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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).

2023-2024 Boys' Basketball TRYOUT

Our teams for the 2023-2024 season are now full. Interested players may be reviewed on an exception-basis.  Please email inquiries to


  • $500 for 12 and  under (plus $180 for uniform)
  • $550 for 14 and under  (plus $180 for uniform)
  • $650 for 16 and under (plus $225 for uniform)
  • $650 for 18 and under (plus $225 for uniform)

*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 the prior year uniform 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 2023-2024 school year.

Required Documents: Athletes can complete an online application and release by clicking here.  For those that prefer old school paper, athletes can 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.

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.


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

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Additional questions about THESA Boys' basketball can be emailed to  

THESA Riders Boys' Spirit Wear Store is REOPENED!

Click here to go to the online store to order basketball spirit wear.  Order by midnight on November 27 (Cyber Monday) to ensure you receive merchandise before Christmas!  NOTE:  A portion of each boys' order goes back to the THESA basketball program.  


  • THESA Family Fee due 8/24
  • Uniform Fee Due 8/24
  • 50% of Sports Fee Due 8/24
  • Final 50% of Sports Fee Due 9/26

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!


shooting drills



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