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8/18/2015 Update

Signups for boys and girls basketball in Grades 2-6 will be held on Saturday September 12, and Sunday September 13, 2015 at Liberty Junior High  (7055 Dutchland Parkway).  Additional details on preferred times for each grade is shown blow.  If you cannot attend the weekend signups, please contact Mark Kaiser (boys) or Anthony Stanley (girls) for additional information.  Signups for Grades 7-8 will be held in November. 

There will be a preseason coach's meeting on Monday, August 31 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, in the Ridge Jr. High cafeteria (6199 Beckett Ridge Blvd).  Anyone wishing to coach or assistant coach a boys or girls team is asked to attend this informational meeting.


Signup Information:   download flyer

The Lakota ThunderBird Youth Basketball Organization kicks off the 2015-2016 season with sign-ups for boys & girls in grades 2-6 on Saturday, September 12th at Liberty Jr. High (7055 Dutchland Parkway). A skills-assessment will be held as follows:

                                  Girls                            Boys

6th Grade                8:30-9:15 am            11:30-12:30 pm

5th Grade               9:15 - 10:00 am         12:30 - 2:00 pm

4th Grade              10:00 - 10:45 am         2:00 - 3:00 pm

2nd/3rd Grade     10:45 - 11:30 am         3:30 - 5:00 pm

If you cannot make your specified time, please come at any other time slot on Saturday. For those who cannot attend on Saturday, a smaller skills-assessment will be held on Sunday, September 13th at Liberty Jr. High as follows:

Girls    1:00 – 2:00 pm   2-6 grade

Boys    2:00 – 3:00 pm   2-4 grade

Boys    3:00 – 4:00 pm   5-6 grade

Sign-ups for grades 7-8 will be held in November.

The TBird Basketball program invites players of all abilities to sign up. We will have teams in select, athletic, and competitive divisions in Cincinnati area basketball leagues.

Key Information:

Participation fee of $145 per player will be due at time of signups

Cash, check or major credit cards will be accepted

In-person attendance is required for uniform try-on and to run through gym drills

Boys & girls who are interested in signing up for a ThunderBird team are required to attend one of the skills assessment sessions. All participating boys & girls should wear attire appropriate for playing basketball. Do NOT bring a basketball.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer as a coach or division coordinator, please contact: Boys - Mark Kaiser 330-5689, or Girls - Anthony Stanley 405-4389. Additional information at

There will be a Pre-season Coaches’ meeting on Monday, August 31st in the Ridge Jr. High Cafeteria (6199 Beckett Ridge Blvd) from 7-8:30 pm. Qualified coaches and individual interested in coaching a team are asked to attend. Key dates, player eligibility, team distributions, and other general information will be reviewed.


Important Links

CAYBL Webpage

CPYBL Webpage

Kingdom Sports

Tournament Information

11/14 - 11/22  Kings Boys and Girls Preseason

Game schedules - will be available in November

CAYBL Schedules

CPYBL Schedules

2nd-3rd Grade Boys game schedule (in-house)

2nd-3rd Grade Girls game schedule (in-house)

Schedule for teams playing at Lakota HS Basketball Game Halftimes

Again for 2015-16

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

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