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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. 

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL & JR. HIGH BASKETBALL

SUMMER SKILLS SESSIONS

WHO: All prospective THESA Riders for the 2021-2022 Boys’ Basketball Season.  So, if you know of homeschooled athletes that didn’t play for THESA in 2020-2021 but might be interested this year, please invite them or put them in contact with me.  NOTE: Attendance is highly encouraged, but is neither a requirement nor a guarantee of player placement for the Fall.

WHAT: The intent of these sessions is to not only keep up with conditioning and skills, but also to allow for some half-court and full-court scrimmaging to build team chemistry for the upcoming season. Please bring your practice jersey from last season to help with the scrimmages and drills.

WHEN: Saturday Mornings starting April 17.  Age Group Schedule is below.

Age Group 8:30-10:00 11:00-12:30
12U/14U May 22, June 12, June 26, July 17, July 31 April 24
16U/18U May 15,  June 5, June 19, July 10, July 24 Apr 17, May 8

 

WHERE: North Richland Hills Baptist Church

WHY: To build team chemistry and improve competitiveness for the upcoming season and to develop skills.  NOTE: Each player should attend the session for their prospective team.

Example(s):  Player A is 15 as of 9/1/2021, but played on 14U last year.  Player A should attend the 16U/18U session.  Player B is 14 as of 9/1/2021 but wants to be considered for 16U; Player B is encouraged to attend both the 12/14U Session and the 16/18U Session.

HOW (much): The cost will be $8 per player per session.  That money will be payable at the door in cash. 

2021-2022 Season Tryout Information

WHO: All prospective (includes returning players) THESA Riders for the 2021-2022 Boys’ Basketball Season

WHAT (tryout should I attend): Based on your age as of 9/1/2021.  Example: Player A is 15 as of 9/1/2021.  Player A should attend the 16U/18U session.  Player B is 14 as of 9/1/2021 but wants to be considered for 16U; Player B should attend both the Junior High and High School tryouts.

WHEN: Junior High (12U/14U)- August 16, 2021 from 4-6 PM; JV/Varsity (16U/18U)- August 17, 2021 from 4-6 PM; Coaches Look (exception-basis only)- August 23, 2021 from 5-6 PM for any players that cannot attend their scheduled tryout time or anyone that the coaches ask return for a second look for proper team placement.

WHERE: North Richland Hills Baptist Church

WHY: To assess the skill of each player and assure proper team placement; a roster spot is not guaranteed but our desire, as an organization, is to keep as many athletes as possible.  With that in in mind, our intent is to have an A & B team for both 12U and 14U, a 16U team and an 18U team. Each coach will conduct age-appropriate drills to evaluate proficiency, potential, coachability, etc.

HOW (do I prepare):   Athletes should be practicing during the offseason and attend as many skills' sessions as possible. Conditioning and basketball drills are located on the THESA Boys' basketball page.  Athletes are to bring a THESA Basketball Athlete Application and Release form, a valid physical (within last 12 months. NOTE: a THESA Physical form is not required but is provided for convenience), review the THESA Eligibility Requirements, and read the THESA Athletic Handbook

2021-2022 SEASON
THESA Riders boys basketball offers competitive basketball for middle and high school aged boys (age 10 and above).
The season runs from November to early March.
We compete against area homeschool 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 homeschool tournaments at the end of our season.
We participate in several homeschool 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).

Parents: We are in need  of volunteers for the upcoming season!  Areas of need are coaches, assistant coaches, scorekeepers, clock operators, statistician, video/photography, etc.  Please prayerfully consider how you can help.

TEAM COMMUNICATIONS

The boys’ basketball calendar of events is posted in the THESA Riders website (www.thesariders.com).

Like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Athlete/THESA-Boys-Basketball-103256941409229/

Follow us on Instagram at

https://www.instagram.com/thesa_boysbasketball/

Thanks for visiting us.

Questions about THESA Boys' basketball and the upcoming season can be sent to THESA Boys Basketball Coordinator and Varsity Coach, Brent Dobbins, at 817-565-0843 or THESA.Riders.Boys.Basketball@gmail.com.  

Girls High School & Junior High Basketball

THESA Riders Spirit Wear

Click here to go to the online store to order basketball spirit wear. Contact Coach Rick if you have a request to add other items for the store.

Girls Basketball SUMMER SKILLS sessions
Summer skills sessions for new and seasoned players will run on selected days from June 2021 through August 2021 @ Countryside Bible Church gym, 250 Countryside Court, Southlake, TX, 76092. We will have skills for girls age 10-14 on Mondays @ 3:30p-5:30p, and skills for girls age 14-18 on Fridays @ 7:30p-9:30p. Please check our calendar on the THESA website for the scheduled dates because the gym is not available on  every Monday or Friday. The cost is a one time fee of $20 per family which allows you to participate on either or both dates per week.
If you wish to be on our distribution mailing list, please send an email to THESA.Riders.basketball@gmail.com.


2021-2022 Basketball Season Tryout date
All girls teams tryouts [ages 10 and above] is scheduled on Friday, August 27, 2021 @ 7:30p-9:30p at Countryside Bible Church gym, 250 Countryside Court, Southlake, TX, 76092.
If you wish to be on our distribution mailing list, please send an email to THESA.Riders.basketball@gmail.com.

2021-2022 SEASON
THESA Riders girls basketball offers competitive basketball for middle and high school aged girls (age 10 and above).
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).

ATHLETIC FEES
Per athlete fees are as follows:

  • $200 for 12 and under athletes (plus $100 for MS uniform)
  • $275 for 14 and under athletes (plus $100 for MS uniform)
  • $350 for 16 and under athletes (plus $150 for HS uniform)
  • $425 for 18 and under athletes (plus $150 for HS uniform)

Fee discounts are available for multiple athletes from the same family.

Required Documents for all athletes and families
To participate in THESA girls Basketball, please click each below to read the following documents:

Click below for the form required for first time athletes:
        THESA Basketball Athlete Application and Release form

Click below for the form required once every two years:
       THESA Physical form

TEAM COMMUNICATIONS
The girls’ basketball calendar of events is posted in the THESA Riders website (www.thesariders.com). 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.
Like our Facebook page or go to our Twitter page

Thanks for visiting us.
For questions, please contact Rick Ramos (THESA Riders girls’ basketball coach 817-721-2105 cell).
Email - THESA.Riders.Basketball@gmail.com

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

2021-22 POM Squad Auditions are here!

For Girls 8th - 12th Grade Homeschool

Dancers bring your leaps and turns to the sidelines!

Registration Deadline: April 17, 2021

 

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 POM AUDITIONS!

THESA POM AUDITIONS

2021 THESA Football Tryout Info

2021 High School & Middle School Football Tryouts

Tryout Dates: April 19-24, 2021 (Plan to attend on all days)

The 2021 Season begins August 2, 2021

Where:  7708 Maplewood Boulevard, North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Who:  Homeschooled, co-op, or students from schools with no tackle football program for ages: 12 to 18 (age as of September 1st, 2021.

THESA plays Sixman tackle football at the High School & Middle School levels.  We have Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Middle School.

For more information contact: thesafootball@gmail.com or Coach Bright at jim@jcbright.net  or (817) 925-0246

Reject Passivity/Accept Responsibility/Lead Courageously/ Expect God's Greater Reward

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

I will, we will, for His will! Riders......let's ride!

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.

 

 

2021 THESA SOFTBALL TRYOUTS

LAST CHANCE!

DATE:  Saturday, December 5th (weather permitting)
TIME:  3:00pm - 5:00pm
LOCATION
Central Park
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 - thesatennis@gmail.com 

 

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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