Evansville Thunderbolts
  • Who are we? We are a competitive homeschool basketball team for students in the city of Evansville, IN, and the surrounding area.
  • Whom do we serve? All homeschooled boys from 10-18.
  • How long have you been doing this? The 2021-2022 season will be our eighth season.
  • Whom do we play? Other homeschool teams and some Christian/Private schools.
  • Where do we practice?  Practice is at  St. James West UMC on Tuesday and Thursday. Practices start in September and end in late February or early March.
  • How many games would my child play? For 16U Boys approx. 20 games + post-season tournaments. 14U Boys approx. 20 games + post-season tournaments.
  • How far will my child be traveling for road games? We generally travel within a hour and a half for a road game. If we travel two hours, we try to schedule two games. Most of the time, we carpool to cut down on travel expenses.
  • Why do you travel so far for games? As a Homeschool based team, we strive to compete against fellow Homeschool organizations. Unfortunately, many of the homeschool teams available to compete against are sometimes a farther driving distance. We believe that the quality of competition, both from a competitive and experience standpoint, make the drive worth it.
  • Why are we called Thunderbolts? Intended as a double entendre of both  Boanerges (Mark 3:17) and the fact that historically, the P-47 Thunderbolt was partly manufactured in Evansville during WWII.

  • Our Mission: To give homeschool kids in the Evansville area the opportunity to play competitive basketball in an environment conducive to personal Christian growth.

  • Our Goal: To give God glory by promoting Christian growth and leadership skills to develop leaders for Christ’s Kingdom.