In-Person Signups for Thunderbird teams were held on Saturday 9/16. We are holding on-line registrations open for grades 1-6 until 9/22 at $145. We plan to form teams starting on 9/25 so if you signup this week, we can still put you on a team. After 9/25, you will go on a waiting list to be placed. We will make every attempt to place players after next weekend but depending on how many are on the waiting list, and on what date, we cannot guarantee placement.
Online signups for grades 7-12 will remain open until after Lakota Junior High teams are selcted. The current closing date is Nov 11th. You must be signed up by Nov 11 to be placed on a team.
We need coaches for grades 1-12. A Pre-season Coaches meeting was held on Tuesday 9/12. Anyone interested to coach a team is encouraged to sign up on-line to coach, and come to in-person signups/assessmnts on Saturday 9/16.
9/12 Coaches Preseason Meeting Presentation HERE.
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The 2016-17 season ended in March. We had a record year with 98 TBird teams in grades 1-12. Our teams played in CAYBL and CPYBL leagues. Unfortunately, the CAYBL league has closed down, so this upcoming year, all teams will play in the CPYBL league.
The TBird board is busy planning for next year. As you can see, we have updated our TBird website and moved it to the SI/Play platform. This move will allow the TBirds to provide new capabilities such as: on-line registration, improved emailings and text messaging to coaches / parents / players as well as an improved webppage look and feel. Make sure to create a TBird account (use the Signups Tab) and enter your email address to receive future TBird mailings, even if you do not enter a player in the program.
Again this year, TBirds will be having FLIGHT SELECT and THUNDERBIRD teams.
FLIGHT SELECT represents the very best TBird players. These teams usually play in the CPYBL Athletic division. To play on a Flight team, you must have attended a mandatory tryout session on August 26th. Select teams are now closed.
THUNDERBIRD teams make up 90% of the TBird teams and are still considered very competitive basketball teams. These teams usually play in the CPYBL and High Rec and Rec divisions. The signup fee is $145, covering 1 practice per week, a 10 game season and a post season tournament.
NEW THIS YEAR
Based on feedback we received over the last few years, we are chaning our signup process this year. Details are still being fine-tuned (so they might change a little bit) but this is the plan as of today.
On-line signups opened on August 1 2017. THUNDERBIRD players should sign up for all grades 1-12 as shown below. We will accept signups in grades 7-12 starting August 1 (this is new compared to last year). We will also accept late signups for Jr. High / HS players in grades 7-12 who do not make the school team. Those signup will run until approximately November 11, 2017. Best recommendation....if you know you want to play on a TBird team, signup before September 14th. If you are trying out for the school team, wait to see if you make the school team.
THUNDERBIRD: Boys in grades 1-12, Girls in grades 2-12, can participate. You should pre-register from August 1 - September 14th if possible. THUNDERBIRD in-person signups and assessments will be held on Saturday September 16. If you played in TBirds last year, and will be playing for the same coach again this year (you need to confirm this with your coach), you will not need to attend in-person signups unless you have questions or want to re-check uniform sizes. Just sign up, request the same coach and you'll be done. Players that are new to the TBIrd program, or that do not want to play for the same coach again this year, are strongly encouraged to attend the in-person signups and gym assessments (4 gym drills).
We realize that these changes are new, but as our organization continues to grow, we felt the need to improve our processes and make your TBird experience better. Please let us know what you think.
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We will add tournament anc clininc information as it becomes available
In-Person Signups / Assessments
In-person signups were held on September 16, 2017.
See our Calendar page for all important TBird dates.
Teams are being finalized now.
If you have any questions please call Mark Kaiser (boys) or Anthony Stanley (girls)
Lakota FLIGHT SELECT
Tryouts were held on Saturday August 26, 2017