Sporting Clays is a clay target discipline created to simulate the type of shotgun shooting one might normally encounter while hunting in the field. Unlike conventional clay target shooting where targets all follow regular and standard trajectories from course to course, no two sporting clays ground are the same and no two grounds have the same targets. Targets are thrown in single and double formation, and in combinations of different sizes and at infinitely variable speeds, from angles at all points of the compass around the competitor. The variations of speeds, angles and sweet spots from station to station makes sporting clays a challenging and creative sport requiring a comprehensive skill set of concentration and accuracy.
Five Stand is a clay target discipline created to utilize a minimal amount of land for a squad of 5 shotgun enthusiasts. It is sporting clays within a skeet field with multiple target combinations.
FITASC is an acronym standing for the French words: Federation Internationale de Tir Aux Sportives de Chasse. It is a shotgun sport similar to sporting clays, requiring low gun readiness and time constraints for each menu of target presentations.
Shooters shoot in turn at various combinations of single and double clay birds. Each station or "peg" will have a menu card that lets the shooter know the sequence of clay birds he or she will be shooting. The shooters are presented with 4 or 5 two-shot singles, which they will rotate through and then two pair. Traditionally, there are three pegs on each parcour, with 25 shots to a parcour.