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20% Off Dick's Sporting Goods for TBird Families - 11/1, 10-5pm


Dicks Sporting Goods, a Lakota TBird Sponsor, is offering our members a 20% discount on all store items bought on Saturday, 11/1 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Bridgewater Falls Store.  This is a good time to get your basketball equipment and other sports goodies.  To get a copy of the discount coupon click here


Uniform & Equipment Pickup Nov 1

Uniform & Equipment pickup will be held on Saturday November 1, 2014 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at  Hopewell Jr. High (8200 Cox Road).  Final rosters and practice time assignments will be provided.   Coaches are required to stop by and get equipment.  If you cannot attend, please send your backup.

Coach's Clinic on Nov 1

Coaches are encouraged to attend the basketball coaching clinic which will be run during equipment pick up.  The clinic will be run from 11:00 – 12:30 pm by instructors well versed in coaching recreational and competitive youth basketball.  The emphasis for our clinic is to provide coaches (especially new coaches) with youth coaching methods, sample practice drills to develop skills, a review of various offense and defenses that can be run, and answer any questions you may have.  Parents and players are welcome and encouraged to attend if they are interested, but players will not participate in the drills (the coaches will have players to demonstrate the drills).

 Signups For Grade 7-8 Basketball

The Lakota Thunderbird Youth Basketball organization will be holding basketball sign-ups for grades 7 - 8 on Monday night, November 17th, in the Liberty Jr. High Cafeteria, located at 7055 Dutchland Parkway.  This year, there will be a signup and uniform fitting but no skills assessment. Signup times are as follows:

                  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Boys & girls who are interested in signing up for a Thunderbird team must sign up at the Monday,  November 17th session.

If you cannot attend the signup session, or have additional questions, or if you would like to serve as a ThunderBird coach or volunteer, please call  Boys Coordinator Mike Goldman @ 607-9152 (, or Girls Coordinator  Anthony Stanley @ 405-4389 ( 

get a copy of the flyer here

2014 Preseason Tournaments

11/15-16 CPYBL Preseason Tournament 3-6 Boys/Girls
11/15-16 Williamsburg 4-5-6 Boys/Girls

If you missed the 9/2 Coach's Preseason Meeting Presentation, you can see it  here

Again for 2014-15

All head and assistant coaches will need to take the free On-Line Stare of Ohio Concussion training course to be able to coach a team again this year if you did not already do so last year (certification is good for 3 years).  Coaches need to email a copy of their on-line training certificate to Janet Habedank prior to equipment pickup day on 11/1 (we recommend you provide this information no later than 10/21).  Parents who wish to assist in games or practices are also required to take the training and register with the TBird coordinator.

State of Ohio Department of Health Return-to-Play Law
What Coaches Need to Know
NFHS on-line training
(you need to apply for an id first)
What Parents Need to Know

App for Tracking Playing Time
get it here

2013-14 Leagues and summer camps we knew about:

7/21-7/24/2014 James Dews Camp Flyer

7/21-7/24/2014 James Dews Camp Registration Form

6/2014 Wally Vickers' boys gr 3-6 Camp
6/2014 Wally Vickers' boys  gr 7-9 Camp
6/2014 Wally Vickers' boys HS Camp
6/2014 Wally Vickers' boys/girls  Shooting & Position Camp

6/2014 Andy Fishman girls gr 2-9 summer league
6/2014 Andy Fishman girls gr K-9 camp
Online Signup

2013-14 Tournaments We Knew About
Kings Preseason Tournament Nov 9-17
Sycamore Pre-season Nov 23-24 (revised)
Mason Pre-Season Tournament Nov 23-24
Lakota Firebird Thanksgiving Tournament Nov 26-30
Blanchester Thanksgiving Tip Off Nov 29 - Dec 1

Sports Plus Christmas Classic Dec 26 - Jan 1
Kingdom Sports Center Christmas Classic Dec 26-31
Butlerville 7-8-JV Tournament Dec 27-29
Middletown Middie Tournament Dec 76-29
Holiday Rec Tournament Jan 4-5 'at' Sports Plus
Sycamore Tournament Jan 2-3-4
Sports Plus MLK Tournament Jan 17-20

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