Coach Leadership and Safety Support (CLASS) Certification Program

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The CLASS Certification program has been designed specifically for coaches participating in the state-affiliated leagues of the USA High School Clay Target League. The League’s CLASS Certification provides a comprehensive and interactive online education and training program designed specifically for League coaches. The CLASS Certification is available to all coaches and takes 5-6 hours of online training to complete.

  • One head coach for each team may complete the CLASS Certification for free. A single-use promotional code will be sent to all new head coaches in the League’s Welcome Email.
  • Assistant coaches or volunteers may complete the CLASS Certification for $50 each.
  • Only CLASS-Certified coaches may conduct the SAFE Range Certification program for student athletes to complete the SAFE Certification.
  • All coaches registered with the League receive General Liability Insurance.
  • All coaches that complete the CLASS Certification receive an official iron-on certificate patch from the USA High School Clay Target League.


Benefits of the CLASS Certification

Many benefits include:

  • Free – for one Head Coach per team.
  • Affordable – other coaches can take the course for less than most shotgun coach training programs.
  • Accessible – available online to everyone with tablet, smartphone or computer.
  • Comprehensive – the online course takes 5-6 hours to complete and no travel required.
  • Fun – animated graphics, sound, and interactive learning make it entertaining.
  • Convenient – progress can be saved at anytime to work around busy schedules.
  • Relevant – it’s all about clay target shooting sports, youth, and firearm safety.
  • Consistent – CLASS-Certified coaches and SAFE-Certified student athletes learn the same content.
  • Support – dedicated Coach Education and Support Manager available to assist with all questions.


CLASS Content

The CLASS Program provides three critical areas of coach training: Leadership, Range Safety Officer, and Student Athlete Firearm Education.

 Coach Leadership And Safety Support (CLASS) Certification Introduction

Lesson 1: Acquire Coaches and Volunteers

Lesson 2: Team Technology

Lesson 3: Recruit Student Athletes

Lesson 4: Partnering with a Shooting Range

Lesson 5: Resources for Ammunition

Lesson 6: Implement a Safety Plan

Lesson 7: Develop Team Communications

Lesson 8: Teaching the Skills of the Sport

Lesson 9: Recognize Achievements


Range Safety Officer (RSO) Introduction

RSO Lesson 1: General Range Safety

RSO Lesson 2: Education and Communication

RSO Lesson 3: Safety behind the Firing Line

RSO Lesson 4: Safety on the Firing Line

RSO Lesson 5: In Case of an Emergency


Student Athlete Firearm Education (SAFE) Certification Introduction

Lesson 1: League Overview

Lesson 2: Policies and Procedures

Lesson 3: Schools and Shooting Sports

Lesson 4: Know Your Firearms

Lesson 5: Know Your Ammunition

Lesson 6: Know your Gear and Accessories

Lesson 7: Firearm Safety Procedures

Lesson 8: Firearm Cleaning

Lesson 9: Transporting and Storage of Firearms and Ammunition

Lesson 10: Know Your Shooting Range

Lesson 11: Team Personnel

Lesson 12: Shooting Fundamentals

Lesson 13: Trap Shooting Fundamentals

Lesson 14: Skeet Shooting Fundamentals

Lesson 15: League Scoring

Lesson 16: Conferences

Lesson 17: Respect and Responsibility


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