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, etc.). Forms need to be completed on the tryout date so please come early.
Saturday 8/4 - 9AM-12 PM for 11u, 12u Liberty Township Park 1201 Churchill-Hubbard rd Youngstown, Ohio
Saturday 8/4 - 1-4 PM for 14u Premier and 16u-white Liberty Township Park 1201 Churchill-Hubbard rd Youngstown, Ohio
Saturday 8/11 - 9AM-12 PM for 10u & 11u, Liberty Township Park 1201 Churchill-Hubbard rd Youngstown, Ohio
Saturday 8/11 - 1-4 PM for 14u & 15u Liberty Township Park 1201 Churchill-Hubbard rd Youngstown, Ohio
18U '01- Private Tryouts. Contact Alex Geordan at 330-766-3238
18U Premier - Private Tryouts. Contact Dave Kelm at 330-766-7843
**Athletes will be assessed on outfield, base running, hitting, fielding, attitude, intensity, and softball IQ. Pitchers and catchers should be prepared to stay later.
Saturday 8/4 rain date is Sunday 8/5, same times.
Coaches at all age groups are named below.
Call Jeff Steiner with questions at 330-307-7551
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.
Contact Jeff Steiner at 330.307.7551
2018-19 Thunder Elite Organizational Coaches
9U '09- Rick Plant- This team will be an all 9u team.
10U '08- Steve Sylvester- This team will be made up of all 10U players.
11U '07- Ron Taylor & Dave Bodien- Coming to Thunder Elite from the Xfactor after a very successfull 10U season.
12U'06- Crystal and Joe Obrien. This will be their 4th year coaching this group. Had a very successful year with a team made up of mostly 11 year olds. Terry Bristow will be joining this team as an asst coach. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge coaching travel ball for many years. So excited to have Terry on the staff.
13U '05- Matt Campbell. Matt will be in his 1st year with Thunder Elite. He has 5 years of experience as a varsity softball coach as well as 20 years of coaching softball and baseball.
14U- Charlie Mazella. Charlie is a non parent coach who brings 10 yrs of coaching travel ball to the organization as well as 7 years as a High School coach. This team will be a mix of 13u/14u players.
16U white- Brett Fine. Brett has over 10yrs coaching experience and is entering his 6th year as a coach in the organization.
18U '03-Joe Nay- Joe is an established travel coach and his '03 team has played at many high-profile regional events. The core of this team has been together since 9u. They will move up to 18u for 2019.
18U '01- Alex Geordan- Alex was a long time asst for the Thunder '01 team before taking over in 2017. This team had a successful 2018 summer season. The core of this group has been together for 5 years.
14u Premier- Maria Dutton. New to Thunder Elite , Maria will lead our first 14U Premier Team. This team will play a mix of local and upper level regional tournaments and showcases.
16U Premier- Bill Ross. The core of this team has had huge success over the last few years playing for the Hurricanes. 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 2020,2021 &2022 players. They will play a schedule comprised of bigger events in Ohio as well as other states. Events like D1 Summer Showcases, Scenic City, Team New Jersey, Indy Firecracker are exmples of events this team will be playing at.
18U Premier- Dave Kelm. This team is made up of a mix of committed and uncommitted players in the 2019/2020 classes. In 2017-18 this team played at D1 Fall and Summer Showcase, Team NJ, Indy Top 100 and Scenic City to name a few.