TJ varsity boys & girls complete in the Ozark 7 Conference, several tournaments, and the Class 1 District 5 Tournament each year. TJ coaches welcome and encourage students to participate. At all levels, fundamentals of basketball and team play are taught. Emphasis at the varsity level is on winning. At lower levels, emphasis is on participation. All students involved have a very rewarding and enjoyable experience while competing in basketball.
Basketball is a key portion of athletics at Thomas Jefferson. With outstanding Upper School (JV and varsity), and Middle School programs, our students receive the training and guidance needed to become fundamentally sound players. Our Middle School program consists of girls and boys in grades 6-8, and part of the focus is on developing individual fundamental skills, along with the basic team concept to prepare each athlete for competition at the JV/varsity level.