California Thunder 16u: Welcome

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Tue 7/22 Bat/Ball Write to coaches to see you in Lancaster - see link below. All Day
Tue 7/22 Bat/Ball 212 Strength Conditioning arrive by 6:50pm 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 212 Training Center
Wed 7/23 Bat/Ball Batting Cages 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu 7/24 Bat/Ball Thursday Practice 6pm - 8pm 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Shadow Oak Park
Fri 7/25 Glove/Ball USA Preps Camp/Showcase - Lancaster All Day
Sat 7/26 Glove/Ball USA Preps Camp/Showcase - Lancaster All Day
Sun 7/27 Glove/Ball USA Preps Camp/Showcase - Lancaster All Day
Mon 7/28 Glove/Ball USSSA - BLD Chino TBA
Tue 7/29 Glove/Ball USSSA - BLD Chino TBA
Wed 7/30 Glove/Ball USSSA - BLD Chino TBA
Thu 7/31 Glove/Ball USSSA - BLD Chino TBA
We are proactive in evaluating prospects....players, especially pitchers who are interested in playing for Cal Thunder please contact Team Manager Gil at or call/text 626-825-6843
 Upcoming opportunities to see Cal Thunder 16U play! (tentative schedule)
June 6 - 8 : Surf City "June Invitational"- California Oaks Sports Park in Murrietta
June 13 - 15 : PGF "So Cal Qualifier"

          June 30 - July 6 : "Colorado Explosion" in Parker, CO - Details can be found at

          July 10 - 13 : Surf City "Summer Showcase"

          July 20 (Sunday) : Hosting Friendlies @ Workman HS

          July 25 - 27 : USA Preps "Summer Sun-Sational Camp & Tournament" in Palmdale/Lancaster - CLICK HERE to see coaches who are coming

          July 28 - Aug 3 : USSSA "World Series 2014" @ Big League Dreams

          Aug 8 - 10 : Triple Crown Sports Showcase - San Diego 

          Aug 17 (Sunday) : Hosting Friendlies

          Aug 31 (Sunday) : Hosting Friendlies

          Sept 19 - 21 : Triple Crown Sports "Fall Classic"

          Sept 26 - 28 : ASA Heartland Showcase

          Oct 4 - 5 : Triple Crown Sports "Best of the West" - Palmdale

          Oct 10 - 12 : Surf City "Fall Showcase" 

          Oct 17 - 19 : ASA "Cancer Showcase" in Chino

          Oct 25 & 26 : Triple Crown Sports "Sparkler" in San Diego

          Nov 15 & 16 : Triple Crown Sports "Pre-Thanksgiving Cup" in Big League Dreams - West Covina

          Nov 21 - 23 : Surf City "Early Thanksgiving Showcase"

          Nov 28 - 30 : ASA "Brenda Tournament"




Shadow Oak Park - 2121 Shadow Oak Drive, West Covina 91792
Covina HS - 463 S. Hollenbeck, Covina, corner of Hollenbeck & Puente (park in the lot on the Puente side of campus.) 
Strength Training: 212 Training Center, 542 N. Second Ave., Covina 91723 - Every Tues/Thurs 7-8pm
Batting Practice: California Softball Academy, 515 W Allen Ave, San Dimas 91773 - Weds 6-7pm & 7-8pm 
About Cal Thunder Organization:
This 16U team is a part of the California Thunder Organization.  California Thunder is a PREMIER Travel Softball Organization  that has had 10+ years of success and a history of "assisting" almost 100 players in receiving college scholarships in all divisions around the nation. Our goal is to assist all athletes in  receiving a scholaship at a university that is the "best fit" for their academic and athletic needs.
Remember that softball ends 4 years after HS for the majority of the population. Your future matters to us!  We encourage our athletes  to make decisions that will impact the rest of their life, not just their athletic career. Softball is a tool that helps us pave the way for a successful career.

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

Valerie is a former National Champion (NCAA and ASA), National Team Player and All- American, who has had the opportunity to play on some of the best teams in softball history and for some of the best coaches.

Mark LeVier (14u) (909) 851-7656.

Mark is a former Boston Red Sox Associate Scout with 35 years of experience as a hitting instructor, coaching and teaching the sport of Softball and Baseball.

Together, both of their children have been successful Division I athletes.


212 Holiday Group
212 Training Center Holiday Party - Dec. 12, 2013
Thunder 16U celebrated "the reason for the season" at 212 Training Center/Man-E-Moreno Foundation on Thursday, December 12, 2013.  The team alongside other student/athletes who train at 212 enjoyed dinner, a white elephant gift exchange, and came in their festive and creative attire for the ugly sweater contest.  Community leaders stopped by to share a few words of inspiration to our future community leaders.  City of Covina Council Member Jorge Marquez, representative from Senator Ed Hernandez office Richard Florez and the Los Angeles County Fire Engine 154 were all in attendance.  The firefighters were thankful and picked up the donated toys for their "Spark of Love" toy drive.  Thank you Robert for sharing your kindness and for your dedication to the youth of the community.

LA County Fire Engine 154 Dec. 12, 2013