River City Thunder: Welcome

Welcome to the homepage of River City Thunder, a competitive youth basketball club based in Wichita, KS.

Our motto is "Bigger Than Basketball," because we teach skills and values that reach beyond the game. Our coaches and parents use basketball as one more tool to teach youth lifeskills such as discipline, teamwork, commitment, loyalty, skill- and personal-development. We teach and reinforce these values through practice, games, off-season development and friendships.

Currently, we play in the second-third grade division of the South YMCA's Farha Center Advanced Basketball League, or ABL and MAYB tournaments. We also field a companion team that plays a grade up (fourth-fifth grade) in the North YMCA's Recreational League.

We practice from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at McAdams Recreational Center, located in northeast Wichita, a block north of the Barry Sanders' youth football field. We also regularly schedule an optional skill-development session early Friday evening at the North YMCA near North Woodlawn and K-96. We usually play games on Saturdays at the Farha Center and/or the North YMCA.