We recently added a "Photo Gallery" link in the "Quick Links" box (the small box to the left on your home PC, or the small box at the bottom of the page if viewed form your iPhone). Here you will find season highlight photos and team photos from this and past seasons. We hope you enjoy them.
If you missed equipment turn-in on 3/10, you need to contact Joe Mills to return your equipment and to get your referee fee refund check. mailed to you You need to return 3 basketballs and your mesh bag at turn in. Your fees will be refunded, less any charges for lost basketballs, and/or game forfeit fees as long as you turn in your equipment.
Congratulations to Our Teams
Congratulation to all our 103 tams for another great season. We had 10 division winners, and 19 division runners-up. We also had 16 tournament winners and 12 tornament runners up.
The TBirds will start planning for next year's 2018-1019 season over the summer. Please check back in early August for details on signups. You can also look at the Calendar page to see the 2017-2018 schedule. The calendar of events for next year should be very similar.
TBird team photos were mailed to all coaches. By now, all parents should have your photos. Coach, if you did not receive your photos in the mail, please contct TBird coordinator Pam Naber. Parents, if you have any problems with the photos you received, please contact the photographer, All-Star-Digital
TBird girls in grades 1-2 have 4 teams which practice and play in a unique format. All 4 teams practice and scrimmage together in a pickup format during the week. In January, they formed teams and started to play "for real". Girls for all 4 teams are shown here at the LW Girls game on 1/31 where they scrimmaged at halftime and got to meet the varsity players. (Kelly Pate Coordinator)
Boys 1st and 2nd grade teams scrimmage at 1/26 LE Boys basketball game and meet the players. These are our future Lakota stars. (Coaches Fred Bontrager & Mike Goldman)
Bird Night at Lakota West vs Lakota East Boys, 12/15. Flight 3rd grade boys playing at halftime. TBird players who wore their jerseys got in free to the game and got free refreshements at halftime. We had 45 TBirds at the game.
This year, we formed 103 teams in grades 1-12 -- a new record for the TBird organization. THANK YOU for all the volunteers who stepped up to coach. Without you, we would have had to turn away players. The TBird board and division coordinators also did a great job getting us organized and forming teams to get the season rolling. Always a very a challenging task.
Schedules for the CPYBL teams are now available. You will find the schedules by going to the CPYBL website and searchig for your teams (see the link on the Left Hand side of this webpage)
Schedules for the boys B1-2 in-house division are on the web. Schedules for the girls G2-3 in-house division will be available at the end of December (recall that the first few practices will be to scrimmage)
FYI. A Pre-season Coaches meeting was held on Tuesday 9/12. The meeting presentation is HERE.
Tbirds Now Participating in Amazon Smile
Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice? Lakota Thunderbird Youth Basketball is a non profit charitable organization. Use the link below to shop and donate. Thunderbird Youth Basketball Board appreciates your donation.
Thunderbird Basketball Charity Link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1358843
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We will continue add tournament and clinic information as it becomes available