Please call the coach of your age group as some teams will hold tryouts outside of the organizational tryout dates.
9U '10: Tony Rinaldi 330-718-3716
10U '09: Rick Plant 330-219-1610
10U-Marlett: Tammy Marlett 330-984-9464
11U '08: Steve Sylvester 330-219-6362
11U '08: Bruce Rininger 330-553-8311
12U '07: Ron Taylor 330-720-5689 & Dave Bodien 724-866-7834
14U '05: Matt Campbell 330-507-1006
16U White: Brett Fine 330-519-4373
14U Premier: Crystal Obrien 330-240-0934
15U Premier: Maria Dutton: 330-716-2213
16U Premier: Bill Ross: 440-278-9249
18U Premier: Looking for a team/coach
2019--2020 Tryout Dates Below!!
THUNDER ELITE will hold organizational tryouts on dates below. Some teams will playing at Nationals/World Series events over the tryouts dates, so we will have multiple dates and times to allow all of our teams to hold tryouts. I encourage you to call the coach prior to tryouts to let them know you will be attending and to see if any private workouts may be held.
Athletes can tryout for a team individually or all the teams in their eligible division (e.g. 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u etc.). Forms need to be completed prior to participating in tryoits so please fill out the tryout form ahead of time or come early to complete.
Saturday 8/3 - 9AM-12 PM -For 10U-Marlett and both 11U teams Liberty Township Park
Saturday 8/10 - 9AM-12 PM-For 9U- Rinaldi, 10U-Marlett, 11U-Sylvester & 16U-White at LIberty Park
**Athletes will be assessed on outfield, base running, hitting, fielding, attitude, intensity, and softball IQ. Pitchers and catchers should be prepared to stay later.
Rain date will be the sundays following 8/4 & 8/11.
Coaches at all age groups are named above.
Call Jeff Steiner with questions at 330-307-7551
2019-20 Thunder Elite Organizational Coaches
9U'10- Tony Rinaldi - This will be a new team playing a NE Ohio schedule.
10U '09- Rick Plant- This team will be a 2nd year 10U team. They will play a very competitive statewide schedule playing in the toughest tournaments.
10U - Tammy Marlett - This is a new 10U team that wil play a NE Ohio schedule.
11U '08- Steve Sylvester- 2 spots open. Pitcher and Utility needed
11U '08-Rininger: Bruce Rininger- Coming to Thunder Elite from Valley Extreme where they had a very successful 10U season. This team will play a competitive statewide schedule
12U '07- Ron Taylor & Dave Bodien- This team will be a 2nd year 12U team.
14U '05- Matt Campbell. This is a 2nd year team that had lots of success this year playing 14U.
16U white- Brett Fine. Brett has over 12yrs fastpitch coaching experience and is entering his 7th year as a coach in the organization. This team played in 4 showcase tournaments in 2019 and competed at a high level. They will play a similar showcase schedule along with a few other local/regional tournaments. The nucleus of the team is intact. Looking for pitching.
14U Premier- Crystal/Joe Obrien- This team will be a mix of '05/'06 players. They will play a Statewide/Regional schedule with a mix of showcases and competitive tournaments
15U Premier- Maria Dutton- This team will play a mix of local and upper level regional tournaments and showcases.
16U Premier- Bill Ross. This team has had huge success in 2019. Most recently they finished Runner Up at Stingrays. Bill has many years experience in travel ball and as a High School Coach. This team will primarily be a '03 group made up of 2021 &2022 players. They will play a schedule comprised of bigger events in Ohio as well as other states. Events like D1 Summer Showcases, Stingrays, Team New Jersey, Indy Firecracker are examples of events this team will be playing at.
Are you a coach?
Thunder Elite Fastpitch is always looking to build its roster of teams for 2018 and beyond. If you are interested in competing with a regionally competitive, and respected travel softball organization please contact Jeff Steiner with inquiries. Regardless if you have an existing team looking to boost your recognition in our state, or if you have a core group of players and need help assembling the final pieces, Thunder Elite Fastpitch can help. All well thought out plans will be reviewed for consideration.