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Thunder Academy Information Exchange
by posted 07/02/2018


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Thunder Families,

Reminder for tomorrow’s meeting 6-7pm.

Agenda:

  • Why Thunder Academy?

  • Review Academy Road map from 9-18 years of age

  • Thunder Academy Alumni updates

  • Come meet Kent McCurdy from FAST-Strength and Conditioning for 2019

  • Partial list of Head coaches for 2019 Academy teams

    View the you tube video link (2014 narrated by John Jenson) below for a description of the difference between Thunder Baseball League and Thunder Academy.  Thunder Academy teams provide the highest level of competition among all Thunder Baseball League teams.


http://youtu.be/TAauidaCbsw

 

Thunder Baseball Academy will be having an open house on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Thunder Academy from 6:00-7:00pm. This will give parents a chance to ask questions to Darron Cox and Tom Dedin regarding the 2019 program. Come learn about the depth of teams and years of experience in developing youth baseball players. This is an opportunity to learn about culture and mentoring programs the Academy teams provide. Many kids from this program have gone on to play in Division I, II, III and Junior College.

Thunder Baseball Academy is a developmentally-based association established for the purpose of changing lives through quality instruction in a positive environment. We believe most kids want to be successful, but don’t understand how to achieve that success.

Our coaches—who are not win-at-all-costs people—believe education, in baseball and in life, is what bridges the gap between kids’ desire for success and having the skills to be successful. That education happens in a positive environment, where mistakes in practice are encouraged and each athlete is given the freedom to be successful.

Thunder Baseball Academy owner, Darron Cox, and his coaching staff have been around some of the greatest minds in the baseball world. They bring wisdom from experience in the Major Leagues, Minor Leagues, college, high school and Little League. Coach Cox has had the privilege of coaching Major League Colorado Rockies’ players Matt Holiday, Brad Hawpe, Ryan Spilborghs, Chris Iannetta and Ubaldo Jimenez, to name a few.

Whether you’re preparing for high school baseball, training for your college team or working out in the offseason, Thunder Academy’s world-class coaches, baseball training philosophy and training facilities will provide the tools you need for success.

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Fall Ball 2018
by posted 06/30/2018


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Fall Ball 2018:

July 1, 2018--Fall Ball Registration Opens. Accepting COACHES applications now!

Click on the REGISTER NOW button on the home page and choose the right program.

 

August 17th Friday--Fall Ball Registration closes.

August 25th -- Fall Ball Teams set and coaches notified by September 1, 2018.

No games on Labor Day Weekend - September 3, 2018.

September 10th --Sunday--First Game (see Team Pages on for schedule after September 3, 2018) shirts distributed at BIP prior to your first game.

October 21, end of season tournament. October 28, make up end of season (if necessary)

 

For 2018, we will have the following age divisions: Machine Pitch, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, and 13/14 age groupings.  Players will play in the age group for the 2019 season.

Fall Ball games are played every Sunday, with very few (if any) practices. Practice is typically 1 hour before the game. Some teams can choose to hold practice once a week, however, the expectation is that players are playing other sports like soccer, football, etc. to be well rounded players.

The 7/8 year old’s play one game every Sunday, 6 to 8 games total. Shirts are included (red and white) in $125.00 registration fees and "End of Season" tournament included for all teams.

The 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 year old’s play double headers every Sunday, 12-16 games per season.  Shirts are included (red and white) in $185.00 registration fees and "End of Season" tournament included for all teams. Coaches can request afternoon only games for those families that want to attend church on Sunday mornings. Our scheduler will do her best to accommodate.

Are you interested in machine pitch?


Machine pitch is a great way to develop young players (6-8 year old’s). Typically the kids see more consistent pitching and are taught that they have to hit (no walks). Shirts are included (red and white) in $125.00 registration fees and "End of Season" tournament included for all teams.

Make sure you register under the Machine Pitch specific registration.

This creates a great environment to develop skills in the field as well, as you see many more fielding opportunities because kids are hitting and not walking. Machine pitch is not for very beginners, players should be able to throw, catch, and play baseball for the length of a game (1.5 hours).

If you are interested in machine pitch, email Candice Smith at:   

 

https://2018 Fall Ball Summary 6.30.18.pdf

 

https://2018 Consolidated - Fall Baseball League Rules Mgmt.pdf

 

https://2018 Machine Pitch Rules Fall Ball.pdf

 

FAQ’s:

1. What are the dates for the Fall Baseball Season? The Fall Baseball season starts with practices are optional during the week of August 27th. Games will start Sunday, September 9th and will run through Sunday, October 14th. No games on Labor Day weekend. The season will end with a 1-day tournament on Sunday, October 21st. In case of inclement weather that day, we will play the tournament on the following Sunday, October 28th.

2. What days will Fall Baseball games be played? Games are only played on Sundays ONLY. Players in the 7/8 age group and Machine Pitch will play single games and players age 9/10-11/12-13/14 will play doubleheaders (2 games on the same day).

