Today Onondaga men, women and kids participate in all kinds of sports throughout
Many of our young softball, cross country, hockey, and lacrosse players
participate in teams sponsored by the Nation. Teams begin from the ages
of 4-16. It is the parents and family members who help keep all of the
Nation's sports programs successful.
Most Onondaga adolescents attend LaFayette
High School in LaFayette
NY where they showcase their skills in lacrosse, softball, volleyball,
football, cross-country, soccer, wresting and basketball.
The Onondaga Nation adults play a variety of sports from softball (slow
and fast-pitch), volleyball, basketball, bowling, broom ball, hockey
and golf. There are all native tournaments called the Indigenous Games
where participants compete against natives from all over the United States
- The most recognizable sport with the Onondaga and the Haudenosaunee
- The game of Snowsnake is a Haudenosaunee
- The ancient game of Longball is a summer
sport of the Onondagas.