Local Athlete Talks about Experience with Sacred Hoops

SacredHoops_300pxRavyn Hoffman, a senior point guard for Dell Rapids High School, sat down and talked about her summer and lessons learned playing for the Sacred Hoops All Native 17U Basketball team.  Her mother, Stacy Hoffman also commented on the program.

Sacred Hoops offered 40 Native American girls the opportunity to play summer basketball.  They provided 10 girls at each age level, 14U, 15U, 16U, and 17U, a chance to be seen by college coaches and to compete against some of the best girls in the Midwest.

Sacred Hoops is hoping to raise enough funds to have not only the All Native Girls Program, but to expand to an All Native Boys Program for 14U, 15U, 16U, and 17U.  Sacred Hoops was founded early in 2018 and was the dream of Allan Bertram, Matthew Rama, Eldon Marshall and others to give Native American girls the same opportunity as Caucasian girls have.  Bertram had told Big Sioux Media back in the spring, “When we looked at putting a program together, we looked at who had the least amount of opportunities to showcase their basketball talent. We understood it was two groups, high school girls and Native American teens. We combined the two and started the All-Native Girls Program.

Coached by Amanda Carlow, the 17U girls had 10 girls from Pine Ridge, Todd County, Red Cloud, Sturgis, Hardin, MT, and Hoffman from Dell Rapids.

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Sacred Hoops TryOuts and Camps


Winter Team Tryouts:  Grades 5th – 8th Boys and Girls

Tryout Dates
  • Sioux Falls:  August 19th, 25th & 26th, September 9th
  • Rapid City:  August 26th & 27th & September 9th



  • Dates:  September 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th October 7th, 14th
  • Time:  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Each team will play 1 game per week.
  • Boys: 
    Grade 9 & 10
    Grades 11-12 – ***INVITE ONLY
  • Games will be played in Sioux Falls.
  • Cost:  $108.00

Teams will consist of 8 players. Each team will play 1 full college game. Players will compete against the best players from the state. We will divide teams up based on positions and a fair level of play.

  • Gr. 9-10 will play first 2 games/ Gr. 11-12 will play last 2 games
  • All based on 32 athletes for 9-10/ 11-12

Contact Sacred Hoops for questions



Each workout will be 1 HOUR in length.

  • 1 ON 1:  $35.00
  • 2 – 4 ATHLETES:  $20/player/hour
  • 5 OR MORE ATHLETES:  $15/player
  • 10 OR MORE ATHLETES:  please email us for pricing
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