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Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) “American Flag” patches
by posted 03/18/2018

American Flag


March 18, 2018


RE:  Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) “American Flag” patches 


Dear Thunder Families,


We are pleased to present the fifth annual “Honor the Game” program for 2018.  This exclusive Thunder designed program will continue to differentiate Thunder Baseball League from other baseball programs.  In conjunction with our alliance with PCA, we will be providing each head coaches wanting to participate with an “American Flag” patch. 


The patch will be awarded to the player on the team who implements and exemplifies the elements taught during the off season.  The Machine Pitch, 8, and 9-year-old winners will be highlighted at the “Opening Day” celebration on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Age groups 10-14 can hand out at their own discretion. We expect the winners to wear this with pride. It can be ironed and/or sewn on the players left side over their heart.


The player selected should encompass elements of A Triple-Impact Competitor®


A Triple-Impact Competitor® - committed to having three levels of impact by improving yourself, your teammates and the game as a whole - focuses on the ELM Tree of Mastery. We use an acronym, ELM: E for Effort, L for Learning and M for bouncing back from Mistakes.


Having a "teachable spirit" is the key to becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor. Having a teachable spirit means being a sponge, willing and able to absorb everything that can make you a better player and us a better team. We want you to be curious.

As a Triple-Impact Competitor®, you think not just about yourself, but how to help your teammates improve.  One way to do so is by filling their Emotional Tanks. An Emotional Tank is like the gas tank in a car. When it's empty we go nowhere. When it's full we can go anywhere.  As a team, we will perform better if we all have full tanks.


As a Triple-Impact Competitor®, you compete by a code of Honoring the Game to actually make the game better. You win graciously and lose with dignity. To help you remember to Honor the Game, we'll use an acronym, ROOTS, which means respecting Rules ("R"), Opponents ("O"), Officials ("O"), Teammates ("T") and Self ("S").


We believe Thunder can be described as:


#1 Thunder Academy about "kids getting better through quality instruction".
- This is much more than hitting a's a safe place for kids to come and either escape what's happening in their lives...or learns to deal with it.

#2 Thunder Academy Teams...for the kids who are ready for "Baseball at the Highest Level".
- A place for those who desire to play baseball at the collegiate level.
- We will continue to build their skills and prepare them for their next step.

#3 Thunder Baseball League is about promoting good character, developing young player’s skills in a positive manner and preparing for high school baseball and beyond.


https://PCA-From the desk of Shawn and Darron 3.18.18.pdf




Shawn and Darron

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by posted 03/12/2018


Thunder Families,


Thunder Baseball is partnering with the city of Broomfield and the BHealthy Broomfield program. See the attached link below for more information on keeping your children healthy.




For more information, contact Meredith Warman.


Meredith Warman, MPH

Public Health Educator
100 Spader Way | Broomfield, CO 80020

P 720.887.2276 | #BHealthyBroomfield



Thunder BOD



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2018 Thunder Baseball Discount Days at Dick's Sporting Goods
by posted 02/17/2018


Thunder Families,


Dick's Sporting Goods is a good partner and helps support Thunder Baseball League. We have teamed up again this year to provide additional savings for Thunder Families. Anyone in your family or your friends can use the extra 20% coupon on most any item. This is a  good place for Machine Pitch players additional pants or socks.

We have secured two weekends to save money!


2018 Thunder Baseball Discount Days

Dick’s Sporting Goods is a proud sponsor of Thunder Baseball. 


Saturday, February 24th - Sunday, February, 2018  (Coaches Kits are available for pick-up Saturday morning only!)

Saturday, March 24th - Sunday, March 25th, 2018


31 W Flatiron Crossing Drive

Broomfield, CO 80021


Send a representative from your team to pick up your DSG "Coaches Kit". First come, first serve as we have a limited number of kits to hand out.


https://Thunder Baseball 2018 Shop Flyer - February.pdf


https://Thunder Baseball 2018 Shop Flyer - March 2018.pdf


2018 Thunder Baseball Discount Days

Additional savings all year long can be found on the link below at Dick’s Sporting Goods.


Thunder BOD

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Thunder Baseball Organizational Chart
by posted 01/13/2018


Thunder Families,


Attached  below is the 2018/2019 Organizational Chart for Thunder Baseball League. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact any board member or director. The BOD meets monthly (typically the 3rd Sunday of every month except June and December) at 8:30 PM at Thunder Academy. 


https://Thunder Baseball Table of Organization 1.12.18.pdf


Make it a great season!


Thunder Baseball League


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Thunder Baseball Official Spirit Wear
by posted 01/02/2018

Thunder Spirit Wear

Thunder Families,


We have partnered with SquadLocker® in 2018 for spirit wear. All official top brands and high quality.

At SquadLocker® you are more than just another name and number, you are our world and you make up everything we do. As a company we are focused on delivering the best customer experience day in and day out, we don’t get time outs, we don’t stop due to weather, we play on no matter what and winning for us means pleasing you. 

