Lakota Thunderbird Youth Basketball Site

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Now in Our 27th Season

The 2014-2015 Season planning is in full swing now.
If you are interested in being a coach and/or grade coordinator, please contact Mike Goldman (boys) or Anthony Stanley (girls).

Upcoming dates:
   -  Coordinator pre-season meeting on 9/7.  Details via email.
  -  2-6 grade boys & girls signups 9/13-9/14 at Liberty jr. high

Signups for grades 7-8 will be in November.

If you missed it, get  the Coach's Preseason Meeting Presentation  here

2nd - 6th Grade Sign-Ups 9/13-9/14    (print version here)

The Lakota Thunderbird Youth Basketball Organization kicks off the 2014-2015 season with signups for boys & girls in grades 2-6 on Saturday, September 13th 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          2:00-3:30 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 14th 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

Signups for grades 7-8 will be 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 $140 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 a division coordinator, please contact:  Boys - Mike Goldman 607-9152, or Mark Kaiser 330-5689, or Girls - Anthony Stanley 405-4389.

Coach's Preseason meeting on 9/2


The  Coaches’ Pre-season meeting was held on Tuesday, September 2nd .  See the presentation here.  We are still looking for qualified coaches for boys and girls.   If interested in coaching please contact:  Boys - Mike Goldman 607-9152, or Mark Kaiser 330-5689, or Girls - Anthony Stanley 405-4389.

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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