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2019 SEASON - PLAYERS WANTED

2019 SEASON TRYOUTS:

Our 2019 Season tryouts were a huge success, with over 200 kids trying out for our teams.

2019 players needed:

We are looking for the following players to fill our our 2019 rosters:

11u - 1 player

13u - 2 players, pitcher preferred

14u - (8th grade team) - 3 to 4 players

14u/15u - (high school freshman team) - 1 to 2 players

15u - (high school freshman/sophomore) - 1 player, pitcher preferred

16u - 2 to 3 players

17u/18u - 2 to 3 players

 

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 THUNDER COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

2018 College commitments

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

Dayne Frederick - Judson University

Zach Zavasnik - Olivet Nazarene University

2017 college commitments

David Woods - Carthage College

Ricky Perez - Iowa State

 

COACHES WANTED - Fall 2018/Summer 2019

Aurora Travel Baseball is seeking qualified high school head coaches for 2019 season (17U) and youth travel baseball  coaches (9u, 10u, 12u and 14u) for the 2019 spring/summer season. These are part-time positions at each age group, which will conclude upon the completion of the 2018 summer season.  This position will begin in August 2018 with weekly practices and fall baseball games in advance of preparing for winter workouts starting in winter 2018 and will continue into the spring and summer season, wrapping up in mid to late July 2019.
 

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 schedule throughout the Midwest.

If you are interested in this position please send a resume to mattg@auroratravelbaseball.org, or call Matt at (630) 258-2894.

 

2018 Aurora Travel Baseball Tournaments Announced

Aurora Travel Baseball will host two tournaments in the 2018 season.  

The 8th Annual Spring Fling Tournament will be held Friday, May 4th through Sunday, May 6th, 2018.

The 7th Annual Summer Heat Tournament will be held Friday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10th, 2018.

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.

2018 7th Annual Aurora Thunder Poker and Bags Tournament

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:

Two – LG 49” 1080p HD Smart TV’s
Cubs tickets – (3 sets, which is 4 seats to a game x 3 games – one set will be over a $500 value, one will be over a $400 value and the third will be between a $300 value and $400 value)
Kris Bryant 4th of July Jersey
Rounders Autographed Poster
John Lackey Cubs Plaque
Chicago Wolves – 2 seats for 1 game
Paramount Theater – 2 seats to any show in 2018
Praxis Fit – 1 month free gym membership 
Northwestern Medicine – 1 month free gym membership
Delnor Health & Fitness - 1 month certificate ($185 value)
Bulldog Ale House – 3 x $10 gift certs
Epic Air - $75 gift basket
Aurora Skate Center – 10 tickets for free skating
Kane County Cougars – 2  tickets for a game 
Coopers Hawk – wine tasting for 4
Blackberry Oaks – Two foursomes including cart – weekday golf
Cubs tickets (don’t know if 2 or 4 seats for 2 games or 4 seats for 1 game)
Liquor/wine basket – a few of these are being put together
Womens Spa Package – a couple of these have been put together
Escape Room/Haunted House package
Cubs Jersey (player of your choice on back) package
Sox Jersey (player of your choice on back) package
Blackhawks Jersey (player of your choice on back) package
Movie Night basket
Restaurant certificates
Eagle Brook (private club) – golf foursome package
Bliss Creek – golf foursome package
Go For It Sports Dome –  free turf rental
Bogies Indoor Golf Club & Fore! Family Fun - Foursome Mini Golf
 
 
 

Aurora Thunder 2018 Poker & Bags Fundraiser

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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.

 

 

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