th Annual AlaskaYESS State Championship will be held at Birchwood Shooting Park in Chugiak, AK, June 8-12, 2021. This is the largest competition for youth in the clay target sports in Alaska. Held over five days, this event throws more than 65,000 targets of competition plus training and fun shoots!
The Main Event will consist of 100 Trap, 100 Wobble Trap, 50 Pair Doubles, 100 Skeet and 100 Sporting Clays for a total of 500 targets. 100 Double Skeet and 100 International Skeet are optional events, however, the scores will be required for HOA status!
Event fees are $250 for the Main Event for USAYESS member athletes and is limited to 150 athletes. The optional Double Skeet and International Skeet events are $40/per event. Registration deadline is May 22. Ammo is not included with fees.
Registration will be online for teams and individuals, and will open NLT April 10.
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.
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, held the second week of June each year.
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.
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.