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    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

     

    2018 ELITE TRYOUTS ANNOUNCED

    roster openings - updated 3/1/18

    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.

     

    17u - two openings, pitcher preferred

    18u - one opening- looking for Pitcher Only or OF, but will look at other positions. 

    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.

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    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) 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.

     
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    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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    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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