The South Carolina Youth Shooting Foundation was started by a few clay target shooting enthusiasts who were interested in creating an organization to enable youth a better opportunity to enjoy the art of clay target shooting.

THE SCYSF and Cross Schools' goal is to have our student athletes not only enjoy the outdoors, but also to learn safety with firearms, accuracy, and to meet other youth shooters. Athletes will come away with more self-discipline, responsibility, and respect after participating in this sport. 

Sporting clays is the closest thing to actual field shooting of all shotgun sports. Rather than having clay birds thrown from standardized distances and angles as with skeet or trap, sporting clays courses are designed to simulate the hunting of ducks, pheasants, other upland birds, and even rabbits. Since there is no set season and it can be shot at any time, many hunters shoot sporting clays to further their wingshooting skills during the off-season. Targets may be thrown from literally any angle or distance to simulate wingshooting, and six different sizes of clay targets are used to further give the shooter the experience of actual hunting conditions. 

We are excited about this program and the opportunities it will offer our athletes.