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    THESA Statement for COVID-19

    The Thesa Riders organization is supporting the return of athletics for the 20-21 academic year and remains hopeful of a competitive season for our sports teams.

    However, while Thesa remains hopeful for a busy season of athletics, we also plan to recognize and follow the various protocols in place at gyms, athletic fields, and other venues.  Such protocols may include temperature checks, social distancing, masking, and limiting attendance at games, to name a few.      

    To that note, we encourage all families to follow the precautions in place at these venues as well as other steps they may deem necessary to remain safe from any COVID concerns.    

    Thesa All-Sports Banquet

    Due to the Covid-19 response, the annual Thesa All-Sports banquet has been cancelled for this year.  We look forward to continuing this tradition of recognizing our outstanding athletes and teams next year.

    Sports Updates

    2017 National Champions

    Updates for Thesa teams can be found on this home page as well as on the specific Team page.  Tryouts for the various sports are held throughout the school year.  

    Spring Sports Are Working Hard

    2018 Home School World Series National Champions

    The 2020 Spring sports season is moving along with Baseball and Softball competing against local DFW private school, public school, and home school programs.  Additionally Tennis is also ramping up with a full schedule of matches. 


    2020-2021 Season

    Tryouts: SAVE THE DATE! Boys' Junior High (14U/12U) Tryouts will be from 4-5 PM on September 14, 2020 at North Richland Hills Baptist Church.  Please arrive 30 minutes early for check-in. 

    Boys' JV/Varsity (16U/18U) Tryouts will be from 5-6 PM on September 14, 2020 at North Richland Hills Baptist Church.  Please arrive 30 minutes early for check-in. 

    Questions about THESA basketball and the upcoming season can be sent to THESA Boys Basketball Coordinator, Brent Dobbins, at 817-565-0843 or  

    Athletes should bring a completed physical form (within last 12 months) to tryouts and a completed application and release form.

    Calendar: Unless otherwise noted, practices will be at North Richland Hills Baptist Church each Tues/Thurs starting September 29.  High School JV and Varsity (16U/18U) will practice Tuesday from 4-6 PM and Junior High (12U/14U) will practice Thursdays from 4-6 PM.  Games will start in early November and end late February.

    Parents: We are in need  of volunteers!  Areas of need are coaches, assistant coaches, scorekeepers, clock operators, statistician, etc.  Please prayerfully consider how you can help.

    Girls High School & Junior High Basketball

    2020 Basketball SUMMER SKILLS sessions
    [UPDATE 08/07/2020]
    Our first summer skills session begins Tuesday August 11 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm @ Countryside Bible Church gym, 250 Countryside Court, Southlake, TX, 76092. We will meet and every Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in August as well as the last 2 Saturdays in August from 9am to noon. Review our practice schedule in the calendar on this website.

    2020-2021 Basketball Season Tryout date
    [UPDATE 08/07/2020]
    All girls teams tryouts [Middle School and High School age] will be on Saturday August 22 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Countryside Bible Church gym, 250 Countryside Court, Southlake, TX, 76092.

    2020-2021 SEASON
    THESA Riders girls basketball offers competitive basketball for middle and high school aged girls.
    Starting in the month of September we begin to form our teams and prepare for the 2020-2021 season. The season runs from November to early March.
    We compete against area home school teams, private schools, and some public schools throughout the DFW area.  One of our program goals is to schedule a sufficient number of games (20-30) in a season to prepare us for the home school tournaments at the end of our season.
    We participate in one of two home school tournaments that are at locations that require overnight stays (State tourney is 3 nights in Round Rock, TX / Nationals is 6 nights in Springfield, MO).

    A $100 deposit by September 1 for each athlete who commits to participate in THESA Riders basketball.
    There is a $40 THESA family registration that is valid for other sports for the full year.
    Per athlete fees are as follows:

    • $250 - $300 for 12 and under athletes
    • $300 - $350 for 14 and under athletes
    • $350 - $400 for 16 and under athletes
    • $400 - $450 for 18 and under athletes
    • Discounts are available for multiple athletes from the same family.

    Optionally, there may be fees for uniforms.

    The girls’ basketball calendar of events is posted in the THESA Riders website (
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    For questions, please contact Rick Ramos (THESA Riders girls’ basketball coach 817-721-2105 cell).
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    2019 Spring High School / Middle School Football Tryouts

    Want to play Rider Football?  Come to spring football tryouts April 25-27 at Maplewood Baptist Church.  Players ages 12-18 will workout and learn about playing six man tackle football.  Click this link or go to the Football Home page for details.

    THESA POM Squad

    2020 POM Squad Auditions are here!

    For Girls 8th - 12th Grade Homeschool

    Dancers bring your leaps and turns to the sidelines!

    Registration Deadline: May 3rd 2020

    Cross Country

    Cross Country is designed to fit any skill or interest level for ages 12 (6th grade) - 18 (12th grade).  See the calendar and contact Coach Mc Gill for more information.


    Thesa Football Tryout Information

    Thesa 2020 Spring Football Tryouts

    When:  TBD - Events are on hold at this time due to Covid-19 issue.

    Where Maplewood Baptish Fellowship - 7708 Maplewood Ave. North Richland Hills, TX 76180

    Who High School and Middle School Students who are home-schooled, attend co-ops, or attend a school without football.  HS athletes must not be older than 18 on 9/1/20. MS athletes should be at least 12 on 9/1/20.   Participants should plan on attending all days.  A sports physical and Thesa Athletic Application are necessary to tryout.  All questions in these areas can be directed to the e-mail addresses below.

    TBD - Events are on hold at this time due to Covid-19 issue.

    Contact:  or for additional information.


    Baseball Tryouts Spring 2021 Season

    Thesa Riders Baseball will be announcing tryouts for the Spring 2021 season in the near future.  Please download the application and release form which is linked below.  This form should be filled out and brought to the tryout when they are announced.  Tryouts are open to home school athletes age 13 and over.  For specific questions contact:  Brian Duplechin, Baseball Coordinator.  See Connect / Baseball for email information.



    THESA Softball went undefeated at the NACA National Tourament in Dayton, Tennessee.  The Riders came out on top by winning the championship game on Friday, beating the 3 time 2A Alabama State Champions, Evangel Christian of Alabaster, AL,  by the score of 9-6.

    THESA Tennis - What we are!

    THESA Tennis has both junior high and high school teams. Both teams are co-ed and compete during the spring season - from February through May. Tryouts are held in January each year. 

    We are a program that serves homeschooled athletes in the North Texas area. We also welcome students from private schools if their schools do not offer a tennis program. We have a range of athletes in our program - from the developing beginner to the state-ranked tournament player. There is a place for you!

    For more information or if you have questions, please contact our program coordinator, Shelly Wilson - 


    Track & Field - Boys / Girls

    THESA Track & Field is here.

    "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."  Isaiah 40:31


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