Lakota Thunderbird Youth Basketball Site

2016/2017 Calendar of Events

Check back frequently as events are added to the calendar!

Last update:  12/2/2016

Date Activity
8/27/2016 Thunderbird Flight Select Basketball Tryouts at Lakota West High School (8940 Union Centre Boulevard) from 9:00 am - 2:30pm.  Be there 30 minutes early.  See flyer for specific times for each grade.
8/29/2016 Lakota ThunderBird Basketball Pre-Season coaches' meeting from   7:30 - 8:30 pm at Location at Ridge Jr High (6199 Beckett Blvd) .  Individuals interested in coaching a basketball team are asked to attend. Key dates, player eligibility, team distributions, and other general information will be reviewed.
9/10/2016 Signups for grades 1-6 will be held at Liberty Jr. High (7055 Dutchland Pkwy) from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm as scheduled below.  If you cannot come at your preferred time, please come at any time during the 8:30-5:00 pm slot.
  Girls Boys
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 2:45-4:00 pm
1st grade no girls 1st 2:45-4:00 pm
9/11/2016 Signups for grades 1-6 will be held at Liberty Jr. High (7055 Dutchland Pkwy) from 1:00-4:00 pm as scheduled below.  If you cannot come at your preferred time, please come at any time during the 1:00-4:00 pm slot.
Girls 1:00-2:00 pm 2-6 grade
Boys 2:00-4:00 pm 1-4 grade
  2:00-4:00 pm 5-6 grade
9/24/16 - 10/2/16 Teams are formed by coaches
10/3/15 - 10/16/15 Coaches will be contacting you with team information, practice times and league information.  A team meeting is normally scheduled with parents and players.
11/5/2016 Coaching clinic for all TBird coaches at Hopewell Jr. High (8200 Cox Road) for grades 1-6.  We will run the clinic during equipment handout.  There will be 1 session from 12:15-1:30 pm.  This is NOT a player participation clinic (players used to demo drills will be pre-selected).
11/5/2016 Equipment handout to coaches from 10:30 - 1:30 pm at Hopewell Jr. High (8200 Cox Road).  Coaches or a representative must stop by to pick up equipment and rosters.  Signup for playing at TBird basketball games will be available,
11/8/15 Voting Day
11/9/15 Team practices start
10/26/16 -  10/28/16 Tryouts for Girls Jr. High School teams (these are not TBird teams)
11/1/16 - 11/7/16 Tryouts for Boys Jr. High School teams (these are not TBird teams)
11/12/16
Signups for TBird team in grades 7-12 will be held from 900 - 12:00 pm. at Hopewell Jr. High ( 8200 Cox Road)..  There will be no in-gym drills, only player signups, uniform fitting and payment collection.
~11/12/16 Preseason Tournaments start around this date.  Dates vary.  Check TBird website and local websites for available preseason tournaments for your teams.
11/23/16 - 11/25/16 Thanksgiving vacation.  No practice in Lakota Schools.
12/2/16 Local basketball league play starts.  Exact dates vary by league.
12/23/16 - 1/3/2017 Lakota school vacation.  No practice in Lakota schools.
1/13- 1/15/2017 Team Photos at location Hopewell Jr. High (8200 Cox Road). Pam Naber (755-0851) will be coordinating with each team.
2/26/2017 End of regular season games.
3/12/16 End of post-season tournaments.
3/18/2016 Coaches turn in equipment and get referee fee reimbursement.  Location is TBC.  Time is 9 am - 12 noon.