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 2/1/2017 Update



Signup for the 4th Annual "Free Throw for Kids"


Like each of you, I'm a basketball coach with Thunderbirds. I started an event called Free Throws for Kids in 2014 I'm hoping some other Thunderbird coaches could become a team captain. Your team could be made up of parents of the kids you coach and maybe even some of the players. Free throw shooter participants need to be able to shoot a regular size basketball from a regulation free throw line...and of course raise some money. 

The 4th annual Free Throws for Kids (FTFK) event is on April 1, 2017.  I am inviting you to be a Team Captain (sign up by January 18th).  It's fun, extremely rewarding and requires very little time & effort.  Last year we had 59 teams and raised over $123,000.  This year our goal is to have 72 teams and raise over $130,000!

View this link for a video, detailed information & to register as a Team Captain:

If you have any questions, please contact me :

Mark Johnson




In-house Schedules


Schedules and rules for in-house leagues can be found below:




Rules for Boys and Girls In-house leagues  here



Team Photos


Team photos were taken January 13/14/15. Photos were mailed to the coaches for distribution to players and parents.


If you have any problems with your photos, please have parents e-mail our photographer directly:,   Any reordered items will be shipped directly to the parents.



Girls 3rd Grade Teams Play at HS Halftimes

TBird 3rd grade girls team 32 (Tate Johnson, Marie Legg) get a pregame locker room tour prior to playing at halftime at the LW Girls Varsity game on January 7th.



Tbird 3rd grade girls team 33 (Jocelyn Allen-Worley, Ryan Worley) also played at halftime.




TBird B7 Team Wins Landmark Christmas Classic


The TBird 7th grade boys team won the Landmark Christmas Classic.  Coaches: Rob Shafer & David Reifsteck.




TBird B5 Team Wins Hamilton Big Blue New Year's Classic


The TBird 5th grade boys team won the Rec division of the 2016 Hamilton Big Blue Stars New Year's Classic by defeating Ross 32-28 in the finals.  TBirds' Michael Fickle was the named the tournament's most outstanding player.  Coaches:  Brandon Cohen & Adal Jones.




TBird B4 Flight Team Wins Kindom Christmas Tournament


The TBird 4th grade Flight team won the Kingdom Sports Christmas tournament on 12/30.  Congratulations.  Game brackets here.  Coaches:  Shawn Mason & Brian Nelson.




TBird B4 Flight Team Plays at Halftime of West Boys


Played January 2 at West vs Turpin.

sign up your team TBird to play

(see game schedules section below )





TBird Flight B3 Winners of Franklin Thanksgiving Tournament

Coaches:  Todd Crawford, Anthony Ratica

Congratulations !!




Coach's Clinic

The handout from the 11/5 coach's clinic can be found here



Coaches Preseason Meeting

The preseason coaches meeting was held on 8/29.  If you missed it, the presentation can be found here.  We need coaches, so if you are in interested, please speak to Boys coordinator:  Mark Kaiser 330-5698, or Girls coordinator Anthony Stanley 405-4389.



2016-2017 Tournaments


11/11 (Girls) 11/18 (Boys) Kings Preseason Tournament, Grade 4-6.  Flyer

11/11  Milford Boys/Girls Grade 4-6    Flyer  Registration

12/19 West Boys Grades 2-6 Holiday Camp Flyer

12/20 C4S Holiday Classic  Flyer    Link

12/21 Amber Gray Clinic Girls 3-8  Flyer   Link

11/22 Little Miami C4S Boys/Girls Grade 3-6 Flyer

12/28 Sycamore Holiday Tournament, Boys-Girls-4-6 Select    Flyer

12/29 Hamilton Big Blue Boys/Girls Grades 3-6    Flyer    Register


1/14 C4S MLK Tournament Boys/Girls Grades 3-8   Info  questions


Important Links


CAYBL Webpage

CPYBL Webpage

Kingdom Sports

Game schedules

CAYBL Schedules

CPYBL Schedules

1st-2nd Grade Boys game schedule (in-house)

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

B1-B2  G2-G3 grade in-house rules

Schedule for teams playing at Lakota West HS Basketball Game Halftimes  here
Please contact Mark Kaiser if you want to play

Schedule for teams playing at Lakota East HS Basketball Game Halftimes (coming soon)
Please contact Mike Goldman if you want to play

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 Kathy Steen 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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