In trap shooting, clay targets are thrown by a machine located roughly at ground level and covered by a “trap house” in the center of the field. The trap machine oscillates side to side so that targets are constantly changing—appearing random and unpredictable.
A round of trap consists of 25 shots, with groups of five shots being taken from five shooting positions. There is a maximum of five people shooting per round—called a “squad.” Each shooter on a squad takes five shots from each of the five shooting positions. The shooters take turns, so the first shooter will shoot one shot, then the second shooter takes their shot, etc., until all five shooters have fired 5 shots from a given shooting position. The shooters then rotate to the next shooting position and repeat the process.