The Lakota Thunderbird Youth Basketball Organization is located in West Chester and Liberty Township, Ohio, Northern suburbs of Cincinnati. The organization started in 1987 and has been growing ever since.
Thunderbird teams make up 90% of the organization and are 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. Teams will be formed for Boys in grades 1,2 (in-house league) and 3-12 (playing in CPYBL), and for Girls in grades 1,2 (in-house league) and 3-12 (playing in CPYBL). When signing up for a Thunderbird team, do NOT choose the "SELECT" option. For example, for the boys 5th grade Thunderbird team, choose "Boys - Grade 5". Teams practice in Lakota schools, and normally play 5 play home games and 5 away games in the December to March time frame.
The organization is also proud to offer select basketball teams we call Thunderbird Flight. These teams hold preseason tryouts to choose 1-2 select boys & girls teams in grades 3-6 & boys in grades 7-8. There are additional fees to cover professional training, extra practice time, and a 20 game season
Flight Basketball 3rd - 6th Grade(Boys & Girls)
If you have any questions, please contact 3rd - 6th grade Flight Coordinator - Anthony Ratica at 513-512-9043 or Anthony.Ratica@yahoo.com.
Flight Basketball 7th - 8th Grade(Boys)
If you have any questions, please contact 7th & 8th grade Flight Coordinator - Michael Lewis at 513-240-7115 or email@example.com
Lakota Thunderbird Youth Basketball Charter
1. If you have played on a THUNDERBIRD team last year, and know you will be returning to the same team this year, you are not required but recommended you attend the in-person assessment on or around September 15th, just sign up online. However, you are encouraged to come to assessments to verify your uniform size.
2. If you are new to the TBird organization OR do not plan to play for the same coach this year, you are strongly encouraged to attend the in-person assessments on or around September 15th in order to get proper uniform sizing, to participate in a short gym skills assessment (3 different stations), and get any questions you have answered. You still need to register on-line prior to assessments.