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Aurora Travel Baseball - Organization News

It has been brought to our attention that another organization is going around telling anyone who will listen that we are shutting down our organization like the Aurora Aces have recently done.  

The Aurora Travel Baseball Association (Aurora Thunder) is not shutting down or closing our doors or merging with any other organizations.  It is unfortunate that other organizations feel the need to spread such vicious rumors.

We are now in our 8th season of travel baseball and continue to grow.  We plan on fielding teams at every age level from 8u to 18u, we have more than a dozen kids that will go on to play collegiate baseball in the next two years and more to come.  We continue to provide paid coaches with extensive baseball backgrounds that include former professional players, semi-pro and collegiate players that have a passion for the game.  We continue to work to build a better organization with great baseball minds, good business people to sit on our board and have great families that have nothing but the best interest of our teams, the kids and our organization in mind.

Thank you,

ATB Board

2018 ELITE TRYOUTS ANNOUNCED

roster openings

The tryouts for our 2018 teams has completed, but we have a few openings at a few of the age levels.  We are conducting private tryouts for those that may still be interested.  Please contact Matt Gray at 630-258-2894 or mattg@auroratravelbaseball.org to schedule a private tryout.

10u- one opening

12u - two openings - we will conduct another tryout Saturday, August 19th, 2017, from 9am to 10am at New Haven South, 720 New Haven Ave, Aurora, IL  60506.  You must register for tryouts by using the link below.

13u - one opening

14u - one opening

17u - three openings

18u - two openings - looking for Pitcher Only as preference, will look at other positions. 

2018 ELITE TRYOUTS

Please note:  there will be a softball event occurring during the day and early evening.  The softball event has a gate admission fee.  Please tell them you are there for baseball tryouts and do not pay the fee.  Aurora Travel Baseball does not charge a fee for tryouts and is not responsible for anyone who pays the fee.

Tryouts for the 2018 season have been scheduled as follows:

Monday, July 24th:

14u and 15u - 6pm to 7:30pm at Stuart Sports Complex, Field H

16u-18u - 7:30pm to 9pm at Stuart Sports Complex, Field H

Tuesday, July 25th:

13u - 6pm to 8pm at Stuart Sports Complex, Field G

12u - 6pm to 8pm at Stuart Sports Complex, Field F

Wednesday, July 26th

10u and 11u - 6pm to 8pm at Stuart Sports Complex, Field G

8u and 9u - 6pm to 8pm at Stuart Sports Complex, Field H

Saturday, July 29th:

8u -10u from 9am to 10:30 am at New Haven South

11u &12u from 11am to 1pm at New Haven South

13u from 11 to 1pm at New Haven North

14u -18u from 10-12pm at Stuart H

Please register for tryouts here.  We are not restricted to taking kids from Aurora only.  We have kids from several surrounding communities that comprise our teams.  If you cannot make these tryout dates, please contact us to set up a private tryout.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Aurora Travel Baseball Players -News

 

Thunder 17u players named all-conference:
Jacob Gray was named 1st team All-Conference in the Upstate 8 as a junior as well as a nomination by the conference coaches to the Chicagoland Classic Collegiate Showcase. It is a two day showcase event with the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of more than 100 college coaches and professional scouts. Coaches from the Big 10, Big XII, Pac 12, SEC, Ivy League, several Division II and Division III schools and U.S. service academies are registered to attend.

Caleb Ziehr, also a junior, was named 2nd team All-Conference in the Big Northern Conference. Caleb was also nominated to play in a conference tournament featuring all conference players from the Big Northern Conference and the NIC 10 Conference later this summer.

Congratulations to Jacob Gray and Caleb Ziehr.

 

Former Aurora Travel Baseball players making trip to IHSA 3A State Playoffs:
Jackson Best, Eric Lundell, Elias Flowers and Jake Carlson - all sophomores at Marmion Academy. Go Cadets and good luck at state.

 

 

2017 Aurora Travel Baseball Tournaments Announced

Aurora Travel Baseball will host two tournaments in the 2017 season.  

The 8th Annual Spring Fling Tournament will be held Friday, May 5th through Sunday, May 7th, 2017.

The 7th Annual Summer Heat Tournament will be held Friday, June 9th through Sunday, June 11th, 2017.

Both tournaments will be held in Aurora, IL at several newly renovated Fox Valley Park District fields.

Further information and registration can be found on our tournaments page or by clicking here.

COACHES WANTED - Fall 2017/Summer 2018

Aurora Travel Baseball is seeking qualified high school head coaches for 2018 season and youth travel baseball  coaches (9u, 10u and 11u) for the 2018 spring/summer season. These are part-time positions at each age group, which will conclude upon the completion of the 2017 summer season.  This position will begin in August 2017 with weekly practices and fall baseball games in advance of preparing for winter workouts starting in winter 2017 and will continue into the spring and summer season, wrapping up in mid to late July 2018.
 

Our program consists of non-parent coaching if possible and strives to prepare our kids to play at the next level.  Our younger teams will focus on player development and building the bridge to the next year, while playing in very competitive tournaments.  Our goals for our high school teams (15u - 18u) will be to participate in a number of top national collegiate showcase tournaments, which will provide access to numerous college coaches and pro scouts each and every game and tournament.

Responsibilities include on-field coaching, pregame preparation, practice organization, mentoring players, and day to day communication with players, parents, college coaches and scouts (at the high school level).

We are seeking candidates that have previous coaching or playing experience at the high school, college, or professional level. The candidate must have strong communication skills and knowledge in the game of baseball. 

At the high school level, the candidate must be able to communicate to college coaches and scouts regarding the skill set and abilities of players. Further, the candidate must have schedule flexibility throughout the summer, as we play a very competitive national schedule.

If you are interested in this position please send a resume to mattg@auroratravelbaseball.org.

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