Coach Leadership And Safety Support (CLASS) Certification Program

The CLASS Certification program has been designed specifically for coaches participating in USA Clay Target League-affiliated programs. 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 only $25 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 Clay Target League.

Benefits of the CLASS Certification

Class: coach leadership and safety support certification.
  • 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 safety.
  • Consistent – CLASS-Certified coaches and SAFE-Certified student athletes learn the same content.
  • Support – a dedicated Coach Education and Support Manager is available to assist with all questions. Access sample team handbooks, SAFE Range Day Guides, and more!

Access the NEW CLASS Certification!

You will be directed to the innovative and interactive learning management system to setup your account and take CLASS lessons.

CLASS Certification lessons

Be a Coach

Create Your Team Handbook

Develop Team Communications

Recognize Achievements

Recruit Coaches and Volunteers

Recruit Student Athletes

Partner with Local Shooting Ranges

Obtain Resources and Ammunition

Prepare for Safe Shooting Events

Plan for Emergencies

Create a Safety Plan

Conducting a SAFE Range Day

Ongoing Safety Education 

Utilize Safety Procedures 

Monitor Safety Off the Field 

Monitor Safety On the Field 

Teach Clay Target Shooting Fundamentals Pattern a Shotgun

PLUS all SAFE Certification lessons

Participate in the League

Understand Policies & Procedures

Understand the SafeSport Policy

Be Aware of School Firearm and Ammunition Policies

Know Your Team Personnel

Understand League Participation, Penalties, and Consequences

Know Your Firearms

Know Your Ammunition

Know Your Gear and Accessories

Transport and Store Your Firearms and Ammunition

Know Your Safety Procedures

Know Your Shooting Range

Practice Your Shooting Fundamentals

Know Your Clay Target Procedures

Clean Your Shotgun 

Get to Know Trap Shooting

Get to Know Skeet Shooting

Get to Know 5-Stand

Get to Know Sporting Clays