Learn to shoot trap!

The Trapshooting Academy, Canada’s premier provider of high performance coaching welcomes you!

Learn to shoot trap with The Trapshooting Academy!Whether you are new to trap shooting and would like to learn to shoot trap or any other clay discipline utilizing a shotgun; or you are a seasoned trap shooter, welcome aboard!

The sport of trapshooting is an old and exciting discipline, it made its first appearance at the 1896 Olympics in Athens and the current version of trapshooting was introduced in 1950. The International style of trap, also knows as Olympic trap or bunker, is widely disputed at major tournaments around the world such as Grand Prix, World Cups, Asian and Pan American Games, World Championships, and ultimately at the Olympic Games, while its north american variant is quite popular at the local and Provincial/State level as well as at the Grand American. According to the Amateur Trapshooting Association, trapshooting is the third fastest growing sport, in 2005 alone 54,208 members participated in some 6,275 registered trapshooting tournaments throughout North America. In total over 1,300 ATA affiliated trapshooting gun clubs threw 82+ million clay targets. According to the NSSA, 3.7 million people participated in Trap and Skeet in 1996!

The Trapshooting Academy, Canada’s premier full-time trapshooting school was established in 2006 and has been continuously operating year-round ever since.

Trapshooting Academy’s mission is to promote the beautiful sport of trapshooting (or trap shooting) in Ontario and across the country by providing excellent training and access to quality shooting programs and coaching resources for people of all ages, genders, and physical abilities in a safe, enjoyable and rewarding environment.

Since inception, more than 800 new athletes joined to learn to shoot trap at the Academy. Most are now competing at various levels, some of them with notable results such as (for an exhaustive list of result, click here):

National Trap Coach at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto
Florin Marinache, ChPC

2008 National Champion Doubles (W)
2009 Ontario Singles Champion (Class)
2010 Ontario Handicap Champion
2010 Ontario HOA and Class Champion (W)
2011 Ontario Singles Champion (SJ)
2012 Ontario Handicap Champion
2012 Bronze Medal Can-Am Cup (Olympic-trap) (JR)
2013 Ontario Doubles Champion (SJ)
2013 Gold Medal Fiocchi Cup (Olympic-trap) (JR)
2014 National Championships: Champion plus five other titles
2014 Ontario Championships: SJ Singles, Doubles, HOA, HAA
2014 National Championships (Olympic-trap): Silver (JR)
2014 National Championships (Olympic-trap): Bronze (JR)
2015 Junior named to Shooting Federation of Canada HP program
2015 Gold Medal Fiocchi Grand Prix (Olympic-trap W)
2015 National Championships (Olympic-trap): Silver (JR)
2016 Junior named to Shooting Federation of Canada HP program
2015 National Championships (Olympic-trap): Bronze (JR)
2016 Rank 12th at the Junior World Cup, Suhl, Germany
2016 National Championships (Olympic-trap): Open Ladies, Men Champion (JR), Ladies Champion (JR)
2017 ISSF World Cup, Acapulco, Mexico: Tied for 6th place
2018 National Championships (Olympic-trap): Champion (Jr) and Gold Medal
2018 National Championships (Olympic-trap): Ladies Third, Bronze Medal
2018 National Championships (Olympic-trap): Junior Third, Bronze Medal
2018 USA National Championships (Olympic-trap): Silver Medal, International Category
2019 National Championships (Olympic-trap): Junior Bronze Medal
2019 Pan American Games Lima, Peru: Finalist
2022 USA Shooting National Championships: Junior Silver Medal, International Category.
2022 Junior Selected to represent Canada at the Championships of the Americas, Lima Peru
2022 November, Championships of the Americas, Lima Peru: Junior 7th place.
2023 USA Shooting National Championships: Junior Gold Medal, International Category.
2023 Canadian National Championships: Junior Silver Medal.

2016, Rio Olympic Games
Team Lead and Trap Coach – 2016, Rio Olympic Games

We use the best facilities available; our professional staff will ensure a safe, yet full of fun introduction into how to shoot trap. Athletes at advanced developmental stages who require specialized trapshooting training regimens, benefit from comprehensive training programs, as well as coaching throughout the entire trapshooting competition season.

The fundamentals of shotgun shooting are very similar across all disciplines. Be sure to learn to shoot trap the right way: avoid uninformed and often expensive purchases and the need to fix too many bad habits! Like with everything else, proper instruction early in one’s shooting career will ensure a gratifying, and progressive, positive experience while minimizing costs. Learn to shoot trap with the Pros!

Please browse our entire website and read an overview of trapshooting, learn about its history and the different clay shooting disciplines such as trap, skeet, and sporting clay then be sure to contact us for more information about our shooting instruction programs and trapshooting clinics and to schedule your introductory session with our head coach!

Looking forward to meeting you, welcome aboard!