An athlete may not participate in League-sponsored activities unless the athlete is an amateur in our sport. An athlete will lose their amateur status in our sport and become a professional if the athlete accepts any of the following for participation in school, non-school, or League-sponsored activities DURING a competition season: 1) a salary, cash, or merchandise; 2) a share in the season’s profit; or 3) an expense allowance for athletic tryouts. League and team policies, along with mission statements, state that an athlete must follow school, community, gun club and League rules in order to be eligible for participation in both the team and the League. The League does not encourage youth competition for financial benefit, and the League does not support motivating youth to participate in this sport for financial gain DURING the season. If you compete in any shooting event during ANY League competition season and win ANY monetary award, you will be considered a professional. You are allowed to compete in events during the season, but are not able to earn cash awards. You may earn awards and prizes of a symbolic nature of $99 or less. An athlete who becomes a professional will be disqualified from further high school participation in this sport.
The Apple Valley High School Trap Shooting Club season starts on the earlier of the following: 1) the team’s registration day; 2) our team’s first scheduled training or shooting activity; or 3) the day after the League registration closes. The end of each season is defined as the last event of the MSHSCTL season.
[Reference: Minnesota State High School League Bylaws 201 and 204.]