2024 - 25 Thunder Season Overview

As we approach the end of another great season, we are excited to announce that the upcoming tryouts for Thunder softball next season are just weeks away. We are excited to see showcase their skills as we continue to build on our success and grow as a program.

Here is the link to register for tryouts: https://24-25thunder-tryouts.cheddarup.com.


Available Teams for 2024 - 25

Thunder Fastpitch is pleased to offer multiple team levels for the 2024 - 25 season to accommodate varying skill sets and experience levels. Our goal is to ensure that each player finds the best fit for their development and enjoyment of the game.

We will be offering the following teams next season:
  • 10u (color TBD): 
    • Head Coach: Greg McGrath
    • Level: B/C / Developmental
  • 10u (color TBD): 
    • Head Coach: Ashley Knezevich
    • Level: B/C / Developmental
  • 11u Black: 
    • Head Coach: Jason Barth
    • Level: Most Competitive
  • 11u Teal: 
    • Head Coach: Chad Fischer
    • Level: B/C
  • 11u Silver: 
    • Head Coach: Shaun Balmer
    • Level: B/C
  • 12u Black:
    • Head Coach: Brian Carlson
    • Level: Most Competitive
  • 12u Teal:
    • Head Coach: Laura Pettyjohn
    • Level: Most Competitive
  • 13u Black*:
    • Head Coach: Christy Stocking
    • Level: Most Competitive
  • 13u Teal*:
    • Head Coach: Lauren Stanley
    • Level: B/C
  • 14u Black:
    • Head Coach: Amanda Strapko
    • Level: Most Competitive
  • 14u Teal:
    • Head Coaches Izzy Aviles and Samantha Elenz
    • Level: B/C
  • 14u White:
    • Head Coach: Chris Tolomeo
    • Level: B/C
  • 15u Black**:
    • Head Coach: Asia Luboyeski
    • Level: Most Competitive
  • 15u Teal**:
    • Head Coach: Lauren Polich
    • Level: B/C
  • 16u Black:
    • Head Coach: Ari Barnett
    • Level: B/C
  • 16u White:
    • Head Coach: Bob Alexander
    • Level: B/C
  • 18u Premier***:
    • Head Coach: Malu Emiliani
    • Level: Most Competitive
  • 18u Black:
    • Head Coach: Izzy McGuinness
    • Level: B/C

* - Will be open to players born in 2010 and 2011.

** - Will be open to players born in 2008 and 2009. While there have been discussions of adding a 16u Premier team for the upcoming season, we have determined that our players on 15u Black and 15u Teal will be best served playing some higher level tournaments next year with the goal of offering a 16u Premier team the following season.

** - Will be open to players born in 2006, 2007 and 2008.



Please note that the level of competition is based on the expected schedule and the caliber of opponents. We are dedicated to ensuring that our players experience the appropriate level of competition that aligns with their skill level. This approach is crucial for maximizing their development and growth.

Our goal is to provide a balanced and challenging environment where players can refine their skills, gain valuable experience, and build confidence. By carefully matching competition levels, we strive to foster a positive and progressive learning atmosphere that supports each player's journey to reach their full potential.

We are looking forward to another fantastic season and can’t wait to see our players continue to grow and succeed.