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Junior Thunder Winter Training Registration is Open!

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We are pleased to announce that the  Junior Thunder Winter Training program  is back and will get rolling again in January 2023. This program is aimed at younger players (born in 2012 or later) that are looking to improve ahead of their house league season in the spring and is lead by Thunder coaches with support from experienced Thunder players. Sessions will focus on softball fundamentals including proper throwing and catching mechanics, fielding, pitching, and of course, learning to bring the BOOM (hitting)!  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 January 8th. For more details and to register, please use the link below. Registration is limited to 24 participants, so register today to secure your spot. Register Here

Ready to Bring the BOOM This Season?

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The new season is upon us, which means that every player, coach, and fan (lol) has an opportunity to start fresh and set new goals for the season ahead.  With that in mind, we reached out to some of the best softball players in the world to find out how they prepare themselves for each new season. Check out the videos below to hear from Aliyah Andrews, Erica Piancastelli, Morgan Zerkle, and Tori Valdes of Athletes Unlimited and learn how they ready themselves for each new season. Thanks for the great advice AU! Aliyah Andrews 2022 AUX Season: Tallied 816 leaderboard points to place 26th in the league standings … started all 12 games … hit .333 with 13 hits in 39 at-bats, including one double … led league with three stolen bases in three attempts … also contributed a double with two walks … posted a pair of multi-hit games, including three-hit performance against Team Chidester on June 14 … had two hits with two runs scored against Team Zerkle on June 24 … earned No. 7 spot on SportsCen

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