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Now in Our 29th Season


 8/16/2016 Update


Thunderbird Flight Select Basketball

The Thunderbird basketball program is excited to kick off our 29th season with some significant changes to our select basketball program.  We’re excited to introduce our new enhanced select basketball program that will be called “Thunderbird Flight”.   This program is designed to support players with advanced skills who are looking to play against the best competition. Thunderbird Flight will support boys and girls teams from 3rd through 6th grade. Our program will include multiple practices per week, training sessions, 20 game schedule including tournaments and upgraded uniforms.  We invite any player who feels that they are ready to play with the best players to come tryout for our program on August 27th.  Tryouts are at Lakota West High School; please plan to come during your specific grade:

(We will not have a girls 3rd grade select team this year)

Boys 3rd Grade from 9:00-10:30am

Boys 4th Grade from 9:00-10:30am

Girls 4th Grade from 9:00-10:30am

Boys 5th Grade from 11:00-12:30am

Girls 5th Grade from 11:00-12:30am

Boys 6th Grade from 1-2:30pm

Girls 6th Grade from 1-2:30pm

Players will need to register prior to tryouts, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your assigned time to sign up.  We will collect normal Thunderbird fees of $145 on this day.  If you decide not to participate with our program you will be refunded the fee less a $10 handling fee through 9/23/16.  Any player who doesn’t make our Thunderbird Flight select program will have an option to play for a general Thunderbird team.  Any player who makes one of the select teams will be required to pay an additional fee to cover the incremental program. 

What to prepare for the 8/27 Tryouts? 

·        Dress appropriate to play basketball

·         Arrive at Lakota West High School 30 minutes early to sign up

          o   8940 Union Centre Blvd, West Chester Township, OH 45069

·        Bring a water bottle

·        Payment can be made via cash, check or credit card

Questions can be directed to Anthony Stanley (513-405-4389) for Girls, or Mark Kaiser (562-968-4717) for Boys.

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Thunderbird Youth Basketball Signups (9/10 & 9/11), Preseason Coach’s Meeting (8/29)

The Lakota ThunderBird Youth Basketball Organization kicks off the 2016-2017 season with sign-ups for boys & girls in grades 1-6 on

Saturday, September 10th at Liberty Jr. High (7055 Dutchland Parkway).  New this year, we have added boys 1st grade. 

A skills-assessment will be held as follows:

                                    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   (no girls 1st grade)

1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade   ---                                                      2:45-4:00 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 11th at  Liberty Jr. High as follows:

Girls               1:00 – 2:00 pm       2-6 grade

Boys              2:00 – 3:00 pm       1-4 grade

                        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 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 (no Amex)

·        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 29st in the  Ridge Jr. High Cafeteria (6199 Beckett Ridge Blvd)

from 7:30-8:30 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.


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Important Links

CAYBL Webpage

CPYBL Webpage

Kingdom Sports

Tournament Information

coming soon

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)

2nd-3rd grade rules

Schedule for teams playing at Lakota West HS Basketball Game Halftimes

Schedule for teams playing at Lakota East HS Basketball Game Halftimes

Again for 2016-17

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 TBD 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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