Thunder coaching staffs feature a thoughtful blend of former players, parents with extensive playing/coaching background, alumni, and more. This combination brings together the ideal mix of fastpitch softball strategy, mentorship, development, and experience to each team in our Thunder Fastpitch Family.

We have also begun to serve as an unofficial “feeder” program for area high schools including Buffalo Grove, Hersey, Prospect, Rolling Meadows, St. Viator, and Wheeling, and as such, have developed strong relationships within the District 214 community. This understanding of the local softball scene allows us to ensure that Thunder players are best prepared for success when they move into the high school ranks.


The Thunder are an inclusive organization that welcomes assistance from parent volunteers as well. To ensure that all of our instructors are aligned, we regularly offer coaching clinics so that everyone is equipped to help our athletes reach their maximum potential. If you’re interested in helping at practice and training sessions, please contact a member of your team's coaching staff to discuss.

The Power of Family

Family is a central theme of our instruction and that means that you’ll regularly find players from our older teams working with our younger players at practice and training sessions. We believe that the younger players benefit greatly from having their older peers involved and make a conscious effort to enable those relationships.

Interested in Coaching?

Do you love the game of softball and have a passion to help young athletes get better on and off the field? Come join our experienced, fun-loving, and dedicated coaching team. We’d love to learn more about you and are always looking for team coaches and player development coaches.

If you are a former player looking to get started in coaching, please contact us at to learn more about opportunities to begin your coaching career with Thunder Fastpitch.