Selection to all teams is based upon high average; Open and Concurrent All-State Teams selection are based upon 4-gun HOA average. An individual can only be selected for one team. From 2014 forward, the order of precedence for selection, and number selected, are:
1. Open All-State Team – 10
2. Concurrent All-State Team – 1 in each concurrent category in the following order:
3. 12 Gauge Team – 5
4. 20 Gauge Team – 5
5. 28 Gauge Team – 5
6. .410 Bore Team – 5
7. Doubles Team – 5
In order to be eligible for selection to an MSA State Team, the following criteria apply:
Open All-State Team: Individuals must have shot at least 800 12 gauge targets; 800 20 gauge targets; 800 28 gauge targets; 800 .410 targets; and 500 Doubles targets during the previous target year.
Concurrent All-State Team: With the exception of Senior Veteran, Sub-Junior and Rookie, individuals must have shot at least 800 12 gauge targets; 800 20 gauge targets; 800 28 gauge targets; 800 .410 targets; and 500 Doubles targets during the previous target year. For Rookie, Senior Veteran and Sub-Junior, 500 12 gauge targets, 500 20 gauge targets, 500 28 gauge targets, 500 .410 targets and 300 doubles targets are the minimums required.
All-Gauge Teams: Individuals must have shot the minimum targets in at least 2 gauges or one gauge and doubles as follows: 800 12 gauge targets to be eligible for the 12 Gauge team; or 800 20 gauge targets to be eligible for the 20 Gauge team; or 800 28 gauge targets to be eligible for the 28 Gauge team; or 800 .410 targets to be eligible for the .410 team; or 500 Doubles targets to be eligible for the Doubles team during the previous target year.
Additional requirement for all teams: If only the minimum number of required targets is shot, then all but 200 targets in each gauge/event must be “regular targets” (i.e., not “targets only”). For each 100 targets above the required “regular targets,” “targets only” are allowed. However, no “targets only” shot after the Michigan State Skeet Championships will be used for determining an individual’s eligibility unless they are needed to make the minimum target requirements.
Note: Effective with the 2012 selections, the two lowest scores will be dropped from each gauge for calculation of the HOA average IF an individual has 200 or more targets than the minimum requirement. If an individual only has 100 more targets than the minimum requirement, then only the lowest score will be dropped. This only applies to selection for the All-State Team. Effective with the 2015 shooting year (2016 MSA All-State Team), the two lowest scores will no longer be dropped. Team selection will be based on HOA average.