Junior Thunder

Interested in joining the Thunder Fastpitch Family? 

The Thunder are excited to offer our Junior Thunder winter training program again starting in January 2024.

The program will focus on: 
  • Developing softball fundamentals in all areas (hitting, fielding, pitching, and more) 
  • Understanding core softball concepts 
  • Improving strength and conditioning 
  • Creating new friendships, learning the value of teamwork, and what it means to be part of the Thunder Family! 
  • Having fun! 
The program is aimed at helping prepare our young athletes for their spring house league season and for Thunder tryouts next summer (if they choose to pursue travel softball), and is open to players born in 2012 or younger. Junior Thunder participants will also receive priority registration for our summer House All-Star Tournament program, the Thunder All-Stars! 

The program will consist of ten 90-minute practices on Sundays (exact time is TBD), running January through April (with exceptions for Spring Break, Easter, etc.) at our brand new training facility in Arlington Heights (opening this fall).

The program fee includes all indoor training costs, instruction, t-shirts, and more. Junior Thunder sessions will be lead by current Thunder coaches (former players) with help from experienced Thunder Sisters (older players in the Thunder Family) and outside instructors where appropriate. 

Thunder BOOM!