Native Youth Olympics

Head Coach:

Kyle Worl


Practice Schedule:

Jan 14 - Mar 17

Mondays and Fridays after school

3:45-5:30 pm

Yellow wing commons

Open to all Juneau Students


The JSD Indian Studies Program in collaboration with Sealaska Heritage and Central Council Tlingit & Haida is excited to be hosting the 2019 Traditional Games at Thunder Mountain High School, March 16-17. This is the first time for the JSD to host a state wide Native Youth Olympics event that will include 14 teams from across the state and Canada.

Local Teams:

Thunder Mountain High School, Juneau-Douglas High School, Yakoosge Daakahidi High School, Floyd Dryden Middle School, Dzantikā€™i Heeni Middle School, UAS

Visiting Teams:

Hoonah, Ketchikan, Metlakatla, Whitehorse, Anchorage, Bethel, Utqiagvik, Northern Arizona University

The event will start March 16 at 9 am with an opening ceremony that will include a parade of athletes, performance by Tlingit rapper Arias Hoyle and the blanket toss! All are welcome to attend this free event and support our Juneau athletes. Twelve Juneau students will qualify to go on to State NYO in Anchorage this April.

It's not too late for athletes to register for the middle school, high school or open adult divisions:

2019 Traditional Games

March 16-17 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day)

Thunder Mountain High School - Main Gym

Contact: Kyle Worl,, 907-227-4998