We are pleased to announce that the Thunder will again be offering our Junior Thunder winter training program starting in January. This program is aimed towards younger players that are looking to improve ahead of their house league season in the spring and will be lead by current Thunder coaches with support from experienced Thunder players. Players that participate in Junior Thunder will also get priority registration access for our Summer House All-Star Program, the Thunder All-Stars. We look forward to seeing lots of younger Thunder siblings and their friends donning the teal and black this winter. The Junior Thunder program will start in mid-January. Register Here
The fourth annual Thunderstorm event, Thunderstorm 2021, is in the books. With thirty-five teams playing more than 80 games, and crowning six division Champions, it’s been a busy few days to say the least. But Thunder Fastpitch did their part, delivering three division titles, one runner-up and a host of semi-finalists. Here are a few of the highlights: First Year Teams: 11u White collected their first ever win, first tournament win, and first tournament Championship! 10u Black and 10u Teal collected their first tournament wins! 9u, 12u Teal and 13u White competed hard in their first ever tournament action! 14u and 16u Teal earned their team’s first ever tournament wins and competed down to the wire in their bracket games! Returning Teams: 13u Teal took second place to keep their string of top three finishes in tact! 13u Black had a great run but fell in the semi-finals to the eventual Champion by one! 11u Teal earned their first ever #1 tournament seed by going undefeated i
Registration for the second annual Thunder Golf Invitational is now open. This is a scramble format outing with prizes for the top two teams as well as individual prizes for longest drive, longest putt, and more. Even if you're not Tiger Woods, you'll still have a blast because several holes have special requirements like hitting your tee shot with a softball bat, playing an entire hole with the same club, and more. Plus, the Thunder take over the entire course, so it is a great day to connect with the Thunder Family! Here are the details: Date: Saturday, October 16th, 2021 Location: Old Orchard Country Club in Mt. Prospect Start Time: 12:30 pm, check-in starts at 11:00 am Format: Shotgun start, 4 person team scramble Cost: $440 per team (includes golf with cart and prizes!) Click Here to Register Today We hope that you'll be able to join us on the course for what's sure to be a great day of golf and fun! Click Here to Learn About Event Sponsorship Opportuni
After growing from four teams to seven teams last season, the Thunder has again experienced significant growth, expanding to fourteen teams for the upcoming season. This growth is fueled both by expanding the number of teams at the 11U, 12U, and 13U levels while also adding new teams at the 9U, 10U, 14U and 16U levels. We believe that this continued growth serves as proof that what we’re doing is providing a positive experience for our young athletes and their families, which is our primary mission. We’ve also demonstrated an ability to accelerate development – we don’t ask nearly as much of our families and athletes as other programs yet deliver strong performances just the same. We are still looking to fill a few remaining open spots, so if you are interested, be sure to check out the Tryouts page for more information. We are excited for the fall season to begin, here's to a great 2021 - 22 season for Thunder Fastpitch!