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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

2022

Event

Florida State Youth Championship

Month

December

Date

3

City

Crawfordville

State

FL

Event

Mississippi State Youth Championship

Month

December

Date

3

City

Coffeeville

State

MS

Event

Oklahoma State Youth Championship

Month

December

Date

17

City

Ochelata

State

OK

Event
Event

2023

Event

Louisiana State Youth Championship

Month

March

Date

4

City

Marthaville

State

LA

Event

Texas State Youth Championship

Month

March

Date

25

State

TX

Event

Virginia State Youth Championship

Month

April

Date

15

State

VA

Event

Indiana State Youth Championship

Month

April

Date

29

State

IN

Event

North Carolina State Youth Championship

Month

April

Date

29

State

NC

Event

American Black & Tan Association Youth Championship

Month

May

Date

5,6

City

Mt. Gilead

State

OH

Event

National Plott Hound Association Youth Championship

Month

May

Date

6

City

Glouster

State

OH

Event

Alabama State Youth Championship

Month

May

Date

20

State

AL

Event

Maryland State Youth Championship

Month

May

Date

20

State

MD

Event

West Virginia State Youth Championship

Month

May

Date

20

State

WV

Event

National Redbone CHA Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

3

City

Jefferson

State

OH

Event

Missouri CF State Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

3

State

MO

Event

Wisconsin State Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

17

State

WI

Event

Pennsylvania State Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

24

State

PA

Event

Illinois State Youth Championship

Month

July

Date

8

State

IL

Event

Michigan State Youth Championship

Month

July

Date

8

State

MI

Event

New Hampshire State Youth Championship

Month

July

Date

8

State

NH

Event

Ohio State Youth Championship

Month

July

Date

15

State

OH

Event

UKC Youth Nationals

Month

July

Date

21,22

City

Elizabethtown

State

KY

Event

New York State Youth Championship

Month

August

Date

5

State

NY

Event

Iowa State Youth Championship

Month

August

Date

26

State

IA

Event

Minnesota State Youth Championship

Month

August

Date

26

State

MN

Event

Kentucky State Youth Championship

Month

September

Date

9

State

KY

Event

Bluetick Breeders & Coonhunters Youth Championship

Month

October

Date

5,6,7

Event

Arkansas State Youth Championship

Month

October

Date

7

Event

Kansas State Youth Championship

Month

October

Date

14

Event

Tennessee State Youth Championship

Month

October

Date

14

Event

Georgia State Youth Championship

Month

November

Date

4

Event

Southeastern Treeing Walker Youth Championship

Month

November

Date

11

City

Union

State

SC

Event

Florida State Youth Championship

Month

December

Date

2

Event

Mississippi State Youth Championship

Month

December

Date

2

Event

Oklahoma State Youth Championship

Month

December

Date

16

State

OK

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!