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2022 Tryouts - Private Tryouts Available

October update:

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 mattg@auroratravelbaseball.org 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 mattg@auroratravelbaseball.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:

Age Group Date(s) Time Location
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.

 

 
 
 

Aurora Baseball & Softball Academy - Closed temporarily due to COVID-19

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 mattg@auroratravelbaseball.org

Registrations for classes, memberships, clinics and 1:1 training is now available at https://Aurorabaseballandsoftball.ezfacility.com/

AURORA THUNDER COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

2020 College commitments

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

 

2019 College commitments

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

 

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

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

2017 college commitments

David Woods - Carthage College

Ricky Perez - Iowa State

 

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COACHES WANTED - Fall 2021/Summer 2022

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 mattg@auroratravelbaseball.org, or call Matt at (630) 258-2894.

 
 

Aurora Thunder 2018 Poker & Bags Fundraiser

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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 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.

 

 

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