11/11/2018: Signups for all Grades are Now Closed
The final in-person signups for grades 7-12 were held on Nov 10th. Flight teams in Grades 7 & 8 were formed Saturday after tryouts. Girls 7-12 teams were finalized today. The boys 7-12 Rec draw will be held Monday 11/12. Coaches will pick up their equipment at the Monday night draw. Teams will be signed up for CPYBL on Tuesday. Practics start immediately (THIS WEEK), so you should hear from your coach very soon. Uniforms will be distributed by Joe Mills prior to Dec 1 as soon as we get them from the vendor.
Tournament and Clinic Information Added to Big Box in Middle of Page
Scroll down to the next BIG box below for Tournament info
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Coach's Preseason Meeting on Wednesday 9/5
The coach's preseason meeting was held on September 5th. In case you missed it, the presentation can be found HERE
Info About TBird Teams
THUNDERBIRD teams make up 90% of the TBird teams 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 CYPBL), and for Girls in grades 1,2 (in-house league) and 3-12 (playing in CYPBL). 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".
Please note. B1-2 and G1-2 divisions are in-house leagues, intended to expose starting players to basketball with rules that are very forgiving at the start of the season, and get progressively more "real" as the season progresses. By the end of the season, the children are playing real basketball. We have specially trained referees for these divisions who conduct the progressive officiating for our program.
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 to attend the in-person assessment on September 15th, just sign up on line. 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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We will continue add tournament and clinic information as it becomes available
Nov 10-11, CPYBL Preseason Tournamant, $95, Contact Kathy Steen (254-4219)
Nov 11, Sports Plus, Men's Winter Slam 3v3 Tournament, $145, Flyer Here
Nov 20,21,23,24, Courts for Sports, Boys & Girls Grade 3-HS, $175 before Nov 1, Flyre Here
Nov 21, 23-25, Kingdom Sports, Boys & Girls Grade 3-6, Boys & Girls HS, $95, Flyer Here
Dec 14-16, St. Columban Holiday Classic, Boys & Girls Grade 3 - 8, $150, Flyer Here
Jan 11-13, 19-20, St. Michael's Bball Tournament, Boys & Girls Grade 3-8, $150, Flyer Here