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Kee Named to USSSA All-Star Team

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Thunder Fastpitch is proud to announce that Thunder Original Payton Kee was selected for the 16u/18u Illinois USSSA All-Star team. The USSSA Illinois All-Star Games is a two-day long event designed to allow USSSA players an opportunity to continue playing softball in a fun All-Star event. There are only 50 spots per age division across the entire state, making this exclusive event invite-only. Invitations were extended to Most Valuable Opponents (MVO) from USSSA State Tournament & Premier USSSA events across 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U. Kee was selected for her performance in the USSSA tournament in Roselle, Illinois this past June, which included big moments on the mound and at the plate. The All-Star Games included a skills competition, opportunities to interact with college coaches and current players, and two All-Star Games at the Louisville Sports Complex in Peoria, Illinois. Though age eligible for 14u, Kee earned her MVO while playing in a 16u event and elected to play at t

Aicher Named to USSSA All-American Team

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Thunder Fastpitch is excited to share that long-time Thunder player Elizabeth Aicher has been named to the USSSA All-American Team! Aicher earned her spot by trying out for the Great Lakes regional team in Peoria. She was evaluated in five different areas: speed, throwing velocity, exit velocity, and then defensively at two positions.  Aicher found out that she was selected to the team via a streamed selection show on June 8th for the games, which are played in Melbourne, Florida. Though she was selected for the Great Lakes Region, they split up all the regions to make it more competitive, so she is playing with girls from all over the country.  The coaching staff includes current and former college players and coaches from the professional USSSA teams. Not only does this provide Aicher with the opportunity to play with some of the best players from around the country for some of the best to ever play the game, they've also gotten to play in one of the coolest softball venues in th

2022 - 23 Tryout and Season Information

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Thunder Fastpitch softball tryouts will be held this summer for the upcoming season that starts in mid-August.  Tryouts will be held to fill available spots on current teams (birth years 2006 - 2011) and to both fill spots and create new teams for players born in 2012 and 2013 (2014 will be considered for 9u as well). We are planning to support teams at the following levels: 16u (B Level Teams) 14u (B and C Level Teams) 13u (B and C Level Teams) 12u (B and C Level Teams) 11u (B Level Teams) 10u (B/C Level Teams) 9u (B/C Level Team) Our Belief We believe that being a part of the Thunder Family is a unique opportunity unlike any other travel program in the area.  Our Family creed preaches team over player, and our focus on long-term player development helps ensure that every player improves year over year and is best prepared to excel at the highest levels.  We also strongly believe in the benefits that come from participating in multiple sports and activities, so our schedules are craf