2018-19 registration for Boys grades 1-12 and Girls grades 1-12 will be open staring on August 1st until in-person assessments on Sept 15th.
There are three steps to sign up your player to play Thunderbird/Flight basketball and parents signing up to coach. All steps will send an email confirming the action is complete, if no email then the step is not complete.
Step 1: Make a master account on SI play starting from the TBird homepage at http://tbirdhoops.website.siplay.com/ You can get to the login 2 ways: select the "Register Family and Signup Players" pick under the "Sign Up" tab, or simply select the Login button in the upper right corner of our homepage. A parent must own the master account, no players. Fill out the required information and, once complete, you will receive an email letting you know the account is registered with SI Play.
Step 2: Log into your SI Play account and click on ACCOUNT SETTINGS. This is where you will add your players to the master account. Look for ADD CHILD on the right, click it and fill out the required information. This must be done for each child who is playing basketball. Once again for each child added you will receive an email confirming it. If no email is received, then you have not completed adding a child to your master account. If you wnat to add your spouse to use the same account, you can ADD ADULT (remember, your child will be associated with only 1 acount)
Step 3: Register your child to play basketball based on the grade level for the upcoming winter. At the same time parents will also be able to register to coach. Coaching and playing each use a shopping cart method to pay the fees. The coaching fee will be $0 but still requires the user to check out in the shopping cart. Once again all registered players and coaches will receive an email confirming this.
For new users with one child playing, you should receive three emails (one for account creation, one for adding child and one for registering child to play).
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 both tryout sessions, see the home page.
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 (tentative date) 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.
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 teo mandatory tryout sessions on August 19TH AND Augusr 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 3,4,5,6. 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 "SELECT" For example, boys 5th grade select basletball is "BOYS FLIGHT SELECT - 5TH". Choose the "SELECT" 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 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.
THUNDERBIRD signup fee it $145.. No refunds after 10/7/2018.
FLIGHT SELECT initial signup fee it $145 until 9/14/2018. After 9/14/2018, signups are closed. If you accept a flight team position, no refund will be given after you accept. Additional fees witll be required later if you are on a FLIGHT team. If you do not make a select team, you can apply your $145 fee to be place on a THUNDERBIRD team, or request an immediate refund. You will be asked this qustion during the on-line registration procEss for FLIGHT SELECT.
The Thunderbird Board reserves the right to correct the refund policy at any time if an error is found.