Youth Activities

Native Youth Advocate for Regulations on Smoking in the Movies

United Indian Health Services’ Teen Advisory Group, better known as TAG has been advocating for the American Indian Film Institute to promote a socially and culturally responsible depiction of smoking and of tobacco products in the films that they accept for their annual film festival. Read More →

Hoopa Youth Football Wraps up Season

The 2012 Single ‘A’ Hoopa Youth Football Team had an excellent learning season this year. With a record of only 2-6 the young Warriors never gave up. While the majority of the team consisted of first year players, they did well to step up and make their best effort to learn the fundamentals of football. We began the year using the same offensive formation as the Hoopa High School team. Read More →

Hoopa Wrestling Club Gets Lessons From a Fight Pro

Members of the Hoopa Freestyle Wrestling Club attended a Mixed Martial Arts/Wrestling clinic lead by UFC Fighter Urijah Faber, Saturday Oct. 6, 2012 at McKinleyville High School. The camp was hosted by Virgil Moorehead. RIGHT: Ben Nix, Jim Moon, Uriah Faber, Sammy Jones, Laurence Mitchell, Louis Cosce, JJ Price and Jack ... Read More →

Building Skills for Success

“I play basketball every day,” Moon said. “In the camp we learn new things to make us better; healthy eating habits, conditioning, and ways to be a well-rounded athlete.” Read More →

Hoopa Boy Plays Ball in the Outback

Hoopa’s Kyle Wright grew up playing football. A recent high school graduate, Wright hopes to play for Butte College. But the highlight of his athletic career thus far was playing on an international team in Australia this summer. Sponsored in part by the Hoopa Valley Tribe, Wright, a full back on the field, left for Australia on July 3 and returned on July 11. His team took first place in their bracket with players from California, Utah, and Australia. Read More →

Klamath-Trinity Little League Brings Together 200 Youth

A fourth-grader pitches the ball trying with all his might to get a strike. Believe it or not, it does happen from time to time. But, most of the time, if a player makes it to first base it’s because he walked there after four bad pitches. Read More →

Hoopa Wolfpack Runner-Up at National Tourney

The Hoopa Wolfpack basketball team – made up of 10 high-school boys - drained an astounding 20 three-pointers in one game at a national tournament earlier this month in Phoenix, Arizona. But for Wolfpack coach Wesley Hutt, it’s not about his players making baskets. It’s about them making it into college. Read More →

Upstart Hoopa Track and Field an Instant Success

After a four- year stretch without having a track and field team Hoopa Elementary school decided it was time to revive the athletics program. Coaches Sarah Elle and Jeff Landry are seeing positive results. Since track is a new program for this generation of children it would be the first year any of the children would be taking part in track and field. Jeff Landry says the goal of the program is to get the Children College bound and give them aspirations when looking toward the future. Read More →