CALIFORNIA THUNDER 18 GOLD (VAN KIRK): Welcome

2014 Summer Team Pic
WELCOME to the THUNDER 18 GOLD WEBSITE

CONGRATULATIONS

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:

http://www.eteamz.com/CalThunder18u/news/index.cfm?cat=608445  

 

 

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) vvankirk@aol.com (909) 851-3595.

Valerie is a former 5 X National Champion (NCAA, ASA and Italian), US National Team Player and ASA All-American, who has had the opportunity to play on some of the best teams in softball history both in travel & 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) MLeVier22@aol.com (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 has coached our most successful 14u Teams with top 10 in the nation @PGF 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

Fall 2014 

Contact any Coach for additional information:
 

18 Gold - Valerie LeVier (909) 851-3595 Vvankirk@aol.com
 

16u- Gil Guillen (626) 825-6843 Gmguillen@msn.com

14u- Mark LeVier (909) 851-3595 CSAMarkL@aol.com; Angelo Michaels (626) 450-5811 calthunder00@yahoo.com

14u- Mike Brocki (909) 821-7910 Brockster0264@aol.com or Will Sanchez (818) 317-7404 calthunder2001@gmail.com

14u- Josh Schuler (714) 719-4087 calthunder01schuler@gmail.com 
12u- Josh Schuler (714) 719-4087 calthunder01schuler@gmail.com

 

 

2014 Summer Schedule

 

July 27-Aug 3rd 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 (PD- 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)


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