CALIFORNIA THUNDER 18 GOLD (VAN KIRK): Welcome

2015 Summer
WELCOME to the THUNDER 18 GOLD WEBSITE

CONGRATULATIONS

 2015 PGF "Qualified"  18 Gold & 14u (OO's) 

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

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

  Our Practice Location:

Covina HS:

463 S. Hollenbeck Covina CA  91732

Please park on the Puente Side of the school! 

 

California Thunder would like to introduce our Summer 2015 Team:

Natalie Alvarez (2015- Ohio U) 

Sydney Barker (2015 UMASS- Lowell) 

Lindsey Hughes (2015- Stony Brook) 

Kaylyn Rubalcava (2015- San Diego Christian) 

Ciera Schick (2015- ASU)

Valerie Toth (2015- Univ. of No Dakota)

Valarie Almaraz (2016) ***

Jessie Gomez (2016)

Nicole Gutierrez (2016) ***

Ryan Jackson (2016) ***

Sarah Aispurio (2017) ***

Kathryn Barker (2017) 

Alexia Molinari (2017)

Taylor Tetone (2017) ***

Katie Greep (2018) ***

Maddison Hull (2018) ***

*** SKILLS VIDEOS AVAILABLE ON OUR "SKILLS VIDEO" PAGE  

 

 

In 14 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, 3x 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 35 years.

Mark LeVier (14u & 16u) CSAMarkL@aol.com (909) 851-7656.

Mark is a former Baseball Scout with over 39 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 finishes in the nation @ PGF in 2012 & 2013, while qualifying in 2014 as a first year 14u team. 

Both of their children have been successful Division I athletes in the sports of Baseball & Softball, graduated and working in Sports Media and Marketing for sports organizations. One has a Graduate degree and the other is in Grad School.



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!!!

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

Lindsey Hughes (2015)- P/1b "Signed"

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

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

Valarie Almaraz (2016)- 3b/OF 

Nicole Gutierrez (2016)- C/3b

Ryan Jackson (2016)- OF

Sarah Aispuro (2017)- SS/3b 

Taylor Tetone (2017)- OF/2b

Katie Greep (2018)- OF/2b 

Susan Harrison (2018)- C/3b 

Maddison Hull (2018)- 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 Vvankirk@aol.com

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

14u- Mike Brocki (909) 821-7910 Brockster0264@aol.com 

12u- Shane 

12u- Gil Guillen 

  

 

 Fall/Winter Record (36-14-4)

                                        
 

2015 Summer Schedule

June 27-28       PGF Las Vegas Qualifier (Pd-Confirmed) Games MAY Start Friday

                                        Hotel Block @ The Orleans 
June 30- July 5th  Boulder Colorado Louisville Slugger (PD-Confirmed)
                          Hotels Block at Aloft in Broomfield
July 10-12        Surf City Summer Showcase (Pd-Confirmed)
July 15-19        Champions Cup (PD- Confirmed)
July 24-July 31st   Qualified for PGF Nationals
 
August ??? Team Party TBD 
 
 2015 Tentative Fall Schedule
 

August 29 & 30               Practice
Sept 5 & 6                       Practice
Sept 12 & 13                    Practice
Sept 19 & 20               TCS/So Cal's Finest Fall Kick-off
Sept 26 & 27               Surf City September Classic
Oct 3 & 4               TCS/So Cal's Finest Showcase @ BLD
Oct 10-11               Surf City Fall Showcase
Oct 16-18               Surf City October Showcase (Confirmed) Friday Games
Oct 24-25               Surf City Halloween Showcase
Oct 29              Leave for Texas
Oct 30-Nov 1             Texas Ronald McDonald Showcase
Nov 7-8               So Cal's Finest Tournament of Champions
Nov 20-22               Surf City Ealy Thanksgiving Showcase (Confirmed) Friday games 
 
 
 


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