Your money is a valuable resource and when you spend it with us we greatly appreciate it. SquadLocker® has the best warranty in the business and it's supported by our Customer Bill Of Rights. We want you to purchase your team gear with confidence and know that your time and money will be treated with the utmost respect. It’s a core value of our Founder, Gary Goldberg, and his personal commitment to each and every customer.


Our store is open 7 x 24 and no minimum orders. SquadLocker takes, makes and ships orders individually directly to you. Show your Thunder team spirit and visit our online store at:


See the attached document for more details:



Thunder Baseball League

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2018 TBL Annual Calendar
by posted 11/04/2017



Thunder Families,


The 2018 spring season will be here before you know it! Good luck to all those players getting extra work with individual private professional lessons and  players enrolled in the Progressive Hitting and Progressive Pitching programs that start November 6, 2017.


We are excited to present the attached “2018 TBL Annual Calendar” to help plan your season. Some dates and times are “subject to change”. Thunder Baseball League offers many different opportunities beyond league baseball games.


Exciting events like “Opening Day, Team Picture Day, Day at the Rockies, and Bats for a Cure Tournament” help build our Thunder Community. Talk to your team manager to ensure you don’t miss any important events.


We will continue Thunder Academy coach lead “age specific” training sessions during the season on Monday’s. Make sure your team does not miss out!


Make it a great day!


https://2018 TBL Annual Calendar v3.pdf


Thunder Baseball League

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New Thunder Uniform Option for 2018
by posted 11/01/2017

Thunder Jersey


Thunder Families,


The coaches spoke and Thunder listened. We are excited about the new look and design for kid pitch teams. Attached is the new preferred uniform package for all 2018 kid pitch teams. Rawlings provides very high quality products that will last. Items be purchased together in the package or ala cart. Player numbers should be decided on prior to ordering uniforms. Submit your requests to your coach or team manager. Check with your coach and team manager for more information.


Last names are included on the back of the jersey's for no extra cost (if added at the time of ordering). If a player or team decides to add them after the initial order, it will cost $15 per player.


Thank you for choosing Thunder Baseball League.


PS. Traditional black jerseys will still be available for those teams that want to keep their investment. 


https://2018 Final Thunder Uniform Flyer.pdf


Thunder Baseball League

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MLB Pitch,Hit,& Run and TBL Picture Day at BIP on April 23, 2018
by posted 08/25/2017

MLB PitchHit&Run

2018 MLB PitchHit&Run Rules*

Thunder Baseball League (TBL) is proud to be offering MLB Pitch Hit & Run for boy's and girl's in 2018. See for more details.

This event is open to all Thunder Baseball or Thunder Softball members.  Players age will be determined by age as of July 17, 2018.  MLB Pitch Hit & Run Local edition is scheduled to coincide with TBL Picture day on April 23, 2018 at Broomfield Industrial Park (BIP). 

Each team will be assigned a time by TBL for pictures by Imagetek Photography.  Picture times will be sent to team managers and posted on the TBL website the second week of April. Picture packets will be available the day of pictures and you can visit  for more information.  After completion of team pictures, players interested in participating in the MLB Pitch Hit &Run event should head over to the registration desk.

All participants must have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form at check-in.  Boys and girls, ages 7-14 will be grouped into 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14 with boys and girls competing SEPARATELY.  (No metal spikes are allowed).

All parents and spectators should remain off the field at all times. This program is free of charge, in an exciting baseball/softball skills competition in the safest atmosphere possible.  Pitch Hit & Run is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the “FUN” element of baseball/softball. 

PITCH-Each competitor receives six (6) attempts to hit the designated “Strike Zone” from 45 feet away for boys and 35 feet for girls.  Competitors must start from the pitching rubber and deliver to strike zone target which is (17” x 30”) measured 20 inches from the ground.  Each attempt hitting ANY portion of the “Strike Zone” target is worth 75 points.

HIT-Each competitor receives three (3) swings in an attempt to hit the ball off a tee.  Only the best of the three attempts, as determined by the administrator will count toward a competitors score.  A swing and a miss count as one attempt.  A running start is not permitted.  A competitor that fails to hit will get a minimum score of 50 points.  Spotters A & B stand on opposite sides of a tape measure, holding several flags/bean bags to mark the initial landing of the batted balls.  Spotter A calculates the inaccuracy of the hit and the distance traveled.  Distance traveled but the ball lands ten (10) feet to the left of the measuring tape.  The score would be 130-10 =120 feet.  The conversion table would be referenced and convert to 120 feet to 240 points.

RUN-Each competitor will start at second base from a standing start, and begin running when the admin yells GO!  The runner will be timed from the moment he/she leaves second base, touches anchored third base, and touches home plate.  No sliding is allowed.  Total distance for boys is 160 feet and the girls 120 feet.  Standard distance between bases in the boys division is 80 feet and the girls is 60 feet.  Times to the nearest 1/100 will be converted to points.  Example: A competitors 9.50 second time equals 100 points.

*Administration reserves the right to modify the program at any time.


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