About Kansas City Crushers
Kansas City Crushers, part of the Scholastic Clay Target Program, was founded in 2011. We've experienced continued growth since the beginning. Read our history
Kansas City Crushers started in 2011 after our original head coach, Scott Moniot, moved to the Kansas City area from Iowa. Scott’s son Clay had been a member of a Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) team in Iowa and was looking for a team to join.
The family checked with Powder Creek Shooting Park to determine whether they had a youth clay target team, but the facility only had a trap team at the time. So the Moniots took matters into their own hands and started a team. Read more about our history.
Kansas City Crushers' mission is to provide a shooting foundation focused on building fundamental skills and gun safety. The team offers a place for kids to fit in, build self-confidence, and develop the mental skills needed to be successful in life. We encourage parents to cultivate relationships with their kids through participation and involvement with the team. Our desire is to make lasting memories for families. The team continually strives to be good ambassadors for shooting sports in the community.
SCTP provides student athletes aged elementary through college with a supportive environment where shooting sports serve as catalysts for teaching life lessons and skills that emphasize positive character traits and citizenship values. Throughout all training, practice and competitions, we continue to instill in our participants a commitment to safe firearm handling, teamwork and leadership. Read more about SCTP.
At our facility, we teach trap, skeet, and sporting clays shooting.
In trap shooting, clay targets (also called clay pigeons) are launched into the air from a single "house" or machine.
In skeet shooting, clay targets are launched from two houses in somewhat sideways paths that intersect in front of the shooter.
Sporting clays, sometimes described as "golf with guns", includes a more complex course with multiple shooting stations arranged over natural terrain.
Once beginning shooters become comfortable with handling their shotguns, we encourage them to try all three disciplines. Shooters typically develop a favorite discipline. Each discipline provides its own unique challenges and requires its own skill set.
Our program is made up of multiple squads.
Some participants are just interested in learning to shoot and want to try the sport. They'll learn about safety and the basics of shooting. They are not expected to shoot in any competitions.
Other participants want to advance their skills, shoot multiple disciplines, and compete locally and/or nationally.
Our official season begins in February or March, weather permitting. Practices wrap up at the end of May and the competition season officially concludes in July with the SCTP Nationals. Nationals will be held at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio.
Regular practice times have been on Saturday mornings.