As of Thursday 1/17, all games scheduled for this weekend are ON. The TBird board will hold a Friday PM phone call to discuss weather for this weekend and advise the TBird Nation by SI Play emails to all families, separate emails to coaches, and webpage postings. Please check the webpage this weekend for any cancellaions if the weather turns bad.
Please note that you will need to check with CPYBL and SWO for away games not played in Lakota gyms. Tbirds do not control gyms outside of Lakota.
Team Photos are being rescheduled for Saturday 1/26. See updated article below.
Cincinnati Premiere Youth Basketball League (CPYBL Home) (Schedule by Team)
Southwest Ohio League (Home page) (Schedules)
UPDATED: TBird Team Photos 4nd Weekend of January
Thunderbird team photos will be now taken on January 26, 2019 at Hopewell Jr. High (8200 Cox Road, West Chester, 45069). Pam Naber is working with the coaches to get each team re-scheduled due to the snow cancellation on January 12-13. A photo order form can be found HERE. Please note that payment can be made by cash or credit card. No checks are accepted.
TBird Team Highlights
Thunderbird Flight Select boys 4th grade team (Anthony Robinson) won the Sycamore Holiday tournament on 12/30. Xavier Ratica was named tournament MVP.
Thunderbird Flight Select boys 4th grade team (Jeremy Willis) won the Courts for Sports Holiday tournament beating the Royals in the final game.
Thunderbird Flight Select boys 4th grade team (Anthony Robinson) won the Courts for Sports Thanksgiving tournament. Xavier Ratica was named tournament MVP.
Thunderbird Flight Select girls 4th grade team (Brent Matthews) won the Kingdom Thanksgiving tournament.
TBird Boys 3rd-4th grade teams play at halftime of the 12/22 Lakota West vs Fairborn, get locker room tour, and talk with coach (Matt Rudolph, Jason Scherzinger)
TBird Boys grade 1-2 teams play at halftime of the 11/20 Lakota West vs St. Xavier, get locker room tour, and talk with coach. (Damian Stark and Dwyane Mosley)
111 TBird Teams Formed This Year, A New Record
The Thunderbird Basketball Organization has 111 teams playing basketball this year.
Tournament and Clinic Information Added to Big Box in Middle of Page
Scroll down to the next BIG box below for Tournament info
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11/11/2018: Signups for all Grades are Now Closed
The final in-person signups for grades 7-12 were held on Nov 10th. Flight teams in Grades 7 & 8 were formed Saturday after tryouts. Girls 7-12 teams were finalized today. The boys 7-12 Rec draw will be held Monday 11/12. Coaches will pick up their equipment at the Monday night draw. Teams will be signed up for CPYBL on Tuesday. Practics start immediately (THIS WEEK), so you should hear from your coach very soon. Uniforms will be distributed by Joe Mills prior to Dec 1 as soon as we get them from the vendor.
Coach's Preseason Meeting on Wednesday 9/5
The coach's preseason meeting was held on September 5th. In case you missed it, the presentation can be found HERE
Info About TBird Teams
THUNDERBIRD teams make up 90% of the TBird teams and are considered very competitive basketball teams. These teams usually play in the CPYBL and High Rec and Rec divisions. The signup fee is $145, covering 1 practice per week, a 10 game season and a post season tournament. Teams will be formed for Boys in grades 1,2 (in-house league) and 3-12 (playing in CYPBL), and for Girls in grades 1,2 (in-house league) and 3-12 (playing in CYPBL). When signing up for a Thunderbird team, do NOT choose the "SELECT" option. For example, for the boys 5th grade Thunderbird team, choose "Boys - Grade 5".
Please note. B1-2 and G1-2 divisions are in-house leagues, intended to expose starting players to basketball with rules that are very forgiving at the start of the season, and get progressively more "real" as the season progresses. By the end of the season, the children are playing real basketball. We have specially trained referees for these divisions who conduct the progressive officiating for our program.
1. If you have played on a THUNDERBIRD team last year, and know you will be returning to the same team this year, you are not required to attend the in-person assessment on September 15th, just sign up on line. However, you are encouraged to come to assessments to verify your uniform size.
2. If you are new to the TBird organization OR do not plan to play for the same coach this year, you are strongly encouraged to attend the in-person assessments on September 15th in order to get proper uniform sizing, to participate in a short gym skills assessment (3 different stations), and get any questions you have answered. You still need to register on-line prior to assessments.
We recently added a "Photo Gallery" link in the "Quick Links" box (the small box to the left on your home PC, or the small box at the bottom of the page if viewed form your iPhone). Here you will find season highlight photos and team photos from this and past seasons. We hope you enjoy them.
Tbirds Now Participating in Amazon Smile
Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice? Lakota Thunderbird Youth Basketball is a non profit charitable organization. Use the link below to shop and donate. Thunderbird Youth Basketball Board appreciates your donation.
Thunderbird Basketball Charity Link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1358843
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We will continue add tournament and clinic information as it becomes available
Nov 10-11, CPYBL Preseason Tournamant, $95, Contact Kathy Steen (254-4219)
Nov 10-11, KBA Preseason Tournament, Girls Grade 4-6, $200, Signup Here
Nov 11, Sports Plus, Men's Winter Slam 3v3 Tournament, $145, Flyer Here
Nov 16-18, KBA Preseason Tournament, Boys Grade 4-6, $200, Signup Here
Nov 20,21,23,24, Courts for Sports, Boys & Girls Grade 3-HS, $175 before Nov 1, Flyer Here
Nov 21, 23-25, Kingdom Sports, Boys & Girls Grade 3-6, Boys & Girls HS, $95, Flyer Here
Dec 14-16, St. Columban Holiday Classic, Boys & Girls Grade 3-8, $150, Flyer Here
Dec 19-22, C4S Holiday Classic, (select) Boys & Girls Grade 3-8, +HS Boys, $195 Signup Here (use Holiday tab)
Dec 26-30, Hamilton New Year's Classic, Boys & Girls Grade 3-6, $175, Register Here Email questions
Dec 26 - Jan 1, St. Bernadette Girls Christmas, Grades 3-8 (Rec only), $125, Info Here (find it on LH tab)
Dec 26 -29, St Mary's Boys BBall, Grade 3-8 (Rec only), $175, Info Here (find it on LH tab)
Dec 27-30, Sycamore Holiday Tournament, Boys & Girls Select Grade 4-6, Info Here.
Jan 11-13, St. Michael's Bball Tournament, Boys & Girls Grade 3-8, $150, Flyer Here
Jan 11-20, St. Michael Bball Tournamant, Sports Plus, Boys & Girls Grades 3-8, $150, Info Here (find it on LH tab)
Jan 14 - Feb 14, Bethany Girls Invitational, Girls Grade 3-8, $150, Info Here (find it on LH tab)
Jan 19-20, C4S MLK Tourn, (select) Boys & Girls Grade 3-8, +HS Boys, $175 early bird Signup Here (use MLK tab)
Jan 29 - Feb 10, St Peter & Paul Boys, Boys Grades 3-7, $125, Info Here (find it on LH tab)
Feb 14-18, Denny Osborne Memorial, Boys Grades 6-8, $150, Info Here (find it on LH tab)
Feb 23-24, C4S Coca-Cola Cup, (select) Boys & Girls Grade 3-8, +HS Boys, $175 early bird Signup Here (use Coka tab)
Dec - Feb, Various GCCYS tournaments, link Here