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Youth Coonhound Series

The Youth Coonhound Series consists of multiple, Statewide Youth Championships, open to youth participants only. Youth can earn double points at these events to go towards their yearlong Next Generation Spotlight (NGS) Series standings.

If you’re ready to try your hand and try your hound at an event with people of your own age, look for a Youth Coonhound Series event near you!

State Youth Championships and Youth Nationals are Double Point Events

Event Month Date City State
Event

National Redbone CHA Youth Championship

Month

April

Date

4

City

Jefferson

State

OH

Event

Texas State Youth Championship

Month

April

Date

4

City

Shepherd

State

TX

Event

Virginia State Youth Championship

Month

April

Date

18

City

Chatham

State

VA

Event

American Black & Tan Association Youth Championship

Month

May

Date

1, 2

City

Flora

State

IL

Event

Maryland State Youth Championship

Month

May

Date

23

City

Chesapeake City

State

MD

Event

Indiana State Youth Championship

Month

May

Date

30

City

Tell City

State

IN

Event

Missouri CF State Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

6

City

Aurora

State

MO

Event

North Carolina State Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

6

City

Albemarle

State

NC

Event

Bluetick Breeders of America Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

13

City

Morgantown

State

IN

Event

Iowa State Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

20

City

Winterset

State

IA

Event

United English Breeders & Fanciers Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

20

City

Cecilia

State

KY

Event

Wisconsin State Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

20

City

Brooklyn

State

WI

Event

Rhode Island State Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

20

City

Exeter

State

RI

Event

Pennsylvania State Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

27

City

Laurelville

State

PA

Event

West Virginia State Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

27

City

Ripley

State

WV

Event

Illinois State Youth Championship

Month

July

Date

11

City

Charleston

State

IL

Event

Michigan State Youth Championship

Month

July

Date

11

City

Lakeview

State

MI

Event

National Plott Hound Association Youth Championship

Month

July

Date

11

City

Glouster

State

OH

Event

New Hampshire State Youth Championship

Month

July

Date

11

City

Swanzey

State

NH

Event

Ohio State Youth Championship

Month

July

Date

11

City

Holmesville

State

OH

Event

UKC Youth Nationals

Month

July

Date

24, 25

City

TBA

Event

Minnesota State Youth Championship

Month

July

Date

25

City

Gilman

State

MN

Event

Vermont State Youth Championship

Month

August

Date

29

City

Lyndonville

State

VT

Event

Kentucky State Youth Championship

Month

September

Date

12

City

Crittenden

State

KY

Event

Alabama State Youth Championship

Month

October

Date

10

City

Lawley

State

AL

Event

Arkansas State Youth Championship

Month

October

Date

10

City

Dover

State

AR

Event

Southeastern Treeing Walker Youth Championship

Month

October

Date

10

City

TBA

Event

Kansas State Youth Championship

Month

October

Date

17

City

Valley Falls

State

KS

Event

Tennessee State Youth Championship

Month

October

Date

17

City

Kodak

State

TN

Event

Delaware State Youth Championship

Month

November

Date

7

City

Laurel

State

DE

Event

Florida State Youth Championship

Month

December

Date

12

City

Providence

State

FL

Event

Georgia State Youth Championship

Month

December

Date

12

City

Pine Mountain

State

GA

Event

Mississippi State Youth Championship

Month

December

Date

12

City

Brookhaven

State

MS

Event

Oklahoma State Youth Championship

Month

December

Date

19

City

Colgate

State

OK

Event

South Caroloina State Youth Championship

Month

December

Date

19

City

Georgetown

State

SC

Event
Youth Coonhound Series

UKC Youth Programs

Coon hunting is a family sport, usually passed down from generation to generation. For this reason, the United Kennel Club is committed to growing the future of the coonhound world by creating programs and events for youth to get involved in the sport.

Click on an event name below to learn more!

Next Generation Spotlight Youth Coonhound Series YEP!