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

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

 Tryouts for 18 Gold scheduled:

August 23, 2014 

Covina HS from 9 AM- 1 PM

Covina HS is located at:

463 S. Hollenbeck Covina CA  91732

Please park on the Puente Side of the school! 



In 13 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 2014 we have had TWO teams qualify for the Premier National Championships in the 14u and 18u Divisions. We have top 10 PGF finishes in 14u in 2012 & 2013.

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. We have assisted over 100 athletes in attending college on scholarships. Our college graduation and success rate is extremely high because we stress that choosing a university is a decision that impacts the long term, not the short term!

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 & Italian Women's), US National Team Player & ASA All-American, who has had the opportunity to play on some of the best teams in softball history both in travel & NCAA. She has aso played for some of the best coaches who are now Hall of Famers. Valerie currently coaches the 18 Gold team and has been involved in So Cal travel ball for 34 years.

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

Mark is a former Baseball Scout with over 38 years of experience as a hitting instructor, coaching & teaching the games of Softball & Baseball. Mark has coached our most successful 14u Teams with top 10 in the nation @ PGF in 2012 & 2013, qualifying in 2014. 

Both of their children have been successful Division I athletes in the sports of Baseball & 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!

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

14u- Josh Schuler (714) 719-4087 
12u- Josh Schuler (714) 719-4087



2014 FALL Schedule

August 23                  Practice/Tryouts Covina HS 9 am- 1pm

August 24                  Practice/Tryouts

August 30                  Practice

August 31                  Practice- 9 am at Academy for hitting & conditioning

September 1               OFF- Labor day

September 6               Practice
September 7                        Practice
September 13              Practice
September 14              Practice
September 20                     Practice
September 21                      Practice
September 27-28          Surf City September Fall Classic (Confirmed)
October 4-5                          So Cal's Finest Showcase @ BLD (PD- Confirmed)
October 11-12                       Surf City Fall Showcase (Confirmed)
October 18-19                      Surf City October Showcase (PD- Confirmed)
October 25-26                     Surf City Halloween Showcase (Confirmed)
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 (Confirmed)
November 15               Practice
November 16               Practice
November 22-23                  Surf City Early Thanksgiving Showcase (PD-Confirmed) Friday  Games; 7 Games

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