Thunder

Thunder Travel Baseball

Thunder Baseball is our premier travel program available to boys and girls, with teams covering age groups 8U through 18U. Including and going beyond the fundamentals our Thunder program focuses on advanced skill development and competitive tournament play throughout the Chicagoland area and beyond. 

Are you interested in managing or coaching a team this season? We have opportunities at most age levels. As a Thunder coach you will:

    • Set your season schedule
    • Select your tournaments
    • Determine your budget
    • Run your tryouts and set your roster
    • Have access to the Dugout, our private indoor training facility
    • Connect with our professional trainers
      ....and MORE

For more information on the Thunder Travel Baseball Program Contact:

Ron Sowadski

 Thunder@lithyaa.org

Thunder 2025 Season Tryout Schedule

Age Team Head Coach Email Tryout Info
9U Contact thunder@lithyaa.org for information or to express interest
10U Contact thunder@lithyaa.org for information or to express interest
11U Contact thunder@lithyaa.org for information or to express interest
12U Contact thunder@lithyaa.org for information or to express interest
13U Ron Sowadski ronniec312@gmail.com CONTACT COACH FOR PRIVATE TRYOUT
14U Black Kyle Garifo kg41@att.net OPEN TRYOUT AT 5:30PM ON THURSDAY 7/11 AT PLOTE FIELD 500 GRACE DRIVE, LITH
14U Gold Don Gallagher dongallaher1273@gmail.com CONTACT COACH FOR PRIVATE TRYOUT
15U Contact thunder@lithyaa.org for information or to express interest
16U Black Aaron Ratner aaron.ratner@nokia.com CONTACT COACH FOR PRIVATE TRYOUT
16U Gold Ernie Smith ernest.smith1@comcast.net CONTACT COACH FOR PRIVATE TRYOUT
16U White Brandon Wilson dfsproduction1@gmail.com CONTACT COACH FOR PRIVATE TRYOUT
17U Black Javier Diaz javwdiaz@gmail.com CONTACT COACH FOR PRIVATE TRYOUT
17U Gold Nick Maheny mahaneynick@yahoo.com CONTACT COACH FOR PRIVATE TRYOUT
18U Cory McMahon corymcmahon77@comcast.net CONTACT COACH FOR PRIVATE TRYOUT