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 kids from 10-18.
  • How long have you been doing this? The 2020-2021 season is our seventh 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 February. 
  • How many games would my child play? For 16U Boys approx. 20 games + post-season tournaments. 14U Boys approx. 20 games + post-season tournaments.  12U Boys approx. 10-15 games.
  • 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 Thunderbolts?  Our team name is derived from the P-47 Thunderbolt which 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 promote Christian growth and leadership skills to develop future leaders for Christ’s Kingdom.