On 200 acres of pristine, forested land on a ridge in Mat-Su Borough you will find 7th Summit Shooting Park, a facility being developed with a focus on training youth in outdoor experiences, primarily clay target sports, but also archery, biathlon, camping, hiking, and any number of outdoor activities we may offer.
Right now we need assistance in a number of areas to begin utilizing the park. We are in need of heavy equipment operators, gravel for the road & parking lot, logs cut, split, and moved, trails cleared and wood chips spread, surveying for the skeet/trap fields, architect for the off-grid and "green" clubhouse, well drilled, septic installed, portapotties, the station stands for 5-Stand and Sporting Clays, and funds to purchase a lot of trap machines! It's a long list!
Please contact us if you are able to assist with any of these tasks or funds to develop this Park, which will be utilized by the youth of Alaska for decades to come! email@example.com or (907) 354-5244.
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|
Clay target sports are not just for the boys! Girls often excel in the shotgun sports, and Alaska trains some amazing lady shooters!
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.
Alaska SCTP-YESS, through our affiliation with USAYESS, have partnered with NCSSAA, the National Collegiate Shooting Sports Athletic Association, to both assist in developing collegiate teams here in Alaska and to take 10th-12th graders to compete in NCSSAA-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.
Our youth clay target sports program would like you to partner with us as we raise up our athletes to not only excel in the shotgun sports, but to excel in life! Please donate today!
To support a specific team, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Registration is enabled for the Spring Sporting Clays Series. Series I is 75 5-Stand targets. Series II is a 60-Bird Walkthrough I call "Double Sporting" 30 pairs of sporting targets! The Series Finale is the Sporting Clays Walkthrough: 100 excellent Sporting Clays targets, followed by a Taco Bar potluck and awards ceremony! Taco 'bout a great Series! Sign up today!
Our Winter Trap Series was amazing! Tok Wolverine Trap team brought 10 kids to Trap I for 75-birds of standard Trap. After the competition, a couple of coaches took several of them down to the Walkthrough to train a little in sporting clays. Trap II was 75-Bird Wobble Trap and Trap III was a 50-Bird Trap Virtual, adding a new element to our Series. Trap IV was the Double Trap Championship. Our favorite part of Trap IV was watching the Novice kids not only shoot 100 targets back-to-back but excel with personal bests to date! The results are linked below.
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!
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.
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.
The 18th Annual AlaskaYESS State Championship will be held at Birchwood Shooting Park in Chugiak, AK, June 8-11, 2022. This is the largest competition for youth in the clay target sports in Alaska. Held over four days, this event throws more than 65,000 targets of competition plus training and fun shoots!
The Main Event will consist of 50 Trap, 50 Wobble Trap, 50 Pair Doubles, 50 Skeet, 100 Double Skeet, 50 Double Sporting, and 100 Sporting Clays for a total of 500 targets.
Event fees are $280 and registration is limited to 150 athletes. Registration deadline is May 15. No refunds after the deadline, and refunds will incur a $15 administrative fee. Ammo is not included with fees.
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!