2017-18 registration for Boys grades 1-12 and Girls grades 2-12 will be open staring on August 1st until in-person assessments on Sept 16th.
NEW THIS YEAR:
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, just sign up on line (however, you are welcome to come to assessments if you have questions). If you are trying out for FLIGHT SELECT, you must attend the tryouts, see below.
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 16th (tentative date) in order to get proper uniform sizing, to participate in a short gym skills assessment (4 different stations), and get any questions you have answered. You still need to register on-line prior to assessments.
Registration is accomplished by:
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 pre-register on-line for FLIGHT SELECT and attend a mandatory tryout session on August 26th (please check TBird calendar to confirm date and time). FLIGHT SELECT teams will be offered for Boys in grades 2,3,4,5,6 and for Girls in grades 4,5,6. The initial signup fee is $145. After tryouts, you will be notified if your child made a select team or not. If you make a team, there are additional fees for select teams to cover professional training, extra practice time, and a 20 game schedule. If you did not make a select team, you are eligible to apply your signup fee to be placed on a THUNDERBIRD team, or to get a refund. The select divisions are denoted by "SEL" For example, boys 5th grade select basletball is "B5-SEL". Choose the "SEL" option when signing up.
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. Teams will be formed for Boys in grades 1,2 (in-house league) and 3-12 (playing in CYPBL), and for Girls in grades 2,3 (in-house league) and 4-12 (playing in CYPBL). When signing up for a Thunderbird team, do NOT choose the "SEL" option. For example, for the boys 5th grade Thunderbird team, choose "B5".
Please note. B1-2 and G2-3 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.
THUNDERBIRD signup fee it $145 until 9/17/2017. After 9/17/2017, the late signup fee is $160. No refunds after 10/2/2017.
FLIGHT SELECT signup fee it $145 until 9/3/2017. After 9/3/2017, signups are closed. If you do not make a select team, you can apply your $145 fee to be place on a THUNDERBIRD team, or request a refund up until 9/17/2017.
The Thunderbird Board reserves the right to correct the refund policy at any time if an error is found.