The Frederick Stars and Stripes

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We are pleased to announce that Wellspring Christian Family Schools is the sponsor of Maryland's very first high school clay target team,

The Frederick Stars and Stripes!



This is a unique and exciting opportunity for WCFS students, grades 6-12, to participate in the organized high school sport of clay target shooting, a sport with a rich heritage that emphasizes safety, fun, and marksmanship. 

Clay target shooting is a rapidly expanding sport with over 26,000 participants in 1,042 teams spread over 25 states.

The sport is one of the safest high school activities, and is also one of the most inclusive, as any student in grades 6-12 may participate.

In a time where traditional close contact high school sports are suffering because of  COVID-19 restrictions, clay target shooting is providing a safe alternative for high school students. 


The Frederick Stars and Stripes is part of the Maryland High School Clay Target League, which is a member of the USA High School Clay Target League, a division of the USA Clay Target League.

The League is the independent provider of clay target shooting sports to secondary and post-secondary schools. 


WCFS is proud to have Chuck Farmer serving as Head Coach of the Frederick Stars and Stripes.

We have known Chuck for many years and are excited about his vision to provide a positive, character-focused, skill-building sport to young people. Chuck has a wealth of experience in coaching competitive shooting teams, having worked with Maryland 4-H's shooting teams for almost a decade. Chuck was also part of the coaching staff that led the Frederick Stars and Stripes in a successful competition at the AIM/ATA Grand National Match in Missouri this past August (pictured above). 


We are inviting eligible WCFS students to sign up for the fall season. Participating students are required to provide their own equipment, including ammunition, and to complete Student Athletic Firearm Education (SAFE).

Team events will be based out of the Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman Club in Frederick County.

Students do not have to live in Frederick County to participate. 


If you are interested in having your student join the Frederick Stars and Stripes for the spring season, follow the link below and use our team code, wes866, to create an account for your student and begin the application process. 


Contact Coach Farmer

If you have any questions or need any assistance in completing the registration process, you may reach Coach Farmer at


Phone:  (301) 988-2809