2014 Summer Team Pic


2014 PGF "Qualified" 18 Gold & 14u (OO's) 

 Brielle, Camryn, Ciera,  Emma,

 Jessie, Lindsey, Megan, Molly,

Natalie,  Ryan, Sam, Sydney 

Tori, Valarie A., Valerie T.

2013  Thunder had 3 teams at PGF (12u, 14u, 18u) 

In 12 years we have accomplished alot...

See our accomplishments page for info on how our teams have finished over the years:  

California Thunder is an "PREMIER" Travel Softball Organization, in 2013 we have had THREE of our 5 teams qualify for the Premier National Championships in the 12u, 14u and 18u Divisions. 

We offer the complete package of recruiting, speed and agility training, hitting and defense through our organization in an effort to get players developed and prepared for the next level.

The organization's hitting and defense training is coordinated through The California Softball Academy located at 515 W. Allen Ave Unit 9 & 10 in San Dimas, CA 91773:

Valerie Van Kirk-LeVier (Gold Coach) (909) 851-3595.

Valerie is a former 5 X National Champion (NCAA, ASA and Italian), US National Team Player and All-American, who has had the opportunity to play on some of the best teams in softball history both in travel and NCAA and for some of the best coaches who are now Hall of Famers. Valerie currently coaches the 18 Gold team.

Mark LeVier (14u & 16u) (909) 851-7656.

Mark is a former Baseball Scout with over 35 years of experience as a hitting instructor, coaching and teaching the games of Softball and Baseball. Mark also coaches our 14u program that was top 10 in the nation at Premier in 2012 & 2013. 

Both of their children have been successful Division I athletes in the sports of Baseball and Softball.

The California Thunder

Links to Skills Videos for Thunder Players- CLICK HERE!

Please click the "SKILLS VIDEO LINK" on the menu to access a list of players with skills videos available online for your viewing!!!

Molly Steinberg (2014)- C/OF "Verballed"

Tori Togashi (2014)- C/1b "Verballed"

Natalie Alvarez (2015) C/3b "Verballed"

Samantha Hardwick (2015) OF 

Lindsey Hughes (2015)- P/1b "Verballed"

Megan Mendez (2015) OF/2b 

Ciera Schick (2015)- SS/2b/3b "Verballed"

Valerie Toth (2015)- SS/3b/2b

Emma Kauffman (2016)- 2b/OF

Brielle LaLiberte (2016)- P/1B  

Thank you for your interest in our program!

Org Tryout Info

Contact any Coach for additional information:

18 Gold - Valerie LeVier (909) 851-3595

16u- Gil Guillen (626) 825-6843

14u- Mark LeVier (909) 851-3595; Angelo Michaels (626) 450-5811

14u- Elvis Medina (909) 816-0429 and Tony Tyrone (626) 664-9736 

12u- Mike Brocki (909) 821-7910 or Will Sanchez (818) 317-7404

12u- Josh Schuler (714) 719-4087



2014 Summer Schedule


July 26-Aug 2nd PGF Nationals  (Confirmed)


2014 FALL Schedule

August 22-23               Practice

August 31- September 1  Practice

September 6-7                   Wicked Fall Kick-Off (confirmed)
September 13              Practice
September 14              Team Building Exercise- ALL Day Event
September 20-21                So Cal's Finest Fall Kick-Off (Tentative)
September 27-28          Practice
October 3-5                       So Cal's Finest Showcase @ BLD (Confirmed)
October 11-12                     Surf City Fall Showcase
October 18-19                    Surf City October Showcase (Confirmed)
October 25-26                   Surf City Halloween Showcase
October 31- November 2     TCS Ronald McDonald Showcase (Texas) (PD Confirmed 7 Games Thursday arrival)
November 8-9                    So Cal's Finest Tourney of Champions
November 15-16           Practice
November 22-23                 Surf City Early Thanksgiving Showcase (Confirmed)

Monday, September 5
Thunder Girls Doin' Work!!! (14u & 18 Gold)

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