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Thunder Information


Currently accepting applications for Thunder Travel Trustee.  Please review, fill-out, and return the application packet to Chris Bandy ([email protected]) by July 6th, 2020.    

2020 travel trustee application packet.pdf

2020 Teams and Coaches

8u Thunder Red - Andrew Baker
8u Thunder Blue – Leon Kashawlic

9u Thunder Red – Bobby Coppola
9u Thunder Blue – Jeff Mack

10u Thunder Red – Josh Wells
10u Thunder Blue – Mike Burke

11u Thunder Red – Jason Fox
11u Thunder Blue – Pat Noonan

12u Thunder Red – Andy Slankster
12u Thunder Blue – Jo Jurkiewicz

13u Thunder Red – Lance Shipman

14u Lightning Red – Rob Brothers

15u Thunder Red – Dean Phillips

Travel Bylaws

Open Letter from the Thunder Trustee to Parents and Coaches

Uniform and Logo Information

Questions can be directed to [email protected]

Thunder Frequently Asked Questions

Does my player need to register for tryouts?
We do ask that parents fill out a quick online form with basic player information before attending tryouts. To access the form, click here.


There are two dates listed for tryouts – Should my player attend all of these?
If possible, it’s a great idea to make it out to all of your player’s age-appropriate events. Attending both sessions gives coaches a great opportunity to observe each player’s abilities and skills. We do understand that conflicts may arise. If you’re not able to attend all of the tryout activities, we suggest reaching out to the coaches in your son’s age group to give them a heads up along with requesting a waiver from the boys travel trustee. For families who will be out of town or unavailable during the entire tryout week, it may be possible to arrange a private tryout.


What can my son expect at tryouts?
Tryouts are structured to give players a chance to show their skills in fielding, throwing, catching, hitting, pitching, running and sliding. Coaches strive to be encouraging and positive during tryouts, even as they evaluate players and make decisions about how best to fill their rosters. We ask that players arrive dressed in baseball pants, cup, baseball hat, socks and a shirt–families have the opportunity to include information about a player’s prior team history on our registration form, if they choose.

Coaches will personally contact each player who attends tryouts within a week of the last tryout date, usually sooner.

How much does playing for Thunder cost?
The amount varies depending on the coach and level, but families can expect to pay between $700 – $1,000 for the year. This covers uniforms, equipment bags, tournament and league fees, and indoor training space during winter months. Many teams choose to do fundraisers to help offset these costs.


What is the time commitment for Thunder players?
Most teams start practice in the fall, maybe once per week. Over the winter months, practice and playing times vary–some teams practice indoors weekly. Thunder’s main playing season starts in the spring beginning around April, when players are able to get back outside. League play could include a couple of games a week, and there are many local and regional weekend tournament opportunities for our teams throughout the summer. Most teams wrap up in July.

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South Lyon Junior League

South Lyon, Michigan  

Email Us: [email protected]
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