3. What age groups can play baseball in the Fall Baseball Season? We will have 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, and 13/14 age groups this year. Players will play at the age that they will play in the following Spring/Summer. For example, a player who is now 10 years old and will play next Spring at age 11, will play on a 11/12 team this Fall. The idea is to give the players a taste of what they will encounter next Spring. Machine pitch will be offered for 7/8 year old’s, in addition to kid pitch division.

4. What if I want to bring in a full or partial team? If your team wants you, then so do we! Follow the steps below:

a) Register the coach's son and pay the fee in full. b) Make sure that each of the players puts the coach's name down in the "coach request" box when they register online. c) Send a list of the player’s names to Candice Smith  Secretary and Shawn Williamson , fall baseball Director tp ensure that your entire team will be kept together.

5. Can I request a coach or play with a friend? Yes, we will do our best to accomodate all requests, however, no guarantees. Just list the coaches or players first/last name upon registration.

6. What is the cost per player for the Fall Baseball program? Registration fees are $125/player for ages 7-8 and $185/player for ages 9-14 kid pitch program. Machine pitch will be available for 8 and under and registration fees are $125 per player and register with your home area. Contact your area Fall Ball coordinator for more details.

7. Where will the Fall Baseball games be played and what time do they start? All games are played at Broomfield Community Park, Broomfield Industrial Park, Brighton Ron Cox, BSC, BYBA, Northern Lights Fields and Arvada Area fields. Game schedules and additional information will be made available on the "Fall Baseball" web pages. Games are typically played Sunday’s between 8 am and 6 pm.

 

Shawn Williamson

Executive Director

720-352-4409

Thunder Baseball League, Inc.

PO Box 31

Broomfield, CO 80038

www.thunder-baseball.org

 

Thunder Academy

6900 W. 117th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020

www.thunder-academy.com

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Thunder Academy and Thunder Baseball League Tryouts
by posted 06/24/2018


Thunder Academy Information

Thunder Families,

 

With the Spring 2018 season coming to an end, we are preparing for the 2019 tryouts for both Thunder Baseball League and Thunder Academy Tournament Only teams. Registration will open in early July. Your player must be registered to attend tryouts.

 

SPRING 2019 THUNDER ACADEMY TOURNAMENT ONLY

Broomfield Industrial Park (BIP) Clapper, Lange and Rockies on Saturday July 28th

Players age is determined by their age on April 30, 2019.

9-10’s from 9AM-12PM* and 11-12’s from 1PM-3PM*.

*Players from Saturday may be called back on Sunday 

Sunday, July 29th for 13-14’s from 3PM-5PM.

Make-up tryouts all ages 6-8pm on 8/1 at Thunder Academy

(see attached flyer for details regarding Thunder Academy teams and fees).

https://THUNDER ACADEMY YOUTH TEAMS 2019 ver4.pdf

Coaches for all age groups will be posted in early July and prior to tryouts.

View the you tube video link (2014 narrated by John Jenson) below for a description of the difference between Thunder Baseball League and Thunder Academy.  Thunder Academy teams provide the highest level of competition among all Thunder Baseball League teams.


http://youtu.be/TAauidaCbsw

 

 

Thunder Baseball RMJBL League tryouts:

Saturday, August 11th  - Players will rotate stations of running, throwing and hitting.

Players age is determined by their age on April 30, 2019.

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
AGE DIVISIONS FOR THIS TRY-OUT ARE: 12's, 13's, and 14's

Broomfield Industrial Park - Fields: Clapper, Lange, and Rockies

Check in begins at 1:15 PM


Sunday, August 12th  - Players will rotate stations of running, throwing and hitting.

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
AGE DIVISIONS FOR THIS TRY-OUT ARE:  8's, 9's, 10's, and 11's 

Broomfield Industrial Park - Fields: Lange, Rockies

Check in begins at 1:15 PM

 

Wednesday, August 15th  - Thunder Academy 6:00-8:00PM. Make-up Tryouts (attend only if you missed one of the sessions above).

2019 Thunder League registration fees will be $375

2019 Full uniform packages are $135

Reply to this email with any questions. Thank you for choosing Thunder Baseball League.

 

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2018 TBL Annual Calendar
by posted 11/04/2017


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Thunder Families,

 

The 2018 spring season will be here before you know it! Good luck to all those players getting extra work with individual private professional lessons and  players enrolled in the Progressive Hitting and Progressive Pitching programs that start November 6, 2017.

 

We are excited to present the attached “2018 TBL Annual Calendar” to help plan your season. Some dates and times are “subject to change”. Thunder Baseball League offers many different opportunities beyond league baseball games.

 

Exciting events like “Opening Day, Team Picture Day, Day at the Rockies, and Bats for a Cure Tournament” help build our Thunder Community. Talk to your team manager to ensure you don’t miss any important events.

 

We will continue Thunder Academy coach lead “age specific” training sessions during the season on Monday’s. Make sure your team does not miss out!

 

Make it a great day!

 

https://2018 TBL Annual Calendar v3.pdf

 

Thunder Baseball League

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