Aurora Thunder Christmas Break Hitting Clinic
Hosted by: Eann Cox, Director of Player Development
Guest Speakers: Trey Hannam, Ryan Sutterer, Les Nozzle
Special Guest: Josh Stowers, 2018 2nd round draft pick of Seattle Mariners out of Louisville
When: Saturday, December 22, 2018
Where: Go For It Sports Dome, 9231 Galena Road, Yorkville, IL 60560
Sessions: 8:30am to 11:30am for ages 9u to 13u
12:30pm to 3:30pm for ages 14u-18u
Price: $120 per 3 hour session, includes camp t-shirt
Eann is our Director of Player Development and our 15u Head Coach. In his role as Director of Player Development, Eann works closely with the high school aged players and their coaches on developing their recruiting profile, their offseason workout program as well as all responsibilities as the head coach for his 15u team. Additionally, Eann is the current Head Freshman Coach at Naperville North High School in Naperville, IL Eann has been coaching in the Aurora Thunder program for 5 years and running his current team the past 4 years. He played his collegiate baseball at Black Hawk Community College for his first 2 years, where he was an All-American. He then spent 2 years at Division II Lewis University where he earned All Conference honors.
Trey is the current hitting coach at Division I Western Illinois University. Additionally, he currently works with and trains a number of minor league hitters in the off-season. During his summer months, he plays professional baseball in Puerto Rico and over the last two summers has led his team in HR and in the top 4 in several other offensive categories. Trey played his collegiate ball at the University of Illinois Springfield for 2 years, where he was selected All-Conference and All-Region both years.
Trey is the creator of SwayTee - http://www.swaytee.com
Ryan is the Director of Player Development for the Minnesota Iceman travel baseball program, Hitting coach at the University of Northwestern and an Associate Scout with the San Diego Padres. Ryan played his collegiate baseball at the University of Northwestern and holds number career and season offensive records.
Les works with multiple minor league players on hitting and weight training. Has a massive social media following where he shares videos of drills and in game at bat of his hitters. Les is the current head coach of the 11u Omaha Tigers baseball team.
Ready to teach the swing that helped Aaron Judge achieve the AL Rookie of the Year award.
Registration is open and will be limited to 40 kids per session. Please make sure you register for the appropriate age group session.
Our 2019 Season tryouts were a huge success, with over 200 kids trying out for our teams.
We are looking for the following players to fill our our 2019 rosters:
13u - 2 players, pitcher preferred
14u/15u - (8th grade/high school freshman team) - 1 to 2 players, 8th graders preferred. Pitchers preferred.
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.
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
David Woods - Carthage College
Ricky Perez - Iowa State
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Matt at (630) 258-2894.
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.
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:
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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.