We are still looking for a couple of players at a few age groups:
13u - looking for 1-2players
14u - looking for 1-2 players for 2nd team - catcher and pitcher preferred
15u/16u - looking for 2-3 players - catcher & pitchers preferred
17u/18u - looking for 2-3 players - catcher & pitchers preferred
Please reach out to Matt Gray at email@example.com or at 630-258-2894.
August 2, 2021 update:
We are holding a private tryout for 13u and below on Wednesday, August 3, 2021 at 6pm at New Haven Park, 736 W. New Haven Ave, Aurora, IL
We have completed several tryouts for each age group, but are still looking for a few players. Private tryouts are available. Please reach out to Matt Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 630-258-2894.
12u - looking for 2-3 players
13u - looking for 2-3 players
14u - looking for 1-2 players for 2nd team
15u/16u - looking for 2-3 players
17u/18u - looking for 2-3 players
July 21, 2021 update:
Tryouts for tonight are still on. The 9u-13u tryouts have been moved to Hoscheit East Park located at Mair Drive and Montgomery Road in Aurora, IL and are at the times listed below. No tryouts at Stuart Sports Complex tonight due to the rain.
Tryouts for the 2022 Season have been announced.
The Aurora Thunder have announced tryout dates for the 2022 season. Please register in advance through our registration and plan on arriving 15 minutes early so that we can begin on-time.
Tryouts for the 2022 season have been scheduled as follows:
|9U - 11U||Tues, 7/20 & Wed 7/21||6pm-7pm||Stuart Sports Complex, Field G (Behind Montgomery Police Station) - South Complex|
|12U & 13U||Tues, 7/20 & Wed 7/21||7:15pm-8:15pm||Stuart Sports Complex, Field G (Behind Montgomery Police Station) - South Complex|
|14U||Wednesday, 7/14 & 7/21||6pm-7pm||
Hoscheit West, Mair Dr and Montgomery Road, Aurora, IL - West Field (bigger field)
|15U-18U||Wednesday, 7/14 & 7/21||7:15pm - 8:15pm||Hoscheit West, Mair Dr and Montgomery Road, Aurora, IL - West Field (bigger field)|
Please go to our Tryouts Page for more detailed information and the link to register for tryouts.
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.
Please plan to arrive 15 to 20 minutes early for registration and warm ups. We will begin each tryout promptly at the designated tryout time.
Due to COVID-19, Aurora Baseball & Softball Academy, shut down effective March 2020 and will look to reopen this fall.
We will offer individual training, team training, classes and camps for hitting, pitching and catching for all ages. We will also conduct team training and have rental space available for teams or individuals. All cages are 14' wide, with 5 of them at 70' long.
We will have HitTrax, Rapsodo (for pitching) and utilize Driveline Pitching Program. Additionally we have a full weight room and cardio area for team or individual strength and conditioning training. 3 month (only 30 will be made available) and Annual Memberships (only 50 will be made available) with unlimited access to the facility will be discounted during the grand opening. Classes, clinics and 1:1 training can be booked on-line or in-person.
With over 12,000 square feet of space, there will be plenty of space to address your training needs
Hours of Operation:
TBD in fall once we open back up
If you are interested in other times, please contact us to discuss your needs at 630-229-6527 (office) or by email at email@example.com
Registrations for classes, memberships, clinics and 1:1 training is now available at https://Aurorabaseballandsoftball.ezfacility.com/
Brodey Harper - Waubonsee Community College
Noah Schueler - Sauk Valley
Jake Formenti - Sauk Valley
Peter Pavia - Kishwaukee
Mason Graham - University of Illinois Springfield
Xavier Deal - Spoon River CC
Jared Rasmussen - College of DuPage
Rocky Lutz - Sauk Valley Community College
Jacob Ryan - University of Wisconsin - Platteville
Daniel Seibert - Sauk Valley Community College
Conner Lentz - Sauk Valley Community College
Travis Coleman - Black Hawk Community College
Jay Schueler - Parkland College
Cliff Vickers - College of DuPage
Alec Ackerman - Sauk Valley
Evan Camper - Upper Iowa University
Jacob Gray - Aurora University
Cameron Zimmeron - Ripon College
Caleb Ziehr - Saint Xavier University
Ty Liaromatis - Illinois Benedictine
Zach Haddox - Illinois Benedictine
Stephen Sewruk - Illinois Benedictine
Andy Velazquez - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Mark Sommers - Waubonsee Community College
Dayne Frederick - Judson University
Zach Zavasnik - Olivet Nazarene University
Jordan Perez - Sauk Valley Community College
Deondre Perkins - Sauk Valley Community College
Alberto Martinez - Waubonsee Community College
David Woods - Carthage College
Ricky Perez - Iowa State
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Aurora Travel Baseball is seeking qualified high school coach for our 15U/16U team and assistant coaches for 2022 season at (15U/16U and 17U/18U) and youth head coaches and assistant coaches at (11U and 12U) for the 2022 spring/summer season. These are part-time positions at each age group, which will conclude upon the completion of the 2021 summer season. This position will begin in August 2021 with potential weekly practices and fall baseball games in advance of preparing for winter workouts starting in winter 2021/2022 and will continue into the spring and summer season, wrapping up in mid to late July 2022.
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 some scouts at most games/tournaments.
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 schedule throughout the Midwest.
If you are interested in this position please send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Matt at (630) 258-2894.
The Aurora Thunder will host our 7th Annual Poker and Bags Tournament on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at Bliss Creek Golf Club in the Pine Room, located at 1 Golfview Road, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Event will run from 5pm to 1am CST.
Bags Registration is closed as of 10pm on Feb 23rd, 2018. Poker registration is still open.
There are over $5,000 in raffle prizes as of Feb 1st, 2018:
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.