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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 Baseball Tryout Information for 2021 Season Announced!

    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.  

    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.

    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: Thanks for a great tryout and Coaches look; our teams have been rostered.

    COVID Procedures for Practices

    • Water Fountains will not be operational so please bring your own water
    • Masks must be worn when entering and moving throughout the building; no masks have to be worn by coaches/players during the tryout
    • Spectators must wear a mask
    • The bleachers are not open so spectators may stand or bring their own folding chair

    Calendar: Unless otherwise noted, practices will be at North Richland Hills Baptist Church each Tues/Thurs starting September 29.  High School JV (16U) 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.

    Team Communications:

    The boys’ basketball calendar of events is posted in the THESA Riders website (

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    Thanks for visiting us.

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

    Girls High School & Junior High Basketball

    2020-2021 SEASON
    THESA Riders girls basketball offers competitive basketball for middle and high school aged girls.
    We are preparing our teams 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 in a season to prepare us for the home school tournaments at the end of our season.
    We participate in several home school tournaments where some are at locations that require overnight stays (State tourney is 3 nights in Round Rock, TX / Nationals is 6 nights in Springfield, MO).

    Per athlete fees are as follows:

    • $150 for 12 and under athletes
    • $200 for 14 and under athletes
    • $275 for 16 and under athletes
    • $375 for 18 and under athletes
    • Discounts are available for multiple athletes from the same family.

    There are additional fees for uniforms.

    The girls’ basketball calendar of events is posted in the THESA Riders website ( We strongly encourage team families to register on the THESA web site and to download the SportsEngine app to your mobile device for quicker team communication.
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    Or go to Twitter @RidersGirlHoops

    Thanks for visiting us.
    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 Tryout Info 

    THESA Baseball Tryouts for the Spring 2021 season will be held on September 5th at 9am till 1pm at Crosstimbers Park in North Richland Hills. Please show up at 9 for submission of registration, fitting of uniforms, parents meeting and a few other items before tryouts begin.

    Things to be aware of:

    - You will be asked to sign a Player release to tryout. 

    - THESA does require a $200 deposit to tryout. The $200 deposit is for uniforms. We have to order very early to get them in time for he season. It is 100% refundable if you don't make the roster.

    - Kids arrive in baseball attire. Hat, t-shirt, baseball pants, cleats (metal or plastic), bats, gloves etc. 

    - Water is not provided so please send the kids with a few bottles of water. It's typically very hot at the tryout.

    - Please fill out the form requested and have them ready to submit at tryouts.

    - Contact Brian Duplechin, Baseball Coordinator, with any questions. 

    - Please download the App form linked below.




    DATE:  Saturday, November 14th
    TIME:  2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Central Park, Aqua Field
    8902 George Street,
    White Settlement, 76108

    Tryouts are open to all eligible athletes in grades 9-12.  Players should bring all personal equipment and water for tryouts. 

    Athletes must also bring a completed and signed THESA Athlete Application form (found on the Teams > Softball page).

    For further information regarding tryouts or THESA Softball contact Jeremy Farber @ 817-694-7450.


    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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