Currently there are 21 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)|
|Mount Edgecumbe Braves|
|Peninsula Shooting Stars|
|Rabbit Creek Youth Shotgun League|
|Sitka Shore Shots|
|Tok Wolverine Trap|
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.
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.
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 new USAYESS website is scheduled to go LIVE on August 1! 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 through a link provided for their team.
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.
The 14th Annual AlaskaYESS State Championship will be held at Birchwood Shooting Park in Chugiak, AK, June 5-9, 2018. This is the largest competition for youth in the clay target sports in Alaska. Held over five days, this event throws more than 50,000 targets of competition plus training and fun shoots!
The Main Event will consist of 100 Trap, 100 Skeet and 100 Sporting Clays. Optional events will include 100 Wobble Trap and 100 Bird Double Trap.
Member fees are $110 for the Main Event and is limited to 150 athletes. The Trap TriUmphant!, an optional event of 100 Wobble Trap and 100 Double Trap added to the 100-Trap from the Main event, will be $160 for both the Main and Trap Tri, and limited to the first 100 athletes. Registration deadline is May 19, with a late fee of $25 after that and will close on May 26, space permitting.
Registration will be online for teams and individuals, and will open April 10.
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.
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.
Approved by the Mat-Su School District in 2012 as a school club/activity with Lettering capability, there are five teams that train and compete as individual athletes and for team recognition throughout the school year in the Mat-Su Valley. Colony Knights YESS is one of these teams.
With 13 athletes this season, for the first time since 2014 this team has swept the Fall Season events, including the 2017 Southeast Trap Tournament in Juneau, the Fall Trap Invitational, the Fall Skeet Invitational, 2017 Fall Virtuals in Junior Varsity Division and the 2017 Fall Trap & Skeet Championship!
With a new team coaching and management staff, this team has worked hard over the past year to build a cohesive unit, developing teamwork and citizenship, as well as focusing on training and mentoring.
We are excited to see what this team will bring to the field in the coming months. Congratulations Colony Knights YESS!