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WHO: All prospective THESA Riders for the 2023-2024 Boys’ Basketball Season.  So, if you know of homeschooled athletes that didn’t play for THESA in 2022-2023 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. 

WHEN*: Saturday Mornings starting May 13.  Age Group Schedule is below.

Age Group 8:30 - 10:00 AM
12U/14U May 13, June 3, June 17, July 8, July 15, July 29
16U/18U May 20, June 10, July 22
*Dates/Age Groups Subject to Change so check website before attending


WHERE: Cross Church (formerly named 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 9/1/2023, but played on 14U last year.  Player A should attend the 16U/18U session.  Player B is 14 as of 9/1/2023 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 $10 per player per session.  That money will be payable at the door in cash. 

2023-2024 Boys' Basketball TRYOUT

WHO: All prospective THESA Riders for the 2023-2024 Boys’ Basketball Season.  So, if you know of homeschooled athletes that didn’t play for THESA in 2022-2023, but might be interested this year, please invite them or put them in contact with us.

WHAT (do I do to prepare for tryouts): Athletes should be working on their basketball skills and conditioning.  There are videos on our website that can be used as an aid.  

Required Documents: Athletes are to bring a THESA Basketball Athlete Application and Release form, and a valid physical (within last 12 months) to tryouts. If a physical has not been completed, one must be completed before the first game.  NOTE: a THESA Physical form is not required but is provided for convenience.  Please review the THESA Eligibility Requirements, and read the THESA Athletic Handbook

Also, please review the NCHC Homeschool Basketball Eligibility Guidelines.

WHEN: August 15, 2023 (times in the table below).  Please arrive 30 minutes before your tryout time for check-in.  A Coaches Look will be August 22, 2023 at the same location from 5:30 -7:30 PM for anyone that either can’t attend the regularly scheduled tryout time on August 15 (exception-basis) for their age group, or, for athletes we ask to return to get a 2nd look.  If you can’t attend the August 15th tryout, you must request to attend the coaches look by emailing We will briefly address parents/athletes before tryouts; parents are welcome to stay and watch, but please no “coaching” from the bleachers.

Age Group



4:30 – 5:30 PM


5:30 – 6:30 PM


6:30 – 7:30 PM


WHERE: Countryside Bible Church 250 Countryside Court, Southlake, TX 76092

WHY: This is competitive homeschool basketball so the tryout is used to evaluate skill and potential team placement.  Athletes will participate in basketball drills.  Because it is competitive, placement is not guaranteed.   

HOW (do I know which tryout time to attend): Player team eligibility is determined based on your birthday as of Sep. 1 of the current year.  Example(s):  Player A is 15 as of 9/1/2023.  Player A should attend the 16U Tryout.  Player B is 14 as of 9/1/2023 but wants to be considered for 16U; Player B should attend both the 14U and 16U Tryouts.

2023-2024 SEASON

THESA Riders boys basketball offers competitive basketball for middle and high school aged boys (age 10 and above).
The season runs from mid-August (game start in November) to mid-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).


  • $400 for 12 and  under (plus $170 for uniform)
  • $450 for 14 and under  (plus $170 for uniform)
  • $525 for 16 and under (plus $220 for uniform)
  • $525 for 18 and under (plus $220 for uniform)

*Subject to change for 2023-2024 Season.  Also, NCHC also charges a $50 per athlete player fee paid directly to NCHC at the time of player registration for the District/Regional/National Tournaments.

NOTE: Returning 12/14U Players and 16/18U Players do not need a new uniform provided prior year fits and is in good repair.  Uniform includes custom sublimation home and away jersey and shorts and Shooter Shirt.  An annual $50 THESA Annual Family Fee will also be collected if not paid yet for the 2022-2023 school year.

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.



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

THESA Riders Boys' Spirit Wear Store is CLOSED

Click here to go to the online store to order basketball spirit wear.  NOTE:  A portion of each boys' order goes back to the THESA basketball program.  Please place orders by Oct 1 so the merchandise will be ready for our first game.  


Please use the following documents as you solicit and receive donations.

THESA Basketball App

Keep connected to THESA Basketball, access game and practice schedules, game stats, pics and spiritwear.  We will also use this app to communicate with each other.


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  • THESA Family Fee due 8/25
  • Uniform Fee Due 8/25
  • 50% of Sports Fee Due 8/25
  • Final 50% of Sports Fee Due 9/29

Please: Checks only! Checks can be made payable to THESA and be given to your coach.  NOTE: Family Fee must be on a separate check!





Please check out these additional You Tube Video links below and additional drills under the "post feeds" for easy, at-home skills and conditioning skills!

Weak Hand and Speed Agility

Pick and Roll

Splitting the Hedge

Contact Finishes

Skill Work on contact attack

3 man Shooting Driil

Agility condition shooting Drill

Figure 8 Shooting drill

Shooting Drills

Dribbling Drills