Park High School Trap Team
 Park High School Trap Team

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Do I have to submit registration forms each year?
A: Yes, we need to have up to date information on file for each athlete.
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Q: What is included in the registration fee?
A: The registration fee includes: league fee for the MN State High School Clay Target League, ammunition and targets for all practice and competition weeks, and the team jersey and team hat. 
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Q: Is the trap team fee included in the family cap established by the school district?
A: Since the trap team is a club sport, it is not included/won’t ever be in the family cap for sports that the school district offers. 
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Q: Is a sports physical required to participate on the team?
A: It is not required as we are a club sport.
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Q: Is Firearm Safety required to be on the team? 
A: Athletes must have their Firearm Safety Certificate to be part of the trap team. Our club requires the MN Department of Natural Resources Firearm Safety Certification. Although, the MN State High School Clay Target League offers a SAFE Certification on their website, it is not required for our team. 
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Q: Do parents/ guardians need to attend the meeting/ practices? 
A: Parents/ guardians are required to attend the team meeting with their athlete, and are encouraged to attend the practices but are not required. 
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Q: Does my child need to have a firearm/ does the team provide a firearm? 
A: It is preferred, but not required to have a firearm to use. As a club, we have multiple guns in many sizes for athletes to use. 
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Gun fit is critical to the success of the athlete. We strongly recommend that you do not go and purchase a firearm if you currently don’t own one and allow the team’s coaches to meet an athlete first to make recommendations about make and model of a firearm to best fit the athlete.  
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Additional equipment that is needed: a positive attitude and willingness to listen, shooting vest or shell pouch, and eye & ear protection. We have some shell pouches, and eye and ear protection that athletes may borrow each week.
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Q: What gauge firearms are allowed? 
A: The team allows athletes to use a 12-gauge or 20-gauge shotgun. We recommend a 12-gauge, due to the fact it gives a greater advantage in hitting targets. 
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Q: What day/ time can I come to practice? 
A: Our team has practice on Sunday from 11am to 3pm and on Monday from 3:15pm to 5pm. Athletes only shoot one day a week. (times are subject to change)
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As a team, we prefer to pre-squad the athletes based on ability. Once we have determined a shooter’s ability, squad times will be given. 
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Q: Do athletes have to shoot on both Sunday and Monday?
A: Athletes shoot only one day a week. We are able to offer Sunday as an option to allow our athletes the opportunity to participate in other sports at school. 
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Q: Where does the team practice each week?
A: We hold our practices at 3M Trap & Skeet Club in Cottage Grove (9600 105th Street Court S).
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Q: Is transportation provided to the gun club by the school? 
A: Transportation is provided by families/athletes. We encourage parents/guardians and family to stay and watch.
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Q: Does the team have a weather cancellation policy?
A: We shoot in all types of weather- rain, sleet, and snow. If there is lightning and thunder we postpone shooting. Come prepared and dressed appropriately to shoot. Many times the temperature is cooler at the gun club than at your house. 
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Q: Can I purchase additional trap team products? 
A: We have shell pouches and hats with the team logo. Occasionally, we have shooting glasses with interchangeable lenses. 
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You can also purchase sweatshirts with the team logo through Advanced Sportswear by clicking on the link HERE.
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Q: Do you have fundraising opportunities?
A: The Sunset Creek BBQ Products Fundraiser is designed as an individual fundraiser for each athlete. Through the sales of the product, the athlete has the opportunity to decrease the cost of the team fee. We offer the fundraiser in both the spring and fall season. 
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If you wish to participate in the fundraiser, contact Coach Pete at 651-329-8133 or [email protected]