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Now in Our 29th Season
Thunderbird Flight Select Basketball
The Thunderbird basketball program is excited to kick off our 29th season with some significant changes to our select basketball program. We’re excited to introduce our new enhanced select basketball program that will be called “Thunderbird Flight”. This program is designed to support players with advanced skills who are looking to play against the best competition. Thunderbird Flight will support boys and girls teams from 3rd through 6th grade. Our program will include multiple practices per week, training sessions, 20 game schedule including tournaments and upgraded uniforms. We invite any player who feels that they are ready to play with the best players to come tryout for our program on August 27th. Tryouts are at Lakota West High School; please plan to come during your specific grade:
(We will not have a girls 3rd grade select team this year)
Boys 3rd Grade from 9:00-10:30am
Boys 4th Grade from 9:00-10:30am
Girls 4th Grade from 9:00-10:30am
Boys 5th Grade from 11:00-12:30am
Girls 5th Grade from 11:00-12:30am
Boys 6th Grade from 1-2:30pm
Girls 6th Grade from 1-2:30pm
Players will need to register prior to tryouts, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your assigned time to sign up. We will collect normal Thunderbird fees of $145 on this day. If you decide not to participate with our program you will be refunded the fee less a $10 handling fee through 9/23/16. Any player who doesn’t make our Thunderbird Flight select program will have an option to play for a general Thunderbird team. Any player who makes one of the select teams will be required to pay an additional fee to cover the incremental program.
What to prepare for the 8/27 Tryouts?
· Dress appropriate to play basketball
· Arrive at Lakota West High School 30 minutes early to sign up
o 8940 Union Centre Blvd, West Chester Township, OH 45069
· Bring a water bottle
· Payment can be made via cash, check or credit card
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Thunderbird Youth Basketball Signups (9/10 & 9/11), Preseason Coach’s Meeting (8/29)
The Lakota ThunderBird Youth Basketball Organization kicks off the 2016-2017 season with sign-ups for boys & girls in grades 1-6 on
Saturday,September 10th at Liberty Jr. High (7055 Dutchland Parkway). New this year, we have added boys 1st grade.
A skills-assessment will be held as follows:
6th Grade 8:30-9:00 am 11:00-12:15 pm
5th Grade 9:00-9:30 am 12:15-1:30 pm
4th Grade 9:30-10:00 am 1:30-2:45 pm
2nd & 3rd Grade 10:00-10:30 am (no girls 1st grade)
1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade --- 2:45-4:00 pm
If you cannot make your specified time, please come at any other time slot on Saturday.
For those who cannot attend on Saturday, a smaller skills-assessment will be held on
Sunday,September 11th at Liberty Jr. High as follows:
Girls 1:00 – 2:00 pm 2-6 grade
Boys 2:00 – 3:00 pm 1-4 grade
3:00 – 4:00 pm 5-6 grade
Sign-ups for grades 7-8 will be held in November.
The TBird Basketball program invites players of all abilities to sign up.
We will have teams in athletic and competitive divisions in Cincinnati area basketball leagues.
· Participation fee of $145 per player will be due at time of signups
· Cash, check or major credit cards will be accepted (no Amex)
· In-person attendance is required for uniform try-on and to run through gym drills
Boys & girls who are interested in signing up for a ThunderBird team are required to attend one of the skills assessment sessions. All participating boys & girls should wear attire appropriate for playing basketball. Do NOT bring a basketball.
Boys - Mark Kaiser 330-5689, or Girls - Anthony Stanley 405-4389. Additional information at www.TBirdHoops.org
There will be aPre-season Coaches’ meeting on Monday, August 29st in the Ridge Jr. High Cafeteria (6199 Beckett Ridge Blvd)
from 7:30-8:30 pm. Qualified coaches and individual interested in coaching a team are asked to attend.
Key dates, player eligibility, team distributions, and other general information will be reviewed.
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Game schedules - will be available in NovemberCAYBL Schedules
2nd-3rd Grade Boys game schedule (in-house)
2nd-3rd Grade Girls game schedule (in-house)
2nd-3rd grade rules
Schedule for teams playing at Lakota West HS Basketball Game Halftimes
Schedule for teams playing at Lakota East HS Basketball Game Halftimes
Again for 2016-17
All head and assistant coaches will need to take the free On-Line Stare of Ohio Concussion training course to be able to coach a team again this year if you did not already do so last year (certification is good for 3 years). Coaches need to email a copy of their on-line training certificate to TBD prior to equipment pickup day on 11/1 (we recommend you provide this information no later than 10/21). Parents who wish to assist in games or practices are also required to take the training and register with the TBird coordinator.
State of Ohio Department of Health Return-to-Play Law
What Coaches Need to Know
NFHS on-line training (you need to apply for an id first)
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