THUNDER ELITE will hold organizational tryouts from Thursday, August 4th to Saturday, August 6th 2016. Athletes can tryout for a team individually or all the teams in their eligible division (e.g. 10u, 12u, 14u, etc.). Forms will be completed on the tryout date so please come early.
Thursday August 4th - 6-9 PM for 10u, 11u, 12u Liberty Township Park 1201 Churchill-Hubbard rd Youngstown, Ohio
Friday August 5th - 6-9 PM for 13u, 14u, 15u, 16u, 18u Liberty Township Park 1201 Churchill-Hubbard rd Youngstown, Ohio
Saturday August 6th - 9AM-12 PM for 10u, 11u, 12u Liberty Township Park 1201 Churchill-Hubbard rd Youngstown, Ohio
Saturday August 6th - 1-4 PM for 13u, 14u, 15u, 16u, 18u Liberty Township Park 1201 Churchill-Hubbard rd Youngstown, Ohio
**Athletes will be assessed on outfield, base running, hitting, fielding, attitude, intensity, and softball IQ
**Pitchers and catchers should be prepared to stay later and provide their own catcher.
**Saturday 8/6 rain date is Sunday 8/7, same times
***Our 02 team's coaching staff is in Washington St. for the Junior League WS and will not be present for tryouts on August 5 and 6. There will be a representative, Coach Gross, in attendance. Coach Gross will be collecting information and evaluating talent. An additional tryout date for the 02 team will be announced at a later date. Contact Coach Lattanzio with any questions.
Any questions... Call Jeff Steiner at 330-307-7551
10U-'06 Crystal and Joe Obrien. This will be their 2nd year at 10u. Had a very successful year with a team made up of mostly 9year olds. 330-240-0934
11U- Charlie Mazella. Charlie is a non parent coach who brings 8 yrs of coaching travel ball to the organization. This team will be a mix of 11u/12u players. 330-233-6653
12U Force- Vic Cawthorne. Vic is currently an Asst Coach on the Thunder Elite '04 team. This team will play in a mix of local and Statewide Tournaments. 724-699-7291
13U-'03 Joe Nay. Joe is going into his 5th season as head coach of Thunder Elite 03. He has 12 years' experience coaching fastpitch and is a Certified Trainer for the Positive Coaching Alliance. 330-501-5933
14U-'02 Andrew Lattanzio. This team will look to compete at a State/Regional level playing a mix of tournaments and showcase style events. 330-787-2911
15U-'01 Nikki Mott. Nikki is entering her 5th year as a coach in the organization. 330-978-3125
16U Green- Mike Sheely. Mike will be starting his 3rd year coaching fastpitch and returns to Thunder Elite after two years with the NEO Freeze organization. 330-306-8221
16U Showcase- David Vukovich. This team will look to attend both Fall and Summer showcases with the goal of getting their players in front of college coaches. 330-984-2704
18U- Looking for a coach. Inquiries call Jeff at 330-307-7551