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Spirit of Hoops

Basketball Camps

    Engaging Youth Through Sports!


We have developed Spirit of Hoops basketball training camps for Native American boys and girls 6-17 years of age and all athletic skill levels.  Our program is dedicated to improving self-esteem and emphasizes team participation and a sense of importance and belonging.


Basketball is one of the most popular sports on every American Indian Reservation in the United States today.

Mountain Chief Institute uses basketball as a vehicle to impact a youth culture to ensure that Native children grow up believing that they are valued and important to their community. Our camps encourage the skills, self-discipline and resources to succeed in whatever the youngster chooses to pursue.  These qualities can be taught through a positive athletic culture.  


While the immediate goal is improving basketball skills, the overall purpose is to help youth develop values and habits needed to be successful on the court, in the classroom, and in  life.


Spirit of Hoops Youth Basketball Training Program:

Focuses on Native American youth on Reservations

Uses nationally proven, youth basketball training methods

Devotes personal attention to each child and is free to everyone that participates

Trains and uses local Indian Reservation coaches

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